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264 Apartments for rent in St. Petersburg, FL

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Check out 258 verified apartments for rent in St. Petersburg, FL with rents starting as low as $700. Some apartments for rent in St. Petersburg might offer rent specials. Look out for the
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121 Units Available
Vantage St Pete
160 16th Ave NE , St. Petersburg, FL
Historic Old Northeast
Studio
$1,350
480 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,790
708 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,510
1125 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 09:32 AM
Vantage luxury lofts take industrial chic to new levels of comfort and style with innovative living spaces, expansive balconies and inspired amenities like a roof-top pool deck, sky lounge and bar, pet spa, fitness and yoga studio, an Uber-Lyft
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70 Units Available
The Wayland
305 305 Dr. MLK Jr. St.
St. Petersburg, FL
Studio
$950
422 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,050
584 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,975
791 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 09:32 AM
With incredible panoramic views of The Bay and downtown St Petersburg, The Wayland features newly renovated, modern interiors and excellent amenities including onsite co-working space (with many new amenities coming late 2020).
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24 Units Available
Provenza at St. Pete
540 Trinity Ln
St. Petersburg, FL
1 Bedroom
$1,296
821 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,745
1183 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,925
1376 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 09:32 AM
Located just off of I-275. Apartment amenities include intrusion alarms, hardwood floors, soaking tubs, stainless steel appliances and screened-in patios or balconies. Community facilities for both residents and their pets. Detached and semi-attached garages available.
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25 Units Available
Icon Central
855 Central Avenue , St. Petersburg, FL
Downtown St. Petersburg
Studio
$1,567
576 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,772
702 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,615
1141 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 09:32 AM
Icon Central is the ultimate St. Pete address. Conveniently located on Central Ave., steps away from the best shopping and dining the city has to offer. You will experience the most sought after luxury living.
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93 Units Available
The Exchange
555 Doctor Martin Luther King Jr Street South
St. Petersburg, FL
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,599
744 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,799
1063 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 09:32 AM
Now Open! We're pleased to offer in-person tours, virtual and Facetime/Skype tours for your convenience. Check out our virtual tour today! Downtown living never felt so good! Our chic residences boast trendy finishes and unique urban vibes.
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17 Units Available
Camden Pier District
330 3rd St S , St. Petersburg, FL
Downtown St. Petersburg
Studio
$1,829
607 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,069
759 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,349
1318 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 09:31 AM
Located in downtown St. Petersburg, these homes feature stainless steel appliances in kitchens, walk-in closets, and private patios. Community amenities include a rooftop infinity pool, a coffee lounge, and co-working space.
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33 Units Available
The Coves of Brighton Bay
10901 Brighton Bay Blvd NE
St. Petersburg, FL
1 Bedroom
$1,358
747 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,489
1019 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,188
1261 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 09:31 AM
Bright, sunny apartments with washer/dryer connections, walk-in closets, private patios, and garages. Community has fitness center, business center, and pool. Located close to Gandy Blvd, Roosevelt Blvd, I-275, and Crosstown Expressway.
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5 Units Available
The Isles of Gateway
10600 4th St N
St. Petersburg, FL
1 Bedroom
$1,136
625 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,293
928 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 24 at 09:31 AM
1-3 bedroom apartments in a top-quality neighborhood. The pet-friendly complex features a pool, gym and business center. Tennis, volleyball and basketball courts. Lots of shops and restaurants off nearby Roosevelt Boulevard North.
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20 Units Available
Verandahs of Brighton Bay
10800 Brighton Bay Blvd NE
St. Petersburg, FL
1 Bedroom
$1,313
757 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,520
1060 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,683
1342 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 09:31 AM
Discover the finest apartments in St. Petersburg, Florida at The Verandahs of Brighton Bay.
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34 Units Available
Peridot Palms
10601 Gandy Blvd N
St. Petersburg, FL
1 Bedroom
$1,415
732 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,699
1124 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,295
1441 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 01:01 PM
Upscale apartments with quartz or granite counters and double-door refrigerators. In-unit laundry makes apartment living more convenient. Kayak and bike storage provided. Gandy Boulevard location ensures a quick commute.
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19 Units Available
The Preserve at Gateway
11800 Dr Martin Luther King Jr St N
St. Petersburg, FL
1 Bedroom
$1,246
802 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,598
1151 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 01:01 PM
Luxury apartments with granite counters, fireplaces and stainless steel appliances. Plenty of community offerings, including a game room, playground and hot tub. Bike storage available. Within minutes of St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport. By I-275.
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7 Units Available
Tamarind Bay
11400 4th St N
St. Petersburg, FL
1 Bedroom
$960
640 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,220
858 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 06:37 AM
This elegant community is located just off the water. On-site fitness center, resort-style pool, and picnic area. Business center and community clubhouse provided. Luxurious interiors with gourmet kitchens and ample space.
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14 Units Available
Snell Isle Luxury Waterfront
1515 Eden Isle Blvd NE , St. Petersburg, FL
Eden Isles
1 Bedroom
$1,149
695 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,354
920 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 24 at 06:12 AM
Updated homes with plush carpeting and ceiling fans. On-site laundry and bike storage. Beat the heat in the pool when needed. Close to Vinoy Golf Club. Near the Salvador Dali Museum.
