Community Summary

The Greater Seminole area is predominately residential with a commercial retail support component.  The area is known for good schools and low crime activity.  In recent years, St. Petersburg College opened the Seminole campus further enhancing the livability of this area.  Seminole’s proximity to the beaches, major airports and entertainment venues along with direct travel routes makes the area attractive for area residence.                       

 

City Government

  • Responsive City Council/City Manager governance

  • City millage rate has not increased in 9 of last 13 years

  • Proactive management of expenses & investment has resulted in stable budgets, millage rate, and city services

  • Declining property values have had negligible impact on city services

  • Focused on sustainability – awarded Florida’s first local government platinum LEED certification

  • Actively supports local businesses

 

Schools, Colleges & Universities

  • Seminole High School and Middle Schools are rated as “A” schools

  • Local colleges include St. Petersburg College, Eckerd College and Clearwater  Christian College

  • Universities in the area include University of South Florida (USF) and Stetson University College of Law

 

Re-Development

  • Major mixed use development planned for the 60 acre Bay Pines property to include a hotel, a sit down restaurant, retail businesses & several hundred residential units

  • Seminole Mall- vested entitlement for 38 acre property; no Development of Regional Impact (DRI)  agency review required

  • Friendly development process; City staff works closely with the developer or end user to help tailor a development project and agreement to meets both the end user’s needs and the City Council’s goals. Certainty and timeliness are a priority for the City regarding development review. The City only has one impact fee, transportation; there are no other City impact fees.

 

Workforce Development

  • St. Petersburg College offers professional training; contract training &  entrepreneurial program

 

Traffic Counts

  • Average Annual Daily Traffic Count (ADT)

  • Traveling east-west Park Blvd to Seminole Mall 35,000 to 37,500 ADT

  • Park Blvd westbound to beaches 17,000 ADT

  • North-South bound Seminole Blvd commercial corridor 33,000 ADT

  • Bay Pines Blvd 45,500 ADT

 

Purchasing Power 

  • The Greater Seminole Area has population of 85,304 with a median household income of $46,654.

  • Pinellas County average wage (2009) is $39,961 compared to the Florida average of $40,970

 

Greater Seminole Life Style

  • Home to Gulf Coast beaches routinely rated as the best beaches in the world

  • Boating, water sports and fishing ports

  • Tampa International Airport and St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport is within 30 minutes;

  • Port of St. Petersburg deep water port (18 miles)

  • Major professional sports such as baseball, football and hockey within area

  • Proximity to major shopping malls such as Tyrone & Countryside

  • Seminole community area has a terrific recreational center and Seminole Community Library at St. Petersburg College campus which serves as a public and college library

  • Seminole has a long tradition of offering community events such as Pow Wow, Music in the Park, and 5K Stampede Race

  • Access to Pinellas Trail, War Veterans Memorial Park & Seminole Park

  • Walsingham Park area for boating, picnics and hiking

 

Arts & Leisure

The arts & leisure are strongly supported by the following venues:

  • The Dali Museum

  • Mahaffey Theater

  • Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center

  • The Florida Orchestra

  • Ruth Eckerd Hall

  • Tampa Theater