Affectionately nicknamed St. Pete and Florida’s Sunshine City, St. Petersburg is a popular destination for seniors due mainly to its warm winters, vibrant downtown with cultural amenities, and prime location nestled between the Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. In the city’s walkable downtown and Waterfront Arts District, art enthusiasts can view exquisite works at the Salvador Dali Museum, The Chihuly Collection, and the Museum of Fine Arts. Approximately 248 days of sun abound throughout the year, and with temperatures rarely dipping below 50 degrees, seniors have ample opportunities to explore the city’s five beautiful beaches and the island of Egmont Key.
Along with these incredible benefits, St. Petersburg offers seniors a cost of living below the national average. Senior care is also less expensive than other areas of the country, with an average monthly cost of $3,250 for assisted living, compared to the United States’ average of $4,051. Since we recognize that many seniors aged 65 and older may consider joining the substantial 18% of St. Pete’s population, we’ve formed a list of the 10 assisted living facilities we consider to be the city’s best.
Addington Place at College Harbor
4600 54th Ave. S.
St. Petersburg, FL 33711
An all-inclusive senior living facility, including independent living, assisted living, and nursing care, Addington Place at College Harbor offers residents stunning views of the ocean and unending opportunities to continue exploring their personal interests. Residents can enjoy the sunny Florida weather while swimming or relaxing by the outdoor pool, or they can take leisurely walks through the grounds’ paved walking paths. The facility’s interiors are similar to a resort-like hotel and include an elegant dining hall with a baby grand piano, a cozy library filled with books, a billiards room and comfortable shared living spaces.
Brentwood at St. Pete
6280 Central Ave.
St. Petersburg, FL 33707
Assisted living and memory care residents at Brentwood at St. Pete live in a bright, warm and cheerful community with a friendly, homelike feel. The building is decorated with green potted plants and light-colored walls, and the restaurant-style dining hall serves delicious comfort foods, such as green bean casserole. Residents can reserve the attractive private dining room to host intimate meals with loved ones, exercise in the fitness studio or enjoy the fresh air from the lush covered patio or landscaped courtyard.
Bloom at St. Petersburg
6775 40th Ave. N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33709
This pet-friendly, family-operated facility is set on six acres, and it’s less than one mile from St. Petersburg General Hospital. Providing respite, assisted living and memory care, Bloom at St. Petersburg encourages residents to retain their independence and lead fulfilling lives. Additionally, the facility is filled with convenient amenities designed to stimulate residents’ minds and bodies. Common areas include an on-site fitness studio, a beauty salon, a chapel and a computer center. Outside, the numerous open air living spaces include a putting green, bocce ball court and shuffleboard.
Alcove Assisted Living Facility
2801 4th St. N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33704
Alcove Assisted Living Facility is conveniently located near the scenic Coffeepot Bayou, Old Historic Northeast St. Petersburg and an abundance of shops and restaurants along 4th Street. This privately run facility has over 45 years of experience serving seniors and is operated by a skilled nurse who oversees a caring, friendly staff. Residents receive daily housekeeping assistance, three healthy meals per day along with tasty snacks, and transportation in the community van is available for fun outings and errands.
The Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay
1255 Pasadena Ave. S.
St. Petersburg, FL 33707
We selected The Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay for our list of St. Petersburg’s top 10 assisted living facilities for its enviable waterfront location and beautiful, well-landscaped 14-acre grounds. Outside, residents can fish from the private pier or take a dip in the heated outdoor pool. Inside, the Key West influenced dining room is painted in a rich blue hue and decorated to reflect its professional, restaurant-style service. The luxurious, hotel-like lobby is the perfect setting for happy hour and has comfortable seating areas, a piano, and walls covered with artistic beach-themed murals.
Arbor Oaks at Tyrone
1701 68th St. N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
At Arbor Oaks at Tyrone, residents are welcome to share their comfortable studio and one-bedroom apartments with their furry companions. When not enjoying the privacy of their personal suites, residents can spend time among friends in the homey community’s many shared living areas. The dining hall serves three well-balanced meals per day, and resident programs include book clubs and daily exercise classes that provide engaging mental and physical stimulation.
9797 Bay Pines Blvd.
St. Petersburg FL, 33708
Providing residents with assisted living and skilled, knowledgeable memory care, The Point is an intimate yet luxurious facility set on nearly four acres near Boca Ciega Bay. Residents live in spacious suites with plush, wall-to-wall carpeting and have access to a plethora of on-site amenities. They can schedule hair appointments in the beauty salon, read in the library and play with their pets in the garden courtyard.
125 56th Ave. S.
St. Petersburg, FL 33705
Westminster Shores is nestled alongside the stunning Tampa Bay, providing independent living, assisted living, and nursing care residents with striking water views. The spacious apartments have easy-to-navigate open layouts, kitchenettes, private bathrooms, and large windows. Outside, residents can practice their serve on the tennis court or swim year-round in the heated pool. Additionally, a private launch site allows residents to embark on tranquil kayak or canoe rides.
1095 Pinellas Point Dr. S.
St. Petersburg, FL 33705
Chosen for our list of St. Petersburg’s top 10 assisted living facilities for its unique Quak Center for Lifelong Learning, Westminster Suncoast helps residents continue to grow and explore their personal interests. Residents can take on-site classes on a variety of topics, such as astronomy and constitutional law, through the facility’s partnership with local institutions. Additionally, the facility’s luxurious amenities include an outdoor heated swimming pool and a state-of-the-art fitness center.
6411 46th Ave. N.
Kenneth City, FL 33709
Selected for our list of St. Pete’s top 10 for its impressive parklike grounds where tall, leafy trees provide shade over winding walking paths, Baytree Lakeside offers residents lake access and a charming, easy-to-navigate one-story building. Residents can dine by a cozy brick fireplace in the elegant dining hall with white linen tablecloths. The attentive staff takes care of chores, such as housekeeping, laundry, and maintenance, so residents have more time to attend on-site activities, such as religious services, music performances and lectures.
Is St Petersburg the Right Choice for You?
With its warm climate, abundance of sunny days and miles of beautiful bay and Gulf Coast beaches, seniors in St. Pete have no shortage of entertainment options. From St. Petersburg’s sandy shores and 2,400 acres of public natural spaces, seniors can picnic, bird watch, boat, fish and hike. Additionally, the bustling city offers world-class dining, museums, and shops, the Rays baseball games, and gambling at Manhattan Casino, so almost anyone can feel at home in St. Pete.