Pet Friendly Living in Downtown St. Pete

The ‘Burg, as we affectionately call our downtown community, is known to have a pet friendly vibe. In fact, the Real Estate website, Zumper, ranks St. Petersburg as the #1 Most Pet Friendly City in the Country! Most of the outdoor cafes that line Beach Drive cater to guests and their pets with doggie bowls of water and treats. Pets relax in the shade of large restaurant umbrellas while their owners get to enjoy a downtown outdoor vibe. Cassis American Brasserie even has a special menu for dogs! Pass by the main strip on any given day and you will feel the mutual love for pets happening in our little city.

 

Maybe it is the fact that St. Petersburg is sunny most days of the year with mild winters and miles of connected sidewalks to stroll that makes our city so alluring to dog lovers. When our architects and builders got together to design the Salvador, they made pets a priority.

 

Not only are residents allowed to have pets in their homes at the Salvador, but we will have a state-of-the-art dog walk area. Owners and their dogs will be able to socialize with other dog owners in the building as they meet-up in this special area. We will even have an outdoor cleaning station to make it easy for you to have fun with your dog and not worry about dirt being trekked into your home.
A focus on outdoor living and amenities means you and your pet will be happy to have chosen our new condo tower as your home. There are nearby dog parks and plenty of dog friendly beaches giving your dog the ability to be out and about as long as you choose.

Downtown St. Petersburg – The Changing Face of Paradise

Downtown St. Petersburg – The Changing Face of Paradise

Florida Trend Magazine describes the city of St. Petersburg as, “The Changing Face of Paradise.” Downtown St. Petersburg is experiencing a renaissance which has been in the making for the ten years and is still evolving. The city is feeling a boom in every sector, Marine Science, Medical, Technology, Arts and Higher Education, with a focus on the quality of life and community at the heart of it all. Residents are proud of their city and want to be a part of making it an even better place for future generations to enjoy.

According to Bob Glaser, President and CEO of Smith & Associates Real Estate, “There is really no other West Coast city offering what this one has in terms of waterfront parks and cultural amenities.” The City boasts seven miles of downtown waterfront with double wide sidewalks, lush landscaping and outdoor cafes. There are over 35 miles of bike trails in St. Petersburg and an impressive $46 million Pier project, which will feature a waterfront multi-use park in the heart of Downtown St. Petersburg, once construction is completed.

Monthly art walks, a variety of world-renowned galleries and museums, including the Salvador Dali Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, bring the artistic lifestyle into every aspect of living here. The SHINE Mural Fest re-invigorated the landscape of many facades with giant murals on buildings throughout the downtown district. And the art scene continues to grow, with the Museum for Arts and Crafts Movement already breaking ground on what will be the will be the largest museum of its kind in the United States. Mahaffey Theatre hosts The Florida Orchestra as well as artists from all over the country that enjoy playing there or one of the many other venues located in Downtown St. Pete.

Companies searching for cities that offer their employees enhanced quality of life are flocking to St. Petersburg. Jabil, one of the largest electronics manufacturer in the world, has their corporate headquarters here. Major medical facilities, like All Children’s Hospital John Hopkins Medicine, Bayfront Medical Center and St. Anthony’s have all seen expansion and growth in the last few years.

With waterfront views, sunshine most every day of the year, plenty of green space, a booming job market, and a diverse population that includes people from all over the world, St. Petersburg is on the map as one of the greatest cities in Florida, or maybe in the entire United States!

Here are just a few of the accolades that St. Petersburg has received in the past two years:

#1 Fittest Metro in Florida/ #27 in the US (American College of Sports Medicine 2015)
#2 Most Beautiful City in the US (The Culture Trip 2015)
#12 US Metro for Small Business (Biz2Credit 2014)
#1 Town for Craft Lovers (American Craft Week 2015)
#8 Best City for Hispanic Entrepreneurs (WalletHub 2014)
#4 in Top 10 List of America’s Most Underrated Cities (Conde Nast 2016)

To ready the Florida Trend article in its entirety and for more information on Downtown St. Petersburg, please, click here.

