Seminole Real Estate Information

Home to 20,000 Floridians, the city of Seminole is located about twenty minutes northwest of St. Petersburg and is a self-sustaining residential bedroom community as well as a thriving commercial area. The I-275 interstate that connects St. Petersburg with Tampa across the Tampa Bay connects Seminole residents to Tampa and the rest of the region within a matter of minutes. Several highways connect Seminole to the bigger city as well as many of the other coastal towns and cities in Pinellas County.

Situated on the lower half of the lower limb of Lake Seminole, the community is neighbors with Ridgecrest to the northwest, Largo to the north, St. Petersburg to the south, and the Gulf beach communities to the west. The Seminole Mall serves not only the local community but also several other smaller communities nearby. The shopping complex offers a nice selection of different stores, ranging from simple grocery stores to high-end luxury boutiques.

The recreational options in Seminole is truly amazing. The Holland G. Mangum Recreation Complex includes a gymnasium, racquetball courts, fitness center, auditorium, exercise and dance studios, a senior center, meeting rooms, and game rooms. The Family Aquatic Center is a water park in itself and not only includes a pool but also several interactive play features for families with children. Walsingham Park and Lake Seminole County Park are also popular recreational spaces. Golf fanatics can easily find a round to play at either the Tides Golf and Country Club or Seminole Lake Country Club and Golf Course.

St. Petersburg College is located in the northern portion of Seminole and is a popular junior college that serves about 65,000 students each year. The institution operates several campuses throughout the region, with its primary campus being in Seminole. Founded in 1927, St. Petersburg College was Florida’s first two-year institution of higher learning and today is one of the most popular sources of public educations. In 2001, the college expanded its offerings to add four-year degrees to its offerings and includes specialties in education, nursing, technology management, dental hygiene, international business, orthopedics and prosthetics, paralegal studies, public safety administration, and veterinary technology.