St Pete Beach, Fl Houses Overview, Video Tour
St Pete Beach, FL is probably one of the most desirable destinations among tourists visiting Pinellas County. With about 10,000 permanent residents and thousands more vacationers it is the largest community on barrier islands of our peninsula.
When looking for a home in St Pete Beach you need to know that there are many different neighborhoods on this island that will fit various lifestyles. There are older frame houses, mid-century modern homes, Florida ranch, contemporary and even Mediterranean revival style villas.
In Pass-A-Grille, the most southern community of our beaches, you will find many historical homes along intercostal waterways, as well as some newer construction beach front properties. There are several man-made islands like Vina Del Mar, Belle Vista, Lido and Boca Ciega Isle featuring homes on the water with a boat dock, but also more affordable non-waterfront homes. All of them are within walking distance to the white sands of the Gulf of Mexico.
Condos are always popular with both U.S. and foreign buyers. These days waterfront condos sell anywhere from around $200k to $2mil. Always remember to check how much home owner association (HOA) fees are, what type of amenities are offered and if you’re allowed to bring your beloved pet.
St Pete Beach is a very family friendly town. There are lots of restaurants from gourmet to fast-food, plenty of beach activities: parasailing, tubing, jetskiing, beach volley ball and of course…gulp…shuffle board! It is also a fisherman’s paradise, and almost everyone who owns a waterfront home in St Pete Beach enjoys a fresh catch once in a while.
Waterfront homes in St Pete Beach these days sell for around $250-350/sq.ft. I’ve seen homes on the water sell in mid $300k. They often need some work at that price, but several years back you couldn’t dream of owning a house on intercostals waters for under $600k. Yet for owners it is good to know that St Pete Beach homes continue to hold their value better than some other water front communities in Pinellas county.