St. Petersburg Florida
St. Petersburg Florida is nicknamed “The Sunshine City” because it averages 361 days of sunshine each year and holds a Guinness World Record for logging the most consecutive days of sunshine (768 days). The 100+ neighborhoods of St. Petersburg are made up of more than just single-family homes, duplexes, and apartments. This metropolis also includes high-rise condominiums, as well as commercial buildings, historic buildings and hotels.
Blending the historic with the modern and the eclectic with the artsy, St. Petersburg is a vibrant city with a welcoming, small town charm and an exciting vision for the future. It’s one of the most vibrant waterfront neighborhoods – with a range of lifestyles for all those seeking a walk-able, bike-able, livable city life. The residents of St. Petersburg are a mix – scientists, engineers, artists, techies, musicians, and students. This blend of talent is driving a new creative renaissance in the city.
American Style magazine ranked St. Petersburg its top mid-size city in 2011, citing its “vibrant” arts scene. St. Petersburg is home to the world-renowned Salvador Dali Museum, the Chihuly Collection, top-rated restaurants and beautiful Fort De Soto Park.
St. Petersburg Florida is in Pinellas County. It covers the south and east coasts of the peninsula. St. Petersburg has a population of nearly 263,255 residents. It is the fifth-most populous city in Florida, and second-largest city in Tampa Bay.
Did you know?
As a part of a coin toss bet, Peter Demens (one of the co-founders of St. Petersburg), named the land after Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Local Special Events
St. Petersburg Florida has a very active community. There are a large number of events on the city’s calendar and include a variety of activities for everyone. These events create opportunities for its community to interact, celebrate, and enrich residents’ and visitors’ lives. Some events, like the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, bring visitors from around the world.
Other events and activities include multiple food, art and music festivals, Art Walks, holiday parades, family fun days, Wine Weekend, charity events, 5K and 10K runs, sporting events (soccer and baseball), a Tiny Home Festival, Annual Pride Festival, 4th of July Fireworks, car shows, a Caribbean Carnival, movie nights, morning market, Autumn Harvest Festival, Winter Holiday Market, Holiday Tour of Homes, Lighted holiday boat parade, new year’s eve celebration.