Downtown Expertise

Living in St. Pete:

St. Petersburg is the most exciting, dynamic city in Florida. St. Pete’s vibrant Downtown is rated among the best in the South due to its combination of rich arts and culture, great food, luxury shopping, and an active nightlife. Jewels like the Salvador Dali Museum, The Museum of Fine Arts, Chihuly Collection, The Holocaust Museum and dozens of other art galleries are highlighted by other cultural venues such as Mahaffey Theater, American Stage Theater and the Historic Palladium Theater. Sports enthusiasts can enjoy the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field and Rowdies Soccer at Al Lang Stadium. The Sundial luxury shopping complex and local boutique shops offer something for every interest.

Photos courtesy of the city of St. Petersburg.

Photo courtesy of the city of St. Petersburg.


The exceptional year round climate – an average of 361 days of sunshine each year – affords plenty to do outdoors. St. Petersburg has the third-largest public waterfront park system in North America, with  parks stretching 7 miles and is used year round for public events and festivals such as Ribfest, Mainsail Arts Festival, Pops in the Park Orchestra event, and movies and music in the Park. The open air Saturday Morning market is the largest in the Southeast and located right along the water. The Pinellas Trail biking corridor offers dedicated space for riders, while the array of kayak paths in the area’s many waterfront parks will put you up close and personal with manatees and dolphins. The St Petersburg Yacht Club has a world renowned sailing program with deep protected waters.

And of course, if you love the sun and sand, you’ll be spoiled by dozens of world class beaches where you can float, splash, and stroll, all within a short drive of Downtown St. Pete. There’s Treasure Island’s laid-back old-Florida vibe, the bar and restaurant scene at St. Pete Beach, or the pristine natural beauty of Fort De Soto, recognized for decades as one of America’s Top 10 Beaches. For the truly adventurous, an array of small islands off the tip of the peninsula offer secluded overnight destinations for kayaks and boaters.

Photo courtesy of the city of St. Petersburg.

Photo courtesy of the city of St. Petersburg.

St. Pete also offers easy access to great attractions just across Tampa Bay. Tampa has great restaurants, the nightlife of Ybor City, the NHL’s Lightning and NFL’s Buccaneers, the Tampa Museum of Art and Busch Gardens Amusement Park. The City has a diverse economy based on finance, healthcare, technology and the Port of Tampa. Just a short drive to the south is Sarasota’s world-class Ringling Museum and more fine beaches; and Walt Disney World Resort and Sea World in Orlando are only two hours away.

St. Pete is only getting better, with international attention highlighting the casual lifestyle and redevelopment on the horizon, you never know what you’ll discover next. Let JJ and the Z introduce you to the wonderful life St. Pete has to offer.

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