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Old 04-19-2008, 06:26 PM
 
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My daughter and I are thinking of moving to St. Pete (even though we've never been there). We're asking for some guidance, as far as, a safe decent place to live. Is this possible on a fixed income?
Also, are the alligators really a safety issue?

Thanks!
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Old 04-20-2008, 06:39 AM
 
Location: St Petersburg / South Pasadena, Florida
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No worries matie. Alligators are not that prevalent. If you live on a pond, then it's wise to have your back yard fenced as a precaution. Alligators will find their way to water.

St Pete is a great place to live. There are many neighborhoods to choose from. You may even decide to live somewhere else in Pinellas County besides St Petersburg. You will love St Pete. I is culturally diverse and has so many activities to choose from. Moderator cut: ..

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Old 04-20-2008, 11:27 PM
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Please visit before you move. You may very well love it....

but you may very well hate it, too.

My mom and I came from Michigan ([Ypsilanti, to be specific, moved to St. Pete]) - my mom thought it was wonderful (I just liked the beaches - but wasn't even anywhere nearly as crazy about them as she was [now *I* go maybe 3-4x a year to actually tan/swim, maybe 2-3x a year just to walk, and she doesn't go at all ]) - we later came to find that it wasn't for us (but it is for SOME people). Slightly over 9 years later, I plan on moving back north (NJ). She'll more than likely stay until she finds somewhere else that doesn't get cold like Michigan - but isn't quite like Florida, either.

Basically, do lots and lots and lots of research, and please visit. Remember, though, it's nothing like vacationing once you move (unless you're loaded...and in that case, want an almost 22 year old "kid"!?)

Wish you the best of luck!
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