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48 Units Available
Artistry St. Pete
1016 Central Ave
St. Petersburg, FL
Studio
$1,520
547 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,620
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,299
1068 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 06:28 AM
Conveniently located in between the Grand Central District and the Edge District, Artistry is surrounded by the neighborhoods best local eateries, shopping and entertainment.
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1 Unit Available
Crescent Lane Apartments
2000 Gandy Blvd N
St. Petersburg, FL
1 Bedroom
$920
600 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 06:24 AM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at Crescent Lane Apartments in St. Petersburg. View photos, descriptions and more!
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16 Units Available
Mandalay on 4th
11901 4th St N
St. Petersburg, FL
1 Bedroom
$1,000
660 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,344
1137 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 06:30 AM
This relaxing, luxury community sits lakeside. Apartments offer full kitchens, washer and dryer connections, and terraces. On-site pool, grill, and picnic areas. Pet-friendly. Near the downtown area.
Verified
21 Units Available
Trellis at the Lakes
11401 Dr Martin Luther King Jr St N
St. Petersburg, FL
1 Bedroom
$980
647 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,215
863 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 06:07 AM
Conveniently located in Gandy, with easy access to I-275 and St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport. Units with full-sized washers and dryers and fully equipped kitchens.
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10 Units Available
Bridgewater Luxury Rentals
115 112th Ave NE
St. Petersburg, FL
1 Bedroom
$1,056
687 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,341
953 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 24 at 06:31 AM
Providing spacious one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans, this community offers easy access to the I-687/I-275 connector. Amenities include vaulted ceilings, fireplaces, walk-in closets, and onsite spas and pools.
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35 Units Available
TGM Bay Isle
11850 Dr Martin Luther King Jr St N
St. Petersburg, FL
1 Bedroom
$1,209
746 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,379
1045 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 24 at 10:44 AM
TGM Bay Isle offers a peaceful luxury lifestyle near the waters of Tampa Bay with best-in- class amenities rivaling any community.
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34 Units Available
TGM Ibis Walk
871 Ibis Walk Pl N
St. Petersburg, FL
1 Bedroom
$1,299
777 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,599
1117 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 24 at 10:44 AM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at TGM Ibis Walk in St. Petersburg. View photos, descriptions and more!
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39 Units Available
1701 Central
1701 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL
Studio
$1,400
561 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,690
788 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,385
1144 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:48 AM
1701 Central adds to the Grand Central experience by providing modern living options and amenities selected with you top-of-mind.
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19 Units Available
Harlow at Gateway
509 77th Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL
1 Bedroom
$959
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,219
950 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:48 AM
Harlow at Gateway Apartments is happy to welcome you home! With stunning interiors, gorgeous surroundings, and luxurious fixtures, our apartments in St. Petersburg, FL, are perfect for anyone seeking a comfortable lifestyle in a suburban setting.
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11 Units Available
Aura at 4th
10980 Oak St NE
St. Petersburg, FL
1 Bedroom
$1,474
862 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,628
1312 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:47 AM
Luxury one- and two-bedroom apartments with walk-in closets, kitchen island or breakfast bar, pendant lighting, stainless steel kitchen appliances and sink. Gated community has an internet cafe, car care center, clubhouse with Wi-Fi.
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Reserve at Lake Pointe
5800 Lynn Lake Dr S , St. Petersburg, FL
Greater Pinellas Point
Studio
$782
463 sqft
1 Bedroom
$808
634 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,005
1069 sqft
Last updated September 17 at 09:05 PM
The Reserve at Lake Pointe offers tranquil waterfront living with spectacular views, and unparalleled amenities.
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How much is rent in St. Petersburg?
In St. Petersburg, the median rent is $849 for a studio, $970 for a 1-bedroom, $1,207 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,596 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in St. Petersburg, check out our monthly St. Petersburg Rent Report.
How much is rent in St. Petersburg?
In St. Petersburg, the median rent is $849 for a studio, $970 for a 1-bedroom, $1,207 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,596 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in St. Petersburg, check out our monthly St. Petersburg Rent Report.
How can I find a cheap apartment in St. Petersburg?
You can filter cheap apartments in St. Petersburg by price: under $900, or search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.
How can I find a cheap apartment in St. Petersburg?
You can filter cheap apartments in St. Petersburg by price: under $900, or search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in St. Petersburg?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find St. Petersburg apartments that allow pets.
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You can use the pet-friendly filter to find St. Petersburg apartments that allow pets.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some St. Petersburg properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some St. Petersburg properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How much should I pay for rent in St. Petersburg?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in St. Petersburg.
How much should I pay for rent in St. Petersburg?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in St. Petersburg.
How can I find off-campus housing in St. Petersburg?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around St. Petersburg. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include University of South Florida-St Petersburg, Eckerd College, Florida Southern College, Ringling College of Art and Design, and University of South Florida-Main Campus.
How can I find off-campus housing in St. Petersburg?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around St. Petersburg. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include University of South Florida-St Petersburg, Eckerd College, Florida Southern College, Ringling College of Art and Design, and University of South Florida-Main Campus.

