St Petersburg still retains its resort-town feel as well as being a continual blossoming city. Its population of over 250,000 is enjoying a residential as well as commercial building boom, mainly in Downtown St. Pete. And this is attracting 6 million + visitors and people wanting to live where the action is. St. Petersburg is home to the Tropicana Field, Mahaffey Theatre, the transforming Pier (with beach), largest municipal Marina in Florida, Weedon Island Preserve, its own Whitted Airport, plenty of museums, cutting-edge restaurants, art galleries, parks and shopping on the East side touching Tampa Bay. It is known for its 250 miles of shoreline of waterfront parks with additional miles for biking and hiking. Stop in at Locale Market for a taste of all things wonderful as well as the long established Mazzaro’s located further south. Your tour would not be complete with visiting the Manhattan Casino, Sunken Gardens, many local breweries, Baseball Blvd, a Segway Tour or a boat tour, Grand Prixe races and more coming each year.
On the other western side of St Pete you will find the world renowned beaches facing the Gulf of Mexico, restaurants and almost 365 days of sunshine. There is the world famous Ft De Soto Beach, a Municipal Beach in Treasure Island, Maximo Beach and North Shore Beaches on 2nd Ave NE and Egmont Key Island. The historic district of Pass-a-grille is located at the end of St Pete beach where you will find almost 100 historic buildings and a lot of kiteboarding going on.
The Residential communities of St Pete are mixed diverse group of neighborhoods and offer community involvement at its core. You have easy access to the rest of Tampa bay by way of bridges, causeways and the like. So if that interests you, choose one of the over 100 communities to call home.