Living in St. Pete Pros and Cons

Are you thinking of moving to St. Petersburg, Florida, and want to know what life is like there? In this video, I’m going to give you the pros and cons of living in St. Petersburg. We’ll look at everything from lifestyle to housing costs so you know exactly what to expect when you get here.

The Pros Of Living In St. Petersburg

The first pro of living in St. Petersburg is the beach. You can come to the shore every weekend to enjoy the views and have a drink or two on the sand. People love to come out to the beach to enjoy the sun, sand, and the water. And whether it’s Sunday or Wednesday, St. Petersburg residents can be found at the beach enjoying a nice sunset at the end of the day.

Another pro of living here is the lifestyle. This ties in with our first pro; because the beach is such a presence in this city, the lifestyle here is relaxed. People living here love to lounge around, take their time, and enjoy that beach life. Additionally, there’s a crazy amount of stuff to do in St. Petersburg. With over 75 breweries in the Tampa Bay area, you’re never going to run out of new drinks to try and new people to meet.

The third pro of living in St. Petersburg is the cost of living. It’s one of the only places in the entire country that you can take advantage of the beach lifestyle without spending a few million bucks. There’s waterfront property right now available in St. Petersburg for under $700,000. You can’t get that anywhere else.

The Cons Of Living In St. Petersburg

Now that we’ve listed off most of the positive things that St. Petersburg has to offer, let’s look at the negative side and check out some of the cons. And yes, there are some. If you’re going to move here, you definitely need to know about them.

The first con to living in Florida is that it’s hot. And when I say hot, I mean really hot. I’m sitting here, sweating my butt off, while shooting this video. The good news about St. Petersburg, though, is that we do get that Gulf to Bay breeze. This keeps us a couple of degrees than if you were to live in inland Florida—even just on the other side of the bay in Tampa.

The second con is the bugs. When I’m talking about bugs, I’m talking about mosquitoes, No-See-Ums, and fire ants. When you sit down, you better look to make sure there are no fire ants underneath. But when it gets dark out, those mosquitoes come out to play—and they might even carry you away. I got bites all over me from last night. The No-See-Ums will also really kick your butt.

The third con of living in St. Petersburg is the Florida traffic. When those snowbirds come down over the winter from their summer homes, it’s no joke. That bridge will be backed up for 45 minutes either way. However, the good thing about living in St. Petersburg is that there’s so much to do that you don’t really have to go to the other side of the bridge. So if you want to avoid the traffic, you definitely can.

Is St. Petersburg Right For You?

I hope this gave you some great insight into living in St. Petersburg, Florida. If you have any questions about relocating or moving around this area, I’d love to help you out. Feel free to contact me and I’ll be happy to connect!

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