U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Florida > Tampa Bay
 [Register]
Tampa Bay Tampa - St. Petersburg - Clearwater
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 05-03-2012, 09:53 AM
 
37 posts, read 72,651 times
Reputation: 18

Advertisements

Hi all,
I am trying to research housing costs in St. Pete in case a job for my husband pans out down there. We currently live in Gainesville and according to the online comparisons, St. Pete is a bit less expensive overall.
My question relates to realistic rental prices down there. I've done craigslist searches to no avail and I can't get a read on the quality/locations of apartments on the general searches because I'm unfamiliar with the area.
We are looking for a house/townhouse/apartment that is:
  • Safe - number 1 priority (we have a 5 year old and are about to have a newborn)
  • Convenient commute to downtown St. Pete (25 min or less is ideal)
  • 3 bedrooms 2 bath minimum
  • Pet friendly (we have 2 dogs so a park nearby that's safe or something nice in the complex would be great for walking)
  • $1000/mo or less is ideal in rent
  • Beachfront with private pool.... I guess I can let that one go but I wouldn't cry if we were near water!
Any advice you can give about areas/neighborhoods/complexes, etc. and/or general St. Pete advice is incredibly welcome!

Also, a good elementary school would be great, but I can homeschool as well so that one's not actually a dealbreaker.

Thanks!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 05-03-2012, 10:05 AM
 
Location: St. Croix
737 posts, read 2,357,898 times
Reputation: 756
Budget?

Try a RE professional in the area that can help you narrow down the neighborhoods. The old NE is family-friendly in most areas, Allendale is pretty good, just depends on your need for walkability, schools, family activities, etc.

Bottom line is budget, though.

To edit: you'll probably need a single family residence given that you have two pets.

Last edited by SunsetBeachFL; 05-03-2012 at 10:06 AM.. Reason: added
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-03-2012, 06:51 PM
 
1 posts, read 1,041 times
Reputation: 10
Default Is it Hard to find work in Tampa just in General

Wanting to move there but mostly concerned about a job and need one right away and safeness is big to. Is Tampa right for me?
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-03-2012, 07:17 PM
 
17,273 posts, read 11,383,232 times
Reputation: 5779
Quote:
Originally Posted by dfbgxcvhfdx View Post
Wanting to move there but mostly concerned about a job and need one right away and safeness is big to. Is Tampa right for me?
Depends on what part of Tampa ya plan on living in and how much you wanna spend. I think most of Tampa is pretty bad at best, other than the high class areas.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-06-2012, 12:17 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
1,579 posts, read 2,033,398 times
Reputation: 1148
At your price range, check out the Kenneth City area. From what I could tell in St. Pete, you need to stay north of Central Ave, but I'd avoid Pinellas Park. Dunedin is nice for the price, but I'm not sure that it is within 25 minutes.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Florida > Tampa Bay
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:32 AM.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top