Latest Statistics for St. Petersburg Real Estate
St. Petersburg’s 3 Most Popular Neighborhoods
According to data gathered by Zillow and Trulia, two leading real estate databases, the median sales price for homes in St. Petersburg for the period April 14 through July 14 was $147,000. This represents an increase of 14%, or $18,000 compared to the prior quarter and an increase of 13% compared to the prior year.
A 2013 Movoto survey of the top ten cities in Florida ranks St. Petersburg as 4th best using ratings for crime, cost of living, amenities, education, employment, weather, and housing.
Over the last five years home sales in St. Petersburg have appreciated 22.5%. The most popular neighborhoods include Old Northeast, Disston Heights, Coquina Key, Greater Pinellas Point, United Central and Shore Acres.
Overview of Three of the Most Popular Neighborhoods
- The Old Northeast, adjacent to downtown and situated along Tampa Bay, is one of the most sought after historic neighborhoods in St. Petersburg. Visitors reflect on local history as they travel along the nostalgic brick streets, avenues and alleys, and delight in the time honored majestic homes, each with its own unique style and character. The majority of the homes were built the thirty years between 1920 and 1950. Excellence in structure and design are the common architectural theme. The neighborhood hosts approximately 9,000 residents in over 5,000 houses, apartments, and condominiums.
- Disston Heightsis characterized by the well-kept concrete block homes, manicured lawns and a smattering of lakes that all come together to form a quiet neighborhood in north central St. Petersburg. It boasts a Civic Association that is dedicated to bringing neighbors, local businesses and city officials together to share information and solve problems. It is the largest neighborhood civic association in St. Petersburg, representing over 5,000 homes.
- Coquina Key is an island surrounded by Tampa Bay on the east and Little and Big Bayous on the north, west and south and is accessed by the two bridges that cross the bayous. Located in southeast St. Petersburg, the neighborhood is not far from the city’s downtown waterfront, marina district, and Tropicana Field. Coquina Key is a community of cooling sea breezes, striking open water vistas, sprawling streets and cul-de-sacs. It features a waterside city park complete with soccer fields, tennis and basketball courts, fishing docks and a jogging trail. Hundreds of waterfront homes, condominiums and town-homes (with deep water direct access to Tampa Bay and the Gulf) make Coquina Key a distinctive place to live.
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