Introduction to St. Petersburg, Florida

Founded in 1876, St. Petersburg is part of the Petersburg-Clearwater metropolitan statistical area.

Access to higher learning is available in St. Petersburg at Eckerd College, a private liberal arts school and at campuses of University of South Florida, a public university, and St. Petersburg College, a local community college.

St. Petersburg weather can be characterized as a year round tropical climate. July and August are the hottest months of the year with average daily temperatures reaching 90 degrees. January is the coolest month, with average daily temperatures of 69 degrees.

St. Petersburg Arts and Entertainment

St. Petersburg has many arts and entertainment attractions. Some of the more significant attractions include:

  • The American Stage.
  • Baywalk (an entertainment and shopping area in downtown St. Pete).
  • The Dr. Carter G Woodson African-American Museum.
  • The Florida Holocaust Museum.
  • The Florida International Museum.
  • Great Explorations, The Children's Museum.
  • The Historic Coliseum Ballroom.
  • The Museum of Fine Arts.
  • The Salvador Dal Museum.
  • The St. Petersburg Museum of History.
  • The Sunken Gardens.
  • The Mahaffey Theater.
  • The Palladium Theater.
  • The Pier (A waterfront landmark).
  • The St. Petersburg Little Theater.
  • The Ted Williams Baseball Museum.
  • Tropicana Field (Home of the Devil Rays).

St. Petersburg's tropical weather make it an ideal home to many outdoor festivals every year. The city hosts more than 1,000 annual events and festivals including American Stage in the Park, the Art Arbor Nature Crafts Festival, the Cajun/Zydeco Crawfish Festival, Earth Day’s Green Thumb Festival and more. These annual ongoing music and art festivals fill the seven-miles of preserved downtown waterfront recreation areas and pack the city's streets and waterfront with seasonal parades. The city is also home to the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, an Indycar series car race.

Residents of St. Petersburg also have easy access to all of the arts and entertainment offerings of Tampa Bay, just across the bay.

For the sports minded, St. Petersburg is home to Major League Baseball's Tampa Bay Devil Rays who play downtown at Tropicana Field. Nearby Tampa Bay is also home to the Arena Football League's (AFL) Tampa Bay Storm, the National Hockey League's (NHL) Tampa Bay Lightning and the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

St Petersburg Almanac

Nearest Large City18 miles SW of Tampa, Florida
County Pinellas County
Metro AreaTampa - Saint Petersburg - Clearwater
Standard Zip Codes33701, 33702, 33703, 33704, 33705, 33710, 33712, 33713, 33714, 33716, 33730, 33711, 33709, 33715, 33706, 33707, 33708
P.O. Box Zip Codes33731, 33732, 33734, 33737, 33742, 33743, 33747, 33784, 33733, 33736, 33738, 33740, 33741
Company Zip Codes33729
Phone Area Codes727
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.

St Petersburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance2.8 miles
Jan Temp54 to 69 F
Apr Temp65 to 80 F
Jul Temp77 to 90 F
Oct Temp70 to 83 F
Annual Precip49.5 inches
Distance16.2 miles
Jan Temp52 to 70 F
Apr Temp62 to 81 F
Jul Temp75 to 90 F
Oct Temp68 to 84 F
Annual Precip44.7 inches
Distance22.8 miles
Jan Temp49 to 72 F
Apr Temp59 to 81 F
Jul Temp72 to 90 F
Oct Temp65 to 85 F
Annual Precip52 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, St Petersburg, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Pasadena (33707)

Johns Pass (33708)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Madeira Beach4,320$79,063
Pinellas Park50,433$52,542
South Pasadena5,009$60,541
St. Pete Beach9,466$81,333
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St Petersburg Public Schools

Extended Transition At Ptec Clearwater
901 34 St Sw
(727) 588-6032
Total Enrollment 44
Extended Transition At Ptec St. Petersburg
901 34 St South
(727) 588-6032
Total Enrollment 58
Extended Transition At Creative Clay
1124 Central Ave
(727) 588-6032
Total Enrollment 11
Extended Transition At Abilities
901 34 St South
(727) 588-6032
Total Enrollment 16
Windsor Charter School
5175 45th St North
(727) 475-1297
Mavericks In Education South
4901 Central Ave
(727) 474-8836
Total Enrollment 414
Lealman Intermediate
4900 28th St North
(727) 528-5802
Total Enrollment 397
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