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St Petersburg, FL

St Petersburg, FL


St Petersburg, FL

Highlights on moving to St. Petersburg, FL
If moving to St. Petersburg is in your plans, get ready for some sunshine.  It’s considered Florida’s Sunshine City, with an average of 360 days of sunshine each year.  St. Petersburg is the 4th largest city in Florida, population 244,769, and is located in Pinellas County, on a peninsula between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. The city was founded in 1876 by John C. Williams and Peter Demens. It is a local legend that the two founders flipped a coin to determine which of them would name the city. Peter Demens won that coin toss and named the city after his birthplace Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Your move to St. Petersburg will also put you near many beautiful beaches: Fort Desoto was ranked the number one beach in America in 2005 and 2008 and is located just outside of St. Petersburg, FL. Other area beaches near St. Petersburg include: St. Pete Beach, Tierra Verde, Treasure Island and Madeira Beach.  

Moving to St. Petersburg – What to expect

  • The climate in St. Petersburg. If you are moving to St. Petersburg, FL you can expect the perfect subtropical climate with an average daytime temperature of 81 degrees and average evening temperature of 67 degrees. June – September is St. Petersburg’s rainy season with an average rainfall of 6.65” during each of these months. St. Petersburg is occasionally hit with tropical storms and hurricanes but it hasn’t been directly hit by a hurricane since 1921.  
  • Getting around in St. Petersburg. Mass transit is available for you in St. Petersburg via the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority. St. Petersburg also has a trolley service, The Looper, and for $0.50 you can hop aboard and ride to numerous downtown museums and attractions.
  • Getting an education in St. Petersburg. The University of South Florida St. Petersburg is located in St. Petersburg and offers Bachelors and Masters Programs. Eckerd College, a private 4-year liberal arts college, is also located in St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg College offers 4-year degrees and has 9 separate campuses throughout Pinellas County.
  • Playing in St. Petersburg. If you are moving to St. Petersburg you definitely want to check out The Pier. The Pier is the city’s landmark and extends a half of a mile into Tampa Bay from downtown St. Petersburg shores. The Pier is a five story marketplace with numerous shops and restaurants. The Pier also has an aquarium, an observation deck and a bait shop.

Moving to St. Petersburg, Florida – New Resident Links
City Website
Driver's License Services
Utilities
Job Search
Things to do

The service center for St Petersburg, FL is located in Tampa, FL.

Information about St Petersburg, FL

Est. Population: 238647
County: Pinellas
Latitude: 27.7833
Longitude: -82.6333
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