Sun, sand and opportunity await those who venture to Saint Petersburg, Florida. As the state’s fourth most populous city, Saint Petersburg is home to a diverse community of people who enjoy a low cost of living and a variety of housing options. People in search of luxury coastal homes may find them in the Tierra Verde area, which is more expensive than 92.7% of other neighborhoods in Florida, while families with children may enjoy the medium-sized, single-family homes in the Shore Acres neighborhood with its great walkability and access to good public schools. With more than 100 neighborhoods, Saint Petersburg is sure to have a place for everyone.
Built along the shore of the Gulf of Mexico, the city is renowned for its beautiful weather and proudly boasts the title of "most consecutive days with sunshine." It even holds a Guinness World Record for having the most days of sunshine in a row at 768 days. If that isn’t good enough, its 249,688 residents enjoy a stable economy that continues to attract career-oriented professionals anxious to start new businesses. The growing workforce is partly due to the fact that the median house value of $156,000 is 8 percent lower than the rest of Florida, making it an easy place to begin building a career and a family.
The future of the workforce also looks bright in that Saint Petersburg has 51 public schools, 36 private schools and 14 post-secondary schools. Young students filled with potential graduate every year, helping the city stay true to its vision to be an innovative, creative and competitive community. With all the long hours people work every day, it becomes especially important to take time to relax. Luckily, Saint Petersburg has numerous award-winning beaches, where people go to lounge in the sun, play in the waves and take in the views of white sand and crystal blue waters. One of the most popular beaches is 11260 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island, which has more than 500 feet of shoreline. Those who prefer retail therapy can go shopping in the heart of downtown, where glittering retail stores and enticing restaurants are found on every street. While wandering, you may stumble upon many of St. Petersburg’s cultural attractions, such as the Dali Museum, which holds the world’s largest collection of Salvador Dali’s work. Whether you enjoy deep-sea fishing, glamorous nightlife or simply breathtaking vistas, St. Petersburg has it all.