If you're looking at moving to Bardmoor, here are a few things to keep in mind before landing in the sunny southern orange state.
Move for the Right Reasons
The entertainment and shopping lifestyle is not what Bardmoor is all about. People move to Bardmoor looking for great weather, proximity to the most spectacular beaches anywhere in this fine country, a low cost of living and a relaxed, small-town coastal lifestyle. If that's what you love, you'll love it here too!
Consider Your Commute
If you're used to big city, gridlocked traffic, then the traffic here will be a breeze. But don't be fooled; if you're used to small-town traffic flow, a commute around the Bardmoor and Largo area might be a little tough on you.
Work Out Your Budget
Many apartments come with all-inclusive rental contracts, meaning your utilities are included in the rent. Having one of these contracts can save you bundles come check-writing time. You won't get any horrible budget surprises thanks to that cousin who stayed for a week and needed to run the air con on the "Arctic" setting to feel comfortable in your cozy little studio apartment.
Here is a quick run-down of Bardmoor neighborhoods to start off your search for the perfect rental property in the perfect location.
Bardmoor North: This is a small suburb, populated by sprawling, modern single-family homes. The main road in Bardmoor North, Cumberland Rd, curves around a small lake (or large pond) which provides a lovely point of focus for the neighborhood. Bardmoor Golf And Tennis Club and the Bayou Club are two very popular attractions in this part of town.
Bardmoor South: This is a medium-sized, suburban neighborhood that is fairly densely populated. There is plenty to do around Bardmoor North; you can go for a hit at the golf course or go sample the pizza and breadsticks at Joto's Pizzas, try an exotic brew (chocolate peanut butter stout, anyone?) at Rapp Brewing Co or check out the amazing produce and seafood, as well as second hand goods, at Mustang Flea Market.
Bayou Club: Bayou Club is one of Bardmoor's largest suburbs. The properties are mostly owned properties but enough rental housing exists to make it worth checking out, whether you're looking for the perfect two-bedroom apartment or a cute little studio for rent. For a night out, go sample the Tour of Beef at Jade Bistro or the Penne Alla Sesto at Da Sesto Italiano. Or for something fun to do, go check out the Wagon Wheel Flea Market!
Chateaux de Bardmoor: This is a medium-size and fairly densely populated area made up of mostly condos and apartments. About a quarter of the properties in this area consist of rental housing so your chances of finding a place to rent here are pretty good. Grab yourself an authentic NY pizza from Fortunato's or a weekend brunch at the Club House Restaurant. Lake Seminole Park is a popular attraction and offers plenty to do, from a kids' playground to BBQ grills and room for roller blading, cycling, or boating on the lake.
Cordova Greens: Cordova Greens is a suburban, medium-sized neighborhood of smallish, tightly packed homes. Located close to Chateaux the Bardmoor, it has easy access to all the same amenities.
Bardmoor has a lot going for it. It is well-positioned to take advantage of some of the most stunning beaches in the country, and its central location in Pinellas County means that you're never too far from anywhere. Spend a relaxed weekend at the beach or come and have a great meal and see live music at The Living Room On Main in Dunedin, only a stone's throw away.
Come shopping in St Petersburg or check out the amazing (and free!) Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo. Come and have some fun and get a workout at the same time at Airheads Trampoline Arena or come for a walk or a play at Largo Central Park and don't miss the Armed Forces History Museum.