St. Petersburg Real Estate Information

Often referred to by its nickname of St. Pete, the city of St. Petersburg is the largest city in Pinellas County and is part of the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metropolitan area. Known as one of Florida’s premier vacation destinations, St. Petersburg attracts thousands of visitors from the Americas and Europe each year. The city’s population of about 250,000 residents enjoy living in the fourth largest city in Florida. Situated on a peninsula between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, St. Petersburg is connected to the rest of the state to the north and by several bridges across Tampa Bay. Interstates I-175 and I-375 provide convenient and efficient transportation to and from the area.

The especially busy downtown area contains a number of high rises, most notably the Bank of America Tower. There are also several theaters, art centers, museums, and parks in the city’s core. Downtown St. Petersburg also hosts a number of educational institutions, headlined by the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg College, and several other schools. Major League Baseball’s Tampa Bay Deil Rays play at Tropicana Field in the western part of St. Petersburg.

The Salvador Dali Museum is one of St. Petersburg’s most treasured attractions because of its position as the world’s most comprehensive collection of the unique artwork of the late Spanish surrealist painter. Sunken Gardens is another important attraction. Although situated in the midst of one of Florida’s busiest cities, the botanical paradise is the city’s oldest living museum and is home to some of the oldest and most rare tropical plants and species in the area.

Visitors and residents alike find the Museum of Fine Arts to be a relaxing and inquisitive place to spend a day. The facility has the only comprehensive art collection on the Floridian west coast ranging from antiques to present-day works of art. With galleries designed for leisurely reflection, the museum hosts thousands of guests every day. Yet another key attraction in St. Petersburg is the Florida Holocaust Museum that honors the memory of the millions of men, women, and children who were affected by the Holocaust. Created to inspire reflectional thought and to teach the world’s races and cultures to recognize the value of human life, the museum continues to work around the world to support the prevention of genocide.