Downtown is a neighborhood of Saint Petersburg neighboring Midtown and Melrose-Mercy where 7,000 people live. Many residents work in services, public administration and administrative professions. The apartments for rent in Downtown are near Midtown and Melrose-Mercy.
Living, Demographics and Costs
Downtown and Midtown are very much alike in terms of price, and not much different from other urban areas of Saint Petersburg. With regard to average household spending, Downtown reports $48.8K/year while Midtown reports $45.0K/year.
The nearby neighborhood of Midtown is distinct from Downtown for multiple reasons. In Downtown the median age is 34, while in Midtown it's 28. In Downtown, the average household size is 1.35 people, and it's 2 people in Midtown. Of households in Downtown and Midtown, 6% and 22% have children, respectively.
The household average income in Downtown is higher than that of households in Midtown, and more residents in Downtown have earned post-secondary or advanced degrees than their neighbors in Midtown. Its average household income is $59.7K/year while the median is $21,867. Compare this fact with Midtown, where the average income is $52.8K and the median is $38,912. In addition to that, more people in Downtown have attained a master's degree or higher.
Amenities Around the Apartments for Rent
There's no shortage of basic to more specialized amenities and services in Downtown. To help focus your search, the streets of Central Ave. and 1st Ave. N are two of the busiest streets in the neighborhood. On these streets you can find something worthwhile to do, dine out or have a drink. Also, let our apartment finder tool help narrow your search to the businesses and services you want.
Enjoy drinks after work with coworkers and friends in Downtown at Bishop Tavern. To mention just a few of the dining cuisines in the Downtown, the list includes beer and ale, pizza, deli snacks and barbecue. If you're in the mood for drinks, options include B2t and Bar Milo. Additionally, chain and franchise restaurants like Five Guys Burgers & Fries and Subway are to be found in the neighborhood.
For a more inclusive list of places to hang, drink and chill in Downtown, browse the Yelp page.
Downtown residents can shop multiple grocery stores to fill up on kitchen staples. Downtown Food Market and Farm Store on Mlk St. N are just a couple of options in the area. For your sweet-tooth, head to Sugar Ray's Bakery on 4th St. N, or enjoy some baked goods at nearby Cupcake Spot, which is located on Central Ave. Additionally, a few household name grocery stores in the area include Stop & Shop Supermarket and Save-A-Lot Food Stores.
Downtown is home to many shopping centers and malls, including Baywalk St Petersburg and Fifty Fifty Inc. Those aren't the only shopping options in the neighborhood. It also has shopping malls. The neighborhood is home to a big-box store, Family Dollar Store, and several shopping malls, like Baywalk, which is located on Ave.N & 1st St.
Local Schools and School Districts
Some of the schools near the apartments in Downtown are Pinellas County School District, John Hopkins Middle School and Campbell Park Elementary School. Ultimately, it is important to consult with local districts to confirm the exact schools serving the apartments for rent that you are interested in.
John Hopkins Middle School and Campbell Park Elementary School both have low student-teacher ratios. At John Hopkins Middle School it's 12-to-1 and at Campbell Park Elementary School it's 14-to-1.
The 93 elementary schools, 36 middle schools and 40 high schools in the Pinellas County Public district have a different proportion of students to teachers along with a different student-body size than Hillsborough County Public Schools, with the former boasting lower ratios and fewer overall students. Pinellas County Public district has a higher Great Schools score and more blue ribbon schools than the Hillsborough County Public district.