St. Petersburg, also known as the Sunshine City, which glimmers between the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay, is known for its warm weather and for holding the title of “most consecutive days with sunshine” at 768 days!
Downtown St. Petersburg is the city’s heartbeat, home to fantastic shopping, eclectic restaurants, a myriad of themed bars and one of a kind attractions. St. Petersburg is in Pinellas County on the Suncoast and is truly one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in “the Burg” offers residents a coastal-urban-suburban ambiance. St. Pete is an innovative, creative and diverse community that honors the past while pursuing the future.
St. Pete is popular for golfing, boating, fishing and beachgoing. Its waterfront parks host the Salvador Dali Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts. Historical theatrical and musical venues include the Mahaffey Theater, home of the Florida Orchestra. These are just a few of the area attractions that make St. Pete the beautiful city on the bay. St. Petersburg’s arts and culture roots are firmly anchored by even more museums and cultural attractions unique to the city, such as the Chihuly Collection presented by Morean Arts Center, the St. Petersburg Museum of History, The Florida Holocaust Museum, Morean Arts Center, Florida CraftArt, Sunken Gardens, Great Explorations, the African American Heritage Trail, and more.
When the sun goes down in St. Pete, that’s when the real fun begins. Central Ave. is home to many clubs and bars making for a fun and festive evening. On Beach Drive, rooftop bars and lounges are the place to go for cocktails with a breathtaking view of downtown St. Pete’s waterfront. For live music in an intimate setting, Jannus Live offers a constant lineup of touring bands.
The City of St. Petersburg has proudly earned a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index four years in a row! St. Pete takes pride in welcoming all who share in the city’s vision that the sun shines on ALL who come to live, work and play here, including the LGBT community.
Executives, healthcare professionals, retirees, empty nesters, entrepreneurs, millennials, artists and creatives also love to call this melting pot of a city home. Diversity is evident as the downtown streets light up with creativity and color thanks to an eclectic display of urban murals and street art of all sizes, shapes and styles that are on display throughout the Sunshine City.
Imagine yourself exploring the St. Pete Pier; a landmark pleasure pier extending into Tampa Bay from downtown St. Petersburg, reminiscent of New York City’s Pier 17. If you love NYC, then you will fall in love with St. Pete! All of the diversity, walkability, creativity, art, culture, and urban feel, coupled with palm trees, blue sky, sandy beaches, and nearly 365 day of sunshine per year without all the snow, cold, relentless hustle and bustle and astronomical expense.
Residential dwellings in Downtown St. Pete range from NYC type loft apartments to luxury condominiums and everything in between. Downtown St. Pete — offering the best of ALL worlds!