About St. Pete Beach

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Living in Saint Pete Beach, waterfront properties, condos and homes for sale

St. Pete Beach is the most southern island of all Barrier Islands. It was originally made up of four areas, Pass-A-Grille Beach, Don CeSar Place, Belle Vista Beach and St.Petersburg Beach. In 1957 the four communities merged and formed the City of St. Petersburg Beach. Later, in 1994 the name was change to St. Pete Beach. There is lots of history in our little waterfront paradise.

The historic district of Pass-A-Grille has a certain charm that you will find nowhere else. A landmark known around the world, is the famous Don CeSar Resort.

In 1928, Thomas Rowe built the Don CeSar for 1.5 million dollars. It has 275 rooms and is ten stories tall. Opening night, the Don CeSar hosted over 1500 guest who paid $ 2.50 each to enjoy dinner and dancing.

The depression hit the Don CeSar hard and in the early 40’s, the government bought the hotel for $ 440,000 and turned it into a hospital and rehabilitation center. In 1944 it became one of the areas first hurricane shelters for residents and pets. In 1945, the Office of Veterans Administration moved into the Don. In 1969, facing 3 million dollars in renovations, the government left the facility and the County was prepared to tear it down and place a park in its place. But Mr. Bowman learned about the Don CeSar and in 1972 purchased the building. After major renovations, the Don CeSar was reopened in 1973 as a wonderful beachfront resort.

Today, it is only one of eight hotels in Florida that is listed on the National Trust for Historical Preservation, Historic Hotels of America.

If you visit St. Pete Beach you have to check it out. You can just walk in and look at the premises and have a cocktail or watch the sunset or have lunch on the waterfront terrace.

There is so much more to say about St. Pete beach, it has more hotel rooms and therefore more tourisms than Treasure Island or Madeira beach or Redington. Some great restaurant is the area are, Mad fish, Snappers and Black Perl. Great local Beach bars include, Bon Aire, Jimmy B’s and the Undertow. The best place to have a coffee is the little Italian bakery on the corner of Gulf Blvd and 42 Ave. You also have to take a walk along the little shops and restaurants on Cory Ave. St. Pete Beach is surrounded by water, it is haven for boater and fishers and people who just love the beach.

Real Estate prices range from $80,000 up to a few millions. St. Pete beach has some great waterfront condos for sale, 2 bedrooms 2 bath for about $250 to $300,000  waterfront home in St Pete Beach are also for sale, starting around $450,000

Call or e mail us if you need more information on waterfront homes and condos for sale in St. Pete Beach.

Here are just a few waterfront associations in St. Pete Beach that have condos for sale right now. Beau Monde Condo , Bella Grande Condo, Boca Sands Condo, Boca Shores Condo, Brightwater Beach Condo, Captiva Cay Condo, Casa Playa, Constellation, Courageous Condo, Envoy Point East, Envoy Point West, Gulf 5000 Association, Intrepid Condo, Lido Condo, Regency West Apts Condos, San Seair Condo, Seamark, Silver Sands Beach Condo, Sun Harbor Condo, Sunrise Resort On St. Pete Beach, Three Palms Pointe, Weatherly Condo, Starlight Tower, Vistas on the Gulf, St. Pete Beach Yacht and Tennis