What is the best area to buy near St. Petersburg, FL?I wouldn't mind up to an hour commute. I've looked all over the area. I've been focusing on the Riverview, Palmetto, and Bradenton areas. There are tons of homes around the area that seem like absolute steals. I realize many of them are short sales, but others are just coming down in price so much that they want to compete with them. I have a two children under 3 years old and would like to find great schools as well. It seems like the further you get from the ocean, the better the schools. Can anyone help me as I am just beginning to look and have never been to the area?February 05 2011 - Saint Petersburg0YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.