St. Petersburg Real Estate
St. Petersburg is the 5th largest city in Florida, located on the Gulf Coast, part of Tampa Bay. Known for it’s youthful vibe, historic homes and “Keep St. Pete Local” feel, from one side of St. Petersburg’s downtown area to the beaches is never more than a 15-20 minute drive. Known for our amazing weather, St. Pete has been nicknamed the Sunshine City, thanks in part to a Guinness World Record it holds for logging the longest stretch of sunshine in the country. Starting in 1967, St. Petersburg had 768 consecutive days of sun in the sky, making it popular for golfing, boating, fishing and beachgoing.
Downtown St. Petersburg is a vibrant place where you’ll find lots of locally owned, farm to table style restaurants, museums, coffee shops, craft breweries and arts – you’ll notice the collection of murals on the sides of many of the buildings here. Its long stretches of downtown waterfront parks host the Dali Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Mahaffey Theater, home of the Florida Orchestra. The city is also famous for housing the Tropicana Field, the official stadium for the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team.
Residents of St. Pete have many transportation options to choose from. Public transportation is offered by the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority, which operates buses that travel across the county. The Cross-Bay Ferry is another available option, and it connects St. Petersburg to downtown Tampa via the bay. St. Petersburg also features the Looper, a trolley service people can use to get around the Downtown St. Petersburg area. Anyone who needs to fly out-of-state can use the Tampa International Airport or the St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport.
St. Pete is well-known for being close to many of Florida’s most popular beaches, such as the Fort De Soto Beach and the St. Pete Beach. Ranked in the Top 25 Beaches by Trip Advisor, St. Pete Beach is a postcard-perfect destination with sugar-white sands and glittering blue waters. St. Pete Beach has different stretches of beach for everyone–from families, to those looking to relax, to a younger set looking for vibrancy. Tip: Don’t call it “St. Pete’s Beach.” It will make it obvious you’re just visiting.