Located on the west coast of the subtropical Florida peninsula lies a place known as Passe-a-Grille and neighboring St. Pete Beach, home to some of the whitest sand and best weather in the nation. The area is actually comprised of three locations, Pass-a-Grille, Belle Vista, and St. Petersburg Beach. It has an active population of about 9,400 full-time residents, but there are many more people who seasonally live in the area, particularly those escaping the cold winters of the north and midwest.
This area is served by several fine schools, such as Lakeview Fundamental Elementary School, St. Petersburg Collegiate High School, Bay Vista Fundamental Elementary School, Perkins Elementary School, Pasadena Fundamental Elementary School, Thurgood Marshall Fundamental, and Shore Acres Elementary School. Private schools in the area include St Alban's Episcopal DCC and St. John Vianney Catholic School.
<h2>Passe a Grille/St Pete Beach Real Estate</h2>
Real estate in the area is quite diverse, comprised of single family homes, condo communities, townhouses, and villas. In the collective area of Passe-a-Grille and St. Pete Beach, the average listing price in the area is just under $600,000, while the median sales prices comes-in at approximately $275,000. The price per square foot, on average is about $250.
Some communities offer maintenance-free living, with homeowners' associations taking-care of the property, usually offering such amenities as swimming pools, clubhouses, and entertainment facilities.
<h3>Things to Do and See</h3>
One of the best things about living in this area is there is simply no shortage of things to see and do. The beaches are the main attraction, with plenty of sunshine and a near-constant warm, balmy breeze gliding across the shores from the Gulf of Mexico. Sunsets are spectacular and many choose to take a morning run to watch dawn break over the horizon.
For golf enthusiasts, there are several challenging and wonderful choices, such as Treasure Bay Golf and Tennis, Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club, Pasadena Yacht and Country Club, the Tides Golf Club, Bayou Club, Mangrove Bay, and The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort and Golf Club, just to name a few.
Shopping is very conveniently located and that means a plethora of retail therapy is available at Tyrone Square Mall, Bayside Shops, John's Pass Village and Boardwalk, and The Shoppes at Park Place. For those who like to travel back to the past or give little ones a great experience, there is the Gulf Beaches Historical Museum, The Dali Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Florida Holocaust Museum, and the Great Explorations Children's Museum.