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Set against the beautiful waters of Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg blends artistic icons, festive events, vibrant nightlife and family-friendly attractions. This cosmopolitan city has long been known for its scenic waterfront and renowned art museums.

In recent years, St. Pete has also emerged as a hot spot for shopping, museums, dining, nightlife and entertainment. With 361 days of sun a year, a lively downtown area, and a full spectrum of things to see and do, it's no surprise that, among other accolades, the New York Times named it as one of the "Top Places To Go" in 2014.

”Best City for Business,” KPMG, 2010

“Best Community for Young People,” America’s Promise Alliance, 2006 – 2012

“Top 10 Great Downtown Districts of the South,” Southern Business & Development magazine

“Municipality of the Year & Outstanding Green Government,” U.S. Green Building Council, 2012


The Partnership’s Vision for St. Petersburg

A clearly-defined and prosperous collection of businesses — large and small.

A vibrant entertainment complex — restaurants, clubs, sidewalk cafes, night spots, movie theaters, fitness centers, and year-round festivals and activities.

West Central Florida's most dynamic cultural mecca, built on the foundation of outstanding museums, galleries, studios, theaters and performance halls.

A college town sharing resources with the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg College and Eckerd College.

A world class, multi-agency oceanographic research center clustered around the USF College of Marine Science.

Residents, young and old, culturally and economically diverse. College students and visitors. Luxury condos. Townhomes. Apartments. Lofts. Renovated historic buildings. Safe, urban neighborhoods.

A magnificent physical setting, spectacular waterfront and gorgeous parks. Blends of new and historic architecture. Appealing, uncluttered streets with landscaping, trees, easy-to-follow signage, and generous lighting.

Efficient infrastructure and services. Easy automobile access via interstate highways. Versatile parking systems serving competing uses. An attractive, expanded shuttle operation serving downtown employees, visitors, and residents.

An expanded hotel and hospitality sector catering to conferences, meetings and leisure visitors who are drawn to St. Petersburg by all of the above.

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