St. Petersburg FL is a city in Pinellas County, Florida. St. Petersburg FL is located on the west coast of the state, along Tampa Bay. It has many other nicknames including St. Pete, St. Pete’s Beach, and Surf City USA thanks to being known as one of the best places for surfing in Florida.

St Petersburg FL has a population of 244,769 people according to the 2010 census with an estimated growth rate of 0.77% annually according to 2012 estimates due to its very low cost of the living index compared with nearby Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater Metro Area has 838,388 people. The median home value was reported at $98,300 by Zillow Research based on data from April 2012.

The city’s layout is mostly “grid-like” with wide roads and a lot of green space throughout the town. St Petersburg FL borders a bay called Boca Ciega Bay, which has been ranked as number one by Time magazine as the best beach in America. Some places to visit include Tropicana Field where the Tampa Bay Rays play, The Dali Museum, and Vinoy Park among other things.

According to Forbes Travel Guide Star Ratings, there are currently seven five star hotels in St. Petersburg: Don Cesar (named after an emblematic local hotel), The Vinoy Renaissance St. Pete Beach Resort & Golf Club, Sheraton Sand Key Resort, Innisbrook Resort, and Golf Club, The Donatello Hotel, Park Place Hotel, and The Baymont Inn & Suites.