Median Rent in St. Petersburg

Last updated Aug. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in St. Petersburg is $970, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,207.
Studio
$849
1 Bed
$970
2 Beds
$1,207
3+ Beds
$1,596
City GuideSt. Petersburg
If you’re looking for the apartment guide to St. Petersburg, Russia, please accept our sincerest apologies as this guide pertains exclusively to its Florida-centered counterpart. But wait! (Podozhdite!) Read on and you’ll discover some nifty nuggets about renting in Florida’s fourth largest city; one that’s always been a popular place for retirees, but also boasts an excellent arts scene along with beautiful beaches and 360 days of sunshine per year.
If you’re looking for the apartment guide to St. Petersburg, Russia, please accept our sincerest apologies as this guide pertains exclusively to its Florida-centered counterpart. But wait! (Podozhdite!) Read on and you’ll discover some nifty nuggets about renting in Florida’s fourth largest city; one that’s always been a popular place for retirees, but also boasts an excellent arts scene along with beautiful beaches and 360 days of sunshine per year.

Having trouble with Craigslist St. Petersburg? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

Renting an Apartment in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg (population 250,000) comprises one third of the Tampa Bay area, along with Tampa and Clearwater. This region was hit hard by the recession and housing market collapse of the late 2000s, and jobs have been slow to come back. On the bright side, that means more vacancies for you to home in on.

Renting an Apartment in St. Petersburg
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St. Petersburg (population 250,000) comprises one third of the Tampa Bay area, along with Tampa and Clearwater. This region was hit hard by the recession and housing market collapse of the late 2000s, and jobs have been slow to come back. On the bright side, that means more vacancies for you to home in on.

How much will it cost?

Prepare to lose neither an arm nor a leg when renting an apartment in St. Petersburg. 1 bedroom units average $800-$850 a month, with the average 2 BR unit costing about $1100. Kiplinger’s Cost of Living Index for St. Pete is 99 (100 is the national average), so that means you’ll be spending a tiny fraction less than Joe Six Pack. Hey Joe, maybe if you stopped buying six packs you’d have more money for a nice apartment! You ever think about that?

How much will it cost?
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Prepare to lose neither an arm nor a leg when renting an apartment in St. Petersburg. 1 bedroom units average $800-$850 a month, with the average 2 BR unit costing about $1100. Kiplinger’s Cost of Living Index for St. Pete is 99 (100 is the national average), so that means you’ll be spending a tiny fraction less than Joe Six Pack. Hey Joe, maybe if you stopped buying six packs you’d have more money for a nice apartment! You ever think about that?

Know the market

Being a peninsula (a piece of land surrounded by water but still connected to land—but you knew that, right?), St. Petersburg is a popular place for beach-lovers, and that means there are plenty of condos to be found, so include them in your search. St. Pete is also haven for those who’ve finally finished the rat race, so the odds are good you may have some older folks in your area.

Know the market
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Being a peninsula (a piece of land surrounded by water but still connected to land—but you knew that, right?), St. Petersburg is a popular place for beach-lovers, and that means there are plenty of condos to be found, so include them in your search. St. Pete is also haven for those who’ve finally finished the rat race, so the odds are good you may have some older folks in your area.

St. Petersburg Neighborhoods

St. Petersburg is comprised of more than 100 small neighborhoods, so picking one will require some research. When it comes to picking a good spot, a recommended rule of thumb is to stay on the north end of 4th St. and the south end of U.S. 19. Here are some of the most notable communities:

Brighton Bay: This pleasant neighborhood’s close proximity to the Gandy Bridge makes it especially appealing for those who work in South Tampa or Downtown St. Pete.

Downtown: The business center of the city, downtown is also starting to see more condos. Museums, art galleries, restaurants and Tropicana Field – home of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays – add to the flavor.

Gateway: Lots of apartment complexes to be found in this far north section of St. Pete. You’ve got businesses, shopping, and continuing expansion here.

Jungle Prada: An upscale historic neighborhood on the Boca Ciega Bay waterfront.