Downtown St. Pete Is A Dog-Friendly Town #condosforsaledowntownStPete

dogs5Downtown St. Pete is a dog-friendly kind of town. Your dog will have plenty of places to explore with miles of waterfront trails to walk and grassy parks to play in. No matter what time you are out and about, there always seems to be someone walking their dog.
Dog owners in this town are courteous and encouraged to pick up after their dogs. You will often see the owners seeming just as happy to be hanging out in the dog parks as the dogs are! And if your dog like to swim, North Shore Park is going to be his/ her new favorite hangout. This dog-friendly park has a beach where they can run in the sand and frolick in the surf.

 

There are so many dog friendly restaurants in this town, that it is hard to list them all. But area favorites like Parkshore Grill, Ceviche, and 400 Beach Drive are all dog-friendly. You will see many people hanging with their dogs at the outdoor cafes that dot downtown St. Pete.
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At our condo tower, The Salvador, we know how important your dogs are to you and we want to make it as easy as possible to take care of them. We have a state-of-the-art gated dog walk area with outdoor cleaning station. After getting dirty playing at the park, you are going to love cleaning your dog off before you reach your condominium.

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In our town, dogs are welcome!

The Salvador’s C-Level Lifestyle #condosforsaledowntownStPete

The C1 Floor Plan - Balcony View

Check Out The Salvador’s C-Level Lifestyle

The C1 Floor Plan is not only well-designed and gorgeous, it also boasts the best new construction value available in Downtown St. Petersburg’s Real Estate Market!

Check out the C1’s Features and Renderings Below!

  • Expansive 8’ high window walls with glass doors leading to private balconies.
  • 2 Bedroom / 2 Bath with 1,354 sq ft of living space.
  • 105 sq ft balcony clear glass railings providing spectacular South / Southeast Views.
  • Prices starting at $435,000.


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The Salvador Construction Video & Photos

The Salvador – Construction Video & Photos

Here we go! Our contractor is on site and construction on our 13-story boutique condo tower, The Salvador has begun. What a change a couple of months make! The run-down buildings that were on this conveniently located lot in Downtown St. Petersburg were demolished to make way for our Green-Certified Condominium Tower. The Salvador will become the residential cornerstone of Downtown St. Pete’s “Arts & Innovation District”. This neighborhood is happening, with growth as vibrant start-ups move into the area and education institutes like USF St. Petersburg expand. More people are seeking out urban centers to call home because of their walkability and easy access to culture, dining and waterfront views.

The contractor is beginning to scrape and grade the site, leaving trees along the property line that will be a part of The Salvador’s earth-friendly landscaping. Then, the foundation survey will begin, followed by stone column installation. This construction is expected to take three weeks. Once the foundations are in, we will install the storm-water vault.

We know you are eager to move in so we will continue to post updates on our progress. Keep checking back!

The Salvador Construction Site Video

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The Salvador- Condominiums For Sale in Downtown St. Petersburg!

 

Innovation District in Downtown St. Petersburg

Why is the Innovation District the best Neighborhood in Downtown St. Petersburg?

Downtown St. Petersburg’s (DTSP) exponential growth is giving rise to new neighborhood districts that are quickly establishing their unique identities and resident cultures. An area known as the “Innovation District,” is at the forefront of downtown’s growth, and the art-inspired mid-rise condominium tower, The Salvador, will be the residential cornerstone of this rapidly changing neighborhood.

The Innovation District is located in the south end of Downtown St. Petersburg and is near the University of South Florida-St. Petersburg campus (USFSP), The Poynter Institute, All Children’s Hospital, Mahaffey Theater, The Dalí Museum and Bayfront Medical Center. And with the announcement of the latest addition to the neighborhood, the Innovation Lab @Poynter, the neighborhood’s identity continues to be linked with innovation.

The Poynter Institute is a global leader in journalism education, and their recent announcement of the newly created Innovation Lab @Poynter means that nine cutting edge, digital startup companies will reside in the Innovation District. It is one of the largest clusters of startup companies in the Tampa Bay region and will help to invigorate DTSP and the entire region.

