St Petersburg, The Sunshine City
St. Petersburg occupies most of a peninsula jutting out into the Gulf of Mexico, forming Tampa Bay. It is the largest city in area and population in Pinellas County. Across the Bay is neighboring Tampa. St. Pete, as the locals call it, is a medium sized city of approximately 245,000 residents, and it the fourth most populous city in the state. St. Petersburg, Tampa, and Clearwater form the vibrant and culturally diverse Tampa Bay Metro Area. The weather is near perfect and it is said that the sun shines over 360 days a year, earning the city the nickname "The Sunshine City."
St Petersburg Boasts Some of the World's Best Beaches
St. Petersburg is justifiably famed for its miles of pristine beaches which have been consistently rated to be among the very best in the world. In fact, the Travel Channel recently named St. Pete Beach to be the number one beach destination in the entire country, based upon millions of reviews.
St Petersburg is A City Undergoing a Renaissance
Although once notorious for a population consisting primarily of retirees, St. Petersburg has been undergoing a youthful renaissance in the past few years. American Style magazine recently rated St. Petersburg as the number one mid-size city in 2011, citing its "vibrant arts scene." The new downtown restaurant, nightlife and bar scene complete the picture of city undergoing exciting changes.
St Petersburg Features An Abundance of Cultural and Sporting Choices
The new Downtown is also home to the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team and the St. Petersburg Grand Prix, an internationally renowned motor race for Indy cars. The Dali Museum, located on the city's Tampa Bay waterfront contains the largest collection of the famed surrealist's artwork in the United States. There is also a Museum of Fine Arts, a children's museum called Great Explorations, and the St. Petersburg Historical Museum.
St Petersburg Florida Real Estate- From Mansions to Waterfront Homes, Condominiums, Suburbs
Housing choices range from tony mansions, to colorful and charming beach houses, to single family dwellings set in quiet suburban subdivisions, to housing near the excitement of Downtown, to townhomes, to modern condominiums with all the amenities and are priced to suit most budgets. Surprising for what is at least in part an urban area and largely a suburban one, nearby communities such as Pinellas Park, Oldsmar, and Safety Harbor offer their own quaint downtowns, rural living, and even an opportunity to own a horse.
A Wealth of Recreational Choices in St Petersburg
St. Petersburg is rich in recreational opportunities and is ideal for swimming, boating and fishing. There are many parks and nature trails, numerous docks for fishing, public boat ramps, and the bicycles and pedestrians only Pinellas County Trail bisects the entire area. Internationally famed Fort De Soto Park at the southern tip of the city features camping, an historic fort complete with giant cannon, and miles of completely unspoiled beaches.
St Petersburg, A City With Much to Offer
A vibrant and diverse Downtown, quiet and tree lined suburbs, some of the best beaches in the world, many recreational choices, a thriving cultural scene, great resturaunts, and lively nightlife, St. Petersburg is a great place to live and has housing for virtually every conceivable need.
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