Category Archives: St. Pete

St Pete is Awesome: #StPeteStrong

 

 

We are St Pete

 

This weekend was a test for most of us. Are we ready for a category five hurricane? Do we have enough supplies to last if we lose power for weeks? Are we prepared to lose everything if we evacuate? One thing is clear: St Pete’s spirit will not be destroyed. Not by Irma, not by anything. This is what we’ve noticed in the aftermath.

 

Some of us stayed home and hunkered down while some of us went and stayed with family or out of the path of Irma. Coming home on Monday there was a feeling of gratitude throughout the city. Our Facebook feed was flooded with offers of free hot meals for those without power, people offering their homes up to strangers to shower/escape the heat, and tons of businesses opening up as soon as possible to give our residents some respite.

 

When Rafael Perrier of Kahwa South opened up and was giving away free coffee to residents on Monday, The Galley’s Pete Boland was inspired. “I also wanted to do something like what Raf did, so we put our complimentary coffee (his brand, Kahwa) and a free Bloody Mary and mimosa bar.. To us, being open on Monday wasn’t about the money. It was about serving our friends, our community that we love so much.”

 

And the love was certainly felt. Pete went on to say that when he called last call for food at 6pm there was a standing ovation from the large crowd inside the pub on Saturday evening. “No joke – one of the highlights of my career. Quite emotional.” What’s most impressive is  they did all this on a skeleton crew due to evacuations. With sous chef Dave Kohl, volunteer efforts from co-found Ian Taylor and friend Chris Talley, and book keeper Eric Wix, while Pete and his girlfriend Stephanie Smith worked magic to serve the massive swarm of people looking to ease the stress of Irma. “It was a non stop madhouse until midnight .. with the menu sold out, we put together whatever else we could cook off in baskets and passed them out for free to people who wanted hot food.

 

And this is just one of many businesses who wanted to take care of their community they best way they know how: food, a safe place, and friendly faces. We are incredibly proud to serve St Pete and the Tampa Bay area and supporting local businesses like The Galley. You can follow The Galley on Facebook and Instagram, or just show up for food at 27 4th Street N in St Pete and make sure you tell them The Price Group sent you.

Hurricane Safety Tips

 

 

Hurricane Safety Tips

 

 

While Tampa Bay hasn’t had a storm hit in 2017, we are still very vulnerable to hurricanes and tropical storms. These hurricane safety tips will help you stay prepared and keep your mind at ease.

 

Don't Wait

 

 

 

Prepare now, and relax.

 

We cannot stress this enough: Don’t wait until a storm is imminent to start preparing. We’ve all seen photos of empty shelves at grocery stores right before a large storm hits, and you don’t want to be that family driving all over town to find the supplies you need to secure your house. Or, even worse, be stuck without food and water for days on end.

 

 

Stock up on supplies

 

 

 

Make sure your safety kit is stocked and ready to go each year (you can add this to your Spring Cleaning list, which we’ve already prepared for you here!).

 

Things you want to include:

 

First aid kit (you can buy these at any drug store)
Any necessary

 

medication for you and your family (and pets!)
Flashlights

 

Battery powered radio
Extra batteries (for any devices that are battery powered)

 

Portable cell phone chargers

 

Non-perishable foods and water (the State of Florida website suggests 3 days worth)

 

Entertainment such as books, crosswords, board games, etc.
Cooler, ice and/or ice packs

 

Manual can opener
Personal hygiene items (deodorant, baby wipes, extra water for bathing, etc)

 

 

Know your evacuation route

 

 

Plan for a possible evacuation, especially if your home is located in a flood zone. If the state calls for an evacuation of your area, you don’t want to be scrambling to find the most efficient way to get out or not give yourself enough time to do so. Plan ahead, find your route here and have a back-up plan just in case. Keep your gas tank full and pack your hurricane kit in your trunk with any documents you may been in a water proof container.

 

Do you have a place to stay (with family or friends)? Make arrangements with hotels as soon as you can to ensure they are not already booked. If you have pets, call ahead to hotels and shelters and see if they allow pets. Click here for a map of local evacuation routes, lists of public shelters, and other resources from the City of St Pete.

 

 

 

Secure your home

 

 

 

Before you evacuate, or if an evacuation isn’t mandatory, you’ll want to make sure your home is safe and secure well before a storm approaches. Make sure windows are covered with storm shutters or secure them with wood covering. Take a note of any tree limbs that are hanging over or around your home. Trim any limbs that may cause damage to your home or surrounding homes or may cause your driveway to be obstructed.

 

Take any lawn/patio furniture, potted plants, decorations, children’s toys, etc. and being them inside to avoid the wind sending them into surrounding buildings/vehicles. Secure driveways and walk ways with sandbags if necessary.

 

 

For more information on hurricane safety, please visit the links below.

 

State of Florida Essential Guide to Hurricane Preparedness

FloridaDisaster.org

St Pete Hurricane Center

National Weather Service Hurricane Safety Tips and Resources

How Will the New Flood Insurance Bill Impact You?

Flood Insurance is at Risk

 

How Will the New Flood Insurance Bill Impact You?

 

The National Flood Insurance Program, which was created in the late 1960’s to help facilitate more private insurance options, is going to expire on September 30th, 2017. Congress has recently introduced the “21st Century Flood Reform Act” that will allow flood insurance policies to go uninterrupted through the middle of Florida’s 2017 hurricane season.

 

The catch? The bill has to be passed and signed by the president before September 30th.

 

What This Means For The Homeowner

 

According to Florida Realtors, Florida represents 40% of NFIP nationally. If you are a homeowner in a flood zone in the Tampa Bay area this could be troublesome as congress has merely only introduced the bill needed to keep flood insurance afloat and hurricane season will not end until November.

 

Further, if you are looking to buy or sell your home, closing will be tough. Florida realtors states “Mortgage lenders require proof of property insurance before they will lend money at closing, and they require proof of flood insurance if a property is located within a FEMA-designated flood zone. If home buyers can’t secure proof of flood coverage, their closing could be cancelled or delayed.”

 

What You Can Do

 

Call or email your congress representative and ask them to push a long the bill, or pass an extension so flood insurance is not disrupted. You can easily find contact information for your representative here.

