St. Petersburg Real Estate Market Overview
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Location and Weather
The “Sunshine City” of St. Petersburg is located between the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay. This city is home to award-winning beaches, waterfront restaurants, and an energetic downtown area full of restaurants, bars and cultural attractions.
The weather here is warm throughout the year, and sports clear, sunny skies. It currently holds the title for “most consecutive days of sunshine”, which helps attract tourists year-round that are in need of a vacation.
Population, Job Market and Cost of Living
The population in St. Petersburg is 268,006, with a growth rate of 0.33% annually. The job market has increased by 2.3% over the last year. In ten years, job growth is predicted to be 42.0%. In regards to this city’s economy, St. Petersburg was named one of the best cities to live and one of the best cities for female entrepreneurs. Tourism, financial services, manufacturing, and technology drive the job market’s expansion here as well.
Despite its hefty size and beach-side location, St. Petersburg is a relatively inexpensive place to live compared to many large cities in Florida.