St. Petersburg , FL

St. Petersburg has a current population of 245,000 and is the located in Pinellas County, Florida. The city is located on a peninsula between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. The Gandy Bridge connects St. Petersburg to Tampa and was the first bridge to be built across Tampa Bay. St. Petersburg experiences 360 days of sunshine each year, earning the city the nickname “The Sunshine City”. The Macdill Air Force Base is located just 21 miles from the city and offers a thriving community for those looking to relocate to the area.

Houses for sale in the area start at 169,000 for a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. Rentals in the area start at a monthly rate of $540 for a one bedroom, one bath unit. Hotels such as the Hampton Inn and the Pier Hotel offer temporary lodging for visitors. Amenities include free wireless internet with rates and complimentary breakfasts starting at $104 a night.

Local attractions include the Sunken Gardens Museum which is the world’s oldest living museum. The garden home is 100 years old and features more than 50,000 tropical plants and flowers. The home is available for weddings and special events as well. The Florida Holocaust Museum is also nearby and features three floors of photographs and artifacts that chronicle the disturbing events of that time in history. The museum encourages holocaust survivors to add to the stories already posted in the museum.

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