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Old 03-17-2008, 10:02 AM
 
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Are both cities downtown areas pretty much equal in terms of:

1)Liveability - Safe, friendly, proximity to beaches perhaps

2)Walkability - being able to walk to big supermarkets, libraries, restaurants, lots of shops, coffeehouses to hang out

3)Population type - which downtown has more older vs younger folks? Are both pretty equal?


Thanks so much in advance
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Old 03-17-2008, 03:10 PM
 
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I know downtown st.pete is very walkable with tons to do as far as shopping and restuarants, etc. Of course it is close to the beach and I think its younger compared to Sarasota because of the colleges.
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Old 03-17-2008, 03:20 PM
 
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I know downtown st.pete is very walkable with tons to do as far as shopping and restuarants, etc. Of course it is close to the beach and I think its younger compared to Sarasota because of the colleges.
I agree with the above - St. Pete is a younger crowd, a more "Bohemian" feel, and less expensive. Sarasota has a more compact downtown, demographics are much older and is more upscale and conservative. So, it all depends what you are looking for.
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Old 03-17-2008, 04:02 PM
 
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Thumbs up yeah and you can

go out to the beach by trolley and walk there


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I agree with the above - St. Pete is a younger crowd, a more "Bohemian" feel, and less expensive. Sarasota has a more compact downtown, demographics are much older and is more upscale and conservative. So, it all depends what you are looking for.
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Old 03-17-2008, 05:41 PM
 
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Would a single gay guy approaching retirement prefer St Pete or Sarasota?

Sounds like St Pete is more liberal. I had no idea Sarasota was conservative.
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Old 03-17-2008, 06:09 PM
 
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Would a single gay guy approaching retirement prefer St Pete or Sarasota?

Sounds like St Pete is more liberal. I had no idea Sarasota was conservative.
My gay cousin lives in St. Pete and loves it there. I think you would like it better overall.
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Old 03-17-2008, 06:14 PM
 
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Cool Hey, gypsychic

I don't know if I'd say St. Pete is "liberal" politically but it does seem more "tolerant." is that a good description?


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My gay cousin lives in St. Pete and loves it there. I think you would like it better overall.
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Old 03-17-2008, 06:37 PM
 
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Default thank you all

Thank you all for your feedback about St Pete.

Does downtown St Pete have lots of condos and single family houses within the "walkable area" where restaurants, groceries, etc are located? Do a lot of people "live" in that area as opposed to outside of town?
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Old 03-17-2008, 09:39 PM
 
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Default yes

people do live there including our governor when he's not in Tallahassee.


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Thank you all for your feedback about St Pete.

Does downtown St Pete have lots of condos and single family houses within the "walkable area" where restaurants, groceries, etc are located? Do a lot of people "live" in that area as opposed to outside of town?
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Old 03-18-2008, 02:39 AM
 
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Downtown St. Pete is very walkable, has a great community feel. It regularly is ranked among the best downtowns in tne South.
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