 

 

 

Staycation in St Petersburg Labor Day Weekend

St Pete in Staycation Labor Day Weekend

St Pete in Staycation Labor Day Weekend

 

 

Staycation in St Pete Labor Day Weekend

 

Labor Day weekend is coming up and it’s time to make your three day weekend plans. Getting out of town with only three days can make for a rushed, less-than-relaxing time. Our recommendation: a staycation in St Pete. A staycation is just what it sounds like. You stay in your home town (or nearby) and do all the vacation things. Below are our recommendations to make your staycation in St Pete a blast.

 

 

Where to Stay

 

The Avalon Hotel is location at 443 4th Ave N, a few blocks or a short ride with their free shuttle service to everything Downtown St Pete has to offer. This boutique hotel has an art-deco,

Stacation in St Pete Labor Day Weekend

The Avalon Hotel St Pete

trendy feel with friendly, upbeat service and cozy rooms. The building was erected in the 1930’s, but has recently gone under a full renovation, keeping all the old charm and architecture and mixing in the hip-ness that is the heart of the Sunshine City.

 

Other things to note:

-Each room has free Wifi for those who don’t want to totally disconnect

-King or queen size beds available

-Free ride and pool, free parking, and restaurant with taproom at their sister hotel The Hollander (located next door)

-Check-in is 3pm, check-out is 11am

 

 

What to See

 

Go to the Saturday Morning Market and enjoy music, food vendors, and local makers. The market has been going strong since 2002 with over 170 near Al Lang Stadium with beautiful waterfront views not too far away. Come early to beat the heat, get some breakfast (or lunch!), and enjoy music presented by Mahaffey Theater.

 

Check out The Dali Museum. On Saturday, September 2 starting at 11:45am, take the kids to DillDally with Dali and on Sunday at 10am, all your yogis will love Yoga at the Dali.

 

Stroll down St Pete’s famed Central Ave where you’ll find The Chihuly Museum at Morean Arts Center, coffee shops like Brew-D-Licious, and tons of local shopping on the 600 Block.

 

 

What to Eat

 

There are no shortages of food option when stay in Downtown St Pete. We recommend The Galley for sandwiches, great seafood and overall gastro-pub feel.  Locale Market has options for everyone including the pickiest of foodies. Locale is located within The Sundial courtyards and is surrounded by shopping options and movie theater. For the beer adventurers, you should stop into St Pete Brewing, Cycle Brewing, and Ale and the Witch to taste what the locals drink (and some special taps from out of state).

Solar Eclipse in Tampa Bay: Viewing and Safety Tips

Solar Eclipse In Tampa Bay

Solar Eclipse In Tampa Bay

 

 

Solar Eclipse In Tampa Bay

 

On August 21st, 2017 there will be a solar eclipse in Tampa Bay for the first time since 1979. The sun will only be 81% covered, and may not be the dramatic spectacle you’re expecting with the naked eye (you can see it at the St Petersburg College Planetarium, or via NASA’s live stream though). People all over the country have been making plans to travel across the line which the sun will be covered 100% by the moon. So much so, that school districts have made it possible for kids and their families to travel to see the event with Monday off, given they have a note from their parent/guardian. (Read more from the Tampa Bay Times on each district’s rules.)

 

Seeing the solar eclipse in Tampa Bay (or anywhere) is not just as easy as walking outside and looking, up. While amazing to see, the eclipse does pose threats to your eyes if not protected properly. The good news is that there are places all over Tampa Bay giving out  or selling inexpensively specialized glasses that will protect your retinas from damage while you enjoy the view. Lowe’s and Wal-Mart both have them in stock, and you can pick them up from most public libraries throughout Pinellas and Hillsborough counties.

 

Where will you be for the eclipse? Tag us in your photos on Facebook, we’d love to see them!

Bring The Noise: The St Pete Pier Is Coming

Construction begins on the new St Pete Pier.

Construction begins on the new St Pete Pier.

 

The New St Pete Pier

 

The ceremonial ground breaking on the St Pete Pier has come and gone and now comes the tough, not-so-pretty part: noise pollution. Remember when the One building started? It was (and is) an ear full of ground pounding, crane engine running, and metal clanking throughout the east side of downtown. We can expect more of the same starting next week as construction starts on the new St Pete Pier.

 

What does this mean for you?

 

ABC Action News reported that over 400 piles are going to be drilled by the crew through January to support the weight starting in September. But test piling will start on July 17th, which will be bringing the noise to Beach Drive and Old Northeast. According to NewStPetePier.com, construction should end in late 2018 and the official ribbon cutting in “early 2019”. That’s a lot of noise.

 

The pier looks to be an amazing build, though. There will be multiple gardens, play areas, music venues and room for shops restaurants. It sure looks pretty, at and a cool $14 million estimated cost it ought to be. Will the end result be worth it? Sure looks that way from the renderings. It will be interesting to see how the noise affects businesses nearby that have outdoor space. In the mean time, there are events like Pier Beer Summer Series. This even will connect the booming brewery scene and education on the pier and it’s progress.

 

For more information on the project and to keep updated with time lines and events, check out  NewStPetePier.com and sign up for their newsletter.

Fourth of July Events in Tampa Bay

Fourth of July Events in Tampa Bay

Fourth of July Events in Tampa Bay

 

Fourth of July Events in Tampa Bay

 

From fireworks, to BBQs to live music, here is an easy to follow list of the Fourth of July events in Tampa Bay! Make sure you tell ’em The Price Group sent you. Happy Fourth!

 

 

St. Petersburg Waterfront 4th Of July Fireworks & Food Truck Rally featuring local radio stations Q105, QYK 99.5, B98.7, WLLD, and Maxima and food trucks including Rolling with my Hoagies Food TruckSkoops Italian Ice and more.

Swing Night-Hot Club of SRQ is hosting a dance night at Ale and the Witch from 8-11pm and if you’re into swing dancing, you’re not going to want to miss this.

Support the Special Operations Warrior Foundations at Locale Market’s All-American Market Tasting. Enjoy a taste of all-American food starting July 4th through July 7th – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.  for the independent price of $17.76 (get it?!).

Light Up Tampa Bay Independence Day Celebration is happening this weekend in Channelside and is Tampa Bay’s largest fireworks display with live music and food benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay.

6th annual racing event happening at Showtime Speedway in Pinellas Park starting at 5pm.

Independence Day Celebration at Great Explorations Children’s museum in St Pete will feature patriotic activities throughout the day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bonus: Military (active and retired) and first responders get in free!

Largo’s 4th of July Celebration starts at 6pm at Largo Central Park is located at 101 Central Park Dr, Largo 33771. One Blood will be there accepting donations (and giving away free movie tickets for them!) and there will be lots of family friendly activities.

