Did you know the median age of residents in St. Petersburg, FL has dropped to 41.8? Millennials continue to choose St. Pete as one of their top destinations to move to, thanks to a booming nightlife, thriving job market, eclectic art scene, outdoor lifestyle and growing culinary reputation.
The City of St. Pete has been named as one of the ‘Best 25 Towns in America’ by Outside Magazine. There are over 137 parks to explore and 7 miles of simply beautiful water frontage in the Downtown St. Pete area. If you’re into cycling, then you’ll be happy to know that Pinellas County offers more than 950 miles of bike lanes, shared-use trails and sidewalks! Not sure if cycling is for you? You’ll also find a newly launched bike share program in the downtown corridor- perfect for occasional no obligation bike rides with friends and family.
Another desirable trait of this city is its focus on higher learning. Within the city limits, you’ll find 3 colleges (USF St Petersburg Campus, Eckerd College, and St. Petersburg College), Stetson University College of Law, and the Pinellas Technical Education Center. Students attending these schools often end up staying in the area once they’ve finished their degree- and for good reason! (Hence this article)
If you love the arts, then you’ll likely fall in love with St. Petersburg’s art scene, which features 7 art districts, full of studios, workshops, galleries and more. In the cooler months, the outdoor markets feature the artwork of many local artists. If that’s not enough, there are several other monthly markets, annual festivals, pop-up shops & more that bring artists from all over the state to this budding art scene.
Looking for a job? According to Indeed.com, the St. Pete job market continues to grow, and is strong compared to the rest of the U.S. According to their website, “Over the last year, job postings in St. Petersburg, FL have increased by 37729% relative to a national decline of 32%.” Those are some amazing stats! Combine that with NO state income taxes and an affordable cost of living compared to other metro areas, and it’s easy to see why so many millennials are flocking to this part of the sunshine state. The cost of living in St. Pete is considerably less than other large metro areas, with the average cost of a home in 2017 in the low $200k range.
Lastly, don’t forget St. Pete’s close proximity to other convenient places such as the Tampa International Airport (15-20 mins), Tampa Fairgrounds (30 mins), white sandy beaches of Pinellas County (15-30 mins), and top-rated private and public schools (varies, but so many to choose from!).
If you are thinking about moving to the St. Pete area and not sure where to start, feel free to contact us at Sandy Hartmann & Associates for more information on this wonderful place to live and work.
Author:Andrea Hartmann Phone: 727-324-8183 Dated: November 13th 2017 Views: 237 About Andrea: Andrea is Sandy Hartmann's Managing Partner. She is a licensed Realtor with over 13 years of Marketi...
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"“My husband and I had been looking for a waterfront condo for over a year. Mary Frances Cormican reached out to us and worked with us to find that waterfront condo. She was so helpful and responsive every time I reached out to her. We feel fortunate to have worked with a Realtor who truly was interested in making sure we were happy with our home purchase.” "