Kenwood Historic District/Grand Central: Known for its open mindedness and cute Craftsman bungalows, Kenwood is within walking distance of the up and coming restaurant and shopping scene in Grand Central on Central Ave in between 22nd Street and 34st Street north. Living in these hoods puts you 3 minutes from downtown and 15 minutes from St. Pete Beach by car, or a leisurely walk to either.

Madeira Beach: Expensive condos can be found in this fishing-fueled community where tourism reigns supreme on weekends.

Midtown: Probably the area you most want to avoid.

Old Northeast: This is a mainly residential suburban neighborhood. Apartment prices here can vary from inexpensive to expensive.

Pinellas Point: The Greater Pinellas Point area is a popular place to live, with the northern end of it getting pricey. The Pink Streets area is a great spot to walk or ride a bike.

Snell Isle: An area that overlooks Old Tampa Bay. Some apartments can be found here, but it’ll cost you.

St. Pete Beach: A tourist draw with a great beach, you can also find some rentals here.

St. Petersburg Neighborhoods
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St. Petersburg is comprised of more than 100 small neighborhoods, so picking one will require some research. When it comes to picking a good spot, a recommended rule of thumb is to stay on the north end of 4th St. and the south end of U.S. 19. Here are some of the most notable communities:

Brighton Bay: This pleasant neighborhood’s close proximity to the Gandy Bridge makes it especially appealing for those who work in South Tampa or Downtown St. Pete.

Downtown: The business center of the city, downtown is also starting to see more condos. Museums, art galleries, restaurants and Tropicana Field – home of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays – add to the flavor.

Gateway: Lots of apartment complexes to be found in this far north section of St. Pete. You’ve got businesses, shopping, and continuing expansion here.

Jungle Prada: An upscale historic neighborhood on the Boca Ciega Bay waterfront.

Kenwood Historic District/Grand Central: Known for its open mindedness and cute Craftsman bungalows, Kenwood is within walking distance of the up and coming restaurant and shopping scene in Grand Central on Central Ave in between 22nd Street and 34st Street north. Living in these hoods puts you 3 minutes from downtown and 15 minutes from St. Pete Beach by car, or a leisurely walk to either.

Madeira Beach: Expensive condos can be found in this fishing-fueled community where tourism reigns supreme on weekends.

Midtown: Probably the area you most want to avoid.

Old Northeast: This is a mainly residential suburban neighborhood. Apartment prices here can vary from inexpensive to expensive.

Pinellas Point: The Greater Pinellas Point area is a popular place to live, with the northern end of it getting pricey. The Pink Streets area is a great spot to walk or ride a bike.

Snell Isle: An area that overlooks Old Tampa Bay. Some apartments can be found here, but it’ll cost you.

St. Pete Beach: A tourist draw with a great beach, you can also find some rentals here.

Life in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg was indeed named after its Russian counterpart, but are they similar in terms of weather? Nyet. With the bay on one side and the Gulf of Mexico on the other, you’re always surrounded by water in St. Pete, a fact that meshes nicely with the city’s average temperature of 74 degrees. The last hurricane to directly hit St. Pete was in 1921, but this is Florida, so the threat of a major storm will be a concern every summer, and some streets do flood easily. Besides the weather, there are a few other things to keep in mind about living here.

One for the ages, not the ageist

For decades now, St. Pete has been a popular place for people to retire, so as you might expect, Matlock DVDs will be a little tougher to find here. The average age in St. Pete is 39.3, and it’s a very seasoned 43 years old overall in Pinellas County. On paper, this makes St. Pete a better option for couples or older renters, but St. Pete’s population has been trending younger, too. If you don’t need dozens of clubs and hot spots full of twenty-something, you’ll be fine.

Car required

St. Petersburg, like all Florida cities, is not full of mass transportation options. The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority operates a bus system that travels 34 local routes, and that’s pretty much it. In 2010, Forbes magazine rated the Tampa Bay region the worst in the nation for commuting, but Pinellas County officials say the average commute time is just 20 minutes.

Life in St. Petersburg
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St. Petersburg was indeed named after its Russian counterpart, but are they similar in terms of weather? Nyet. With the bay on one side and the Gulf of Mexico on the other, you’re always surrounded by water in St. Pete, a fact that meshes nicely with the city’s average temperature of 74 degrees. The last hurricane to directly hit St. Pete was in 1921, but this is Florida, so the threat of a major storm will be a concern every summer, and some streets do flood easily. Besides the weather, there are a few other things to keep in mind about living here.

One for the ages, not the ageist

For decades now, St. Pete has been a popular place for people to retire, so as you might expect, Matlock DVDs will be a little tougher to find here. The average age in St. Pete is 39.3, and it’s a very seasoned 43 years old overall in Pinellas County. On paper, this makes St. Pete a better option for couples or older renters, but St. Pete’s population has been trending younger, too. If you don’t need dozens of clubs and hot spots full of twenty-something, you’ll be fine.

