The key is once you find out what is important to you then where you live will define itself.
Your best bet is to drive the area at different times a day. Look at the Pinellas county Sheriff's website to see if crime stats for the area are within an acceptable level for you. You need to develop your own instincts regarding the many different areas in St. Pete.
That said, if I can be of assistance, contact me and I'll be happy to assist.
Best of success and happy new year.
Charles Rutenberg Realty
727-481-5012 cell text