Residents of Downtown St. Petersburg will often tell you they live the best of both worlds: an active city life full of exciting events right in their backyard plus the kind of small-town character you'd expect to find in a tropical paradise.
As one of the most sought-after residential neighborhoods in the Tampa Bay area, Downtown St. Petersburg is the perfect location for those who like to live where they work and play. With roughly 2,000 housing units from townhouses to high-rise condominiums and apartments being added in recent years, the city is drawing in more and more people from all over the world.
Within its borders, Downtown St. Petersburg boasts gorgeous waterfront views, modern and historic architecture all within walking distance to the city's cultural heart on Central Avenue.
As a walkable urban neighborhood, residents can easily grab a show at nearby Mahaffey Theater or catch an outdoor concert at Jannus Live! Get lost for a day contemplating the original art of Salvador Dali at the Dali Museum—just minutes away from any Downtown St. Petersburg resident.
Where the sun shines year-round, residents also can enjoy the sights and sounds of nearby parks, such as Straub Park, parked conveniently on Beach Drive—a street with back to back fine-dining restaurants, galleries, and shops.