Downtown St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg has experienced ebbs and flows in popularity, and now is great time to be in the downtown St. Petersburg. The main streets have become lined with high-rise and trendy condos that attract residents who are drawn to the active lifestyle offered by the burgeoning downtown.
A rich history, waterfront parks, a profusion of arts and cultural venues, and diverse entertainment and dining scenes give the urban commercial district an enticing artsy vibe that attracts many. Nearby golfing, world class beaches, major league sports, endless water excursions, and festivals for food, music and the arts are great benefits to downtown living. Hallmark venues such as the Dali Museum attract visitors from all over, and the beauty of Tampa Bay waters and sunrises from Beach Drive balconies can be soothing and mesmerizing.
Residential living in downtown St. Petersburg has flourished in recent years, providing a range of housing options for those attracted to urban living. In the heart of the downtown neighborhood and growing west is a wide variety of high-rise and low-rise condominiums and townhomes also of diverse types and styles.
Charming residential enclaves border the downtown including neighborhoods such as Historic Old Northeast and Historic Uptown to the north, Methodist Town to the west, and Historic Rosier Park and Old Southeast neighborhoods to the south, just beyond the University of South Florida-St. Petersburg and the Albert Whited Airport. The surrounding neighborhoods feature a great diversity of historic housing styles including Craftsman, Tudor, Spanish-Mediterranean, Colonial Revival, and more.
Some photos courtesy of: Paul Tomey (home page photo), and City of St. Petersburg (CC).
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