Stretching from the southwest shores of Old Tampa Bay, and running inland, lies Downtown St. Pete, a community that’s seen heavy revitalization in recent years. It is home to some of the best museums and nightlife in the country, with an eclectic feel streaming throughout the area.
It is served by top rated schools, such as Lakeview Fundamental Elementary School, St. Petersburg Collegiate High School, Bay Vista Fundamental Elementary School, Pasadena Fundamental Elementary School, and Perkins Elementary School. Nearby private schools include St Jude Cathedral School, St Petersburg Catholic High School, Shorecrest Preparatory School, and Keswick Christian School. It is also home to University of South Florida St. Petersburg and a branch of St. Petersburg College.
<h2>Downtown St. Pete Real Estate</h2>
In the past few years, downtown St. Pete has experienced an explosion of residential growth, principally through the many fine condos popping-up, looking out over the waters of Tampa Bay. These offer some great resident amenities and have creature comforts which make living here delightful.
The average listing price in the area comes-in at $495,500 and the median sales price is $395,900; while the average price per square foot of $286. Condos range in size from one bedroom to three, and many have on-site security and things like putting greens and swimming pools.
<h3>Things to See and Do</h3>
Being in such a strategically located place, there are plenty of places to shop, including the downtown district, as well as such venues as Tyrone Square Mall, Bayside Shops, John's Pass Village and Boardwalk, Sundial, and the Shoppes at Park Place.
Golfers have ample choice when it comes to spending a day on the links as nearby courses include 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.
For those who appreciate traveling into the past and fine art, there's the Gulf Beaches Historical Museum, the Dali Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Florida Holocaust Museum, and the Great Explorations Children's Museum.
Residents here retreat during the weekend to explore and experience the beach, fishing, boating, sightseeing, biking, hiking, and camping at Ft. De Soto Park, which is the largest state park nearby downtown. The beaches lining the Gulf of Mexico to the west are a very short drive away, offering plenty of sunbathing, volleyball, and more.
Fare of all kinds is also right downtown, where dining options range from come-as-you-are casual to white table cloth.