4th of July Skate at Skateworld of Tampa will have $1 admission if you wear red white or blue with skate rentals just $3.50.

Clearwater Celebrates America at Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater, FL 33755 from
4-10 p.m will have live entertainment, a kids zone, local vendors and food trucks, and (of course) fireworks!

 

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Just Sold! Crescent Lake, St. Petersburg

The newly constructed home near Crescent Lake Park was listed by Brad Bess of The Price Group. Created by St. Petersburg’s premiere builder, JMS, the home features 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, office/den, formal dining, dine-in kitchen area, and an open floor plan flows nicely from the large kitchen into the living space. The new owners will enjoy being close to downtown St. Petersburg, walking distance to several shops, restaurants, and Starbucks coffee! Not to mention the evening sunsets strolls along Crescent Lake.

 

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On the fence about selling your home? Now is the time to hop off. Our proven track record in aggressive marketing, alongside our huge online presence puts us in the top 1% of Realtors in Pinellas County. Now is the time to contact us.

The New St. Pete Pier: Updates

 

The New St. Pete Pier Enhancements

 

The St. Pete Pier has been a St. Pete landmark for years. This year it was torn down to make room for the New St. Pete Pier. This month the city held a workshop and released enhancements to the pier, the approach and the amenities. Welcome to the Pier District.

 

The construction proposed will cost $14 million, but the amenities and experience the new construction will be worth it. The new pier will be a place of community, boasting various pavilions and areas for congregating. Most of the pier will be closed off to vehicles, allowing pedestrians free reign of the new construction and keeping in St. Pete’s pedestrian friendliness. There will also be two bike sharing stations to allow easy, quick access to the education center, beach, tropical garden, children’s splash pad, kayak dock, dining and more.

 

Spaces for eating, strolling, music, and art will be widespread throughout the pier district. For visitors, tourists and local alike the markets and events that will be held here will provide the kind of entertainment venue the pier and its pedestrian visitors deserve.

 

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Arial pier rendering from NewStPetePier.com.

 

 

 

But what about boaters?

 

One thing that is clearly missing from the renderings and workshop  last week is the amenities for boaters. To take your boat downtown and park in a transient dock, you will need to compete for the 27 slips available at the St. Pete Marina which are mainly taken up by overnight boaters. There are about 10 spots near Fresco’s, but you cannot count on any of them being available.  With all the enhancements and events that will be built for a community who loves to be on the water, it seems odd that additional transient docking wouldn’t be plainly available on the new pier renderings. Once it’s finished, boaters from Apollo Beach, Tampa and other areas across the bay will have to risk it to find a place to dock. It’s not for lack of room, either. The north, east and south sides past the approach all seem to have room for additional slips. This is a missed opportunity for the city to not only give the boating community an additional amenity and incentive to visit, but to capitalize on rental space and revenue.

 

For more information on the pier, visit The New St. Pete Pier’s website. What do you think about the new pier?

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Just Sold in Crescent Heights

 

 

Andy and Carmen put their trust in David Price of The Price Group Realtors to not only sell their home and the lot next to their home but also to find their new dream home for their growing family. This three bed, two bath home at 758 28th Ave N sold went under contract in just 24 days and closed in two months at list price! The new owners of this home will enjoy walking to Crescent Lake and being close to Trader Joe’s, Starbucks, and tons of restaurants.

 

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Congrats again, Andy and Carmen! We loved working with you and appreciate your continued trust in us. On the fence about selling your home? Now is the time to hop off. Our proven track record in aggressive marketing, alongside our huge online presence puts us in the top 1% of Realtors in Pinellas County. Now is the time to contact us.

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Open Houses in St. Petersburg 12/18

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This weekend you can come see one of our beautiful luxury listings in Placido Bayou. This home has 4 beds, 2 full and 1 half baths and is in a beautiful private, gated, northeast St. Pete community. Completely move-in ready, the home has been upgraded with newer stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, built in desk, walk-in pantry, and sliding doors that lead out to the screened pool/spa patio area with outdoor shower and updated half bath off of the pool patio. You will also enjoy the waterfront and access to Tampa Bay.

 

Need more proof about how perfect this home is for you? Come see it for yourself from 1-3pm Sunday December 18th. Click here for more information on this property.

Things To Do In Tampa Bay 12/17-12/18

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This weekend is a perfect opportunity to cross the Bay and experience what the other side has to offer. The Cross Bay Ferry will be offering free rides on Sunday, 12/18 from 7am-5:30pm. If you haven’t experienced this new transportation this is your chance! You can check out our very own James Silver’s review of the Ferry below. If you’re traveling from St. Pete to Tampa, you can stop by The Florida Aquarium, plenty of shopping and restaurants in Channelside or hop on the trolley and make your way to Ybor for an afternoon movie or Improv show. Coming to St. Pete from Tampa? The Dali Museum, St. Petersburg Museum of History, and four blocks of shopping and dining on Beach Drive are all within walking distance.

 

 

 

On Saturday, you can enjoy free snow-ga (that’s yoga in the snow) at Sundial (153 2nd Avenue North, St.Petersburg, Florida) from 9-10am. IF you haven’t gone to see the decorations and the flurries, this is the perfect time do experience it while getting a jump start on your New Years fitness goals. Go grab some lunch and come back to the Sundial at 3pm to catch the Dixie Hollins High School Choir perform an hour long upbeat set of holiday songs!

 

 

Tampa also has an opportunity to get your fitness on with the Hot Chocolate 15k/5k. On Sunday December 18th, the race is family friendly with games to occupy your little ones and all things chocolate (hot chocolate too, obviously) after you cross the finish line. The 5k will start around 7:30am, and the 15k around 8:25am in the Channelside Bay Plaza, Tampa, FL. Check out their website for more details on this fun event.

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Just Sold! Riviera Bay

 

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Clay Glover of The Price Group Realtors recently sold this beautiful home in Riviera Bay. The new owners will enjoy a one of a kind pool home with three bedrooms, a bonus room, three full baths and a three car garage. This waterfront community boasts its own boat ramp that was completely renovated a few years ago, bi-annual community yard sales, Christmas boat parade, 2 amazing parks, block parties, 4th of July festivities, and is centrally located to all that the Tampa and St. Petersburg area has to offer.

