Outside Magazine Names St. Pete One of the Best Towns Ever

In case you weren’t quite sure, Outside Magazine further confirmed that St. Pete is one of the best places to live in the world. The magazine just released a list of the 25 Best Towns Ever and included the Sunshine City.


A paradise for those who love the outdoors 

The median home value in St. Pete is estimated to be $145,000 with a median household income of $46,000. Outside touts our city’s 3,000 acre wildlife refuge, Weedon Island, as well as the acclaimed Dali Museum and Bodega — a flagship spot in the EDGE District known for their amazing Cuban sandwich.

St. Pete is a place for those looking to get fit. If you’re not inclined to paddle through the mangrove tunnels on a kayak or paddle board, you can hop on a bike and navigate the 47-mile stretch of the Pinellas Trail, which stretches all the way to Tarpon Springs.


Pristine sunrise views and a short drive to the beach

Residents looking to get reacquainted with Mother Nature can explore the trails at the 400 acre Sawgrass Lake Park. You’re hard pressed to visit the observation tower without spotting a gator or two. The cotton candy sunrise views at North Shore Park, the proximity to Pass-A-Grille and our booming bike share program make St. Pete an explorer’s paradise.

The St. Pete Eco-Village has even managed to transport the majesty of the outdoors to the heart of downtown. Here, you’ll find a lush garden, converted tiny homes, and educated residents ready to teach you how to live a more sustainable life.

The print issue that includes St. Pete comes out this July.

Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan is in his third year as Writer/Editor of iLovetheBurg.com. New York Times bestselling author Andre Dubus III has said of him, “Andrew Harlan has a sharp and discerning eye for detail that deftly captures character and landscape." He has published fiction and poetry in Sabal and Prime Number Literary Magazine. He graduated with honors from Eckerd College in 2013 with a B.A. in Creative Writing and a minor in Literature. He can be reached by phone: (727) 896-3435 or email: andrew@rkc.me