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Old 10-07-2008, 02:06 PM
 
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We are in the same situation of wanting to move to a nice, safe, small town where we can walk everywher or bke and keep from having to drive everywhere. We are in the process of researching Gulport Fl which seems to have an abundance in interesting things and many people of retirement age But still a lot of life and vigor and style. It is also only a few min from St Pete downtown which has a lot of stuff to do and a very interesting and active waterfront.
Let us know where you are considering to go and maybe we can share info.
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Old 10-09-2008, 10:55 AM
 
Location: East Tennessee
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There's something always going on in Gulfport. Gecko fest over Labor Day, Art Fest on the first Friday and third Saturday, Birthday Bash (98 years old this Saturday, October 11), Kayak tours, theatre & dance at Gulfport Casino & more. There are 72 co-sponsored events in Gulfport every year. The little city is accessible by boat (they're putting in 50 more moorings), Pinellas Trail, and later this month, by trolley. In a six block radius, there are 35 shops, restaurants, and 2 Inns. There's also a myth about the city that there is something magnetic in the soil that supposedly keeps the hurricanes away. Jane, the book lady, has a store and can give you more details and a history lesson. Ha!

You can research more about Gulfport on the City's website at City of Gulfport Florida and/or get information from the Chamber of Commerce at http://www.gulfportchamberofcommerce.com/

They also have a weekly paper that is issued on Thursday. You can read the Gabber online at Pinellas Counties Oldest Family Owned Newspaper. Click on downloads to read the full publication.

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Old 10-11-2008, 04:17 PM
 
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that's a great overview Karen!
thank you! We are trying to decide on either Gulfport or Dunedin for a month's vacation i Dec. We want a great downtown atmosphere with "stuff"...locally owned business, pubs, cafe's and great walking. Any thoughts as to which of the two might be more fun!
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Old 10-12-2008, 01:19 PM
 
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I wouldnt want to live in Gulfport...overall it is pretty dirty and not very classy...The art distric is nice but THATS IT! Have u considered living in downtown st. pete? That is where the coffee houses and artsy places are...if that is to busy maybe u could try roser park or the jungle. Hope this helps.
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Old 02-10-2009, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Naperville, IL by necessity; Pinellas by choice
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I drove by the gated community on my way to Gulfport Casino for ballroom dancing last month. The arts district is nice, didn't see much of the rest of GP. I'm researching the area myself for an eventual move to the GP / SPB / TI area.
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Old 02-10-2009, 11:13 AM
 
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Retirees live all over Dunedin. Many snowbirds come there for winter too. It is a very nice area, safe too.
Gulfport is also a good area, although I am more familiar with Dunedin, and of course with Oldsmar than with it.
Oldsmar is also a good area to live, work and play.
This is a forum for oldies as well as newbies. Your age doesn't matter here.
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Old 02-11-2009, 04:39 AM
 
Location: St. Croix
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Both Gulfport and Dunedin have undergone a reawakening during the past 20-25 years. Gulfport, due to it's location has more of a beach feel, meaning very laid back and still trying to grow into it's "new-ness" whereas Dunedin has a much more planned feel about it. That being said, Dunedin's plan worked and it offers fine dining, interesting boutiques as well as a few festivals. Both offer diverse dining, both can host a pedestrian lifestyle as long as you're residing within walking distance of the "town" - in quotes for a reason. If you're in the area for a visit, spending time in each will help you determine which one defines home, in your opinion. I have enjoyed both and bottom line is, south Pinellas versus north Pinellas - I know it doesn't sound like it's much different, but having lived in both, it is. You'll simply have to see for yourself.
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Old 02-11-2009, 04:47 AM
 
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Went to Stetson there, back around '95... so it may all have changed.

At that time you had to pick your place carefully. Like a lot of Florida, barrier islands and beachfront = $$$ and nice... further inland = ghetto.
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Old 02-11-2009, 01:44 PM
 
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Warning: Roser Park is not a nice area! While living there, 3 of my family member's cars got vandalized. Yes, 3. Roser Park looks decent and some work has been done in that area, but crime lurks nearby daily. The man (His name is Paul Hackman) that rents a lot of the houses in that area is a complete scumbag and I am not one to speak poorly of others so let's make that clear. After a year or so from when you terminate your lease (after giving notice of course), look forward to him taking you to court - He will try to get you for late rent, poorly maintained yards, and numerous other things. LOOK OUT FOR HIM AND DO NOT FALL FOR HIS "CHARM" if you are looking to rent a house in that area. Just don't move to that area to begin with.
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Old 01-15-2012, 06:09 AM
 
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Warning: Roser Park is not a nice area! While living there, 3 of my family member's cars got vandalized. Yes, 3. Roser Park looks decent and some work has been done in that area, but crime lurks nearby daily. The man (His name is Paul Hackman) that rents a lot of the houses in that area is a complete scumbag and I am not one to speak poorly of others so let's make that clear. After a year or so from when you terminate your lease (after giving notice of course), look forward to him taking you to court - He will try to get you for late rent, poorly maintained yards, and numerous other things. LOOK OUT FOR HIM AND DO NOT FALL FOR HIS "CHARM" if you are looking to rent a house in that area. Just don't move to that area to begin with.
OMG! You are so right about him. He's a fraud. His rents property with LEAD and does not disclose it! Beware. Do not fall for his seemingly nice appearance. He also ILLEGALLY rents 1017 6th St. S., 33701 (#1; i.e. bottom floor STORAGE) as an apartment!
Neighborhood is nice to go for walks by water, but if you search, there are lots of sex offenders. Also Heroin junkies in nieghborhood.
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