Car required

St. Petersburg, like all Florida cities, is not full of mass transportation options. The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority operates a bus system that travels 34 local routes, and that’s pretty much it. In 2010, Forbes magazine rated the Tampa Bay region the worst in the nation for commuting, but Pinellas County officials say the average commute time is just 20 minutes.

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City GuideSt. Petersburg
If you’re looking for the apartment guide to St. Petersburg, Russia, please accept our sincerest apologies as this guide pertains exclusively to its Florida-centered counterpart. But wait! (Podozhdite!) Read on and you’ll discover some nifty nuggets about renting in Florida’s fourth largest city; one that’s always been a popular place for retirees, but also boasts an excellent arts scene along with beautiful beaches and 360 days of sunshine per year.
If you’re looking for the apartment guide to St. Petersburg, Russia, please accept our sincerest apologies as this guide pertains exclusively to its Florida-centered counterpart. But wait! (Podozhdite!) Read on and you’ll discover some nifty nuggets about renting in Florida’s fourth largest city; one that’s always been a popular place for retirees, but also boasts an excellent arts scene along with beautiful beaches and 360 days of sunshine per year.

Having trouble with Craigslist St. Petersburg? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

Renting an Apartment in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg (population 250,000) comprises one third of the Tampa Bay area, along with Tampa and Clearwater. This region was hit hard by the recession and housing market collapse of the late 2000s, and jobs have been slow to come back. On the bright side, that means more vacancies for you to home in on.

Renting an Apartment in St. Petersburg
+

St. Petersburg (population 250,000) comprises one third of the Tampa Bay area, along with Tampa and Clearwater. This region was hit hard by the recession and housing market collapse of the late 2000s, and jobs have been slow to come back. On the bright side, that means more vacancies for you to home in on.

How much will it cost?

Prepare to lose neither an arm nor a leg when renting an apartment in St. Petersburg. 1 bedroom units average $800-$850 a month, with the average 2 BR unit costing about $1100. Kiplinger’s Cost of Living Index for St. Pete is 99 (100 is the national average), so that means you’ll be spending a tiny fraction less than Joe Six Pack. Hey Joe, maybe if you stopped buying six packs you’d have more money for a nice apartment! You ever think about that?

How much will it cost?
+

Prepare to lose neither an arm nor a leg when renting an apartment in St. Petersburg. 1 bedroom units average $800-$850 a month, with the average 2 BR unit costing about $1100. Kiplinger’s Cost of Living Index for St. Pete is 99 (100 is the national average), so that means you’ll be spending a tiny fraction less than Joe Six Pack. Hey Joe, maybe if you stopped buying six packs you’d have more money for a nice apartment! You ever think about that?

Know the market

Being a peninsula (a piece of land surrounded by water but still connected to land—but you knew that, right?), St. Petersburg is a popular place for beach-lovers, and that means there are plenty of condos to be found, so include them in your search. St. Pete is also haven for those who’ve finally finished the rat race, so the odds are good you may have some older folks in your area.

Know the market
+

Being a peninsula (a piece of land surrounded by water but still connected to land—but you knew that, right?), St. Petersburg is a popular place for beach-lovers, and that means there are plenty of condos to be found, so include them in your search. St. Pete is also haven for those who’ve finally finished the rat race, so the odds are good you may have some older folks in your area.

St. Petersburg Neighborhoods

St. Petersburg is comprised of more than 100 small neighborhoods, so picking one will require some research. When it comes to picking a good spot, a recommended rule of thumb is to stay on the north end of 4th St. and the south end of U.S. 19. Here are some of the most notable communities:

Brighton Bay: This pleasant neighborhood’s close proximity to the Gandy Bridge makes it especially appealing for those who work in South Tampa or Downtown St. Pete.

Downtown: The business center of the city, downtown is also starting to see more condos. Museums, art galleries, restaurants and Tropicana Field – home of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays – add to the flavor.

Gateway: Lots of apartment complexes to be found in this far north section of St. Pete. You’ve got businesses, shopping, and continuing expansion here.

Jungle Prada: An upscale historic neighborhood on the Boca Ciega Bay waterfront.

Kenwood Historic District/Grand Central: Known for its open mindedness and cute Craftsman bungalows, Kenwood is within walking distance of the up and coming restaurant and shopping scene in Grand Central on Central Ave in between 22nd Street and 34st Street north. Living in these hoods puts you 3 minutes from downtown and 15 minutes from St. Pete Beach by car, or a leisurely walk to either.

Madeira Beach: Expensive condos can be found in this fishing-fueled community where tourism reigns supreme on weekends.

Midtown: Probably the area you most want to avoid.

Old Northeast: This is a mainly residential suburban neighborhood. Apartment prices here can vary from inexpensive to expensive.

Pinellas Point: The Greater Pinellas Point area is a popular place to live, with the northern end of it getting pricey. The Pink Streets area is a great spot to walk or ride a bike.

