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Old 05-11-2020, 01:13 PM
 
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Hello everyone and TIA for any advise you guys can share. Family of 4 looking to move to the St Pete area. My wife and I are in our late 30's and our kids are 9 and 5. We are looking for a home/neighborhood with these requirements.

-Waterfront home

-Safe neighborhood

-Good schools

-Close parks

-Be able to walk/ride our bikes in a safe setting.


Our budget is up to 1 million.


Thanks for any feedback we appreciate it!
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Old 05-11-2020, 02:12 PM
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My advice is to make that move ASAP. Florida is such an upgrade over California and there are such great places in St. Pete in your price range.
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Old 05-11-2020, 02:37 PM
 
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Due to limited supply, waterfront property is expensive.

When we moved here we rented an apartment while we learned about the area and then bought a house.

There are walk/bike trails that used to be rail lines.

Can't speak to schools, our "kids" are in their 50s.
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Old 05-11-2020, 09:13 PM
 
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My advice is to make that move ASAP. Florida is such an upgrade over California and there are such great places in St. Pete in your price range.
Yea it's so bad here, we can't wait to get out!
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Old 05-11-2020, 09:16 PM
 
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Due to limited supply, waterfront property is expensive.

When we moved here we rented an apartment while we learned about the area and then bought a house.

There are walk/bike trails that used to be rail lines.

Can't speak to schools, our "kids" are in their 50s.

Thanks for the info Sir. We're gonna buy and not rent. I'd prefer one move and get settled in.
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Old 05-14-2020, 12:36 PM
 
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Thanks for the info Sir. We're gonna buy and not rent. I'd prefer one move and get settled in.
1 million will get you a great place in St. Pete. Downtown St. Pete would be my first choice. Then something near Snell Isle or Shore Acres. Beware though, these places can be prone to flooding.

Avoid the temptation of Coquina Key.
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Old 05-14-2020, 01:59 PM
 
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I realize St. Petersburg has many good qualities, but I would consider looking North also.
Pinellas County has many waterfront communities. I personally like Indian Rocks Beach. I own a waterfront condo there. Small get a way type. But I lived as a teenager in the same community but on the inter-coastal side. loved it.
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Old 05-14-2020, 07:58 PM
 
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1 million will get you a great place in St. Pete. Downtown St. Pete would be my first choice. Then something near Snell Isle or Shore Acres. Beware though, these places can be prone to flooding.

Avoid the temptation of Coquina Key.


We actually found a home in the Coquina key neighborhood that we like. Any info you can give me on that particular area? Thx.
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Old 05-14-2020, 07:59 PM
 
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I realize St. Petersburg has many good qualities, but I would consider looking North also.
Pinellas County has many waterfront communities. I personally like Indian Rocks Beach. I own a waterfront condo there. Small get a way type. But I lived as a teenager in the same community but on the inter-coastal side. loved it.
Thanks for the info, we'll check out that area.
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Old 05-15-2020, 09:34 PM
 
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We actually found a home in the Coquina key neighborhood that we like. Any info you can give me on that particular area? Thx.
It’s literally right next to the ghetto. You have to pass through the worst part of St. Pete to get to it. South St. Pete gets a bit of a bad rap but some of it is warranted. Coquina Key is very beautiful and pretty upscale but I’d be very weary of some of the crime trickling over. There’s a reason it’s cheaper the other waterfront communities.
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