There are so many great communities and neighborhoods around the Tampa Bay Area. Whether you’re into boating, city life, want a larger yard, prefer condo living, prefer single family houses, townhouse, you name it, it’s here in our area! We really love the sense of community among residents around Tampa Bay.

One decision you’ll need to make when choosing a community is whether you want beach life or city life. However, the good news is that no matter which one you choose, you’ll be within 20 minutes of the other life. :)  You can drive from downtown Saint Petersburg to for instance Pass-a-Grille or St. Pete Beach after work and take in a sunset. And vice versa, drive from the beach to the St. Pete Pier (near downtown) for a dinner afterwork.

There’s certainly no right or wrong, we’re fortunate to have many great options of communities in the Tampa Bay Area!

My name is Mike Braswell and I’m a real estate agent in the Tampa Bay area. I serve as a local guide, using my @LovingStPete social media accounts to serve over 15 thousand followers! Please contact me if you would like to discuss Tampa Bay Real Estate. I’d love to earn your business!

St Pete Nature Photography

2022-05-15T20:02:27-04:00

St Pete Nature Photography Happy Weekend, Everyone! Grateful to wake up every day in the Tampa Bay Area. So much to explore in a destination many book months in advance for their vacation. 🏝 Here's some St Pete Nature Photography to start your weekend! Congratulations to @Shan.Ski on Instagram and Ruth Young on Facebook for [...]

St Pete Nature Photography2022-05-15T20:02:27-04:00

Rocket and Shuttle Launches

2022-05-15T08:24:51-04:00

Perk of living in the Tampa Bay Area - Rocket Launches! These pictures are one of the perks of living not too far from rocket launches! Watch the schedules and then look toward the east at launch time. As long as there aren't too many clouds, you should be able to see it! I sometimes [...]

Rocket and Shuttle Launches2022-05-15T08:24:51-04:00

E-Trike Rentals in Gulfport Florida

2022-05-15T07:22:25-04:00

E-Trike Rentals in Gulfport Florida - Giveaway Giveaway below for E-Trikes and Happiness! Have you seen the “Happiness” signs around our area? If you haven’t, happiness is everywhere. Look 10-12 feet up on telephone poles, trees, buildings and in store windows. The 265+ signs are the work of resident Gary King. ☀️ We we’re introduced [...]

E-Trike Rentals in Gulfport Florida2022-05-15T07:22:25-04:00

Gulfport Activity Ideas for Families and Children

2022-05-15T06:57:48-04:00

Gulfport Activity Ideas for Families and Children “Uh dad, little help please. You’re not taking a picture, are you?”. Continuing my Gulfport series, let’s discuss Gulfport activity ideas, specifically those that families and children might enjoy in this slice of ‘Old Florida’! Many Activity Options It’s clear that Gulfport has put significant thought into their [...]

Gulfport Activity Ideas for Families and Children2022-05-15T06:57:48-04:00

Gulfport Small Business Owners

2022-05-14T21:45:20-04:00

Gulfport Small Business Owners What an incredible day yesterday in Gulfport! We only met half the business owners we hoped, though we’ll return again soon to finish researching for my Gulfport series. She lost her son and business partner - so sad The stories we heard yesterday were incredible, though some were also heart breaking. [...]

Gulfport Small Business Owners2022-05-14T21:45:20-04:00

Gulfport Florida History – A Community

2022-05-14T20:59:12-04:00

Gulfport Florida History - A Community Let’s talk about Gulfport! Who knows this charming waterfront city on Boca Ciega Bay? Our family loves this ‘Old Florida’ community for many reasons, plus it’s just 12 minutes from downtown St Pete! Colt and I will be sharing our deep dive of Gulfport over a series of posts, [...]

Gulfport Florida History – A Community2022-05-14T20:59:12-04:00

Spring Themed Activity Suggestions

2022-05-14T16:15:55-04:00

Spring Themed Activity Suggestions in St Pete A family with young children asked me for ‘Spring Themed Activity Suggestions’ in the Tampa Bay area for this coming week/weekend. She also said they’d like to see the Easter Bunny while they’re in town. I’d love to hear your suggestions on Facebook and Instagram! I’ll contribute a [...]

Spring Themed Activity Suggestions2022-05-14T16:15:55-04:00

St Pete Rocks – Hidden Painted Rocks

2022-05-15T20:25:14-04:00

St Pete Rocks - Painting and Hiding Rocks Who’s familiar with the St Pete Rocks group on Facebook? In short, they’ve created an ongoing treasure hunt for children and adults alike around St Pete. Artists and aspiring artists have painted and hidden rocks around St Pete for us to find! When you find one, you’re [...]

St Pete Rocks – Hidden Painted Rocks2022-05-15T20:25:14-04:00

Upcoming Gulfport Series – Information Collection

2022-05-14T15:30:35-04:00

Upcoming Gulfport Series - Information Collection We’re excited to publish a series on Gulfport in the next couple weeks! Our family loves this waterfront community, located just 15 minutes from downtown St Pete! We appreciate you following along and exploring it with us. 🌴 In this series, we also want to include some of your [...]

Upcoming Gulfport Series – Information Collection2022-05-14T15:30:35-04:00

Al Nixon – North Shore Park Regular

2022-05-14T15:25:19-04:00

North Shore Park Regular - Al Nixon Today I visited North Shore Park to count some blessings and attempt to wrap my head around the turmoil overseas. When it became clear that Russia was invading Ukraine, I followed the coverage much of the night. I couldn’t stop. The gravity of the air raid sirens, explosions [...]

Al Nixon – North Shore Park Regular2022-05-14T15:25:19-04:00
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