Snell Isle: An area that overlooks Old Tampa Bay. Some apartments can be found here, but it’ll cost you.

St. Pete Beach: A tourist draw with a great beach, you can also find some rentals here.

St. Petersburg Neighborhoods
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St. Petersburg is comprised of more than 100 small neighborhoods, so picking one will require some research. When it comes to picking a good spot, a recommended rule of thumb is to stay on the north end of 4th St. and the south end of U.S. 19. Here are some of the most notable communities:

Brighton Bay: This pleasant neighborhood’s close proximity to the Gandy Bridge makes it especially appealing for those who work in South Tampa or Downtown St. Pete.

Downtown: The business center of the city, downtown is also starting to see more condos. Museums, art galleries, restaurants and Tropicana Field – home of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays – add to the flavor.

Gateway: Lots of apartment complexes to be found in this far north section of St. Pete. You’ve got businesses, shopping, and continuing expansion here.

Jungle Prada: An upscale historic neighborhood on the Boca Ciega Bay waterfront.

Kenwood Historic District/Grand Central: Known for its open mindedness and cute Craftsman bungalows, Kenwood is within walking distance of the up and coming restaurant and shopping scene in Grand Central on Central Ave in between 22nd Street and 34st Street north. Living in these hoods puts you 3 minutes from downtown and 15 minutes from St. Pete Beach by car, or a leisurely walk to either.

Madeira Beach: Expensive condos can be found in this fishing-fueled community where tourism reigns supreme on weekends.

Midtown: Probably the area you most want to avoid.

Old Northeast: This is a mainly residential suburban neighborhood. Apartment prices here can vary from inexpensive to expensive.

Pinellas Point: The Greater Pinellas Point area is a popular place to live, with the northern end of it getting pricey. The Pink Streets area is a great spot to walk or ride a bike.

Snell Isle: An area that overlooks Old Tampa Bay. Some apartments can be found here, but it’ll cost you.

St. Pete Beach: A tourist draw with a great beach, you can also find some rentals here.

Life in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg was indeed named after its Russian counterpart, but are they similar in terms of weather? Nyet. With the bay on one side and the Gulf of Mexico on the other, you’re always surrounded by water in St. Pete, a fact that meshes nicely with the city’s average temperature of 74 degrees. The last hurricane to directly hit St. Pete was in 1921, but this is Florida, so the threat of a major storm will be a concern every summer, and some streets do flood easily. Besides the weather, there are a few other things to keep in mind about living here.

One for the ages, not the ageist

For decades now, St. Pete has been a popular place for people to retire, so as you might expect, Matlock DVDs will be a little tougher to find here. The average age in St. Pete is 39.3, and it’s a very seasoned 43 years old overall in Pinellas County. On paper, this makes St. Pete a better option for couples or older renters, but St. Pete’s population has been trending younger, too. If you don’t need dozens of clubs and hot spots full of twenty-something, you’ll be fine.

Car required

St. Petersburg, like all Florida cities, is not full of mass transportation options. The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority operates a bus system that travels 34 local routes, and that’s pretty much it. In 2010, Forbes magazine rated the Tampa Bay region the worst in the nation for commuting, but Pinellas County officials say the average commute time is just 20 minutes.

Life in St. Petersburg
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St. Petersburg was indeed named after its Russian counterpart, but are they similar in terms of weather? Nyet. With the bay on one side and the Gulf of Mexico on the other, you’re always surrounded by water in St. Pete, a fact that meshes nicely with the city’s average temperature of 74 degrees. The last hurricane to directly hit St. Pete was in 1921, but this is Florida, so the threat of a major storm will be a concern every summer, and some streets do flood easily. Besides the weather, there are a few other things to keep in mind about living here.

One for the ages, not the ageist

For decades now, St. Pete has been a popular place for people to retire, so as you might expect, Matlock DVDs will be a little tougher to find here. The average age in St. Pete is 39.3, and it’s a very seasoned 43 years old overall in Pinellas County. On paper, this makes St. Pete a better option for couples or older renters, but St. Pete’s population has been trending younger, too. If you don’t need dozens of clubs and hot spots full of twenty-something, you’ll be fine.

Car required

St. Petersburg, like all Florida cities, is not full of mass transportation options. The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority operates a bus system that travels 34 local routes, and that’s pretty much it. In 2010, Forbes magazine rated the Tampa Bay region the worst in the nation for commuting, but Pinellas County officials say the average commute time is just 20 minutes.

Rent Report
St. Petersburg

September 2020 St. Petersburg Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2020 St. Petersburg Rent Report. St. Petersburg rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the St. Petersburg rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

St. Petersburg rents increased moderately over the past month

St. Petersburg rents have increased 0.3% over the past month, but have remained steady at 0.4% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in St. Petersburg stand at $970 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,208 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in June. St. Petersburg's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 0.6%, but exceeds the national average of 0.3%.

