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Old 11-18-2009, 08:56 PM
 
Location: NY
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Hello everyone,

I have a potential good job opportunity that would be located in St Pete, and I am researching the areas to determine if it is somewhere I would like to relocate to. The weather is certainly a plus compared to the snow and cold of the northeast all winter.

What I would like to know more about is the St Pete area. Which neighborhoods are good, or conversely which are not bad and what kind of commute times there are into St Pete. I am single, without children so schools are not a top priority. I am more concerned with safe areas with reasonable commute times into St Pete as priorities, with affordable housing too (say, $200K or less).

So where should I be looking? Thanks!
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Old 11-20-2009, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pinellas County
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where in st pete, it's a large place and folks generalize with the name, do you mean beach side or bay side, north st pete by gateway or south by tierra verde?

Lots of great areas, all depends on what you want.
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Old 11-20-2009, 06:40 PM
 
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Check out Northeast St. Pete. Plenty of good neighborhoods, less than 10 min. to downtown in most cases. A good zip code to check out would be 33702. It would definately help to know what part of town your job would be in. Good luck.
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Old 11-21-2009, 01:09 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I lived in the 33709 (still have family there) and found it to be generally safe, quiet, and affordable. Knowing where your job is would be a great help as it is hard to recommend anything without considering your commute first.
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Old 11-24-2009, 04:39 PM
 
Location: NY
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Thanks for the initial responses. I apologize for the delay in responding.

The commute destination would be in Bay Pines/oakhurst shores area. Definately not as far south as Tierra Verde.

For the zips provided, 33709 appears to be almost directly west, but close. 33702 even farther west.
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Old 11-24-2009, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I worked in the Bay Pines area and 33709 was a pretty short commute (depending on traffic). If you'd like more info on that area from the perspective of someone who lived there, PM me.
Good luck on your search!
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Old 11-25-2009, 05:30 PM
 
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If your gonna work in bay pines, just get a house in Seminole. It is considered one of the better areas of pinellas county and you can certainly buy a nice place for $200K.
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Old 12-03-2009, 10:27 AM
 
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I live in the 33707 area not far from the beaches the mall one of many hop skip and a jump to downtown i feel safe in this area lots of schools to choose from private and public.no matter where one lives theres going to be crimes just be aware of your surroundings its sad its come to this but it has.i belive the further south one lives the higher the crime stastics are.good luck
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Old 03-22-2014, 05:30 AM
 
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I live in 33707-33711 -- the Marina District of Gulfport. I live alone and feel quite safe. There is a community spirit and good neighborhood feel here and we interact a lot. Boca Ciega Yacht Club (really a sailing association with lots of friendly people who sail and have another sense of community) is close to the Marina (natch). Water. Walking. Friendly people. Safety. Privacy. A mile from downtown/businesses/restaurants so there's no influx of strangers. A mile from downtown/businesses/restaurants/beach so everything is readily available and comfortable. Houses vary in size and cost. There are some areas in Gulfport that are nicer than others, so be sure to interview neighbors and get a feel for the whole neighborhood before you buy. Better still, rent for a while until you know what's best for you. Hope you come to the Marina District.
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Old 03-22-2014, 05:55 AM
 
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check out northeast st. Pete. Plenty of good neighborhoods, less than 10 min. To downtown in most cases. A good zip code to check out would be 33702. It would definately help to know what part of town your job would be in. Good luck.
33703
33704
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