Top 5 Reasons to Call St. Petersburg Home
#1. The City Itself – St. Petersburg offers a slower pace than most metropolitan cities of comparable size, yet affords its residents plenty of outdoor sports, including major league baseball, NFL and NHL teams as well as cultural offerings. You can be as busy or relaxed as you want to be. Roads are wider and less congested. Combine sunshine, water, beaches, museums and art galleries, fabulous restaurants, boutique shopping and smiling faces and you will thrive in the city locals affectionately call “The Burg”.
#2. Excellent Healthcare – Pediatricians outnumber gerontologists here. Emergency room wait times are below the national average; a total of 10 hospitals in St. Petersburg are served by a network of medical specialists throughout Pinellas County; and, nearby Tampa General Hospital and Moffitt Cancer Center rank number one and two respectively in the area. The award-winning All Children’s Hospital, a Johns Hopkins Medicine facility, treats critically ill children from all over the state of Florida.
#3. Dolphins in Your Backyard – If owning a waterfront home is your dream, then look no further than St. Petersburg. It’s where you can also find charming beach cottages, lofty condos with balcony views, custom-built mansions, villas, and townhomes in gated communities. Rest assured, wherever you live will be near water.
#4. University of South Florida – St. Petersburg
Creative, collaborative, and engaged is how this intimate waterfront campus describes itself. USF St. Pete offers 35 degree programs delivered by 135 full-time faculty. There are over 6,000 students. The school has all the advantages of a large public university, including nationally ranked NCAA football, men’s basketball, women’s softball and women’s sailing.
#5. Cost of Living – Florida has no state income tax, property taxes are much lower and home prices are less for comparable space as compared to most areas of the country.