St. Pete Beach Real Estate Information

The city known as St. Petersburg was originally called St. Petersburg Beach until a city-wide vote shortened the name to its present situation. However, St. Pete Beach carries on the legacy and is a famous tourist destination formed form the towns of Pass-a-Grille, Don CeSar, and Belle Vista. Incorporated in 1957, the town was originally called by the full Petersburg name before being shortened in 1994 to distinguish the town from its much larger counterpart. Home to almost 10,000 people, St. Pete Beach occupies the entire space of Long Key, a barrier island at the east central edge of the Gulf of Mexico. The town is connected to the rest of Florida via three bridges that lead it to the city, connecting St. Pete Beach to Treasure Island, South Pasadena, and the Bayway Isles.

Residents of St. Pete Beach find that they get the best of both worlds. Not only do they live in a friendly, quiet, beach town surrounded by water, beaches, and beautiful marinas, but they are also just minutes from one of the largest cities in the region. For these reasons, St. Pete Beach has increasingly become a more attractive bedroom community for people who work in downtown St. Petersburg during the day and retreat to St. Pete Beach in the evenings. Still, St. Pete Beach has a large number of transient accommodations to take care of the thousands of visitors that stay in the town each year.

The Gulf Beaches Historical Museum is part of Pass-a-Grille, a national historic district. The museum offers visitors a glimpse into early local life and pioneer life by exhibiting a village of restored homes and buildings. A number of actors portray life as it was years ago and regularly perform demonstrations on skills from old Florida.

The St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport is the area’s primary air gateway and is a joint civil-military airfield that serves both the cities of St. Petersburg and Clearwater. While the airport is much smaller in size compared to the much more popular and busy Tampa International Airport, residents of St. Pete Beach have access to dozens of daily departures to destinations across the eastern United States and Canada. Allegiant Air is the largest airline at the airport and operates non-stop services to many second-tier cities in the Midwest and Northeast. Seasonal service to Toronto, Halifax, and Montreal is also quite popular.