St. Petersburg is a wonderful place to live so says Coastal Living Magazine

St.Petersburg highlighted as one of the Top 20 places to live in the United States

St. Petersburg got a boost this week just a couple of days after my colleague Allison Leslie wrote a great piece called Tampa Ranked On Travel + Leisure’s ‘Least Attractive Cities’ List. It was piece about a poll taken from the readers of the magazine about the beauty of the people in the area. A poll that brought new meaning to the term of superficial and anyone who spends more than 24 hours in the area knows they are plenty of beautiful people, both on the outside as well as inside.

Now we have a new report from magazine Coastal Living, that highlighted St. Petersburg as one of the Top 20 places in the country to live. Also, if you can’t live in the area then the magazine told their readers it is a super place to spend your vacation.

Costal Living, said the following about the area.

Nestled on the bright blue waters of Tampa Bay, this cosmopolitan city just keeps getting better and better, with a downtown arts and culture scene best exemplified by the spectacular Dalí Museum anchoring the waterfront. Historic, small-scale neighborhoods balance the big-city pleasures. With mild winters, this is a year-round city of outdoor play, and the proximity of 35 miles of white-sand beaches adds a quality-of-life layer that few other sophisticated enclaves possess.

The publication had plenty of nice things to say about the hotels and sites that can be seen around the area. The iconic The Don CeSar hotel and he Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club were highlighted as places to stay.

The magazine also highlighted the downtown area of St. Pete with The Dalí Museum is an architectural knockout that pairs its vast permanent collection of the artist’s works with fascinating rotating exhibits. Long a local favorite, the museum has emerged into a world-class destination and waterfront superstar. Nearby, in the center of downtown and steps from the waterfront, St. Petersburg’s revitalized Sundial complex anchors some of the city’s coolest food and drink hangouts, as well as shops. So say’s Costal Living.

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