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-Strengthening economy
-Winter climate
-Attractive downtown areas


-Hot, humid summers
-Growth and sprawl
-Violent crime

What Bert Has To Say About Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater Metro Area

This metropolitan area includes Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater, all of which surround Tampa Bay. The area is varied and cosmopolitan with a pleasant climate and balanced local economy. A 1980’s building boom brought downtown Tampa skyscrapers, a major airport renovation, and the development of a cruise-ship terminal. While soft in the early part of the decade, the economy has gained traction recently as the benefits of a business-friendly climate have paid off. Among other new economy pursuits, the area has become a favorite as a secondary location for information processing for the financial industry.

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Quick Facts About St. Petersburg

    The unemployment rate in St. Petersburg is 4.10 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. St. Petersburg jobs have Increased by 1.63 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, St. Petersburg's cost of living is 4.90% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, St. Petersburg's population is 257,083 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 7.73 percent.
    Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in St. Petersburg is $159,800. Home appreciation the last year has been -6.71 percent.
    St. Petersburg public schools spend $9,270 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15 students per teacher in St. Petersburg.

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