A WALKABLE, LIVE/WORK/PLAY DOWNTOWN!
Downtown Saint Petersburg is the most walkable, live-work-play downtown on the west coast of Florida, boasting a Walkscore of 97 out of 100 in some of its highest walkable areas! Downtown Saint Petersburg contains a plethora of local stores, offices, apartments, art studios, grocery stores, restaurants, bars, breweries, and parks. It also is home to the Tampa Bay Rowdies (Minor League Soccer) and the Tampa Bay Rays (Major League Baseball). Learn more about downtown St. Petersburg at ILovetheBurg.com, StPeteRising.com, DownTownStPete.com, and DiscoverDowntown.com.
BE CREATIVE IN A CITY OF ARTS AND CULTURE
Arts are ingrained in Saint Petersburg's culture. We have a unique set of art museums highlighted by the Dali Museum (Largest collection of Salvador Dali art in North America), the Museum of Fine Arts, the Florida Holocaust Museum, the Chihully Collection, the Morean Center for Arts, Tom James's Southwestern Art Museum (Under Construction), and Rudy Cicierro's American Craft Art Museum (Under Construction).
Besides our incredible museums, we have an authentic, grass roots artist movement throughout our city with multiple arts districts including the Warehouse Arts District where artists are allowed live in their warehouses. Learn more about St. Petersburg's arts scene with the Creative Directory from the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance and the Warehouse Arts District Association.
WHAT, YOU DON'T LIKE SUN AND BEACHES?
St. Petersburg is known as the "Sunshine City" because it has an average of appx. 361 days of sunshine each year, and a Guinness World Record for logging the most consecutive days of sunshine (768 days)!
Nearby St. Pete Beach is a great place to unwind. Some parts of St. Petersburg are next door to St. Pete Beach, averaging as low as a 5 minutes drive. Downtown is only a 15 minutes drive to St. Pete Beach. Learn more about St. Pete Beach at VisitFlorida.com.
PARKS FOR EVERYONE
The 2nd largest urban waterfront park system in the entire United States (only next to Chicago) is connected to our downtown. Whether you like walking, running, biking, boating, paddle boarding, kayaking, yoga in the park, beach volleyball, tennis, dog parks, etc., there is always something for anyone in our multi-mile waterfront park system.
Besides our urban waterfront park system, an astounding 93% of the city is within a half-mile walking distance to a park! Learn more about our parks at the City of Saint Petersburg Park and Recreation Site and Florida-Beach-Lifestyle.com.
COOKIE-CUTTER, ST. PETERSBURG IS NOT
Saint Petersburg is atypical from the typical Florida city because it was founded in the late 1800's and it contains a lot of historic buildings and houses that were built before the 1930's. If you like history and unique historic buildings with character, St. Petersburg is a great place for you!
LESS COSTS = MORE OPPORTUNITIES
With no state income tax, no city income tax, low state corporate taxes, relatively low property taxes compared to larger cities outside of Florida, and a housing market that costs less than many large cities in the United States, many tech professionals are instantly discovering that moving to St. Petersburg makes financial sense. Learn more about the economic advantages of living in St. Petersburg from the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and the City's Economic Development website.