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Old 05-20-2011, 01:53 PM
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Originally Posted by BJS1981 View Post
I found some highly rated apartments in St. Pete, located at 10600 4th Street North, for example. I look at the location on a map and it seems fine.
That area is fine and you could pretty much commute anywhere from there. Be sure to check out the apartment complex though. There are some nice ones and some not-so-nice ones in that area, but a lot to choose from.

You might like it better being closer to downtown though. The neighborhoods have more character. You won't find apartment complexes so much as private owners who may or may not have realtors managing the property. Check craigslist and search for 'old northeast' or 'midtown'. Just stay north of downtown and east of I-275 and you'll be good, but of course there are many exceptions.
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Old 05-21-2011, 09:56 PM
Location: St. Pete
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I realize the OP is old, but I just wanted to give the thumbs up on this area. I live right up the road and I really think it's the best location in the entire area, if you plan on doing different things. I mean, if you want to be a beach bum everyday then it isn't the best, or if you work in Tampa and would rather be close to work.

On the whole though, it's a great place to set up shop. Basically the center of the entire area and you have access to everything in 15-20 mins.
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Old 05-22-2011, 06:03 AM
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Originally Posted by babak View Post
So it's been five years, do these comparisons still seem accurate?
Its only been 3 years, but Tampa's DT is gaining on St Pete's.

Downtown Tampa bustling with more residents - St. Petersburg Times
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:27 PM
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The area of St. Pete that you're referring to consists of six (to my memory) decent mid-range apartment complexes: Lincoln Shores, Sienna Bay, Camden Lakes, Lakeside Village, and two more that I honestly don't remember the names of. I've been to all of them over the course of my time there, and I've lived at more than one for at least a year. Of the six, I'd say Lincoln Shores and Lakeside Village are probably the best. Both of them have the edge over the others in terms of square footage, and the advantages/disadvantages between those two boil down to landscaping/appearance and energy efficiency.

Lincoln Shores is probably the most attractive complex in the block; it's not very wide, but it's quite deep, and they've taken evident care with the outside appearance of the complex and the common/clubhouse/pool areas. The interiors are well-kept and cleaned, as well. However, the buildings do *not* keep temperature, especially in the summer; my electric bill regularly cleared a couple hundred per month to keep the inside cool, and that was with the shades drawn. Lakeside Village does a better job of insulating, and their floorplans are marginally more interesting; the tradeoff is that the outside of the complex looks fairly basic (not bad, necessarily; just utilitarian). Rental prices generally trended a bit higher for Lincoln Shores than for Lakeside. Lincoln Shores is also gated, although it was a 50-50 chance as to whether the gate was working or not.

Either way, the apartment complexes in that block are pretty nice, and the roads are networked pretty well in the immediate area to get to where you need to get to. Plus, they're near Goodfellas Pizza, which is a definite plus. :-)
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