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Old 07-20-2013, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Hi, based on responses from the list serve we're thinking of moving to the Old NE part of St. Pete.

We are looking for a safe neighborhood that has a community feel since we are a family with a toddler. We also like craftsman bungalows or neighborhoods with character that are walking distance to bike lanes, parks, and shops. Max rent is $2,500 for a 2-3 bedroom, and we work in the medical field (NP and PA). It seems that Old NE is on the water, but about 20 minutes from the beach though, and I would like to live closer. So my questions are...

1. Is there a place in Tampa that might fit our description?
2. What about Clearwater?
3. Can you swim at the beaches in Old NE?

How close can I get to the beach in these areas?

Thanks !!!
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Old 07-21-2013, 12:46 AM
 
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If being in close proximity to beaches is a relevant criteria to your move theres really nothing on Tampa BAy so drop Tampa off your list, and while on a map the Old NE looks like its on the water theres no beach other than a tiny bit of sand next to the pier. if you want beaches you'll have to look to St Petes western areas =
http://www.dolphinbeach.com/images/st-pete-map.gif
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:39 AM
 
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Not sure if you could find a rental for the process you quote, but check out Pass A Grille neighborhood of St. Pete Beach. It's right up your alley.

The bay beaches here in Old NE are great for walking, playing sports, boating and paddle boarding. Some people swim in the water, but it seems a bit murky for my taste. It is more than just a "tiny" patch of sand, though. There is a "tiny patch of sand" next to the pier, which is downtown. Old North East has miles of waterfront parks and there is a moderate sized sandy beach with volley ball nets and plenty of space to lay out.
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Old 07-21-2013, 09:16 AM
 
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It is more than just a "tiny" patch of sand, though. There is a "tiny patch of sand" next to the pier, which is downtown. Old North East has miles of waterfront parks and there is a moderate sized sandy beach with volley ball nets and plenty of space to lay out.
Heres all the beach areas on St Petes east side,
http://goo.gl/maps/OXA7C
Miles of waterfront parks? bit of an embellishment i'd say as you got the piers little beach then a bit further north Flora Wylie Park and while nice in no way is it measured in miles, the rest of the area is.a seawall next to Coffee Pot Bayou drive and then mostly private residences.
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Old 07-21-2013, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Thanks so much for the replies! Tampa is pretty much off the list. Pass A Grille looks really nice. Can anyone tell me more about this area? Is there any sailing anywhere around these areas?
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Old 07-21-2013, 11:04 AM
 
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Pass a Grille is the beach to judge all others by IMO its perfect, couple of nice restaurants midway down and while one side of the penninsula is all beach the other side is mostly boat moorings replete with large marina. Housing is all over the place architecturally from small little beach side houses to larger mansions to highrise condos.
http://goo.gl/maps/F34yW
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Old 07-21-2013, 12:17 PM
 
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Heres all the beach areas on St Petes east side,
http://goo.gl/maps/OXA7C
Miles of waterfront parks? bit of an embellishment i'd say as you got the piers little beach then a bit further north Flora Wylie Park and while nice in no way is it measured in miles, the rest of the area is.a seawall next to Coffee Pot Bayou drive and then mostly private residences.
It's three miles of waterfront park land in downtown and North East St. Pete. You are right, only about a half mile of that is part of Old NE. I was including all of it.
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Old 07-21-2013, 02:03 PM
 
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We were going back and forth between Old NE and PAG - ended up in PAG for the beach, convenient marina for husband's 16 footer, and happened to find a house that fit our needs there - could have ended up in Old NE if found the right house, but glad we ended up in PAG. Can make it downtown for activities there in 15-20 minutes. Good group of younger families with a Montessori school - and they are organizing for a charter school for upper grades. Be aware there are a number of semi-retirees and more seasonal residents than you will find in Old NE.
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Old 07-21-2013, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Great info on both Old NE and PAG. Does PAG have parks and bike paths too?
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Old 07-21-2013, 07:03 PM
 
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I prefer any beach from St. Pete north to Clearwater. I never swim at a Tampa Bay beach. Only swim in the gulf as it has the best water, the cleanest water.
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