    Rents rising across the Tampa Metro

    While rents have remained steady in the city of St. Petersburg throughout the past year, cities across the metro have seen a different trend. Rents have risen in 8 of of the largest 10 cities in the Tampa metro for which we have data. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • Valrico has seen rents fall by 3.0% over the past year, the biggest drop in the metro. It's also the most expensive city in the Tampa metro with a two-bedroom median of $1,594.
    • Largo has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 7.4%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,269, while one-bedrooms go for $1,019.
    • St. Petersburg has the least expensive rents in the Tampa metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,208; rents rose 0.3% over the past month but remained flat year-over-year.

    St. Petersburg rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

    Rent growth in St. Petersburg has been relatively stable over the past year - some other large cities have seen more substantial increases; in contrast, rents in a few cities have actually declined. St. Petersburg is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

    • Although rents across cities in Florida have been moderately on the rise, the state's growth as a whole has held steady over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 1.2% in Jacksonville.
    • St. Petersburg's median two-bedroom rent of $1,208 is slightly above the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
    • While rents in St. Petersburg remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including Virginia Beach (+2.4%), Phoenix (+1.7%), Memphis (+1.2%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,341, $1,107, and $842 respectively.
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in St. Petersburg than most large cities. For example, Los Angeles has a median 2BR rent of $1,740, which is nearly one-and-a-half times the price in St. Petersburg.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

    City
    Median 1BR Rent
    Median 2BR Rent
    M/M Rent Growth
    Y/Y Rent Growth
    Tampa
    $1,040
    $1,300
    0.6%
    0.8%
    St. Petersburg
    $970
    $1,210
    0.3%
    0.4%
    Clearwater
    $990
    $1,230
    0.5%
    1.7%
    Brandon
    $1,030
    $1,280
    0.2%
    0
    Largo
    $1,020
    $1,270
    0.1%
    7.4%
    Riverview
    $1,070
    $1,330
    0.8%
    2%
    Palm Harbor
    $1,080
    $1,350
    0.8%
    -0.2%
    Pinellas Park
    $1,100
    $1,360
    0.4%
    2.3%
    Wesley Chapel
    $1,150
    $1,440
    0.5%
    2.4%
    Valrico
    $1,280
    $1,590
    0.2%
    -3%
    Dunedin
    $1,030
    $1,280
    1.1%
    1.7%
    Plant City
    $790
    $980
    0.1%
    -0.3%
    Tarpon Springs
    $910
    $1,130
    0.7%
    1.2%
    Lutz
    $960
    $1,190
    0.9%
    11.3%
    New Port Richey
    $830
    $1,030
    -0.4%
    -1%
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    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology here.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

    Read More

    September 2020 St. Petersburg Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 St. Petersburg Rent Report. St. Petersburg rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the St. Petersburg rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

    View full Rent Report

    September 2020 St. Petersburg Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 St. Petersburg Rent Report. St. Petersburg rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the St. Petersburg rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

    St. Petersburg rents increased moderately over the past month

    St. Petersburg rents have increased 0.3% over the past month, but have remained steady at 0.4% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in St. Petersburg stand at $970 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,208 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in June. St. Petersburg's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 0.6%, but exceeds the national average of 0.3%.

      Rents rising across the Tampa Metro

      While rents have remained steady in the city of St. Petersburg throughout the past year, cities across the metro have seen a different trend. Rents have risen in 8 of of the largest 10 cities in the Tampa metro for which we have data. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

      • Valrico has seen rents fall by 3.0% over the past year, the biggest drop in the metro. It's also the most expensive city in the Tampa metro with a two-bedroom median of $1,594.
      • Largo has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 7.4%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,269, while one-bedrooms go for $1,019.
      • St. Petersburg has the least expensive rents in the Tampa metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,208; rents rose 0.3% over the past month but remained flat year-over-year.

      St. Petersburg rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

      Rent growth in St. Petersburg has been relatively stable over the past year - some other large cities have seen more substantial increases; in contrast, rents in a few cities have actually declined. St. Petersburg is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

      • Although rents across cities in Florida have been moderately on the rise, the state's growth as a whole has held steady over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 1.2% in Jacksonville.
      • St. Petersburg's median two-bedroom rent of $1,208 is slightly above the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
      • While rents in St. Petersburg remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including Virginia Beach (+2.4%), Phoenix (+1.7%), Memphis (+1.2%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,341, $1,107, and $842 respectively.
      • Renters will find more reasonable prices in St. Petersburg than most large cities. For example, Los Angeles has a median 2BR rent of $1,740, which is nearly one-and-a-half times the price in St. Petersburg.

