St Petersburg Quickly Becoming America’s Hottest City
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07 / 14 / 17

 St Petersburg Quickly Becoming America's Hottest City

Why is St Petersburg Becoming America's Hottest City?

St Petersburg Quickly Becoming America's Hottest City

While many cities still fall into the typical Florida stereotypes, with mainly snowbird golf communities and vacationing family resorts, the gulf coast city of St. Petersburg is changing the trend. This once sleepy, coastal city is becoming one of the America's most popular places to live in and its downtown renaissance is a major reason why.

Boomers and the new generation of millennials are sticking around and there's a flood of young professionals moving to St. Petersburg. Sure, St. Petersburg charms vacationers and snowbirds to come back year-after-year, but many are choosing it as a permanent home. Here's why:


With a Redfin walkability score 92, St. Petersburg has quickly become a hotspot of growth in the Sunshine State. Real estate trends show that both baby Boomers and millennials are flocking to city centers for a low maintenance, walkable lifestyle.

Downtown residential development, like Kolter Urban's ONE St. Petersburg, allows residents to live among the vibrant culture of downtown and still experience the ideal Florida lifestyle. ONE's unique location, just steps from high-end shopping, dining, art galleries music venues and much more, have made it the focal point of the vibrant downtown atmosphere. ONE St. Petersburg is also just steps from multiple marinas and the soon-to-be revamped pier district.

Vibrant Arts & Culture

There is no shortage of traditional exhibitions to visit with the glass sculptures at the Chihuly Collection, the historic Salvador Dali Museum and local favorite Museum of Fine Arts. However, art is also found on the street with a thriving street mural scene that sends a signal to visitors that St. Petersburg isn't like other cities in Florida. The city is so committed to its outdoor artwork that each September local volunteers host the Shine Festival, which celebrates local artists and welcomes outside artists to participate and engage with the community.

St Petersburg Quickly Becoming America's Hottest City
St Petersburg Quickly Becoming America's Hottest City
St Petersburg Quickly Becoming America's Hottest City
St Petersburg Quickly Becoming America's Hottest City

Along with its emerging art scene, St Petersburg boasts one of the finest Farmers Markets in the country every Saturday morning. With over 100 vendors offering great food, interesting crafts and home goods as well as lively music, the Farmers Market offers something for everyone.

Downtown Destinations

As it quickly becomes the new "it" destination in the Sunshine State, many entrepreneurs have found success in downtown St. Petersburg, specifically in the restaurant business. Boasting multiple five-star restaurants and newly, opened breweries, St. Petersburg is attracting the finest chefs and brewmasters in the country. We listed a few of our favorites below:

Craft Breweries

St Petersburg Quickly Becoming America's Hottest City
  • Cycle Brewing
    534 Central Avenue
    St. Petersburg, FL 33701
  • St Pete Brewing Company
    544 1st Ave N
    St. Petersburg, FL 33701
  • Cage Brewing
    2001 1st Ave S
    St Petersburg, FL 33712
  • Flying Boat Brewing Company
    1776 11th Ave N
    St Petersburg, FL 33713

Emerging Food Scene

St Petersburg Quickly Becoming America's Hottest City
  • The Mill Restaurant
    200 Central Avenue #100
    St Petersburg, FL 33701
  • Birch & Vine
    340 Beach Dr NE
    St Petersburg, FL 33701
  • Sea Salt
    182 2nd Ave N
    St Petersburg, FL 33701
  • Tryst
    240 Beach Dr NE
    St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Downtown's New, Luxury Residential Development

St Petersburg Quickly Becoming America's Hottest City

ONE St. Petersburg is changing the face of the Downtown skyline and is the new landmark address of the city of St. Petersburg. Rising to a new level of luxury living on Florida's west coast, Kolter Urban is taking contemporary condominium living to new heights with the latest, and tallest, addition to the St. Petersburg skyline. ONE St. Petersburg has introduced a bold new vision for contemporary urban living in one of Florida's most desirable locations. ONE will enrich an exquisite private lifestyle that rises above and beyond anything the city has ever seen. ONE city block, 41 stories, 253 luxury condominium residences, 175 hotel rooms and over 17,000 sf of retail shopping and dining.