Hello Kj. Congratulations on your decision to move to Florida. You picked a great time to buy here. Naturally I recommend Pinellas County as a great area to raise a family since I've lived and raised children here for over 30 years. Check out pinellas.k12.fl.us for a list of all schools and the 2009 Student Assignment Plan. Other suggested websites to help in decision-making are: WelcometoSt.Pete.org; MySeminole.com; CityofPinellasPark.com; CityofLargo.com; floridasbeach.com; and PinellasCounty.org.
A search of gated community homes in Pinellas County under $250,000 reveals that Townhomes are plentiful.
In Seminole: Seminole Isle Townhomes; The Glades; Hidden Bayou.
In Pinellas Park: Palm Brooke Townhomes
In St. Petersburg: Placido Bayou (a gated and guarded community near downtown St. Pete's center of culture and business)
Gated communities for single family residences under $250,000 are fewer; however, Duval Park near Interstate 275 and 54th Ave N, St. Petersburg, is a new home building site, planned to create a style of old Key West, with front porches and alley access.
Should you decide that Pinellas County is your preference, I would love to help with your journey.
Darla Schroeder, Realtor, GRI, e-PRO
Century 21 Real Estate Champions
4350 Duhme Rd
Madeira Beach, FL 33708
direct: (727) 541-3743
Toll Free: (800) 866-6032