Amazing, beautiful, progressive, growing city!
2 star review? Unbelievable. St Pete is exponentially changing. I moved here 2 years ago from San Francisco and LOVE everything about Saint Pete. Low unemployment, affordable houses, excellent job market in Tampa Bay( I work in Tampa and it’s an easy commute) and 0% state income tax. Property tax is LOW as well as job growth projected higher than the national average.
When it comes to daily living, downtown is CLEAN. I never have any problems with crime and there are hardly any homeless people hanging around. Central ave has an amazing liberal, hipster, artistic, trendy, vibe you wouldn’t expect in a city in the “south”. People are simply kind here. I was shocked to realize my gym had no lockers, just cubbies, because people just don’t steal anything from there. People actually leave their wallets in plain sight and nobody touches anything. Meanwhile, everything was stolen from me in Cali, even when I locked it all up. :(
I work in the medical field and got a pretty high wage for my profession and it goes pretty far in Saint Pete with homes averaging around 200k. House is a 10 minute bike ride from the beach downtown or to central ave with tons of cool Kava shops, tattoo artists, local businesses, and a progressive mayor and city council. The growth downtown with a 3 million dollar pier and beautiful waterfront that can’t be beat. Businesses have made plans to invest a total of 8 BILLION dollars in Saint Pete. Downtown is going crazy. So, my advice, buy a home here now before housing goes through the roof in the best underpriced little liberal mecca in Florida! Peace
Jesse | St. Petersburg, FL