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Old 07-14-2009, 03:09 PM
 
Location: New York
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We are a family moving to St Pete.

With some previous helpful threads I found help zeroing in on prospective locations. I am looking for feedback on areas. could I confirm and get some final advice

what type of neighborhood- with a good family location. I have been told closer to downtown is more eclectic... I like eclectic- but is closer to downtown safe? Also, north seems to have the combo of good neighborhood w/good schools true vs. false???

elementary schools in these areas ( I know a number of people had recommended private- but that isn't an option for me right now- I NEED feedback on elementary schools, just public only) Also, there were some recomendations of areas south of st pete. However, I was unable to find an area with a good PUBLIC school in south. Therefore I have steered away and have leaned more to north, north shore area. If I'm wrong or someone knows of a good school with a good neighborhood- let me hear it!

walking distance to a center of town or down town (is there more centers of town that just downtown in st pete?)

a few that have sounded good, crescent heights, euclid heights, north shore, north east.....
any advice would be sooo helpful. I'm, flying down. I have two days to scour for a house. Thanks in advance for all feedback!!!
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Old 07-14-2009, 03:59 PM
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Old North East is a place you should check out. Older homes, but very well kept. Safe with a good sense of community. Also you are within walking distance of downtown if you dont mind a little exercise

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Old 07-14-2009, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Boca Raton FL
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I agree with Nav.
Really cute bungalows with tropical landscaping and very eclectic features - these homes also seem to hold value, due to the proximity of downtown. Ride your bike downtown or walk to the restaurants. There's also a really great bay side, white sand beach on North Shore drive that has a beautiful lagoon-type quality. Locals mostly hang there.

The festivals in spring time are also lots of fun - no parking issues in Old NorthEast, just walk to the festivals. It's my favorite neighborhood in Pinellas. imo - Old NE is safe for families.
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