To describe the cluster of businesses moving into the Innovation District, Deputy Mayor Kanika Tomalin explained on Fox News that they are all, “innovators who move the ball forward in their specific sectors.”

Vibrant startups, education institutes, world-renowned museums, outdoor cafes and nightlife, healthcare facilities and a grocery store all within walking distance, will make the Innovation District a sought out area of town for business and pleasure.

The Salvador will be the first condominium tower in DTSP to achieve Green certification, incorporating sustainability into its unique, art-influenced design. The outdoor amenities will continue to link sustainability to quality design with a solar heated pool, a dog-friendly area with washing station, yoga area and fire-pit. All of this and more, keep The Salvador Condominiums a part of the innovation that you would expect from this vibrant neighborhood.

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E Floorplan is SOLD OUT!

salvador_floorplans E1The Salvador’s E Floorplan is SOLD OUT!

The Salvador is 40% sold, and the E1 floorplan is no longer on the market. Construction will start this Spring, so stay tuned for news about our Groundbreaking event.

This is a great opportunity to secure the best pricing for your clients because real estate prices are continuing to rise in Downtown St. Petersburg.

Please contact David Moyer for more information about The Salvador at TheSalvador@SmithandAssociates.com.

Click Here to see The Salvador’s Floorplans.

Click here to check out The Salvador’s stunning views of Downtown St. Petersburg.  

Click Here to Download the Real Estate Market Summary for Downtown St. Petersburg.

Realtor Commission Info

50% of Realtor Commissions Will Be Paid at the Commencement of Construction

We are excited to announce that The Salvador is already 40% sold and construction will be starting this Spring!  Stay tuned for news about the Groundbreaking. 

The Salvador – Luxury Condominium Living in Downtown St. Petersburg

The Salvador will be the first condominium tower in downtown to achieve Green certification, incorporating sustainability into its unique, art-influenced design. The outdoor amenities will continue to link sustainability to quality design with a solar heated pool, amenity level dog run with washing station, yoga area, and fire-pit.

The units will feature gorgeous wide plank engineered hardwood floors in the great room and kitchen areas with 8′ high window walls with glass doors that lead to private balconies with stunning views. European-style cabinets, solid surface countertops in the kitchen and bathrooms and LED lighting round out these elegant but functional living spaces.

Our kitchens are equipped with state-of-the-art Bosch stainless steel appliances, including a 36″ wide counter-depth refrigerator with a French door bottom-freezer, filtered internal water dispenser and LED lighting. Bosch 5-burner gas ranges with built-in warming drawer and Bosch ultra-quiet dishwasher with built-in water softener are also standard features. Also included is a GE wine cooler that can hold up to 30 bottles of wine.

This is a great opportunity to secure the best pricing for your clients because prices continue to increase.

Please contact David Moyer for more information about The Salvador at TheSalvador@SmithandAssociates.com.

Click Here to see The Salvador’s Floorplans.

Click here to check out The Salvador’s stunning views of Downtown St. Petersburg.

Click Here to Download the Real Estate Market Summary for Downtown St. Petersburg.

Professional Soccer in the ‘Burg

In 2014, the World Cup hit record television viewership in the United States as the sport of Soccer is growing across the country. A sport that has inspired loyalty among European, Russian and African fans for years is finally catching up in the United States. If you or your kids are interested in Soccer, then a night out in downtown St. Petersburg for a Tampa Bay Rowdies game will make the whole family happy.

With a recent renovation to Al Lang Stadium and its waterfront location, this is the perfect place to watch our professional soccer team. There is lots of fan loyalty for the Tampa Bay Rowdies with “Ralph’s Mob” providing the chants and cheers you would expect from passionate fans. When you are at the games, you get a sense that everyone is having a great time and enjoying a world-class professional soccer club.

Even the soccer players seem happy to be here. They often can be seen signing autographs after the game and engaging with their fans and the little kids in the audience. As Goalkeeper Kamil Contofalsky from the Russian Premier League recently said about his move to the Tampa Bay Rowdies, “It’s a dream destination for any football player from Europe.”

