Store Fronts & Traffic Counts
Seminole, Florida enjoys a stable economy as evidenced by a relatively low number of available storefronts, a well-managed municipal government, a great school system and high traffic counts on the main thoroughfares. The neighboring beach communities attract people year round for beach and fishing. The shopping areas provided in Seminole and St. Petersburg 12 miles to the south serve these areas. Other attractions in the area include the Bay Pines V.A. Healthcare System and the superb Seminole campus of St. Petersburg College with the adjoining Seminole Community Library. The Greater Seminole area is 30 square miles while the city is only 5.25 square miles in area.
Available Store Fronts
The Greater Seminole Chamber of Commerce reports only 5.5% available store fronts on a base of 650 businesses in the Chamber Store Fronts database. Another view of occupancy levels is measured by Pinellas County Economic Development, which notes only 4% vacancy measured quarterly based on office area in square feet.. A few redevelopment properties are also available in strategic locations within the city limits.
Seminole residents have long noted the outstanding performance of the City Government with a high standard of services, low taxes and no city debt. The stable management provided by the City Manager's office and the elected City Council is well documented by one of the lowest millage tax rates in Pinellas County. This municipal government serves a population is about 18,000 residents.
Average annual daily traffic counts (A.A.D.T) in Pinellas County are published by the Pinellas County Metropolitan Planning Organization. The latest data available for this report is dated 2007. The principal east-west traffic count on Park Blvd through the city center is over 48,000, which is fed by traffic to and from Tampa and from the beach communities to the west.
From Bay Pines Blvd to the south with connections to and from St. Petersburg, the average daily traffic count averages over 45,000. Bay Pines Boulevard is also home to the famous Bay Pines V.A. Heathcare System, and the Disabled American Veterans National Service office.
The principal north-south street of Seminole Blvd (Alt 19) notes traffic counts of 39,000 and connects many of Seminole's storefronts starting from Bay Pines Blvd to the south and 102nd street to the north.
Starkey Road and the Park Street extension have an average daily traffic count of 28,000 and mark the western city limits. Another main North-South Street, 113th Street N., has many professional offices and records over 25,000 average daily traffic count. This busy street includes offices for City Government, St. Petersburg College, The U.S. Post Office, the C.W. Young Library, the Seminole Chamber of Commerce, and the Recreational Department.
Available store fronts and details regarding redevelopment properties are available from the Greater Seminole Area Chamber of Commerce. Please call (727) 392-3245