Known as the “Sunshine City,” St. Petersburg sits on the Tampa Bay on the Gulf side of Florida. The beautiful town and lower cost of living provide a very attractive coliving opportunity.
The most beautiful sight in town (aside from the beach) is the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. If you’re into art check out the many galleries, including the Salvador Dali museum. The Saturday morning market is a great way to start the day with shops, food, and street performances. There are tons of outdoor activities including fishing, boating, and paddleboarding. If you’re looking for something more exciting or challenging, try paddleboard yoga or kitesurfing!
The food here is great, and many restaurants offer plenty of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. For carnivores, there's still plenty of great BBQ to enjoy, especially at the city’s Ribfest. Like many growing cities, there’s no shortage of locally made beers and coffee roasters. Some classic Floridian foods include conch fritters, fried gator, and key-lime pie.
The weather in St. Petersburg is pleasant, with temperatures between 54 and 90 degrees throughout the year. With a staggering 361 days of sunshine every year, it’s no surprise that remote workers are eager to find a coliving space here.
The city has been ranked as one of the best places to retire in America, but the percentage of residents over 65 is only 18%.
Getting around the city is easy without a car. The city is also quite pedestrian-friendly and has a bike-share program. There’s even a company that offers free rides around the beach area - just be sure to give a tip!
Here are some fun facts about St. Petersburg:
- It holds the world record for most consecutive days of sunshine: 768 days
- It’s one of the most dog-friendly cities in America
- Locals call it “The Burg,” which makes them Burgers