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Get To Know Gulfport FL
Dated: June 2 2020
Getting to Know The City of Gulfport, FL
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. At the time of publication, single family homes in Gulfport, FL start in the $175,000 price range in the MLS for a 1,000 Sq Ft 3BR/1BA semi-updated home. Meanwhile some of the luxury waterfront and boating communities in Gulfport can fetch prices into the millions (think Kipps Colony Estates, which is part of the Pasadena Yacht & Country Club Community in Gulfport, FL). As the city's popularity grows, so do its home prices, making this a great place to invest in a home if you're hoping to get long term appreciation in your real estate investments.
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!
Mary Frances has over 20 years of experience working exclusively as a Buyer's Agent in Pinellas County, FL, and the Greater Tampa Bay area. She has a comprehensive understanding of the Pinellas County....
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