Pinellas Park, FL

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Pinellas Park, FL

About Pinellas Park, FL

Pinellas Park, Florida is a vibrant city located in the Tampa Bay area. This lively community of just over 49,000 residents offers an ideal mix of urban excitement and suburban tranquility. Residents can explore the many parks and trails for outdoor recreation or take advantage of excellent shopping centers and attractions. The city also boasts excellent schools, health care options and services, making it a great place to call home. With something for everyone to enjoy, Pinellas Park is the perfect place to relax and explore. Large-city complex - Central Florida Gulf Coast at Tampa Bay.

State: Florida
County: Pinellas County
Metro Area: Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater Metro Area
City: Pinellas Park
Zip Codes: 33781 33782 33773
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Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 57 ft above sea level

This metropolitan area includes Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater, all of which surround Tampa Bay. The area is varied and cosmopolitan with a pleasant climate and balanced local economy. A 1980’s building boom brought downtown Tampa skyscrapers, a major airport renovation, and the development of a cruise-ship terminal. While soft in the early part of the decade, the economy has gained traction recently as the benefits of a business-friendly climate have paid off. Among other new economy pursuits, the area has become a favorite as a secondary location for information processing for the financial industry.

There are plenty of amusement parks, museums, outdoor activities, and major-league professional sports, including baseball (Devil Rays), football (Buccaneers), and hockey (Lightning). Nearby beaches and especially those to the south near Bradenton are attractions for locals and tourists alike. Transportation and air service are excellent. Beachside areas in Clearwater and St. Petersburg are tastefully developed, with palm-tree lined boulevards and pockets of interesting restaurants and shops. These areas tend to be more geared to retirees, especially coastal Clearwater. More family-oriented suburbs and extensive commercial areas like Brandon and Valrico are located east of Tampa.

The cost of living is reasonable, but housing has followed the Florida boom and median home prices have increased markedly. Downsides include the stubbornly high violent crime rate, and typical growth-related issues of traffic and poor air quality.

The flat, coastal plain has coastal grasses, palm trees, and white sand, and much of it has an elevation of less than 15 feet. Most of the city area and coast is built up, with coastal plain forests of pine and laurel mixed with orchards and other agricultural uses inland. The Pinellas Peninsula, separating Tampa Bay from the Gulf, is an area of broad, sandy beaches and palm trees. Clearwater and St. Petersburg are located here. Summers are long, warm, and humid. Afternoon highs reach 90 degrees, with moderating afternoon sea breezes and frequent thunderstorms, and warm evenings in the 70’s. Lightning is abundant; in fact, “Tampa” is a misspelling of a Native American term for “sticks of fire” (lightning). Winters are mild with temperatures in the 60’s and 70’s, and lows rarely below 50.

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Pinellas Park Cost of Living

Strengthening economy, winter climate, and attractive downtown areas make Pinellas Park a great place to live.

-10.1% lower than avg
-27.6% lower than avg
$1,133 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
-1.3% lower than avg
Pinellas Park Crime
73.4 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
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Pros & Cons of Pinellas Park
   Strengthening economy
Hot, humid summers
   Winter climate
Growth and sprawl
   Attractive downtown areas
Violent crime
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I've lived in Pinellas Park around twelve years now. It's not a very glamorous place to live but it is towards the center of the county which makes getting around easy  More

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Over 14 years ago

Lots of shopping and easy to get  More

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Over 16 years ago

The statictics posted in the area of the Economy is from Oct 07. A lot has happened in our city since then. One factor that I am sure is on everybody's mind is the high  More

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