      For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

      City
      Median 1BR Rent
      Median 2BR Rent
      M/M Rent Growth
      Y/Y Rent Growth
      Tampa
      $1,040
      $1,300
      0.6%
      0.8%
      St. Petersburg
      $970
      $1,210
      0.3%
      0.4%
      Clearwater
      $990
      $1,230
      0.5%
      1.7%
      Brandon
      $1,030
      $1,280
      0.2%
      0
      Largo
      $1,020
      $1,270
      0.1%
      7.4%
      Riverview
      $1,070
      $1,330
      0.8%
      2%
      Palm Harbor
      $1,080
      $1,350
      0.8%
      -0.2%
      Pinellas Park
      $1,100
      $1,360
      0.4%
      2.3%
      Wesley Chapel
      $1,150
      $1,440
      0.5%
      2.4%
      Valrico
      $1,280
      $1,590
      0.2%
      -3%
      Dunedin
      $1,030
      $1,280
      1.1%
      1.7%
      Plant City
      $790
      $980
      0.1%
      -0.3%
      Tarpon Springs
      $910
      $1,130
      0.7%
      1.2%
      Lutz
      $960
      $1,190
      0.9%
      11.3%
      New Port Richey
      $830
      $1,030
      -0.4%
      -1%
      See More

      Methodology - Recent Updates:

      Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

      Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

      Methodology:

      Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

      Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

      Read more about our methodology here.

      About Rent Reports:

      Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

      We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

      St. Petersburg Renter Confidence Survey
      National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states

      Here’s how St. Petersburg ranks on:

      B-
      Overall satisfaction
      B
      Safety and crime rate
      B-
      Jobs and career opportunities
      B-
      Recreational activities
      B-
      Affordability
      B-
      Quality of schools
      A-
      Social Life
      A-
      Weather
      A-
      Commute time
      A
      State and local taxes
      C+
      Public transit
      A-
      Pet-friendliness

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released Saint Petersburg’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

      "Saint Petersburg renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "They gave most categories average and above average scores."

      Key Findings in Saint Petersburg include the following:

      • Saint Petersburg renters gave their city a B- overall.
      • The highest-rated categories for Saint Petersburg were state and local taxes (A), commute time (A-), social life (A-), pet-friendliness (A-) and weather (A-).
      • The areas of concern to Saint Petersburg renters are public transit (C+), jobs and career opportunities (B-), quality of local schools (B-) and affordability (B-).
      • Saint Petersburg earned similar scores compared to other nearby cities like Tampa (B), Clearwater (B+) and Bradenton (B-).
      • Saint Petersburg did relatively well compared to cities nationwide, including Philadelphia (C+), Tucson (D) and Miami (C+).
      • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

      Renters say:

      • "Saint Petersburg has become a very progressive, young, and pet-friendly city. Nightlife is booming and new restaurants and attractions are vibrant additions." -Dan F.
      • "Saint Petersburg is a beautiful city with lots of wonderful city parks. Downtown offers a lot of outdoor dining, shopping, galleries and a lovely view of the bay." -Karon E.
      • "The food is amazing and I love the support for small businesses." -Sarah W.

      For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

      View our national survey results here.
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      Renter Confidence Survey

      Apartment List has released Saint Petersburg’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

      "Saint Petersburg renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according...

      View full St. Petersburg Renter Survey

      Here’s how St. Petersburg ranks on:

      B-
      Overall satisfaction
      B
      Safety and crime rate
      B-
      Jobs and career opportunities
      B-
      Recreational activities
      B-
      Affordability
      B-
      Quality of schools
      A-
      Social Life
      A-
      Weather
      A-
      Commute time
      A
      State and local taxes
      C+
      Public transit
      A-
      Pet-friendliness

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released Saint Petersburg’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

      "Saint Petersburg renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "They gave most categories average and above average scores."

      Key Findings in Saint Petersburg include the following:

      • Saint Petersburg renters gave their city a B- overall.
      • The highest-rated categories for Saint Petersburg were state and local taxes (A), commute time (A-), social life (A-), pet-friendliness (A-) and weather (A-).
      • The areas of concern to Saint Petersburg renters are public transit (C+), jobs and career opportunities (B-), quality of local schools (B-) and affordability (B-).
      • Saint Petersburg earned similar scores compared to other nearby cities like Tampa (B), Clearwater (B+) and Bradenton (B-).
      • Saint Petersburg did relatively well compared to cities nationwide, including Philadelphia (C+), Tucson (D) and Miami (C+).
      • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

      Renters say:

      • "Saint Petersburg has become a very progressive, young, and pet-friendly city. Nightlife is booming and new restaurants and attractions are vibrant additions." -Dan F.
      • "Saint Petersburg is a beautiful city with lots of wonderful city parks. Downtown offers a lot of outdoor dining, shopping, galleries and a lovely view of the bay." -Karon E.
      • "The food is amazing and I love the support for small businesses." -Sarah W.

      For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

      View our national survey results here.