This sun-drenched resort city just off mainland Pinellas County is heaven on earth for those who love being near the water. With 361 days of sunshine and the largest expanse of unspoiled public beach sand this side of Florida, it’s a popular stop for seasonal visitors – about 28% of single-family homes and condos in the city are secondary homes. Nearly 3,000 vacation accommodations can be found throughout the city, from plush hotel rooms to modern resort condos.
But it’s also a place where you can set down roots – over 10,000 residents live here year-round.
The city is located within 30 miles of Tampa International Airport and St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport, making it perfect for frequent flyers. The Suncoast Beach Trolley, the public transportation system, can take you to various stops across the city.
Originally made up of four communities – Belle Vista Beach, Don CeSar Place, Pass-A-Grille Beach, and St. Petersburg Beach, which merged to form St. Petersburg Beach in 1957 – the city changed its name to St. Pete Beach in 1994 to avoid confusion with the city of St. Petersburg.
St. Pete Beach real estate
The city’s prime location along the Gulf Coast, the quality of life, and overall desirability makes it a top choice for buyers in search of a place to call home. These factors also make it a great place to invest.
Some of the most coveted properties in the city, like single-family homes and condos, front the water and come with outdoor amenities like pools and docks with lifts. Popular architectural styles include Ranch and Bungalow.
There are six schools in the city:
- Azalea Elementary School
- Azalea Middle School
- Boca Ciega High School
- Pinellas Marine Institute
- Montessori by the Sea
- St John Vianney Catholic School
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Attractions and activities in St. Pete Beach
- Merry Pier
Located in scenic Pass-A-Grille, this pier is a world-class fishing and boating spot. Snapper, mackerel, flounder, and redfish swim in the surrounding waters. Visitors will find a general store, fish market, and businesses offering boat excursions. Enjoy a quiet morning fishing, bird watching, and dolphin watching. Merry Pier is also known for its spectacular sunsets, so stick around and watch the sun go down the horizon.
- St. Pete Beach
Known as the longest stretch of undeveloped public beach in the US, St. Pete Beach is the perfect getaway. With clean white sand and crystal-clear waters, this beach lends itself well to parasailing, paddle boarding, windsurfing, and other activities. You’ll also find an array of waterfront restaurants that serve amazing food like barbecue salmon, wings, and other dishes.
- Pass-a-Grille Beach
This scenic beach located at the southernmost end of St. Pete Beach features fishing piers, boutiques, restaurants, and its very own outdoor art market. Go swimming, deep sea fishing, paddle boarding, speed boating, and more!
- Gulf Beaches Historical Museum
Built in 1917 on the former site of the first church in Pass-A-Grille, this museum showcases a spectacular collection of photographs, postcards, artifacts, and various memorabilia that tell the story of the community from 1500 to the present day. There is also an exhibit on World War II and the iconic Don CeSar Hotel. Admission is free.
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