 

Congrats to Kelley and Dave on the sale of your home! We look forward to working with you again. Are you looking to sell your home? We can help. Our proven track record in aggressive marketing, alongside our huge online presence puts us in the top 1% of Realtors in Pinellas County. Now is the time to contact us.

Things to do in Tampa Bay 12/10-12/11

 

 

 

 

Christmas is only a couple of weeks away, and Tampa Bay is surely in the holiday spirit. Lights on houses, music in every store, the time of year for for parades, classic holiday plays, and lights is now. This weekend will be yours to do all this and more. Here are some things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend.

 

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St. Pete Boat Parade

 

If you like parades but also like boats, then you’ve got to catch the Downtown St. Pete Boat Parade this Saturday, December 10th starting at 6:30pm. All different shapes and sizes of boats come through the Vinoy Basin sea wall near Demens Landing and make their way around the water showing off lights, music, and Christmas cheer. You may be able to catch a Santa (or two). This year is the first year VIP tickets ($8-$50) will be sold which includes reserved seating and serving of beer, wine, and food. Just want to catch the parade and skip the VIP? No problem. You can find a spot in North Straub or the pier approach and get a great view. Visit their website for tickets and more info.

 

 

Snow on 7th Holiday Parade

 

Want a more traditional parade experience? Pop on over to Ybor for the Snow on 7th Holiday Parade. Entertainment starts at 6pm, and Mayor Buckhorn and family will kick off the parade events while the snow falls. This parade is free, but get there early to get a good seat. For more info, check out their Facebook event page and the adorable countdown here.

 

 

It’s a Wonderful Life

 

One of the most beloved holiday movies, It’s a Wonderful Life, is being brought to the American Stage for your ears to enjoy until December 24th – but with a twist. See it come to life as It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play adapted by Joe Landry featuring a few local favorites, Colleen Cherry and Becca McCoy. 163 3rd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. Find info on the play, the actors, and book your tickets before they’re gone here.

 

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Open Houses in St. Petersburg 12/10-12/11

 

 

As the holiday season creeps nearer, home buying settles a bit. But that doesn’t mean we’re slowing down! Weekends were made for open houses, after all! Take a look and see what open houses in St. Petersburg we have for you this weekend.

 

 

17071 Dolphin Dr

price group realtors st peteThis home is a boater’s dream. Situated on an oversized lot with over 77ft of water frontage, this home is built for entertaining outside in your own tropical paradise. If you’re looking for a waterfront home you must come see the view from this North Reddington Beach house. James Silver will be there from Sunday 12/11 from 1-3pm. Stop in and say hi! Click here for more info on the property.

 

 

 

110 97th Ave NE

 

Stop on in to Riviera Bay and have a walk through this charming new listing. With 3 beds, 3 baths, 2 car garage, pool, and family friendly design, you and your family can move right in. The boating in this community offers many options from the excellent fishing of Weedon Island and the back country, the protected waters of Riviera Bay, and quick access to all the things that Tampa Bay has to offer. John Indermaur will be holding the door open for you from 2-4pm Sunday 12/11.

 

432 11th Ave N

 

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The newly constructed home near Crescent Heights has everything you are looking for! Created by St. Petersburg’s premiere builder, JMS the home features 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, office/den, formal dining, dine-in kitchen area, and an open floor plan flows nicely from the large kitchen into the living space. Close to downtown and Crescent Lake Park. It also has a pool! Come out and see this amazing home from 1-3pm Sunday, 12/11. Click here for more info on the property.

 

 

 

8437 Waverly Rd N

 

Looking for an affordable home in the wonderful Northeast St. Petersburg neighborhood of Riviera Bay? Look no further than this beautiful, move in ready 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom split floor plan home. There’s even a cozy screened front porch for relaxing and enjoying the beautiful Florida weather. Michael Friedman will be there from 1-3pm on Sunday 12/11. Click here for more info on this property.

 

 

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Just Sold! Investment Property in Kenwood

 

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This charming, spacious bungalow was just listed and sold by David Price of The Price Group in under 50 days! Located in the heart of Historic Kenwood, one of the most spectacular, progressive communities in the city. The home has 3 bedroom, 2 bath and boasts a 3 car garage, plus 2 lovable twin rental units situated over the garage, each 1 bed /1 bath. Congrats to Beverly on the sale of your home – it was such a pleasure working with you!

 

Are you looking to sell your home? We can help. Our proven track record in aggressive marketing, alongside our huge online presence puts us in the top 1% of Realtors in Pinellas County. Now is the time to contact us.

 

 

Just Sold – Glen Lakes Estates

 

Congrats to Jeff and Arlene on the sale of your home! Clay Glover of the Price Group helped

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Jeff and Arlene celebrate with Clay Glover of The Price Group Realtors on the sale of their home.

them navigate the sale process and got their home sold in 45 days! There were plenty of reasons to purchase this home. It was very well maintained, hardwood floors, gas fireplace, and beautiful neighborhood made it very attractive to buyers. But it was the aggressive marketing of The Price Group that elevated this sale.

 

Now is the time to contact us if you are looking to sell your home. Our proven track record in aggressive marketing, alongside our huge online presence puts us in the top 1% of Realtors in Pinellas County. Are you looking to sell your home?

 

Congrats again, Jeff and Arlene. We loved working with you and can’t wait to help you with your real estate vision in the future.

 

Townhouse in St. Petersburg – Crescent Heights

Check out this stunning Victorian Style townhouse in St. Petersburg in the heart of Crescent townhouse in st. petersburgHeights – just a couple of blocks from Crescent Lake Park! This 3 bedroom, 2.5 baths, 2 car garage, 1918 heated sq. ft. townhome has a large master suite has 2 walk-in closets, outdoor balcony and renovated master bath with glass shower. Second bath has been renovated with custom vanity and subway tile. This is one of only four townhomes in this residential neighborhood. Downtown St Pete is just minutes away by car or bike!

 

 

 

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Want more information? Click here or contact David Price for more information. If you’re looking for homes in St. Petersburg, you can learn more about St. Pete’s historic neighborhoods here.

Thinking of Selling Your Home?

If you’ve been sitting on the fence on whether or not to sell your home, it’s time to hop off. According to an article in the Tampa Bay Times, Tampa Bay led the state in sales of single family homes for the month September.

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The article goes on to say that within our area home prices rose over 13% while the state average was around 11% growth. Pinellas’ gain was at 16.6%. Let’s break that down: If you were reluctant to sell your home valued at $250,000, you could sell it now for $41,500 more. Competition is fierce now with the new generation of millennial first time buyers, which means selling your home just got easier.

