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Old 07-28-2010, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Amherst, MA
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What is Largo like. Had a job offer there, but don't know anything about Largo. Also another in Clearwater. Any info would be great. I am in SWFL right now looking north in FL.

My daughter will be going into 5th grade. Good - bad areas?
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Old 07-28-2010, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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What complexes?

You have some very nice areas and some not so nice areas, the same with the schools.
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Old 07-28-2010, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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Largo isn't anything special, but isn't really bad or anything. It blends in with the neighboring cities. I wouldn't hesitate to work there at all.
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Old 07-28-2010, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Amherst, MA
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What complexes?

You have some very nice areas and some not so nice areas, the same with the schools.
Meridian palms?
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Old 07-28-2010, 03:21 PM
 
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Largo as a place to work is not bad at all.
Clearwater and Largo both have good and not so good areas to live.
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Old 07-28-2010, 04:36 PM
 
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The apartment complex itself (Meridian Palms) is fine. That is a busy area of Largo (Ulmerton and US 19) but at the same time somewhat convenient. It's not the best area for kids as it's pretty much surrounded by senior citizen-filled mobile home parks. Instead check out The Columns complex off of East Bay, the next major east-west thoroughfare north of Ulmerton. Apartment prices are about the same as Meridian Palms and it's in a much nicer residential area with shopping and services within walking distance if you don't want to drive all the time. You're also just south of Clearwater at that point so it would work well for either job.
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Old 07-29-2010, 04:29 AM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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Not a bad area, it is a mix of commercial and residential. You would be right off Ulmerton which is a busy road and right by US19. You would have quick access to Tampa if you had to go and the beaches are about 10-12 minute away.

While you do have many senior mobile home parks around there are certainly enough children around. I haven't had kids in school there in a long time so I don't want to comment on that since they can change over the years.

Overall I never had any problems when I was in Largo, Clearwater or St.Pete. There areas to avoid but those apartments are not close to any of the pockets like Greenwood Ave, some areas of High Point. And I didn't even find those areas all too bad. Of course you are ways away from South St.Pete which has rough areas.
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Old 07-29-2010, 11:30 AM
 
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Largo is a nice "suburban" community in an urban county. A lot of homes available for first time homeowners - mostly 3 bedrooms. Good charter school there - Pinellas Preparatory Academy that has grades 4-8 and is a small school environment.

Good thing about area is that it is central to just about everything - nice beaches, interstates and the airport. I think that it's a nice place.
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