Retiring In Downtown St. Petersburg
As the Baby Boomers are hitting their 60’s, a large majority are opting to take their retirements from a busy life of work. Not because they are incapable of work, but because they are ready to do something else. According to the writer, Landon Jones of “Great Expectations: America and the Baby Boom Generation, this group is thought to be the most active, healthiest, and wealthiest generation. In broad terms, this group is not ready to sit around when they retire. They want to be busy, have fun, be active, and maybe even find another job opportunity to explore.
When this group is finding their ideal retirement town, they are looking for places that have active, healthy options. For this reason, St. Petersburg, FL is becoming a sought out destination for the active retiree. Consistently found in “top places to retire” lists, such as the ones found in the Huffington Post or Money Magazine, because of the city’s access to culture, affordability, and incredibly beautiful weather.
There is always something going on in downtown St. Petersburg with numerous outdoor music and art festivals, museum events, foodie delights, sports events and theatre performances. Downtown St. Petersburg is a city that is bustling and vibrant with plenty of opportunities to stay mentally sharp and fit.
There are miles of waterfront trails and wide sidewalks making biking and walking easy and enjoyable. You are not going to find sidewalks covered in snow here- the weather is mild with over 360 days of sunshine per year. People paddleboard, kayak, sail and fish in the waters of the bay or they travel 15 minutes to the Gulf of Mexico. Either way, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the Florida waters. .And with real estate values consistently lower than a city like Miami, this is the ideal city location for your Florida retirement.