 

In order to sell your home, all you need to do is make the decision to call us. We can handle the rest. Now is the time to contact us. Our proven track record in aggressive marketing, alongside our huge online presence puts us in the top 1% of Realtors in Pinellas County. Call us today, to find out what we can do for you!

Things To Do In Tampa Bay 11/18-11/20

SXSW Style Event Comes to St. Pete

 

The founders of Et Cultural have a diverse background but one common goal: To heighten the level of art, music and interactivity in St. Pete. The way they do this? Et Cultura. From yoga, to workshops to live music to film viewings the $25 ticket is well worth the price. But you don’t have to purchase a pass to enjoy many parts of the festival. The maker’s market, folk music stage and many of the art shows are all free to the public. The events started Wednesday downtown, but they continue all weekend long. Visit Et Cultura’s website for more info on tickets, scheduling and locations.

 

Shopapalooza Takes Over Straub Parkthings to do in tampa bay

 

This year Local Shops 1, a major resource for all things local, is taking two Saturdays this month to give you time to get your holiday shopping done properly. This Saturday, November 19th is your first opportunity to sample everything the locals have to offer you. Anything from non profit organizations to local Etsy makers will be in attendance as well as live music and food trucks. And by the way – the weather is going to be amazing. Get your family out to Straub Park and support your local businesses. For more information on the event visit Local Shops 1 website or their Facebook event page.

Saturday in the Park  – Tampa

 

For our friends on the other side of the bay, you can catch a free concert of at Water Works Park in Tampa on Saturday, November 19th from 2-6pm. The event has no admission, however there will be doantion drop off supporting Metropolitan Ministries. The event is hosted by Harmonic Factory and Metropolitan Ministries. Bring a blanket, lunch and enjoy the beautiful fall Tampa Bay weather. Check out their Facebook event page for more information.

 

St. Pete The Pet Friendly City

 

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It’s no secret to residents that we love our pets here in St. Petersburg. If you’re looking to move to a pet friendly city, St. Pete is the place for you. St. Petersburg businesses catered to pets are plenty, there are amazing dog parks community events just for your pets.

 

Pet Catered Businesses

 

 

One of the most aptly named pet businesses is St. Petersbark located 2435 9th Street North, St Petersburg, fl 33704. They are a cat and dog food supply company featuring natural food and treats. In the true spirit of our local community, St. Petersbark is locally owned and supports local vendors. Some local vendors include Bodhi Basics for dog cleanliness and Robert Phelps for art prints. The owner, Krista, has worked as a vet tech so you can trust that what you’re buying is safe for your pooch or kitty. They also offer obedience classes.

 

Another local business is Love My Dog Resort & Playground. They offer boarding, daycare, grooming and a ton of other services for your dogs. They also have a water park, suite cameras st pete pet friendly and overnight security so you know your pet will be well taken care of. Love My Dog, Inc has two locations. One at 6427 54th Avenue North in St. Pete and their newest location downtown located at 928 18th St N. Anything you need for pet care, they can help.

 

You can also find dog treats and pet goodies at Mermaid Mercantile in Gulfport. They have a whole section of presents for your four legged family members and the store is very pet friendly.

 

 

Speaking of Dog Parks…

 

 

St. Petersburg has some amazing dog parks. Two of which are off-leash, centrally located to downtown, and have some human amenities as well. The first is 901 North Shore Dr. NE. near North Shore Park. It’s within walking distance of Downtown and Old Northeast neighborhoods. This is a popular park as there are many residents with pups in the area. However, you will find a large area which is mostly shaded with obstacles your dog can play on. There are also hoses avaiable so your pup can stay hydrated.

 

The second is Crescent Lake Dog Park on the south side of Crescent Lake Park. It is within walking or biking distance of Crescent Lake, Crescent Heights, and Old Northeast neighborhoods. It is mostly shaded and water is available. The city recently put in charging stations so pet owners can charge their mobile devices while their pup enjoys the open range. There are tow areas, one for larger dogs and one for smaller dogs to keep the little pups safe. Nearby is a child’s playground, walking track and fishing at the pond is available part of the year.

 

 

St. Pete is for Pets

 

 

There are local businesses that help raise money for non-profits like Friends of Strays who help with spaying, neutering and emergency medical costs for animals. Pinellas Ale works has events frequently that donate $1 per drink sold to the organization. There are also many pet-friendly beaches, including the beautiful Fort De Soto. Cassis American Brasserie has a menu made especially for dogs and at just about any business downtown you can find dog bowls with water in them outside their doors.

Things To Do In Tampa Bay – 11/11-11/13

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Ribfest

 

It’s that time of year again, St. Pete! Ribfest is taking over Vinoy Park this weekend from Friday around 11am through Sunday evening. You don’t have to love ribs to enjoy this three day event. Music from big names like The Doobie Brothers and Huey Lewis and the News to local legends such as The Black Honkeys will be playing in the afternoons all weekend long. Bring the family down and enjoy the Family Fun Zone sponsored by Great Explorations Children’s Museum. They have a kids menu where everything from corn dogs to lemonade are only $2. Be sure to look for our agent James Silver who will be giving out coozies on Sunday (until they run out) – you just have to find him!

 

Second Saturday Art Walk

 

If you’ve never experience the art of St. Petersburg, the Second Saturday Artwalk is the best place to start. The event spans from Historic Kenwood to Downtown showcasing local artists from around the area. Hop on the trolley (see the full schedule here!) and enjoy local art while enjoying a craft hanging out at 3 Daughters after dinner. The trolley service makes stops all over downtown which gives you an opportunity to explore your city from a different perspective. At Trolley stop #2 you can catch The Photo Ninja and a live model photo shoot! Events start around 5pm 11/12 and go throughout the night.

 

St. Pete T-shirt Company Grand Opening

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Love St. Pete? We do, too! And now you can let the world know. St. Pete T-shit Company’s grand opening will be held at its store at 655 Central Avenue, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33701 on 11/12 from 6pm-9pm. There will be live painting from local artist Chad Mize and raffles for shirts, art, and glass blowing workshop from Zen Glass Studio and Gallery. So, ya know… hit up Artwalk and head down here. Two birds, one stone! Learn more about the event here.

