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Old 07-23-2009, 03:26 PM
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Is there any affordable housing around the largo/clearwater (or surrounding) areas that's relatively safe and not sketch? i.e. a 2 bedroom less than 900/mo. and I'm not talking about senior living.
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Old 07-23-2009, 06:54 PM
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I've seen some stuff advertised at mynewplace.com and forrent.com anywhere from Clearwater north to Palm Harbor. I've found that apartmentratings.com helps with avoiding the bad ones. Of course using the crime data on each respective city's page here at city-data.com also helps. Generally speaking, core cities have the highest crime and the farther out you are from there, the quieter it generally is.
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Old 07-26-2009, 12:28 AM
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Default Senior Living

Senior Living isn't the coolest but it's probably the safest. If I were a single gal, that's where I'd move. In fact I did. My first apt. had a little, old Italian landlady. She treated me like her own and invited me for coffee and sometimes, homemade Italian dinner. She was the neatest. Anyway, if they'd have me, I'd hang with the old folks and I'd take my partying "outside." Good luck, have fun, stay safe!
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Old 07-26-2009, 03:08 PM
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I live in Clearwater and some parts of my surround neighborhood are pretty sketchy, especially at night. I think it really depends on what particular part of the town you're in. If you're close by at all, drive around during the day and night, see how it makes you feel. As far as pricing goes, you can definitely find a 2br for $900 or less. check out forrent.com and apartmentfinder.com, any of those websites should give you a good idea of pricing. Good luck with the move!
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Old 07-27-2009, 10:18 AM
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areas around north of downtown clearwater before sunset blvd arent great, as well as north of largo on the greenwood side. id avoid these areas until you get used to living in the city.

check out rentals in the dunedin area (and cleardun, an area that is technically clearwater but bumps into dunedin and is considered by everyone to really be part of the dunedin community). almost everything north of sunset blvd to skinner is considered good stuff. these areas will give you access to the pinellas trail, which is a heavily used bike and walking trail running the length of the county. also youll be close to the intercoastal, as well as the beaches proper. downtown dunedin, though small, is an extremely safe place to spend your weekends, with older tourists but also a younger crowd walking about, the area is known for its brewery and house of beers amongst other things (casa tinas and skips are extremely popular hangouts).

another idea is to check apartments along us 19 in clearwater. most everything right on 19 in clearwater will be decent (avoid pinellas park though), traffic will suck, but you have easy access to this major road, as well as a quick jump to belcher, which also runs a good length of the county.
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