Pinellas County certainly has its share of beautiful beaches- many of them have received numerous national awards for their sparkling white sand and blue waters. However, many visitors and new home buyers miss out on one of the best hidden gems in Pinellas County that's quickly becoming the new 'happening' place to be near the beaches!
With it's numerous art galleries, colorful buildings, and beachfront restaurants and bars, the historic beach-side City of Gulfport sets itself apart from the rest of neighboring St. Petersburg. The city attracts a variety of visitors and residents, young and old. Gentle beaches, shady wild oaks, and numerous community events throughout the year attract people from all over to this charming little town.
The city has done a fabulous job of preserving the historic casino, which is now a popular venue for large events and beachfront weddings. On nice days, you'll find plenty of tourists photographing and strolling through the popular waterfront boardwalk and pier. The city is also home to Florida's 1st law school, Stetson University, which was established in 1900 and is now ranked #1 for trial advocacy by U.S. News and World Report. Students will agree, it houses one of the most beautiful campuses in the state- a perfect place to stroll through if you're visiting the city on a lazy afternoon.
As you've probably guessed by now, Gulfport is a fabulous place to start a home search. The best part of Gulfport is that this small town also suits a variety of budgets. Fixer Upper homes can start at under $125k (Though they are getting harder and harder to find), while some of the more coveted waterfront and boating communities can fetch prices into the millions! As the city's popularity grows, so do its home prices, making this a great place to invest in a home...
If you're not familiar with this little gem of a town, you're surely missing out! Contact us today to buy a little piece of Florida's best little hidden gem, as a longtime resident of this town, I assure you that you won't be sorry!
Author:Mary Frances Cormican Phone: 727-641-2511 Dated: December 27th 2017 Views: 451 About Mary Frances: Mary Frances has over 18 years of experience working "exclusively" as a Buyers Agent. She has a comp...
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