St. Petersburg Florida ~ A Great Place to Retire

Is retirement on the horizon and you’re looking to find a place where you can remain active and enjoy life? Look no further than beautiful St. Petersburg, Florida! Here there is something for everyone. Some people come for the gorgeous white sand beaches that stretch for miles and miles. You can stay healthy swimming almost year long in the pool or in the gorgeous Gulf of Mexico. Others are looking to perfect their golf game at some of our best golf courses such as Bardmoor, the Vinoy Resort, Feather Sound Country Club and world renowned nearby Innisbrook Resort. With the daily weather always reporting sunshine, you can play golf all day – everyday.

But St. Petersburg isn’t just for these leisurely activities. It’s home to wonderful art museums such as Salvadore Dali Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, as well as the Mahaffey Theatre that feature Broadway plays and musical entertainment. And, if you want to take a course to keep your brain sharp, nearby Eckerd College or USF has many options for you.

The medium home price in St. Petersburg Florida is currently sitting at $150,000 which is a perfect price range for most retirees. You can view all the Homes for Sale in St. Petersburg in the lower price ranges by clicking the link.

Many retirees often have children and grandchildren they would like to come visit them. There is no better place to attract a family to than St. Petersburg! The possibilities are endless! Nearby Busch Gardens, Adventure Island and the Lowry Park Zoo are sure to please out-of-town guests. Weeki Wachee’s live mermaid shows, the Florida Aquariums expansive marine life and Great Explorations Childrens Museum are all equally exciting. And of course, being less than 2 hours away from the greatest place on earth, Disney World is not to be overlooked! With just a short drive you can play at the Magic Kingdom, all the Universal Studio’s theme parks, as well as touch a dolphin at Sea World.

Lastly, we all love cheering on our favorite sports teams. Let’s crack open our peanuts and cracker jacks and start with baseball. St. Petersburg is home to the Tampa Bay Rays, as well as many spring training teams. There is nothing better than a hot dog at the field and with baseball games going on almost all season long, there is never a dull moment for baseball fans! If football is more your sport, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are sure to please. Raymond James stadium is just minutes from home and the fans really come alive when the Bucs take the field. And if you are from the north, you may enjoy visiting the Tampa Bay Lightning for some fast fun and intense hockey!

There is so much to do in St. Petersburg. So come for a visit, and stay for a lifetime. Once you come, you will not want to leave.

Take note Money Magazine has rated St. Petersburg Florida as the seventh best place in the United States to retire. Read the full story here.

3 Replies to “St. Petersburg Florida ~ A Great Place to Retire”

  1. St. Petersburg really sounds like it has a lot to offer! I had no idea. Thanks for posting this, and the Money Magazine article. It was really interesting to see all of the places they came up with on that list!

  2. You are very right, St. Pete is a GREAT place to retire. I actually have some relatives in St. Pete/Clearwater who cant stop raving how it is an amazing place to live. With great weather, reasonable cost of living, and an array of activities, it’s also great retirement.

  3. St. Petersburg is and always has been a great place to retire. My father inherited a home there when I was a teen and we would spend vacations there. The city has so much to offer the young and retirees. And the pricing is right. I like the work you do on this blog.

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