St. Pete is #1 for Outdoor Enthusiasts


Where's the best place for people who like to be outside?

"St. Petersburg, Florida, is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts," according to, which ranked St. Pete the #1 city in the country for outdoor enthusiasts to live and work.

SmartAsset ranked 95 cities on:

  • —Down payment-to-income ratio
  • —5-year change in median household income
  • —July 2021 unemployment rate
  • —Percentage of commuters who walk or bike to work
  • —Nature parks and campgrounds per 100K residents
  • —Air pollution
  • —Percentage of the city that is parkland
  • —State outdoor recreation economy
  • —State and national park coverage

St. Petersburg received an overall score of 100.

Earlier this year, the Trust for Public Land ranked St. Pete's park system #1 in Florida, while nearby St. Pete Beach was named the #1 Beach in America by TripAdvisor.

See "Best Places for Outdoor Enthusiasts to Live and Work" for the full report.