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Downtown St Pete vs Downtown Tampa

Which City is Right for You?

Tampa and St Petersburg are two of the most popular cities in the Greater Tampa Bay Area. They are both vibrant and exciting places to live, work, and play. But which one is the best fit for you?

The infographic below provides a quick overview. To learn more, see our full write-up of Downtown St Pete vs Downtown Tampa Condos.


Pros & Cons Of Living In St Pete Fl

Pros Of Living In St Petersburg, Florida

Beautiful Beaches

St. Pete Beach was voted the #1 Beach in the US by TripAdvisor in 2021. It truly is a beautiful spot to soak up some fun in the sun. There are miles of soft white sand, surf shops, restaurants, watersports, and lodging along the beachfront. The historic pink Don Cesar Hotel is a great stop for a spa day or find Jimmy B’s Beach Bar for delicious drinks and live music. If St. Pete Beach is not for you - you can try one of our other wonderful beaches like Madeira, Clearwater, or Treasure Island which are just a short drive away.
St Pete Beach


You can find all walks of life in St. Pete coming together to enjoy the gorgeous city. There are activities for all age groups and wonderful cultural events throughout the year. St. Pete’s Super Greek Festival, Latin Dance Classes on the Pier, and Reggae Rise Up Music Festival are just to name a few.

Convenient Central Location

St. Pete is a prime location with close access to some of Florida’s best attractions. Residents are just a quick drive to over 35miles of pristine beaches, and only about 1 ½ hour drive to Disney World and Universal Studios. Depending on the traffic of course. Tampa and Sarasota are only a 30-45 minute drive away as well. St. Pete is well connected with interstates and bridges making travel easier than imagined considering it is on a peninsula mostly surrounded by water.

No State Income Tax

Florida does not have pesky state income taxes to pay each year like most of the 50...