 

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Things To Do In Tampa Bay This Weekend

November is here! And with it comes all the things fall has to offer. This weekend is no exception with Folkfest St. Pete, Beer Night, and Grand Central Market. (Not to mention our open houses!) We have all the info you need on things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend.

 

Attention All Beer enthusiasts and Foodies!

 

Friday night is St. Pete Wine and Food Festival’s Beer Night. From 5:30pm-9:30pm in North Straub Park you can sample craft beer and ciders from all over the region. This is a great way to try new and exclusive drinks from some of your favorite breweries or discover a brewery you’ve not heard of. There will be food served included in the ticket price. You can purchase tickets to all of St. Pete’s Food and Wine Festival here and find out more information on all their events happening all weekend long.

 

Get Folky

 

Folkfest St. Pete is a favorite of local makers and musicians. Last year there was a kids station, planty of arts vendors and all the beer and food that the Edge District has to offer. There is something for everyone here from college kids to families looking for an afternoon out and about. The festival starts Saturday. November 5th at 9am and runs until early Sunday afternoon. Check out their Facebook event page for more info including their killer musical line up.

 

Get Started on Christmas Shopping

 

Saturday, November 5th is the Grand Central Market hosted by Grand Central District at Punky’s Bar and Grill. The market starts at 9am and there will be live music from 11am-1pm. This is the perfect spot to start your Christmas shopping. From collectibles to crafts, there is something for everyone. And you can’t go wrong with Punky’s weekend breakfast specials. Head on down and enjoy the beautiful weather.

Open Houses in Tampa Bay 10/29-10/30

The weekends are when The Price Group is hardest at work for our clients with tons of open houses in Tampa Bay. Who doesn’t love a good open house? We have some great ones for you this weekend.

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30238 Laurelwood Ln

This executive home located on Saddlebrook Golf and Tennis Resort is spacious, has great views of the golf course, and and an updated kitchen. The price was recently reduced, too! Visit James Silver on Sunday 10/30 from 12-2pm. Click here for more information on the property. 

4216 W North B St

Located in Westshore Palm this townhouse is perfect for entertaining and close to shopping, parks, and easy access to I-275. Let us show you the spacious layout on Sunday, 10/30 from 1-3pm. Click here for more info on the property.

 

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5210 4th Ave N

Looking for move in ready and great entertaining? This home has your name written all over it. Beautiful updated kitchen and centrally located with easy access to I-275. Come see this spacious home from 1-3pm Saturday, October 29th. Click here for more information on this property.

2960 166th Ave N

This pre-market home is nestled in Greenbrook Estates in Clearwater. It is a short drive to Clearwater Beach, Tampa and St. Petersburg. Enjoy lounging in the pool or enjoy the the surrounding beaches this area has to offer. Open house is Saturday. October 29th from 10am-12pm.

5764 61st St Nopen houses in tampa bay

We’ve got another chance for you to see this adorable 4 bedroom 2 bath home in St. Pete. This waterfront home has a spacious open floor plan and recently renovated. All the bedrooms are on the second floor and the garage has a loft for extra storage. Click here for more information on this property.

 

Tips For Buying A Home in St. Petersburg

Buying a home is an exciting event. It can also be stressful. The Price Group can help make your transition into your new home seamless. Here are some tips for buying a home in St. Petersburg.

Get your finances in order.tips for buying a home

Consider the costs of buying a home. Ideally, you want to have money saved for closing costs, down payments, inspections and moving and repair costs. Also consider costs after move in. Some of the missed costs of a home are insurance, property taxes and HOA dues. Let buyers know you’re serious and get pre-approved for your home loan. Not only will this save you time because you’ll be looking at houses you can afford, it will also give you an edge against a buyer who may not have lending set up. Also, don’t move money around or open up any credit lines at least six months prior as this may affect your loan.

Use your instincts, not your heart.

Remember that there is no such thing as a flawless house. Buyers should not expect the seller to address every cosmetic issue in the home. The main thing to remember is to keep your expectations realistic. There may be some issues the buyer may need to compromise on in order to find their dream home. (For example, walls can always be painted.) The same can be said for the neighborhood you choose. Researching the neighborhoods and surrounding areas can help you focus in on available houses and make the search less overwhelming. 

Some neighborhood questions you may want to consider:

  • Are there schools nearby?
  • Do the amenities in the neighborhood fit my lifestyle?
  • What is the commute to work like?
  • Are there public utilities such as recycling, garbage, water, etc?

(Psst – You can visit our Links & Resources page for local government, school, and neighborhood information.)

Stay on top of deadlines.

This is something your realtor should help you with, especially if you’re a first time home buyer. Depending on the closing dates and type of property the schedule can vary. Some of the most important events that you want to keep track of are escrow deadlines, final walk-thru, and closing. Other things to consider are making sure your utilities are canceled, opened, or transferred and packing up your home to move.

(Use our handy moving schedule so that you know what needs to be done when during the closing process.)

Moving in.

You made it! Home ownership is finally yours and you deserve to celebrate. But before you do, you have to move in. In the weeks before the move-in day, you should inventory your home and decide what to keep and what can be donated in order to de-clutter and make your move easier (the fewer boxes to carry the better). If you’re done with the days of bribing friends with pizza and beer to help, professional movers may be a great option for you. It may also be a good idea to have your furniture cleaned before you have it moved into the new home. Lastly, check out local restaurants and food delivery service such as Uber Eats. After a long day (or two) of moving, the last thing you’ll want to do is make dinner. Order in or go out and enjoy what your new neighborhood has to offer.

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Halloween Safety Tips From The Price Group Realtors

Trick or treat! Soon little ones will be knocking on doors in costumes and adults going to less-than-kid-friendly (but still fun!) events. Halloween is a fun-for-all-ages day. But a lot can go wrong. With the recent creepy clowns that have been popping up throughout the country, we want to make sure you are being safe this candy-eating season. Here are some Halloween safety tips to help keep you and your family safe this year.

Tips For Parents

1. Don’t walk in the street

In neighborhoods like Kenwood or Old Northeast it can seem easier to cross the street wherever it’s convenient instead of crossing in the crosswalk. Especially with the parking of larger cars on the street, it can be very difficult for oncoming cars to see children in time. Also, avoid walking between parked cars. Bottom line: Use the crosswalks. That’s what they’re for.

2. Ensure your child is seen

If you are unable to go early in the evening, make sure your child is seen by passing cars by adding a reflective tape to their costume, shoes, and/or candy bag. You can also have them carry or wear glow sticks, just ensure that the life of them is longer or as long as you plan on being out and about.

