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Student Housing St. Petersburg

It's simple to reserve student housing St. Petersburg with Casita. St. Petersburg, is one of the most sought-after destinations for students in the USA, so start your search for student accommodation there as soon as possible. With our housing experts at your disposal, finding your ideal student studio or en-suite accommodation will be a breeze. Whether you are looking for single rooms, shared rooms, en-suite rooms, apartments, penthouses, quadruplets, or something else, one of our many St. Petersburg accommodation options can meet your needs. To quickly secure a student room with Casita, get in touch with our bilingual, 24-hour staff.

About St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg is a vibrant city located on the west coast of Florida, known for its stunning beaches, cultural attractions, and lively downtown area. With an average of 361 days of sunshine per year, St. Petersburg is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy activities such as boating, fishing, and hiking. The city is home to several world-class museums, including the Salvador Dali Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Chihuly Collection. 

Downtown St. Petersburg offers a diverse range of dining options, from casual cafes to fine dining restaurants, as well as lively nightlife and entertainment venues. The city is also host to several annual events, including the St. Petersburg Grand Prix and the St. Petersburg Jazz Festival. St. Petersburg offers something for everyone, whether you're interested in nature, culture, or simply enjoying the sunshine and laid-back Florida lifestyle.

Suburbs in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg has a number of suburbs and neighbourhoods that students can call home during their stay in the city. As a student, you can book student housing St. Petersburg in various areas that differ in traffic, transportation, amenities, and location with respect to your university of choice. The best suburbs in St. Petersburg include Historic Kenwood and Snell Isle.

Historic Kenwood

Historic Kenwood is a charming neighbourhood located in St. Petersburg, Florida, known for its unique bungalows, tree-lined streets, and friendly community. The neighbourhood was established in the early 1900s and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 

The neighbourhood is also home to several parks and green spaces, including Seminole Park and Kenwood Park, providing residents with plenty of opportunities to enjoy the Florida sunshine. Historic Kenwood is a walkable and bike-friendly neighbourhood, with several local businesses and restaurants within walking distance. The community is known for its strong sense of community spirit, with regular events such as porch parties and art walks. Our St. Petersburg accommodation options in this neighbourhood include Spacious Stylish House w/ Terrace.

Snell Isle

Snell Isle is a beautiful neighbourhood located in St. Petersburg, Florida, known for its luxurious waterfront homes, pristine parks, and upscale shopping and dining options. The neighbourhood is situated on a small island just northeast of downtown St. Petersburg and is surrounded by the sparkling waters of Tampa Bay. 

Residents of Snell Isle enjoy a range of outdoor activities, including golfing at the Vinoy Golf Club, kayaking and paddle boarding along the canals, and strolling through the peaceful waterfront parks. The neighbourhood is also home to several high-end restaurants and boutique shops.

Cost of Living in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg, Florida, has a cost of living that is generally considered to be more affordable than many other coastal cities in the United States. Rental costs are generally lower than in many other coastal cities, with various options available to suit various budgets. 

As for student accommodation, students can expect to pay between $500 and $1,200 per month for a single room in a shared apartment or house. Renting a one-bedroom apartment in the city centre can cost between $1,000 and $1,800 per month while renting a one-bedroom apartment outside the city centre can cost between $800 and $1,400 per month. Some students choose to live in dormitories or on-campus housing, which can be a more affordable option, with prices ranging from $400 to $800 per month.

The overall cost of living in St. Petersburg is impacted by factors such as healthcare, transportation, and groceries, which are often comparable to national averages. 

Transportation in St. Petersburg

Transportation in St. Petersburg offers a variety of options for residents and visitors alike. The city has a well-developed road network, including major highways such as Interstate 275, making it easy to travel to and from the city. 

Additionally, the city offers a range of public transportation options, including buses and trolleys operated by the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA). The PSTA offers a range of passes and discounts for students, seniors, and other groups, making it an affordable option for those looking to get around the city without a car. 

St. Petersburg also has a bike-sharing programme called Coast Bike Share, which offers convenient and eco-friendly transportation options for short trips around the city. For those travelling longer distances, the city has two airports, the St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport and the Tampa International Airport, which offer domestic and international flights.

Life in St. Petersburg

Life in St. Petersburg is vibrant and diverse, with many opportunities for students to participate in campus and community activities. The city is home to several universities and colleges, each offering unique academic programmes and extracurricular activities. Students can participate in a variety of clubs and organisations, including academic and professional organisations, cultural groups, and sports teams. 

The city also hosts various events and festivals throughout the year, including the annual St. Pete Pride Festival, the Mainsail Art Festival, and the St. Pete Beach Seafood and Music Festival, offering students opportunities to engage with the local community and enjoy the city's vibrant culture. In addition, St. Petersburg's beautiful beaches and outdoor recreational activities, such as hiking, biking, and kayaking, provide students with ample opportunities to explore the city's natural beauty and stay active.

