Why Millennials Are Moving To St Petersburg FL

Dated: August 11 2020

Views: 9061

Why Millennials Are Buying Homes In St. Petersburg, FL

Image title

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. Keep reading below to find out why the St. Petersburg housing market is one of the fastest growing housing markets in Florida.

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 St. Pete corridor- perfect for occasional no obligation bike rides with friends and family.

Coast Bike Share St. Pete

Another desirable trait of St. Petersburg 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 and buying homes 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.

Salvador Dali Museum St. Pete

Looking for a job? Indeed.com believes the St. Petersburg job market continues to grow, along with the St. Petersburg Housing Market, 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 in St. Petersburg, FL 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 2018 in the mid $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!).

St. Pete Beach- Minutes from City of St. Pete

If you are thinking about buying a home in the St. Petersburg area and not sure where to start, feel free to contact us at The Sandy Hartmann Group for more information on this wonderful place to live and work. As a reminder, we have over 30 years of local experience serving the St.Pete/Tampa Bay areas and are here to help you with all your real estate related needs. 


Blog author image

Andrea Hartmann

Andrea is the Managing Partner of The Sandy Hartmann Group and runs the team alongside Sandy Hartmann. She would love to talk to you about real estate! Andrea was born and raised in the Tampa Bay a....

Want to Advertise on this Site?

Latest Blog Posts

The September 2021 Pinellas County Real Estate Stats

The September 2021 Pinellas County Real Estate StatsThe September 2021 real estate stats for Pinellas County are here! At first glance, it appears that closed sales and new pending sales have

Read More

How Staging Your Home Can Help You Sell It For More Money

How Staging Your Home Can Help You Sell it for More Money  With record sales price growth in the Tampa Bay housing market, sellers are more anxious than ever to capitalize on the hot

Read More

Home Buyer Tips For Finding Your Next Home In Tampa Bay

Homebuyer Tips for Finding Your Next Home in the Tampa Bay AreaSome Highlights The best advice carries across multiple areas of life. When it comes to homebuying, a few simple tips can help

Read More

Everything You Need To Know About Living In The City Of Seminole FL

Everything You Need to Know About Living in the City of SeminoleWhen you think about moving to the Tampa Bay area of Florida, the cities of Tampa, St Petersburg, or Clearwater Beach likely come to

Read More