St. Petersburg

Population

2010: 244,769, #76 in U.S., #4 in Florida

1950: 96,738, #115 in U.S.

St. Petersburg is part of the Tampa Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Setting

St. Petersburg was incorporated in 1892 on a peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay. Today the city has seven miles of waterfront parks. The University of South Florida St. Petersburg is on the south side of downtown.

Buildings

Tallest buildings: Priatek Plaza (1990), 386 feet, and Signature Place (2009), 381 feet

Stores

St. Petersburg has no downtown department stores. The Shops at St. Pete is an open-air complex with stores and restaurants.

Trains

St. Petersburg has no train service

Museums
The Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg Museum of History, and Florida Holocaust Museum are in the downtown area.


St. Petersburg from The Pier

Theaters

The Muvico BayWalk 20 is a first-run theater in the downtown area.

The Mahaffey Theater (1965) hosts the Florida Orchestra and touring Broadway musicals. The St. Petersburg Opera Company plays at the Palladium Theater (1925, originally a church, renovated in 1998). The American Stage Theatre Company is also downtown.

Sports

The Tampa Bay Rays of the American League play at domed Tropicana Field (1990).

Map of Downtown St. Petersburg

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