3. Do not leave your child unoccupied

Again, maybe a bit of a no-brainer, but it’s worth mentioning. Keeping them within your line of sight can ensure they are not exposed to anything not age-appropriate and ensure they are not eating any candy that may be dangerous.

Tips For Adult Trick-Or-Treaters

1.  “Okay” rowdy parties with neighbors

If you’re planning on having a large party, especially one that goes into the wee hours of the morning, it’s a good idea to give your neighbors some notice. Even better, invite them to join! No one can complain about the noise if you’re all in on it!

2. Be extra cautious on your commute

Planning to party hard? Cool. Please do it safely. If you plan on drinking make sure you have a designated driver lined up or use services such as Uber or Lyft. If you are driving (and not drinking) watch out for kids in the street. Even the best kids can make a mistake and run out into the road. Drive slowly and watch both sides of the road.

3. Make sure your home is safe inside and out

Make sure there is a clear, well-lit way to and from your front door. This will help ensure no one trips while getting in and out of your party. While fake blood is to be expected, make sure no one sheds any real blood by moving glass or breakable objects out of the party area.

Not sure what to do this Halloween? Listed below are some events around St. Petersburg you might enjoy. On 10/22 show up with a carved pumpkin to 6th Annual Pumpkin Fest at Ale and the Witch and get a $10 gift card. October 21st get your grub on at Food Truck Around Town Trick Or Treat at 250 8th Ave SE. Saturday, October 29th you have your pick: Halloween Open House benefiting SPCA Tampa Bay, and Spooky Saturday at Station House

 

A Boater’s Dream – Waterway Venues of Tampa Bay

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In this second segment of a boater’s dream, we have six waterway venues in Tampa Bay, the intercoastal, and the Gulf of Mexico. While you’re thinking of that relaxing trip on the water, why not take a virtual tour of the many beautiful homes for sale along Tampa Bay’s waterways? The Price Group offers a variety of these virtual tours and describes a detailed, panoramic glimpse of these homes along the bay, in Old Northeast, and throughout Pinellas county.

Pass-A-Grille and Clearwater Beach

$-$$ – At Sea Critters you can find this beach restaurant on St. Pete Beach on the west side of Boca Ciega Bay and south of Vina Del Mar Bridge.  They offer boat docks, indoor and dockside seating as well as, a full liquor bar. Their menu consists of sandwiches, seafood, and pasta.  Price Range: $9.00 – $26.99.
$-$$ – Off of Pass-A-Grille Way on St. Pete Beach is the Wharf. This “best kept secret” restaurant is on the west side of Boca Ciega Bay South of Vina Del Mar Bridge. There is docking and a 5-minute walk to the beach. They offer indoor/outdoor dining, full liquor, and a menu that that includes a variety of sandwiches and seafood. Price Range: $7.00 – $21.00.
$-$$$ – As you take a cruise along the Northern Pinellas Coast and through the intercoastal Waterway, take a stop at the elegant Salt Rock Grill. Located off Gulf Blvd on Indian Shores and west side of the narrows north of Pinellas Blvd. Bridge, their newly renovated rooms have a beautiful view of the intercoastal. Park your boat and enjoy a full bar and an open pit grill.  Price Range: $6.95 – $30.00.
$-$$ – As you cruise a little further up the intercoastal you’ll find Jimmy Guana’s. Located on second street east Indian Rocks Beach, you are likely to see dolphins playing in the water as you’re docking. This venue docks 47 and though not designated for transient boaters, these slips are available for guests. Price Range: $6.00 – $15.00.
$-$$$ – While you’re on that cruise up the beach coast of the Gulf of Mexico you can find  Shephard’s Beach Resort. You can visit this fine restaurant just off Gulf Blvd, in south Clearwater Beach. They offer anchorage within shallow waters, a full-liquor bar, indoor/outdoor dining, live music, buffet, and sandwiches.
$-$$$ –  Off the intercoastal waterway you will find another spot to park your boats at the Island Way Grill. This sophisticated restaurant, located near the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, has a place to tie 6 boats to their seawal. Enjoy their sushi bar during sunset or brunch on Sunday morning.

  1. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,710 sq ft
  2. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,400 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,325 sqft
  3. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,420 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,147 sqft
  4. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 996 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,405 sqft
  5. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,053 sq ft
  6. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 4,210 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,454 sqft
  7. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,053 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,761 sqft
  8. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,966 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,018 sqft
  9. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,756 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,018 sqft
  10. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,622 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,840 sqft

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(all data current as of 10/12/2017)

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Open Streets St. Pete Takes Over Downtown

This weekend Keep Saint Pete Local, one of St. Petersburg’s many beloved community organizations,Open Streets St. Pete introduced a new festival called Open Streets St. Pete. The Open Streets concept started in 2010 with an emphasis on making the streets available to the public for walking, biking, and community fun while regular traffic is diverted. This year was the first the idea was brought to St. Petersburg, combining it with Indie Fam Fest. It highlighted all of the best parts of our city: The makers, music, and the community.

The streets surrounding Williams park were all shut off to motorized traffic. Bikes, dogs, and vendors flooded the open pavement from 1-5pm. St. Pete has many different markets and hold its vendors in high regard. There were many local makers at Open Streets St. Pete, including St Pete’s own Kahwa Coffee, The Hole Donuts, and O’Berry’s Succulents. A food truck rally which lined the entire west side of Williams Park and kept all the bikers fed well.

Open Streets St. Pete Hoola MonstersSt. Pete’s music scene has deep and young roots. You could easily see the diversity of this at Open Streets St Pete. St. Pete Music Factory, a company who helps train kids to learn about music, put on a great show with performances from many young, talented bands. Hoola Monsters provided hula-hoops for kids while adults danced alongside to thOpen Strees St. Petee music that filled the park.

The best part was the community. Church organizations, The Tampa Bay Rays, and a myriad of businesses all came together to offer a safe, fun environment for our residents and neighbors. For those living close by, it was only a short walk or bike ride to and from the event. The surrounding neighborhoods enjoy these type of events throughout the year and its residents are proud to call areas like Old Northeast, Old Southeast, and Uptown home.

Want to know more about homes in the area? Click here to find your dream home in one of these progressive, community oriented, historic neighborhoods.

