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11125 Gulf Boulevard, St. Petersburg, Florida, 33706, United States

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Life in St. Pete - Moving to the area

by brandonmarlo

Would really appreciate comments on how do you find living in St. Pete and Tampa bay area in general, I'm considering for relocating with my family.

I'm evaluating the different towns/suburbs in the Tampa Bay region also and any information
about the life there is really invaluable (I've already read all the post about the area, ex: St. Pete, Tampa, Brandon). ANY INFORMATION IS INVALUABLE.

I'm especially interested in issues like SAFETY in St. Pete (which are the bad areas, which are the good ones) and about cultural aspects which
means not to go at the Dali museum (not that that is not culture, on the contrary) but if there are constatly concerts (classical, jazz, etc), theater, etc., or in the case of painting, exhibitions by local artists, in other words: LOCAL art scene.

Also advantages and disadvantages comparing it with other areas in the US.

Thanks!

Brandon Marlo

Re: Life in St. Pete - Moving to the area

by ZenGator

I have a moving to Tampa guide on VT:

http://www.virtualtourist.com/m/tt/42e98/#TL

Feel free to write if you want more specifics...

RE: Life in St. Pete - Moving to the area

by mackdjroc

Most of St. Pete is very safe with lots of great things to do. Allmost all of St. Pete is middle to middle upper class. The ghetto is the south side. Rules of thumb don’t cross central unless you’re looking for a hooker or some crack. If the price seems too good look somewhere else. Have fun…

RE: RE: Life in St. Pete - Moving to the area

by brandonmarlo

Thanks a lot for the answer!

As you could see my question was posted in June 2004. So, in the meantime I was there. Please, have a look at this thread (and if you like participate on it, would be great):

http://forum.virtualtourist.com/2/discussion-90039-1-1-Travel-0-764680-Saint_Petersburg-discussion.html?wosid=PFLvRgENDne4VBjG1IBsM0

Unfortunately I didn't know what you just told me, and, completely accidentaly, I was driving up and down South Central Avenue (not much south, just a few blocks) all the time while I was in St. Pete, so, most I've seen looked pretty rundown, but it was about the same all around in the bay area as far as I saw (maybe I was just unlucky).

Interesting the other day I saw a serie about Florida, "Invasion" (Sci-Fi), and pretty rundown homes would be fine inside, although it was fiction of course, and I don't know if that's is the norm too...

In any case I considered that jorney (August 2004) one of the most interesting of my life and became emmotionally attached for ever to the life of Tampa Bay, even I decided finally not to move there.

Once again, thanks for the kind answer!

Best regards,
Brandonmarlo

Travel Tips for Saint Petersburg

The landmark that appears in...

by Tolik

The landmark that appears in every tourist brochure about St. Petersburg is The Pier. This futuristic structure in the shape of an upside-down pyramid at the end of the long wharf, is a core of downtown action.

Packing List

by Keywest9

Sun and sand wear to causal restaurant type outfits; nothing is very dressed up unless you are going to an Opera or a very fine restaurant. Don't forget a sweater year around because in the winter it does get cool and in the summer the air conditioning is at full blast. SUNSCREEN AND LOTS OF IT. PF25 or higher for very lite complexsion people. Children need lots of it because when you sweat and you will in the summer even if you are just going to get into your car to go the store, the sunscreen wears off. When you towel off at the beach, off comes the sunscreen too. It is very bright because we are near the equator and the sun reflected off the water is brilliant. If you can carry or pack it bring it. You can rent skidos, etc but they are not cheap. Good floats are hard to pack but worth it to enjoy the Gulf waters. Check the water quality reports that are posted on the beach before you enter the water as rain run-off can ruin the beach. Next swim in any small lake in this area as there are alligators everywhere. They will kill small dogs and have been known to attack humans.

Tampa Bay Devil Rays

by arasnosliw

If you are a fan of baseball (me, hardly) go see the Devil Rays play at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg.

The 45,000 seat dome stadium is rather distinctive for its slanting rooftop.

Tampa Bay has always been popular for spring training in baseball, but the area didn't even get its own team until 1998. Unfortunately, they didn't really get a good one.

Ybor City-- Lets go crazy!

by Valentina777

Blue Shark. All shows ages 21 and up. 1620 E Seventh Ave.
Cafe Creole. Wayne Pearson and the Bourbon Street Jazz Band (sax, clarinet, upright bass, guitar, occasonal vocalist), 8-11:30p.m. Fri.-Sat. 1330 E Ninth Ave.
Club Hedo. Acousticats (live acoustic guitar duo), 8-10p.m. Fri. Ages 18 and up. 1510 E Seventh Ave.
Fun. This upscale club starts a charity event series throughout the holiday season starting with A Jazz Jam with local jazz bands, 7:30-10:30p.m. Complimentary buffet and door prizes provided by Baccus, Hops and dish. Benefits the American Diabetes Association. 1507 E Seventh Ave.
Green Iguana. Recently expanded to accommodate the teeming masses of college kids and Tampa schmoozers. Major live music hub. 1708 E Seventh Ave.
King Corona. Full service all around. Puff a stogie, sip a cocktail, groove to the jazz bands and watch the free show stroll by on Seventh every night. Ages 21 and up. 1523 E Seventh Ave.
Masquerade. The Old Ritz theater is now home to whatever is freaky. Cold, Nonpoint, Darwin's Waiting Room, Dope, Reveille, Lifer, Swithched, 10p.m. Sat. 1503 E Seventh Ave.
Amphitheater. Major live music hub. 1609 E Seventh Ave (813)248-2331

Downtown Pier into the Gulf of Mexico

by 1IRISHLAD1

This is a picture of the Saint Petersburg Pier and at the end of the pier they have some great restraints and gift shops also a aquarium. You can drive your car or they have a trolly that will take you out on the pier. At night the breeze and the salt air is just wonderful.

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