In the early 1860s and 1870s, the first settlers arrived in the area of what would eventually become the City of Seminole. While some consider it a suburb of St. Petersburg, others think of it as a beachy neighborhood on Lake Seminole and near the Intracoastal and Gulf.
Seminole residents are lucky to have two beautiful Pinellas County parks. One is Lake Seminole Park, which has a 2-mile multi-use trail (with bicycle rentals available) that offers a good amount of shade coverage. The lake can be enjoyed by boaters and jet skiers, and it’s a good spot for fishing. Volleyball courts and a softball field are available on a first come, first served basis. The park also has benches and even swings situated in various scenic and shady spots throughout. Boca Ciega Millennium Park is recognized as a spot on the “Great Florida Birding Trail.” A 35-foot observation tower provides ample opportunity to see not only birds but also the many other species that enjoy living in the seven natural communities within the park (wetlands, mangrove swamp, salt marsh, etc.). The park also has a playground and dog park for pets large and small.
The Seminole City Center opened in 2017 and is a shopping, dining, and entertainment destination. In keeping with the popularity of breweries in Tampa Bay, Seminole is home to Rapp Brewing.
Housing options include condominiums, single family residences, options on the bayous and lake, gated communities, and golf course community homes.