Many of the homes in this neighborhood are traditional one-story ranches, reflecting the style of the 1950s when they were built. As available lots were purchased and homes added, the intermingling of contemporary, split level, two-story and neo classic designs can be seen. Residents of Tropical Shores appreciate the diversity and value the variety of tastes and preferences in home styles. As a waterfront community, many of the homes lend themselves to the open Florida feeling. Expansive views of Tampa Bay, impressive sunrises and sunsets and sightings of dolphins, manatees and the vast variety of birds are all part of life in this lovely community. Located on the southeast edge of St. Petersburg, Tropical Shores is in close proximity to I-75 and I-275 as well as to the many shops, museums, art galleries, entertainment venues and restaurants in downtown St. Petersburg.