Introduction to South Pasadena, Florida
South Pasadena, Florida, in Pinellas county, is 3 miles W of St Petersburg, Florida and 21 miles SW of Tampa, Florida. The city is considered part of the Tampa-Saint Petersburg-Clearwater metropolitan area.
South Pasadena History
In 1874, South Pasadena was a part of the San Gabriel-Orange Grove Association. In 1875, some members of the association named the area Pasadena, and the people residing in the southern part of Pasadena began referring to themselves as South Pasadenans. On March 2, 1888, South Pasadena was officially incorporated with a population of about 500.
South Pasadena and Nearby Attractions
- St. Petersburg Museum of History.
- Gamble Plantation State Historic Site.
- Fort De Soto Park.
- Pier Aquarium.
- South Beach.
Things To Do In South Pasadena
The St. Petersburg Museum of History offers insight into the history of St. Petersburg and the state of Florida. The Egmont Key State Park offers opportunities for swimming, boating, fishing, hiking and picnicking, while the nearby Clearwater Marine Aquarium is accessible from South Pasadena as well.
South Pasadena Transportation
Flights are available from St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport.
South Pasadena Higher Education
Hillsborough Community College, the University of Tampa, Manatee Community College and the University of South Florida are some of the nearby colleges and universities.