Seminole, FL - A Great Place To Live
Located in west-central Pinellas County, Seminole is predominately a residential community with robust commercial development. The area is known for its strong demographics, good schools and a family-oriented citizenship. Seminole’s proximity to the beaches and major travel routes makes the area attractive for business and residences.
St. Petersburg College’s 3,600-student Seminole campus offers associate and professional certificate programs and is home to the University Partnership Center, allowing SPC students to earn bachelor’s and graduate degrees. The University of Florida College of Dentistry and College of Pharmacy have teaching facilities on the campus. The SPC campus is also home to the Seminole Community Library.
Seminole has a population of 17,230 and contains 8,550 households, with an average household income of $50,150 and a median household income of $38,200. The 5-mile trade area contains 192,830 residents and 86,890 households with an average household income of $58,620.
The City is home to 1,500 businesses and 12,270 employees. It has especially strong commerce in health care and social services, with more than 550 companies clustered around the senior care industry. Major employers include Superior Uniform Group, Freedom Square, Inn at Freedom Square, Lake Seminole Square, St. Petersburg College, Keller Williams Realty, and Home Depot.
Planning for the Future
The City’s Comprehensive Planning provides for a more livable community through active coordination between the City Council, the Seminole Chamber of Commerce, and City staff, to assure attractive, complimentary and sustainable development and redevelopment. Mixed use developments and integrated development and redevelopment along the City’s commercial corridors are being encouraged through the use of the City’s Commercial Corridors Architectural Standards. Significant investments in infrastructure has been made in recent years, including roadway improvements, recreation center upgrades and a new Emergency Operations Center and Public Works Facility.
The Bay Pines V.A. has a 330-acre campus directly adjacent to the city with 397 beds serving nearly 100,000 patients annually. Under construction are a $194 million mental health center, outpatient clinic and hospital bed expansion project, a $10 million parking garage, and an $8.4 million eye treatment & ambulatory surgery center. A $7 million Radiation and Oncology Center opened in March 2011, and a $7 million geriatric care and community living center is in design.
Across the street, a major mixed-use redevelopment is beginning on the 60-acre Kitson&Partners Bay Pines property. The project is planned to include a hotel, retail uses and hundreds of residential units. The first phase will use about 1/3 of the site to build The Courtney at Bay Pines, a 330-unit apartment complex.
A WAWA convenience store has been proposed along Park Blvd. at the former Jesse’s Landing site. Other proposed additional future development at the site include hotel and commercial space. Additionally, twenty new single-family homes are planned for a five-acre site along 82nd Avenue.
The Kitson&Partners Bay Pines site offers large hotel, retail, residential and office space development opportunities. The Bay Pines V.A. expects a 4.4 percent increase in veterans by 2015 creating additional need for private support facilities like hotels. Major thoroughfares like Park and Seminole Boulevards offer prime retail, office and mixed-use sites. Some properties that are currently for sale can be found here.