A Boater’s Dream – Tampa Bay’s Waterway Venues

tampa bay Tampa Bay offers many amenities for its patrons. It also offers a distinct mode of living that allows boaters to travel from restaurants and venues throughout its many waterways. The area has many delightful attributes that lure many tourists from all over the world, but it’s the waterways that provide a unique living experience.

There are many restaurant’s and venues that are lined up along the inter-coastal and bay waters, including the neighborhood beaches, and the Gulf of Mexico. You can experience these sites that the waterways has to offer by boat and cruise to one of the local dining areas and enjoy a lunch, dinner, or cocktail under the blue skies of Tampa Bay or on the serene waves of the Gulf of Mexico.

Within boating range of these amazing stops are three of The Price Group’s listings in St Pete, including this this 4 bedroom, 4 bath home with over 3,000 square feet and easy water access to your own canal and all of the Tampa Bay amenities listed below. tampa bay st pete homes for sale

First stop, Fresco’s Waterfront Restaurant. Located on 2nd Avenue N.E. Their slips hold 7 boats on the South side of the pier approach. This restaurant includes a full liquor bar with indoor/outdoor seating. It’s warm atmosphere menu offers, salads, seafood, sandwiches, steaks and weekend brunch. Value ranges from $16.00-$38.00.

The second stop in the Bay Area of St. Pete is Marchand’s Bar and Grill, a Mediterranean upscale venue located inside the classic Vinoy Resort and Golf Club, north of the pier on 5th Avenue N.E. Enjoy a cocktail at the bar or enjoy an elegant meal in their dining hall. Also located at the Vinoy is Alfresco’s for more casual atmosphere and the Promenade Lounge and Coffee Bar. The fine upscale land/water venue has a dock that offers 22 transient slips tended by a dock master, with a two-hour complimentary parking to dining boaters. Value Range for dinner entrees are: $23.00-$40.00

$$-$$$ – The third stop is the Riverwalk Tampa, and the Columbia Café. The Columbia offers a picturesque dining pleasure with Tampa Bay History Center in its downtown waterfront Café port of Columbia original restaurant. This venue offers public boat docks, along with live music on Fridays and Saturdays on their Patio. Along with its charming attributes, their menu offers the original 1905 salad and their infamous chicken and yellow rce, along with many other delicious cuisines. This romantic place also offers a tapas, dinner and cocktails. They also offer gluten free and vegetarian options.

$-$$ – Next, while we’re still in the Tampa Bay waters, our fourth stop is north of the Courtney Campbell Causeway. The Bahama Breeze at Rocky Point Drive. Their slips hold 3 to 4 boats and offers indoor/outdoor seating, with full liquor bar, and live music. They offer a Caribbean style menu, with its value range of $11.00-$21.00.

$-$$ – Finally, let’s visit Crabby Bill’s @ Rocky Point Drive, Courtney Campbell, on the south side of the causeway. Crabby’s docks hold 50 boats, and they offer full liquor bar and hotel. Their menu consists of steaks, ribs, sandwiches. Value Ranges $15.00-$24.00.

Tampa Bay is truly boater’s dream. You can take a short or long cruise up Tampa Bay and be able to enjoy a daytime or evening out on the town. Which of these are your favorite?

The New St. Pete Pier – An Ingenuity and Architectural Explosion

We live in a time where ingenuity and growth begins.  The technological industry flourishes with the demand of the nurturing of the housing market and the building of modern and exotic, architectural structures.  How indifferent they are, as society progresses and while supply and demand for more modern activity and living spaces grow.  So, while in search of a new home, or commercial property, start in the heart of St. Petersburg, FL, with DavidPriceRealtors.com. The Price Group offers new and innovated means of finding that right home, for you.  As the Price Group offers plenty of new ideas, in finding a home, it also offers an introduction into the waterfront district, with an ample amount of information, of the new St. Petersburg Pier.

 
So let’s take a sneak peek of this new and invigorating architectural explosion, one that has come to grow at the base of St. Petersburg downtown area.  It all begins with the New St. Petersburg Pier’s Grand Opening scheduled for Fall of 2018.  As early as 2017, the Pier’s groundbreaking marks the beginning of its construction over Tamp Bay.  Within its transition phase in the Summer of 2016, the design concepts of the District Pier were finalized and the schematic design should be completed in Fall of 2016.
This wonderful and exciting Pier District is for everyone. This new and interactive environment extends itself to visitors of all around.  They come to enjoy this astounding, architectural phenomenon, from our local communities and tourists, to seniors and children, boaters and fisherman, and to nature lovers and fine dining.  One can explore the variety of activities, from various programs that are flexible for all throughout a 3,065’ area Pier.

 

Some of these areas you may be able to explore are  at the Pier:
•    Fishing Deck/Bait Shop
•    Environmental Education (Learn information about Marine Life)
•    Great Lawn and Event Plaza (See or hear a concert)
•    Flexible Market Square (Shop ‘til you drop places, to purchase gifts and what-nots)
•    Transient Boat Docks
•    Family Park and Play areas, with children’s play area
At the Head of the Pier is the Restaurant Café Observation Deck.  This is just a few of the many venues that are of interest for the occupation of the Pier market sites.  With the many amenities and activities that the pier may offer New St Pete Pier has provided a virtual tour or exploration of the New Pier, courtesy of the City of St. Petersburg, FL.

 
Here is a list of a few attractions, in the meet and greet information and exploration, of the new Pier District.
•    Fishing (from different level and locations on the Pier)
•    Observation platforms
•    Bike and watercraft rentals
•    Retail and Event Space (Shop or Browse their Retail shops)
•    Restaurants and Cafes (includes: dining options of various venues)

 
Finally, you can take a minute tour of the infamous St. Pete Pier.  Listed is an overview that the Design Team has set up, of a series of mini videos that also take you on a small tour of the six ventures of the Pier.  Some of these ventures area as follows:
•    Things to do at the Pier.
By:  Chris Ballestra
•    More on the Pier History.
By:  Nevin Sitler
(An overview of his History, compliments of the St. Petersburg Museum Of History)
•    Learn about the Design Teams.
By:  The City Architect Raul Quintana

 
Now Let’s Meet the Design Team:
There are two design teams that were chosen to create a New “Pier District”. Thus creates an atmosphere which connects the core of downtown St. Pete’s to the waterfront.  This “District” surrounds two projects the Pier Approach and the Pier. Click here to learn more.

 
Source Cited:
St. Pete Pier Online.   New St. Pete Pier.   Retrieved  September 10, 2016 from
http://www.newstpetepier.com.