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Old 06-29-2010, 09:13 PM
 
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Looking to hear the good, bad and ugly on Redington Beach/Redington Shores area along with Treasure Island. We are looking to move to either place and have been scoping out a few condos. We are early 30's, just looking for a safe and relatively quiet beach town since we will be moving from a concrete island... Please be brutally honest.
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Old 06-29-2010, 11:20 PM
 
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There aren't any bad or ugly things, except for the prices of homes and insurance. None of the beach cities have large populations and there's practically zero serious crime; most of it is either alcohol-related or petty car break-ins. The Redingtons comprise three different incorporated towns: Redington Beach, North Redington Beach, and Redington Shores. You drive through all three of them in about five minutes. They're all primarily residential with most of the commercial properties being small motels, a handful of restaurants/bars, and a gas station or two.

Treasure Island is one of the bigger beach cities, but that's not saying all that much. It has a downtown area that seems to be pretty well-occupied (meaning not too many vacant storefronts). TI has two supermarkets and some larger hotels/resorts, as well as old mom and pop motels. I would take TI over all of the Redingtons since it seems to have more going on. Downtown St. Pete is a straight shot down 107th Avenue, which becomes Central Avenue once you cross over into St. Pete.
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Old 06-30-2010, 05:47 AM
 
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Definitely watch your speed limit when driving the beach towns - as ferret111 said, there isn't a lot of crime so they have to do something.

If children are in your future, not really any great public schools to choose from in that area.

Seems to be a lot of condo inventory to choose from right now, so that shouldn't be too much of a problem. Maybe consider a weekly or monthly rental to get better acquainted with the area.

Last edited by SunsetBeachFL; 06-30-2010 at 05:48 AM.. Reason: Maybe consider a weekly or monthly rental to get better acquainted with the area.
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Old 09-04-2010, 03:20 PM
 
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Definitely watch your speed limit when driving the beach towns - as ferret111 said, there isn't a lot of crime so they have to do something.

If children are in your future, not really any great public schools to choose from in that area.
Actually they (the beach towns) are now zoned with the Seminole schools which are quite good.
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Old 09-05-2010, 06:41 AM
 
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Redington beach ?? The pelicans like it

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Old 09-05-2010, 06:55 AM
 
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great picture!
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Old 09-05-2010, 09:36 AM
 
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treasure island is a more liveley downtown than St. Pete? thanks
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Old 09-05-2010, 10:18 AM
 
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treasure island is a more liveley downtown than St. Pete? thanks
No, Downtown St. Pete has more going on than Treasure Island, especially from a non-tourist standpoint.
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Old 09-05-2010, 10:28 AM
 
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thanks. St Pete might be a nice place to live and I would love to go to baseball games all the time too. Would you say outside of downtown Tampa that downtown St. Pete has the most going on?
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Old 09-05-2010, 10:29 AM
 
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Downtown St. Pete seems to be more active than Downtown Tampa proper, but Tampa has more nightlife overall.
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