St. Petersburg, Florida was founded and named after St. Petersburg, Russia by Peter Demens in 1888. Demens, the man who introduced the railroad industry to the Tampa Bay area, was from Russia and won the right to name the city after his hometown in a coin toss.
If you’re a local of St. Petersburg, then you know that residents lovingly call the city by a nickname, St. Pete. St. Petersburg also has another nickname, “The Sunshine City,” because it sees an average of 361 days of sunny, fun weather out of the 365 days of the year.
Living in St. Petesburg
A city in Pinellas County, Florida, St. Petersburg has a population of almost 250,000 residents. Out of all Florida’s cities, St. Petersburg is the most populous after Tampa, Miami and Jacksonville, and it is one of the largest cities in the Tampa Bay Area, after Tampa itself, terms of surface area.
St. Petersburg sits on a peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay, so it is in ideal proximity to Florida’s popular, welcoming beaches.
The large city of St. Petersburg has a vast variety of different schools that your children might attend. Below, you’ll find a comprehensive list of the schools in St. Petersburg:
St. Pete Elementary Schools
- Vernon Elementary School
- North Shore Elementary School
- Woodlawn Elementary School
- Shore Acres Elementary School
- Azalea Elementary School
- Fairmount Park Elementary School
- Maximo Elementary School
- New Heights Elementary School
St. Pete Middle Schools
- Meadowlawn Middle School
- Tyrone Middle School
- John Hopkins Middle School
St. Pete High Schools
- Petersburg High School
- Gibbs High School
Your children can also enjoy a private education at one of St. Petersburg’s many private and charter schools, such as Canterbury School of Florida (Knowlton Campus), St. Petersburg Collegiate High School, Shorecast Preparatory School, St. Petersburg Catholic High School and Admiral Farragut Academy. Once your kids get out of school, you can also enjoy fun in downtown St. Petersburg.
Let the learning press on at one of St. Petersburg many museums: Appreciate art at the Salvador Dali Museum and Museum of Fine Arts. Warn against evil at the Florida Holocaust Museum. Explore hands-on workshops at Great Explorations Children’s Museum.
You can also bask in the sun and venture out into nature at Fort De Soto Park [link to beaches page], Sunken Gardens and Weedon Island Preserve.
St. Petersburg FL Real Estate
You can find homes of many different sizes in many different neighborhoods at a wide range of prices: Homes in St. Petersburg have been known to sell from $120,000 to $900,000.
If you’re looking to purchase a home in one of Florida’s largest, most populous, exciting cities, you’ll need to consult with someone who knows the ropes. Brittany Turner is a real estate agent who knows the St. Petersburg area and the Tampa Bay area.
Brittany can help you find a home that meets all your needs in the St. Petersburg area, interpret the confusing paperwork and determine the asking price that will win you the home of your dreams. You can reach out to her by phone at the number in the sidebar, or contact her via email at her direct email address, brittany(at)townchase(dotted)com.
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