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Charles Rutenberg Realty, Inc.
1545 S. Belcher Rd.
Clearwater, Florida 33764
Office: (727) 698-8011

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Welcome to St. Petersburg Real Estate
With so much to do right here in St. Petersburg, there really is no reason to ever leave. World-renowned shopping, exquisite fine dining and lively entertainment keep residents and visitors smiling. The warm climate is a dream for those at play and the thriving economy is a blessing for those at work. So, whether one is sport fishing a few miles off the coast, sipping coffee on the patio of a shoreline café, or working tirelessly in a downtown office, locals would contendthat there is no other place they would rather be than in St. Petersburg.

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This coastal city and its varied culture offers much more than just breathtaking sunsets and sandy white beaches. There are 102 city parks on nearly 2,400 acres including a seven-mile preserved downtown waterfront. Another natural attraction is the Pinellas Trail. The Trail is the longest urban linear trail in the eastern United States, connecting St. Petersburg to central and northern Pinellas County via 47 miles of hiking and biking trails and routes. The various parks combine to offer residents a numerous amount of lighted tennis and basketball courts, baseball diamonds and football and soccer fields. There are also several golf courses in the area lending to a total of 40 courses in all of Pinellas County.
For the sports enthusiast, a move to St. Petersburg will quickly demonstrate why the Cable News Network (CNN) has named St. Pete as the “fast emerging sports capital of the south.” The city has been host to the X Games Summer Trials, the annual St. Anthony’s Triathlon and the First American Running Festival. Also, the city now has its own baseball team, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, who play their home games at newly constructed Tropicana Field. The expansion of Major League Baseball into the St. Petersburg area is a strong indication of how fast the city is growing and how strong the economy is. Yet, still, there is more. Central Florida is a hotbed for thoroughbred and greyhound racing and St. Pete is no different. So, whether you prefer betting on ponies at the Downs in Oldsmar or watching greyhounds chase a bone around an oval at Derby Lane, the point is this, the choice is yours.
Speaking of choices, the Pinellas County school system provides students of all ages a plethora of choices when it comes to pursuing an education. The school system is our nation’s 23rd largest, comprised of 76 elementary schools, 21 middle schools, 15 high schools, 72 private schools and 11 vocational schools. Accredited universities include St. Petersburg College, University of South Florida at St. Petersburg, Eckerd College and Stetson University College of Law. Of course, there are many other popular universities located throughout the state but with such an array of fine institutions in the immediate area, students not having to travel far from home to receive a quality education is always a nice option to have.
The city of St. Petersburg was named after railroad magnate Peter Demens who began successful efforts to bring a railroad system to the area in 1888. Demens was from St. Petersburg, Russia. The city used the railroad to stimulate economy. By the early 1990s, nearly three million pounds of fish, mainly mackerel and snapper, were shipped annually to cities along the eastern seaboard using the Orange Belt Railroad. The railroad also brought tourists to the sunny area in droves, further pumping money into the local economy. In earlier times the area was first explored by Spanish adventurer Juan Ponce de Leon, who arrived in St. Pete in 1521 while searching for the fountain of youth. Explorers Pantilo de Narvaez and Hernando de Soto later followed Leon to the area in 1528 and 1539, respectively. What would they think now if they saw the coastal community today?
Large expanses of beachfront property and lush green, wooded areas no longer stand alone. Instead, they are blended with a modern society of hotels, office buildings, boat harbors, sporting arenas, restaurant rows, shopping malls, and neighborhoods filled with homes and swimming pools. Early explorers would truly not believe their eyes if they were to visit St. Petersburg today and neither would you.
This tropical wonderland offers residents an exclusive opportunity to enjoy beautiful weather nearly everyday of the year. And although the city itself is located along the beach, it is not the beach that defines the city. This booming metropolis is filled with excitement and opportunity for people from all walks of life. So, if you aspire to live in a city that literally has it all, then St. Petersburg is the right place for you.

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