Seminole is a coastal city in the western central portion of Pinellas County where over 18,000 people make their home among 18 principal neighborhoods. While it was first settled in the 1840s, it was not incorporated until 1970. This city has a small-town feel but has lots of shops and restaurants.
Since this nautical city is located less than two miles from the Gulf of Mexico, it offers plenty of opportunities for sightseeing and waterfront activities. It also has lots of green space. Residents especially enjoy heading to Lake Seminole Park and Boca Siega Millenium Park. Golf enthusiasts don’t have far to go to when they feel like indulging their passion. Seminole Lake Country Club and the Tides Golf Club are both located within the city. Since January lows generally don’t fall below 50 degrees, you can enjoy outdoor activities year-round.
Ten public schools serve this neighborhood, including Bauder Elementary and Osceola Fundamental, both of which have a GreatSchools ranking of 9. Parents can also select from seven private schools that cover grades K to 12. Seminole residents have a higher education level overall when compared to the typical national population. Almost 30 percent of adults here hold at least a bachelor's degree.
Real Estate Overview
The median property value for Seminole is just below $200,000. The average listing price is between $150 and $160 per square foot. Buyers will be happy to know that homes here have become more affordable over the last decade. The median age for homes is 35 years, and almost one-third of them were established between 1970 and 1979. If you prefer something newer, over 10 percent of Seminole real estate was built after 2000.
Shopping and Dining
Plenty of restaurants along the local beaches provide assorted types of cuisine. However, since Seminole is within proximity of many major cities, you have even more dining options. Whether you’re in the mood to dine at familiar franchise restaurants or want to discover new family-owned establishments, you can find them here or in Largo. The same goes for shopping. Largo, just 20 minutes away, has a large mall. However, you can find everything you need within Seminole's city limits, including eclectic stores near the beaches.