Situated along Florida’s scenic Gulf Coast, St. Petersburg just keeps getting better with time. Once known primarily as a resort town, the city now boasts of a vibrant downtown and one of the most acclaimed cultural venues in the world. It consistently ranks as one the best places to live in the United States.
Spanning nearly 62 square miles and located in Pinellas County, the city lies between scenic Tampa Bay and the clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Its small-scale neighborhoods and big city amenities strike the perfect balance, while its resort town atmosphere draws residents in search of laid-back living.
St. Petersburg is known as “Sunshine City” because it takes pride in the kind of weather that’s perfect for outdoor recreation. Enjoy the city’s sugary white sand beaches, manicured golf courses, and lush parks through most of the year.
In 2017, the US Census Bureau placed the population at 263,255. Those numbers continue to rise as more residents come to the city to better their lives.
St. Petersburg homes for sale
The housing stock consists of single-family homes, townhomes, and condos. Prevalent architectural styles include Spanish, Mediterranean, Ranch, and Bungalow. Buyers have a good mix of older and new construction homes to choose from.
In 2018, the Tampa Bay real estate market was strong for sellers, with home prices and sales showing robust year-over-year gains. This made it a hotspot for real estate investment – purchase a home and watch it appreciate in value year after year.
Market activity hits its peak around winter selling season. Realtors have seen a high number of cash buyers – the majority of whom are older and more seasoned investors – and first-time buyers. Experienced investors are acquiring fixer-uppers that command higher prices once fully renovated.
Up-and-coming neighborhoods like Roser Park, Midtown, Central Oak Park, and South Kenwood are also ripe for affordable home buys. Kenwood is known for its growing community of artists, while Roser Park is noted for its spectacular Spanish and Mediterranean-style architecture.
But the gold standard for St. Petersburg living is Downtown – no other area in the city has seen such tremendous growth and improvements over the last few years. Developers have built luxury condos for buyers who want to live within walking distance of shops, bars, and restaurants.
Established neighborhoods like Snell Isle are always in high demand – as the quintessential St. Petersburg enclave, this former mangrove island has its own harbor, and is known for its gorgeous waterfront properties.
Old Northeast, which adjoins Downtown, harbors over 3,000 stunning historic properties within its boundaries in addition to a charming shopping district and a host of restaurants. Here you’ll find Bungalow and Mediterranean-style homes situated on landscaped lots populated by palms, magnolias, jacarandas, and pines.
If St. Petersburg, is on your radar, Sun & Sand Real Estate would be happy to assist you. Call us at (727) 412-3020.
Attractions and activities in St. Petersburg
- The Dali Museum
One of Florida’s most acclaimed cultural destinations, the Dali Museum celebrates the life and work of Surrealist artist Salvador Dali through an expertly curated collection of his paintings, drawings, photographs, and videos.
- Fort De Soto Park & Beach
The park encompasses five islands in addition to 1,136 acres on Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, offering countless opportunities for swimming, fishing, kayaking, boating, camping, and a dog beach. Visitors can wade through a wide tidal pool, lounge on the white sand beach, or catch fish from the scenic pier.
- Al Lang Stadium
This iconic stadium can accommodate more than 7,000 spectators and has seen numerous improvements over the last few seasons. Home of the Tampa Bay Rowdies, professional soccer, the stadium is situated along the waterfront and has ample parking.
Stake your claim in this gorgeous seaside city. Sun & Sand Real Estate help you find the perfect home. Call us today at (727) 412-3020 or send an email to Deb(at)Sun-Sand(dotted)com to get started!