St. Petersburg Attractions

There is much to see and do at St. Petersburg's notable tourist destinations and monuments, and attractions range from parks and open areas to museums and art galleries. You can find many things that can pique your interest in St. Petersburg! Additionally, St. Petersburg offers a variety of free activities for students.

Salvador Dali Museum

The Salvador Dali Museum features the largest collection of Dali's artwork outside of Europe. The museum's stunning building, designed by architect Yann Weymouth, is a work of art in itself, with a geodesic glass structure that reflects the local environment. Visitors can explore the museum's extensive collection of paintings, sculptures, and photographs and learn more about the life and work of this famous Spanish artist.

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

This 245-acre park features a variety of habitats, including pine flatwoods, hardwood hammocks, and marshes. It is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including alligators, snakes, and various species of birds. Visitors can hike or bike through the park's trails, take a guided tour, or relax at the picnic areas and fishing dock.

Sunken Gardens

It is a 100-year-old botanical garden with over 50,000 tropical plants and flowers. Visitors can wander through the garden's winding paths, admire the colourful flowers, and spot the resident flamingos. The garden also offers various events and workshops throughout the year, including yoga classes, guided tours, and horticulture workshops.

Universities in St. Petersburg

As a city with a significant population of local and international students, St. Petersburg is home to many top-ranked universities and world-renowned institutions. Casita has options for student accommodation in St. Petersburg near the city’s universities; check some of them out below!

St. Petersburg College

  • Five student accommodation options in St. Petersburg are within a short ride of the college.

  • 78th St @ 34th Av and 78th St @ Causeway Blvd bus stations are just a short stroll away.

  • Nearby places of interest: Thrill Hill and Pioneer Park.

University of South Florida, St. Petersburg

  • Five student accommodation options in St. Petersburg are within a short ride of the college.

  • 16th St S + 7th Ave S and Freemont Ave S + 28th St S bus stations are just a short stroll away.

  • Nearby places of interest: The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art and Pioneer Park.

Nearby Cities

Besides having facilities for student accommodation in St. Petersburg, Casita offers student accommodation in these other cities in the USA: Abilene, Alhambra, Ann Arbor, Astoria, Athens, Atlanta, Auburn, Austin, Baltimore, Baton Roug, Bellingham, Berkeley, Birmingham, Blacksburg, Bloomington, Boston, Boynton Beach, Brooklyn, California, Central, Champaign, Chapel Hill, Charleston, Charlotte, Charlottesville, Chicago, Clarksville, Clemson, College Park, College Station, Colorado Springs, Columbia, Conway, Denton, Denver, Detroit, East Palo Alto, El Sobrante, Fayetteville, Fort Collins,Fullerton, Gainesville, Greenville, Houston, Huntsville, Indianapolis, Kalamazoo, Kansas City, Kings County, Knoxville, Lafayette, Laramie, Las Vegas, Lincoln, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Marina del Rey, Menlo Park, Mesquite, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Mountain View, Jacksonville, Jersey City, Jonesboro, Natchitoches, New Haven, New Orleans, New York, Norman, Oakland, Orlando, Overland Park, Oxford, Oxford - Ohio, Philadelphia, Pineville, Prairie Village, Providence, Queens County, Radford, Raleigh, Riverside, Rochester, Rock Hill, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, San Marcos, Santa Monica, Springfield, State College, Statesboro, Stillwater, Storrs, Syracuse, Tallahassee, Tampa, Tempe, Tuscaloosa, Tyler, Waco, West Hollywood, West Lafayette, Wichita, Wichita Falls, Willington, Wilmington.

Frequently Asked Questions:

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When should I start looking for St. Petersburg student housing?

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Starting your search for student housing in St. Petersburg early is recommended. The earlier, the better. Also, Casita is there to help you with most of the steps: the room type, the amenities provided, the location, and the proximity to your university.


Are there short-term stays in St. Petersburg?

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Yes, but you should check the availability of your St. Petersburg student accommodation of choice during your desired period. You can also refer to a Casita accommodation expert to help you find accommodation that accepts short-term stays.


How much rent does a student pay for accommodation in St. Petersburg?

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The average monthly cost for student housing in St. Petersburg is between $500 and $1,800. This mainly depends on the room type, the provider, the location, and the amenities offered at the property.


How do I pay for my student room in St. Petersburg?

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Payments can be made via net banking or through your debit card. We also have our own payment portal at Casita, where we can assist you with the entire payment process!


Can I pay my St. Petersburg student housing rent in instalments?

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Yes, you can pay your rent in instalments. However, some providers may require you to have a U.S. guarantor. Refer back to your accommodation expert for further help on the matter.

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