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Old 03-06-2019, 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by gfretwell View Post
When I had the Condo on TI (70s to 2002) the area to watch out for was the South side. In the 50s that was a nice retirement area. It went to hell in the 60s. My family was in St Pete for over 6 decades and I spent a lot of time there. I really expect that even the south side will get gentrified some day. It is just too nice of a location to stay a spit hole forever.
Property is HOT in St Pete right now. City council seems to be approving everything and anything! Have a client with a small house in the Grand Central District (former shithole) and a developer is getting ready to make an offer on the whole block!
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Old 03-06-2019, 08:29 PM
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Originally Posted by signmansez View Post
Property is HOT in St Pete right now. City council seems to be approving everything and anything! Have a client with a small house in the Grand Central District (former shithole) and a developer is getting ready to make an offer on the whole block!
I am, not surprised at all. St Pete in general is a great location. Gulf on one side, bay on the other and an interstate going right down the middle connecting you to TPA. Those poor "poor" people are going to have to move. .
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Old 03-07-2019, 04:59 AM
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St. Pete has one of the highest rates of reported depression in the nation. That stuffs contagious, I’d pass.
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Old 03-07-2019, 01:48 PM
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St Pete is going down the shitter pretty damn fast. Traffic has more than doubled in the last 2 years and is only getting worse as they continue to build multi-family buildings in downtown St. Pete.
Add to that the dumping of raw sewage into the bay and red tide, it's only a matter of time before it's just another polluted cesspool like shitcago, nyc, or detroit.
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Old 03-07-2019, 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted by signmansez View Post
Property is HOT in St Pete right now. City council seems to be approving everything and anything! a developer is getting ready to make an offer on the whole block!
Funny. I made my above post without seeing this post. There you go... more traffic and people! Can't wait to GTFO of pinellas county
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Old 03-08-2019, 01:22 PM
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Originally Posted by MercuryMan200 View Post
Funny. I made my above post without seeing this post. There you go... more traffic and people! Can't wait to GTFO of pinellas county
That is Florida in general. They are rapidly developing every square inch of this place.
Down here they designated thousands of acres of wetlands east of 75 a Density Reduction, Groundwater Recharge area.
Now they are racing to build as many gated communities in the DRGR as they can squeeze in. Then people start asking why the water quality is going down hill and why their wells are going dry.
At least St Pete was fully platted in the 40s and 50s with a reasonable road system, even if it is reaching saturation.
Down here they build the houses and roads are an afterthought.The politicians are owned by the builders so they have cut the impact fees that are supposed to pay for the new infrastructure they need.

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Old 03-14-2019, 07:33 AM
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Unless you like buying drugs from street dealers, the violent crime is generally concentrated in smaller pockets you will never see. However property crime, and car burglary in particular, occurs frequently and everywhere. That being said, you are far, far more likely to end up a hood ornament than the victim of a violent crime as pedestrian/bicycle safety is simply atrocious.

Like a lot of places, the city government is more or less incompetent. With the exception of running the homeless out of Williams Park downtown (used to look like a tent city, complete with crap on the sidewalks), they work pretty hard at wasting money and spoiling the quality of life in the name of "growth" and "revenue". They've never seen a development project they did not like. No money for much needed sewer system renovation, but plenty for stupid pier number 3 that no one will use. They encourage unrestrained downtown development for dining, entertainment, and residences while making it impassible and business unfriendly. They close lanes of busy roads to put in bike lanes that no one will ever use.

IMO, the real estate market peaked last summer. Looks like supply is steadily increasing, but prices have not moved substantially down yet.
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Old 03-14-2019, 10:59 AM
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St Pete is the best city in the South as far as I'm concerned and it's not even close. Moved here 4 years ago from West Michigan and had been all over the South before I moved. only 300k year round residents, Low unemployment, growing city within minutes of the best beaches in North America and a great night life. Having said that every city has a rough spot. Avoid the red circle for now. Flippers are buying up house in the red circle and eventually it will price the poverty/crime out of town for the most part. Move here you wont regret it.
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Old 03-14-2019, 02:52 PM
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St Pete is the best city in the South as far as I'm concerned and it's not even close. Moved here 4 years ago from West Michigan and had been all over the South before I moved. only 300k year round residents, Low unemployment, growing city within minutes of the best beaches in North America and a great night life. Having said that every city has a rough spot. Avoid the red circle for now. Flippers are buying up house in the red circle and eventually it will price the poverty/crime out of town for the most part. Move here you wont regret it.
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Old 03-14-2019, 05:22 PM
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Crime is very light in that area. Everyone has security as well. Take a look down the road at TierraVerde. Not only low crime stats it is unincorporated which means a whole layer of government and taxes is eliminated.
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Old 03-15-2019, 06:28 AM
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Like every big city St Pete has good and bad areas. You need to drive around and decide if you feel comfortable that far south in St Pete.
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Old 03-21-2019, 09:04 AM
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Born and raised in St.pete, with No plans on living anywhere else. Currently live off the Icw by Tom stuart causeway and love it here. I think we have some of the best boating and water ways in the state of Florida. Great sandbars and islands on both sides of the bay to go boating to. Also a good amount of waterfront restaurants to boat to. Downtown St.pete is booming. The Bayway is very safe!!!
Something to look at and ask when looking at condo's in our area is the maintenance. Alot of these buildings are old, built in the 50's & 60's and alot of the infrastructure is coming due for repairs and replacement. Water pipes, Drain lines, Roofs, Painting, Driveways, Balconie railings, sea wall. All very costly items and if they haven't planed/managed for these cost and have the money in there reserves then you are going to be accessed for them.
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Old 03-23-2019, 02:21 PM
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Depends on where you are coming from...we're all full on our quota of yanks moving south to flee taxes.
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Old 03-24-2019, 04:35 PM
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BWO,

If you're not absolutely committed to St. Pete, take a look at Sarasota and Venice. We were up in the air between St. Pete and Sarasota and ended up choosing Sarasota. We just felt St. Pete was far too congested. Prices are about the same, but Sarasota is a great little town.
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