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Old 11-15-2009, 12:12 PM
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I've lived in St Pete before, but have been gone for about 15 years. Am returning next spring to look for a house. I'd really like to try the old NE and Kenwood areas, but I'm also seeing several nice looking historic houses that have "S" south avenue or street locations.

I can't remember, are their some safe areas of the city that are south of Central, or is it best to just stay in the north? I'm not interested in Tierra Verde and other multi-million dollar places. In fact, I'd prefer to stay in one of the slightly inland zones that doesn't have to evacuate every time a storm even skirts Pinellas. Maybe the third-tier evacuation zone or higher?

I prefer funky, arty areas over traditional suburban looks.

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Old 11-15-2009, 01:45 PM
Location: Lincoln County Road or Armageddon
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I've always liked Gulfport, low and near the water though. Gulfport is definitely artsy and vibrant, and safe. Not all of the Southside is crime ridden, and areas change for the better sometimes. It wasn't that long ago that my friend and I sat on his front porch in Kenwood counting the gunshots. Now, it's a great, desirable area.
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Old 11-15-2009, 02:27 PM
Location: Tampa
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Gulfport is fairly safe. There are a few iffy areas near the eastern border, though. Generally speaking, I think the closer you get to Pinellas Point, the safer it becomes. Just because a street is south of Central doesn't mean it's bad. After all, a lot of the Pasadena area is south, but that seems like a pretty nice area.
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Old 11-26-2009, 09:22 AM
Location: South St Pete
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Default Check out CrimeReports.com

I saw this website on another post. Search CrimeReports.com This is the crime reported in the last 30 days. You can see areas of South St Pete that have had very little to no crime reported. You can adjust the map to see previous months too.
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