You can begin your soccer night tailgating in the parking lot with a nice picnic and drinks or taking a short walk for food and drinks at the Rowdies Den. Either way, you know the night is going to end with a wonderful sporting experience that is unique to our sweet home in the ‘Burg.

Can’t wait to walk to the games!

For more information:
Rowdies Soccer http://www.rowdiessoccer.com/
Crowley’s http://crowleysdowntown.com
Ralphs Mob http://www.ralphsmob.com/
Kamil Contofalsky http://torontoobserver.ca/2015/03/12/from-the-pitches-of-europe-to-the-sunny-skies-of-florida/

Tampa International Airport Ranks High in Customer Service

 


According to the Airports Council International, the Tampa International Airport is the second best airport in the country for customer service. The airport got high marks for security wait times and passengers’ feeling safe and secure.

If you live in downtown St. Petersburg, Tampa International Airport is just a short drive away. The Tampa International Airport has flights arriving and departing every day to destinations all over the world, making it an ideal airport for the avid traveler or business traveler. While feeling safe and secure with minimal wait times helps to lessen travel stress and makes it easy to get in and out of the airport. We are proud that this is our airport!

For full listings, visit the Airports Council International website at:

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Local St. Pete Brewery listed in the Top 100 Brewers in the World!

Cycle Brewing

Congratulations to Cycle Brewing​ in downtown St. Pete. They made the Top 100 Brewers in the World list by RateBeer​. Quite an accomplishment since there are at least 15,000 breweries in the world. The craft beer scene is growing in the US, lending different flavors and ingredients to an ever popular drink. Once The Salvador opens, this could be the happy hour spot you walk to!

Localtopia Celebrates in Downtown St. Pete

Localtopia is an all-day celebration in downtown St. Pete coordinated by  the non-profit organization, Keep St. Pete Local. This is a free, family and pet friendly event that celebrates the community of St. Pete. There will be over 100 vendors set-up at the festival including a craft beer truck and local food options. Bands are scheduled throughout the day and there will be plenty of options to keep the kids happy.

If you love downtown St. Pete like we do, come down and celebrate!

For more information, visit their website:

http://www.keepsaintpetersburglocal.org/

Or find them on Facebook at:

https://www.facebook.com/Localtopiastpete

 

Saturday Morning Market in Downtown St. Pete

Saturday Morning MarketLiving is downtown St. Pete, most of us know what a treat it is to start the weekend off with the Saturday Morning Market in the Al Lang Stadium Parking Lot. If you have never been to this outdoor farmer’s market, give yourself time for a leisure stroll through. The market has a great community atmosphere and offers a wide assortment of fresh, local goods and organic produce. Prices are good, people are nice and it sets the weekend off on the right note. There is usually live music and activities to entertain the kids.

For more information, visit their website at http://www.saturdaymorningmarket.com/index.php

 

The Salvador: In the News

Downtown St. Pete

The Salvador is listed in the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s article, “5 Big Deals for Downtown St. Petersburg in 2014”.  There is no doubt that this city’s downtown is experiencing an urban renewal. The Salvador is a part of the residential boom as more and more people are looking to move into this vibrant urban hub.

Please read the full article at: http://www.bizjournals.com/tampabay/news/2014/12/22/5-big-deals-fordowntown-st-petersburg-in-2014.html?ana=e_du_pub&s=article_du&ed=2014-12-22&u=3U4fgdKbwOjLePU9xRzABA00389bca&t=1419284100&page=all

Top Restaurants in Downtown St. Pete

Top Restaurants of Tampa Bay

Every year, the Tampa Bay Times’ generates a list of the Top Restaurants of Tampa Bay, according to their food critics and their dining experiences. Downtown St. Pete is known for its culinary delights, chef driven experiences and many wonderful outdoor dining spots, making it a food lover’s dream for a night out. Here are the wonderful downtown restaurants that made the list this year (for full list, visit The Tampa Bay Times@ http://www.tampabay.com/specials/2015/graphics/top_restaurants/):

Annata Wine Bar

BellaBrava

Birch & Vine, The Birchwood

Il Ritorno

La V

Rococo Steak

Station House

Z Grille

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