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Saint Petersburg FL - Ranked Top 10 Large Cities

By Published On: October 6th, 2020

Conde Nast Names St Pete Top 10 Large Cities To Visit

Published on 10/06/20: Conde Nast Traveller just named St Pete one of the top 10 large cities to visit! No surprise to those of us who know St. Pete well. Would slightly prefer it say “small city”, but it still feels like a small town to us! “The magazine called the city “perfect for a weekend getaway,” highlighting the white-sand beaches and dolphin-spotting possibilities near the Don CeSar hotel and Fort De Soto Park, as well as downtown attractions including the Salvador Dalí Museum, “dozens of street murals” and the new St. Pete Pier”.

From the St. Pete Catalyst: “This is the first time St. Pete has made the list, which includes cities with populations of 250,000 or more, and it’s an especially big achievement this year. More than 715,000 readers submitted a record-breaking number of responses, many of them praising St. Pete as “perfect for a weekend getaway” where visitors can enjoy arts, culture, fine dining and, of course, the nearby beaches.”

Considering buying or selling a property in the St Pete Clearwater Area? I’m a Florida native and truly love Saint Petersburg and the surrounding areas! I started LovingStPete on Facebook and Instagram to help clients and others learn about our area. My guide is now followed by over 25 thousand people! If you have any real estate questions, please make sure to contact me. I give back up to $10K at closing if you buy or sell a property with my LovingStPete Team! I love the industry so much I even developed a vacation rental advertising business and ran it for more than a decade before VRBO/HomeAway acquired. Cheers

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Written by : St Petersburg Realtor, Mike Braswell

Mike Braswell is a Tampa Bay Realtor, serving St Petersburg, Clearwater, all nearby beaches and more. Mike started LovingStPete in October of 2020 after a difficult year took its toll on local businesses. After being cooped up for portions of 2020 (lockdown) Mike and his son decided to get out and explore, helping spread the good word about the local area he loves so much. Often even doing gift card giveaways to support local. LovingStPete is now followed by over 48 thousand people on social media! The majority of posts are informative on fun parks, activities, day trips, great restaurants, and in general provide a comprehensive tour of the area!

Soon after receiving his bachelors in Management Information Systems, Mike developed and then operated a vacation rental advertising business for 10+ years as CEO/Owner. The business was eventually acquired by VRBO. Mike has earned the trust of many large clients over the years. Such as NFL, Wynn Resorts, Blue Cross Blue Shield, VISA, Genuine Parts Company (NAPA Auto Parts), AT&T, and other Fortune 500 companies.

When not spending time with his beautiful wife and energetic son, Mike enjoys boating and is also an avid tennis player. An interesting fact about Mike is that he grew up on an avocado farm with over 15 varieties, some of which you can find in our local Publix/Winn Dixie as his dad still farms the same farm at 87 years old!

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