Consistently ranked as one of the top places to live in the United States, St Petersburg, FL also has one of the hottest real estate markets in the country. After being decimated by the real estate crash of 2008, Florida real estate prices in general have rebounded nicely and the market is as hot as it has ever been.
In 2016, Trulia.com released their list of top 10 "Hot" real estate markets for 2017 and five of the top 10 projected markets for 2017 are in Florida, including:
If you have ever been to Florida, then this data should not surprise you. Gorgeous year-round weather, amazing golf courses, and beautiful beaches are more than enough to draw in not only millions of tourists per year, but also many retirees and young families looking to relocate to warmer climates.
In addition to the weather and leisure activities, there are many other reasons why people are moving to St Petersburg in droves. Number one on that list is the financial benefits you will receive as a resident of our beautiful state. As one of only 7 states with no state income tax, buying a home and relocating to a city like St Pete or Clearwater can provide you with as much as a 10% raise without having to make any more money!
So where is the best place to live in Florida, you ask? As a real estate agent in St Pete Beach, we may be a bit biased but in our opinion there is no better place to live in the united states than the Tampa / St Petersburg market. Located in the middle of the state and bordering the Gulf of Mexico, the Pinellas County area has all the luxuries of places like Miami, but a lower cost of living and more family-friendly environment.
The gulf beach communities include the barrier island communities ranging from St Pete Beach in the south to Clearwater Beach in the north. All along these gulf beaches there are plenty of activities to keep you and your family busy year-round. Fantastic restaurants, world-class resorts, and of course, the gorgeous beaches that are consistently ranked as some of the best in the United States.
A short 30 minute drive over the Howard Frankland bridge brings you into the city of Tampa and a whole different set of activities that you will surely enjoy. To begin with, Tampa has 2 major sports teams and our local fans are very passionate about these teams. In addition to our sports teams, the downtown Tampa and Ybor City areas are teeming with great restaurants and nightlife.
If great weather, an abundance of family activities, and amazing beaches sound like the lifestyle that you have been dreaming about, then we can help make your dreams a reality. Call us today and speak to one of our Realtors about setting you up with a free search of all the best homes for sale in Florida.