has written 2 SperlingViews. Currently, Abhd is living in Saint Petersburg, FL and has a little something to say:
|Life Stage:||Young Couple|
|Location:||Saint Petersburg, FL|
Not the ideal place to live Posted On: 6/1/2008 10:54:18 AM
Lakeland is perfect if you want to live a secluded life around a lot of shallow, uneducated people who move there just to be able to afford a second story house. There is barely anything to do and if you move there especially with kids, there is no doubt that they will resort to drugs and drinking out of boredom. Sure, there are movies to go to, but be ready to drive 30 or more minutes to any entertainment center. The roads are long, everything is spaced apart and every other area is a ghetto. Of course, the city tries to mask this with the development communities and whatnot.
Better city than most. Posted On: 6/1/2008 10:50:43 AM
I have lived in St. Petersburg for 12 years and I have to admit that it is better than most other cities in FL. It's very developed and has plenty to do in comparison to some other cities in the area.
The cons are: weather is too hot in the summer, you won't want to step foot outside. Traffic can be bad. The crime (property and violent) is higher than average. The southside is a con, period, unless you want to get shot through your car.