St. Pete Beach was voted the Number 1 Beach in the United States and the Number 5 beach in the world in 2012, it’s a beautiful and laid back beach community beloved by residents and visitors alike. And once you’ve set foot on the beautiful white sand and soaked your toes in the crystal clear blue waters, it’s easy to see why.
This picturesque beachside community is located just off of the Pinellas County mainland of Saint Petersburg, just south of Treasure Island, and 20 miles away from Clearwater Beach. With beautiful and pristine white, sandy beaches, sunshine year-round, and plenty of recreational opportunities, it’s easy to see why St. Pete Beach is one of the best places to live in the world.
Ready for a change of scenery and thinking St. Pete Beach may be a great fit? Read on to find out more.
History and geography of St. Pete Beach
St. Pete Beach was formed from the towns of Pass-a-Grille, Belle Vista, St. Petersburg Beach and unincorporated Pinellas County. When the city was originally incorporated in 1957, the name of the city was St. Petersburg Beach. In March 1994, locals voted to officially change the name of the town to St. Pete Beach, to help distinguish it from the nearby city, Saint Petersburg.
The downtown center of St. Pete Beach is located on Corey Avenue, home to a number of attractions popular with both tourists and locals. Located nearby, on the south end of the beach, are the historic Don CeSar beach resort and the Pass-a-Grille Historic District.
St. Pete Beach takes up the entire space of Long Key, the barrier island located at the east-central edge of the Gulf of Mexico. Three bridges lead into the city, which connects it to nearby Treasure Island, South Pasadena, and the Bayway Isles area of Saint Petersburg.
Things to do in St. Pete Beach
No matter what you’re in the mood for, you’re sure to find it in St. Pete Beach. To help get you started, here are a few of our favorite things to do around town:
- 360 Rooftop Lounge
- A Slice of New York
- Adventure Cruises
- Allen’s Aquatic Adventures
- Agave Mexican Restaurant
- Beach Snowballs
- Beverly’s La Croisette
- Blind Pass Marina
- Bongos Beach Bar and Grill
- Boulevard Burgers and Tap House
- Brew Tours by Thirsty Pelican
- Cafe Soleil
- Coconuts Comedy Club
- Crab Daddy’s Waterfront
Real Estate in St. Pete Beach
St. Pete Beach is home to some of the best real estate around. No matter what you’re looking for, from a luxury condo to an expansive beachfront resort-style home, you can find it here in St. Pete Beach. The median property value in St. Pete Beach is $371,300 — higher than the national average.
If you’re interested in learning more about pass-a-grille real estate or moving to St. Pete Beach, we would love to help you get started. Learn more about our communities and feel free to contact us with any questions.
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