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Old 02-07-2013, 02:28 PM
 
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Hi CD forum,

My husband and I are originally from the Orlando area, moved to DC for work, and are moving back to Tampa in April for my husbands job. He'll be working in Clearwater, my job location is still TBD. We really enjoy the urban lifestyle and being close to lots of bars/restaurants. Friends of ours live in South Tampa, which we love, but it seems a little expensive and there doesn't seem to be much available in terms of rentals. Does anyone have suggestions on other areas similar to S. Tampa? We were looking into downtown St. Pete (Historic Kenwood, Old Northeast) and Old Seminole Heights (how safe is this? Safe meaning: can I walk my dog, go for a job, or sit on my porch without worrying about getting mugged, and will our house be at high risk for getting broken into?). We would like to stay at around $1300. We also have a dog and two cats, so some sort of yard would be great. Definitely over high rise living and would love a little bungalow-type house

Thanks in advance for the advice!
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:28 PM
 
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Take seminole heights off your list, its not a good area.
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:33 PM
 
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I would only consider old NE a good area. Kenwood is worse than Seminole Heights, IMO.
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:56 PM
 
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I would only consider old NE a good area. Kenwood is worse than Seminole Heights, IMO.
Im one of those people who are allergic to bridges around here so Im not familiar with that area
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:28 PM
 
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Old Seminole Heights is not urban at all. It's suburban.
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:01 AM
 
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Thanks for the replies. With that being said, do you all have any other suggestions? All I've got so far is that my original choices aren't very good haha.
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:40 AM
 
Location: Saint Petersburg, FL
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Thanks for the replies. With that being said, do you all have any other suggestions? All I've got so far is that my original choices aren't very good haha.
Old NE is a great choice.

Kenwood is a generally safe area, I believe. I know people who live there and really like it.
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:55 AM
 
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Thanks for the replies. With that being said, do you all have any other suggestions? All I've got so far is that my original choices aren't very good haha.
Old NE is definitely the best if you want a nice neighborhood, walkable, close to the beautiful waterfront parks and downtown. I would shoot for this.
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Depending on which part of CLW your husband's job is you might consider Safety Harbor,Countryside and Oldsmar.
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill FL
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Depending on which part of CLW your husband's job is you might consider Safety Harbor,Countryside and Oldsmar.
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Ive always been under the impression anything in Pinellas county north of Clearwater was a really good area, any residents correct me if Im wrong. I know you want urban but really down here I dont really notice a big difference between Tampa/St Pete and the burbs. The big cities seem too spread out and the suburbs seem too crowded, they just blend into each other.
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