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Old 05-15-2009, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Tampa Bay Area
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My wife and I are relocating to St. Pete but need to find a place zoned for a good elementary school. Unfortunately, greatschools.net lists most schools in St. Pete very low. My 1st grader has a learning disability and needs to be in a school that can assist him with that. Any suggestions? Even just outside of St. Pete would be fine.
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Old 05-15-2009, 12:16 PM
 
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Forget it. There are no public schools in St Pete that match what your looking for. There are some very good private schools though.

I suggest you look further north in the Countryside, Dunedin, Palm Harbor, East Lake areas.

St Pete is pretty much just a big ghetto and populated by mostly very low income people unless your in the Snell Isle neighborhood in which case affording a private school shouldn't be an issue.
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Old 05-15-2009, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Tampa Bay Area
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Thanks Traderx! What do you know about the Palmetto/Bradenton area? My new place of employment is off 54th street which is at the bottom tip of St. Pete. Does Palmetto/Bradenton have better schools???
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Old 05-15-2009, 05:53 PM
 
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54th Street or avenue? Sounds like you mean 54th Avenue South. If so, you don't want to live anyhere around there. I wouldn't drive through that area at night myself and I'm a pretty big guy. The closest nice area would be the beach but even that isn't very good with a family.

Palmetto and Bradenton are even worse my friend. You do not want to live there unless you have to.

Get a map of St Pete. ST's run n/s Avenues e/w.

South of Central Ave is like south Chicago. In general the further North you go the better.
Once you get north of 38th St N. things start to settle down a bit.

I don't know your budget but you could get to 54 Ave S from North Clearwater, Plam Harbor, East Lake in 20-30 minutes. A decent house in a great neighborhood with great schools will run 250K on up. Probably get 2000sq/ft with a pool for 250K. Just about everyone who can live up here does and most work in St Pete or Tampa.

btw, back to that map,....

If you draw a square using these streets you'd probably find someplace very nice, safe and with a decent school.

West border: US Hwy 19 (34th st)
East border: Tampa bay
South Border: Enterprise rd
North border: Alderman Rd

edit: the 33761 zip code covers alot of that area above.
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