If living in a bike-friendly location is high up on your wish list, we have several areas in mind that might be a perfect place to start your St. Petersburg, FL home search...
Tops on the most bikeable areas in St. Pete is Historic Kenwood. is Located directly west of downtown St. Pete, this neighborhood contains one of the highest volumes of early 20th century Bungalows in all of Florida. The first weekend of November, Kenwood hosts its annual Bungalow-Fest, which is a two-day walking tour of homes and gardens that celebrates the area's architecture. Central Ave and the neighboring streets have several local bars and cafes that encourage their customers to bike to their locations. There are bike lanes, wide sidewalks, and the Pinellas bike trail runs adjacent to the neighborhood. A perfect way to start your day is to ride over to Black Crow Coffee and enjoy a cold brew!
Downtown St. Pete
Not surprisingly, Downtown St. Petersburg is a one of the most bike friendly areas in all of Tampa Bay. Residents may easily ride to farmer’s markets, restaurants, retail, offices, museums, and multiple waterfront park spaces. Residents of the Downtown area regularly enjoy bike-friendly events such as; outdoor concerts, July 4th Fireworks, First Friday Events, New Year’s Eve Block Party, and a bustling year-round schedule of food-truck, music and arts festivals. What also makes the downtown area so amazing for biking is the safety element it provides. There are designated bike lanes protected by cement curbing, smooth sidewalks lining the waterfront, biking stoplights, and many parking racks. Even if you don’t own a bike, there are multiple bike share portals around downtow. A simple app download and you’re off enjoying downtown!
Gulfport is last on the list of bikeable areas in St. Petersburg. Gulfport is a combination of beach culture and small-town atmosphere that invites walkers and bikers alike to cruise down Gulf Boulevard. It's a diverse neighborhood with shops and restaurants, and even an old-fashioned mercantile with a little of everything. Local hotspots include O’Maddy’s for live music and the Backfin Blue Cafe, a celebrated café famous for its crab cakes. The village of Gulfport is perfect for riding your bike for sight-seeing, exercise, or simply to have some fun in a funky, quaint, genuine old-Florida neighborhood.
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