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Old 12-15-2009, 09:01 AM
 
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Are there any bad areas of Dunedin & Saftey Harbor that I should be staying away from.. The rental info for houses seems very reasonable, of course I am used to Chicago prices and these homes seem like a steal for the prices I am seeing..

I am interviewing tomorrow for a job in Tampa near the TIA and was looking at North St. Pete's area but I am also considering the Dunedin, Safety Harbor and Clearwater area..

Dunedin and Saftey Harbor seem to have some really cute little houses for rent and I was wondering if these towns have some questionable areas that would not be good to live in,,

Any advice is much appreciated,,,

I want to find someplace to live that is within 30-40 min one way commute from the TIA area.
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Old 12-15-2009, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Lincoln County Road or Armageddon
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Some areas are a little seedier and more working class than others, but bad? Not in my opinion, but I'm pretty tolerant.
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Old 12-16-2009, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Eastern time zone
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In Dunedin, the areas south of Beltrees and east of Douglas tend to be more transient, flood-prone, and many of the homes are in need of rehab. Pockets just north of town are also kind of shabby.
Same for parts of Safety Harbor around 4th Street.
Basically, a drive through, especially on a weekend evening, will give you an idea of what's better off avoided.
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Old 12-16-2009, 05:26 PM
 
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I agree that dunedin is a little shabby to the north of skinner/main st, but it's really not bad at all and i've walked around down there at night a million times.

there are one or two little complexes in dunedin that wouldn't be that great to live in at all, but they are literally one or two buildings, if you get a house, you'll be fine just about anywhere in dunedin or cleardun
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Old 12-17-2009, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Tampa
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I wouldn't really worry about it too much. There aren't any truly bad areas in Pinellas once yet get away from South St. Pete. The further north you go, the nicer the towns seem to get. I mean, there are still spotty parts in Lealman, Pinellas Park, Largo, and a little part near the southern border of Clearwater, but that's mostly it.
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Old 12-17-2009, 07:58 AM
 
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Thanks so much for all the suggestions so far,,, now just waiting to hear if I get the job,, should hear something after Xmas....
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