Community News

Entrepreneurs. Artists. Beach lovers. Retirees. When you think of who calls St. Petersburg, Florida home, it is everyone and anyone who is drawn to a community that features front-porch neighborhoods, artsy buildings, a walkable downtown area, and the best in arts, parks, and recreation.

Where do you start? The beaches. The weather. The diversity. The museums and festivals and music and nightlife. The sports. Known as “The Sunshine City,” St. Pete is an eclectic mix of all the traits above, complemented by 244 miles of the most beautiful beaches in the country along Tampa Bay, Boca Ciega Bay, the Gulf of Mexico, and the breathtaking Intracoastal Waterways.

Loving the Arts

There is always something happening and always something to do. If you love…

51 Views, 0 Comments

One of the best beaches in the country. Powdery sugar-white sand you can sink your toes into. Water you can see through. The shops. The restaurants. The parks. The schools and job market. If you want to know how and why Clearwater, Florida, is one of the best places to live and work, you better have some time to talk.

Strategically and majestically located at the top of the Pinellas Peninsula, Clearwater borders the Gulf of Mexico to the west and the bay to the east. The area ranked as one of Livability’s “2021 Top 100 Best Places to Live” and on the list of Tripadvisor’s best beaches is part of the greater Tampa Bay community.

Living in Clearwater gives you the feel of a beach town without all the big city madness. If you’re looking for the perfect…

131 Views, 0 Comments

Cuban Pathways at the Tampa Bay History Center

All Month Long

Taíno Indians, enslaved Africans, Chinese laborers and pastel-wearing U.S. tourists all traveled to and from Cuba over the last 500 years. Their experiences and labors made the largest island in the Caribbean a hub of the modern Atlantic World. Cuban Pathways tells the stories of these individuals and more, whose toil, vacations and political crusades shaped the island’s modern history.

Click Here For More Information

July 4th Boat Parade and Fireworks on the Tampa Riverwalk

Monday, July 4th, 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Celebrate July 4th with Friends of the Riverwalk as they host the 2nd Annual July 4th Boat Parade and Blessing of the Fleet. Boats will be decked out in red,…

117 Views, 0 Comments

 

"The Fourth" Independence Day Celebration at the Pier

Monday, July 4th, 4p.m. - 10p.m. | The St. Pete Pier

The second annual extravaganza brings a festival feel to Spa Beach Park on Independence Day with a fun run, vendor market, food trucks, craft beer garden, live music, and of course, fireworks. Attendance is free, though VIP tickets are available, and the fireworks show at 9 p.m. will be visible throughout the downtown waterfront.

Click Here For More Information


Celeste Barber at The Mahaffey

Thursday, July 14th | The Mahaffey

Celeste Barber is one of the world’s most popular comedians, and tickets are on sale now for her world tour show “Fine, Thanks.” Hailed as the “Australian Queen of Comedy”, Barber released her…

109 Views, 0 Comments

St. Petersburg Neighborhood Guide: Best Neighborhoods In St. Pete, FL


The music. The art. The beach. The sports. If you’re looking for a little bit of everything—and a little more—the neighborhoods in and around St. Petersburg has it all. From the artsy, brick-lined streets, to the beaches and waterfront jaunts, and shopping, restaurants, bars and cultural attractions of the downtown area, St. Petersburg continues to be a place people want to call home.


If you’re in the mood for art and history, check out the Salvador Dali Museum. You want a taste of the beach scene, head out to the 26-acre St. Pete Pier. And if you just want to hang out and bide your time in a community-like atmosphere, take a stroll in the ever-active downtown scene.


To…

392 Views, 0 Comments

Top 7 Richest Neighborhoods In Tampa

Davis Islands

At $22.5 million, the custom mansion on Davis Islands in Tampa garnered the highest price ever for a home sale in the area. Smith & Associates sold the home. As one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the Tampa area, Davis Islands is home to some of the most stunning views of Downtown Tampa. It also is home to a bevy of lavish, pastel-colored Mediterranean-style buildings dating back to the 1920s.


Add in an eclectic mix of cafes and pubs, the always relaxing Dog Beach, a canine-friendly stretch of sand with views of boats and yachts, and Davis Islands Park, a green space with kids’ play equipment, and Davis Islands has everything that the richest, nicest communities have to offer.


On…

233 Views, 0 Comments

Dramatic Increases in 2021 Luxury Home Sales for Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay’s largest independently owned real estate company, Smith & Associates Real Estate, announced record-breaking sales volume for 2021. The company posted sales of $2.18B, marking a sales growth of 33% for the organization. The banner sales year secures the firm’s dominance as the leader in luxury real estate sales in Tampa Bay.

 

 

“Tampa Bay real estate sales soared last year, and we benefited as an organization from our history as being the leader in the Luxury markets and by our unique understanding of serving affluent buyers and sellers in the markets for generations. This year the value range of luxury took a jump proving that Tampa Bay is following the trends of the…

595 Views, 0 Comments

Diversity. History. Culture. Healthcare. Transportation. Employment opportunities. And don't forget the weather. Ask locals why Tampa is the best place to live and work, and those are just a handful of the answers you'll get. 

With a cost of living 5% lower than the national average, the reasons to call Tampa home are seemingly endless. So, if you are looking to find a home or condo in the Tampa area, it's best to know where to look. 

Here are a handful of the Tampa area's best neighborhoods for planting your roots:

 

  Sign in Palma Ceia Neighborhood

Photo of Palma Ceia Neighborhood

Palma Ceia

Located in Hillsborough County, Palma Ceia is a favorite among families and young professionals. Its sparse suburban feel is defined by a myriad of restaurants, coffee shops…

874 Views, 0 Comments

Article posted by Creative Loafing  The home of Ultra Music Label's Cade is now on the market in South Tampa.

Located at 2807 W Parkland Blvd., in the Parkland Estates neighborhood, the home was built in 1948 and is owned by Daniel and Tia Larson, parents of pop musician Cade (stylized "CADE") and his DJ brother D.A. Larson.

The 7,906-square-foot home comes with five bedrooms and six bathrooms, as well as a pool, an outdoor kitchen, and, of course, a professional-grade recording studio.

The 25-year-old Cade  is currently signed to the electronic label Ultra Music, which is also home to acts like DEADMAU5, Lil Jon, Calvin Harris and others. Besides opening on the main stage at last year's Gasparilla…

406 Views, 0 Comments

 At $22.5 million, the 21,796-square-foot, seven-bedroom, eight full and eight half-bath, air conditioned six-car garage Davis Islands’ home that sold last year was the highest price ever landed for a home in the Tampa area.


The buyers, who along with getting the distinction of owning former New York Yankee great Derek Jeter’s old home, also landed a clubroom with a full-service bar, a wine cellar, movie theater, gym, in-law suite, au-pair wing, a full-home generator, and more.

And that was just on the inside, The outside of the home includes 9,000 square feet of covered porches and balconies, a heated spa, an 80-foot saltwater lap pool and 354 feet of open bay.


 
While the Davis Islands home clearly fits into the definition of a mansion, not all…

3466 Views, 0 Comments