St. Petersburg’s stunning city-wide renaissance has caught the attention of America. Our downtown, located on one of our nations most beautiful waterfront parks, is fast-becoming one of the most attractive, livable and viable downtowns in the country.
As Florida’s fourth largest city, with an average age of 39, St. Petersburg in recent years has hosted the NCAA Mens Final Four, the 1996 Vice Presidential debates, welcomed the Rays Baseball team into our city’s Tropicana Field as their permanent home and shared in the job growth of the Tampa Bay region that has led the nation.
St. Petersburg Community, Recreation and Education
St. Petersburg can be considered ideal by virtue of many things, including its natural beauty and its wealth of sports and cultural opportunities.
St. Petersburg is growing by leaps and bounds and has housing available for all that dream of living in paradise! The area has new homes, subdivisions, condominiums, high-rise towers and apartments being built on a daily basis to accommodate all of you that have discovered the best-kept secret in America.
One-day visits to St. Petersburg and the surrounding area attractions will leave you wanting more. There is more.
There are six museums in St. Petersburg alone, including the Florida International Museum (a Smithsonian Institution affiliate) and the Florida Holocaust Museum, the fourth largest in the United States.
The Museum of Fine Arts hosted the Chihuly exhibit which has lead to Dale Chihuly opening an exclusive gallery in St. Petersburg in 2008. The Salvador Dali Museum will soon begin construction of a new facility adjacent to the newly finished Mahaffey Theatre in downtown St. Petersburg.
Our central west coast Florida location makes it easy to go beyond St. Petersburg and explore. Visit our nearest neighbor, Tampa — a city with its own identity and cultural pulse. There are theme parks, zoos and additional shopping centers for added experience. From downtown, Busch Gardens-Tampa Bay and the Lowry Park Zoo are just 30-40 minutes away in Tampa.
Be under the “magic” spell of Orlando’s many theme parks in just 90 minutes. A three-hour drive takes you to Florida’s east coast, and a journey south over the Sunshine Skyway Bridge links with Sarasota and beyond to Sanibel Island, Ft. Myers and Naples. Take the time to see it all.