When I first moved to Florida my intention was to live in St. Pete or Clearwater. I was really disappointed. First off, the median home price in St. Pete is so low because most of the homes are trailers or dbl-wides. I don't have anything against them, but it seems that the whole peninsula is covered with them from bay to gulf. Besides a few of the beaches and the view coming across the bridge from Tampa, there is not one attractive or beautiful area in the entire city. It's one gigantic mess covered with dilapidated buildings, industrial areas, warehouses, pawn shops, tattoo parlors, Indian run hotels, and porn shops.. There also aren't any good jobs there even if you have a college education or experience. Nearly every one there is a hick from Indiana or Michigan. It must be a geographical oddity in that respect. There is a constant stream, no matter where you go in the city, of hobos and junkies shuffling down the street. I wouldn't consider living here or, if you've never been here, vacationing here.