St Pete Beach city was incorporated in 1957 as a consolidation of towns of Don Cesar, St. Petersburg Beach, Belle Vista, Pass-a-Grille, and Unincorporated Pinellas County – as the “City of St. Petersburg Beach.
To avoid confusing it with St. Petersburg beach town, its residents voted to shorten the name to the current St. Pete Beach in 1984.
This vibrant beach community houses tourist attractions, families, and businesses. Its success is attributed to public safety, year-round friendly weather, attraction sites, and entertainment.
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Cost of Living in St Pete Beach
The cost of living in St. Pete Beach is estimated to be 1.3 times higher than the national average – as of 2020.
The major hurdle is the housing expenses, which are estimated to be 1.94 times higher than the national average. The median home cost is $444,900, while the median rent cost is $867.8/month.
Groceries are estimated to be 1.12 times expensive than the national average. The loaf of bread goes for $3.33+ and, a gallon of milk is $1.94+.
Health cost is 1.01 times the national average while transportation expenses are 0.95 times the national average.
Utilities come in at 1.04 times the national average. For instance, the energy bill is $194.99+ per month, phone bill $207.85+ per month, and gas $2.77+ per gallon.
Safety in St Pete Beach
According to FBI crime reports, St. Pete Beach had a violent crime rate of 38%, a property crime rate of 32%, and a total crime rate of 22% higher than the national average – in 2018.
Despite the high crime rates, the city is safer than 44% of America states.
Besides, technology has advanced a lot since then – providing better odds at fighting crime.
Weather Pattern in St Pete Beach
The International Standard atmosphere Data indicates that St. Pete Beach experiences long (4.5 months), oppressive, and cloudy summers; and short (2.9 months) winters. Its temperatures range from 47°F to 92°F.
The beach experiences various types of precipitations. The wetter period lasts approximately 3.6 months and the drier period lasts around 8.4 months beginning September.
Rainfall is the most common form of precipitation experienced in Pete Beach, and its accumulation ranges from 1.7 inches (around 1oth November) to 6.3 inches (around 21st August).
St Pete Beach experiences varying day lengths throughout the year. For instance, the longest day of the year 2020 was 20th June, with 13 hours and 54 minutes. The shortest day is forecasted to be 21st December, with 10 hours and 23 minutes.
When it comes to humidity, St. Pete Beach experiences 8.0 months of a muggier period. The period is characterized by miserable or oppressive comfort levels, with the peak being around the 1st of August.
Recreational activities in St Pete Beach
The city boasts numerous recreational activities such as Fort De Soto Park, which houses recreation grounds, hiking areas, gardens, sports grounds, and beaches.
The park span over five small islands and attract 2.7+ million visitors every year.
It features two fishing piers, 7 miles of waterfront, a historic fort, camping & picnic grounds, and a 4-mile skating and hiking trail.
Here, you can climb the historic fort stairs for a great view of the Skyway Bridge – the longest cabled concrete bridge. While at it, you can stop at the Quartermaster Museum to browse Spanish-American war artifacts and historic photographs of the fort.
Then there`s the Dali Museum, which holds the most Salvador Dali work collection outside of Spain.
The building is as impressive as the artifacts featuring a famous architectural element called “Glass Enigma”. The Glass Enigma comprises of 106 glass triangles – visible from the outside. While in the inside, a spiral staircase dominates the gateway.
On the free hour tour, a visitor can view surrealism artifacts of all kinds – from sculptures to watercolors. The highlights include “The Hallucinogenic Toreador” and “Eggs on a Plate without the Plate”.
Tours and sightseeing grounds, the Saturday market, Tropicana filed, and the Mahaffey theatre adds to the thrill resulting from fun recreational activities – available in St Pete Beach.
Shopping opportunities in St Pete Beach
The city boasts numerous shopping centers, markets, malls, dining areas, and restaurants.
The shopping spree is enhanced by its strategic position making it easier to shop in areas outside the St. Pete Beach.
Some of the notable shopping grounds include Corey Avenue Sunday Market, Duncan McClellan Gallery, and Kapfer Glass.
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