Any regrets moving to st Pete?
Finally moved out in after nearly 10 years of living here. St. Pete is what it is.
Nice weather year-round
Pretty cheap place to just show up without a job lined up - I did it, would not recommend it at all, but it is possible
New and interesting developments popping up here and there
Downtown St. Pete is fun…for a bit
You also have access to Tampa, so it's almost like you get two cities for the price of one
Pretty great local arts/music scene
Lots of local breweries
Small town/community vibe
"Old Florida" style neighborhoods like Kenwood, Old Northeast, and others are absolutely beautiful
Below the radar - St. Pete has changed quite a bit since I first started living here, but it still seems like it's below the radar in terms of being a place that people are rushing to move to all across the country.
Hurricane season - yes, that speaks for Florida in general, but I feel like Tampa Bay's number is eventually going to come up for a bad hurricane. It's not a matter of "if" but rather just "when" and seeing how densely populated this area is, it's going to be a shit-show
Crackheads everywhere - I feel awful saying this because I genuinely feel bad for these people, but if you're planning on living in St. Pete, be prepared to see junkies and panhandlers as part of the local scenery. It eats away at you for a while and it's flat out depressing.
Low pay and high rent - There really isn't any "industry" here besides tourism and hospitality. If you do find a company, chances are it's going to pay lower than the national average. Then, you've got giant yuppie hives popping up here and there raising the cost of living. That's not a good combination.