Located on Tampa Bay on Florida’s Gulf Coast, St. Petersburg is a vibrant city of more than 258,000 people. Seniors who are considering retiring here will be in good company: Nearly one in five residents are 65 years of age or older. In this senior-friendly city, retirees enjoy favorable tax policies and an array of healthcare resources. Seniors can look forward to visiting one of the city’s many theaters, museums and gardens or relaxing on a white-sand beach.

As they age, St. Petersburg’s older residents may consider a move to assisted living. These communities are designed for seniors who want to live an active lifestyle but need support with daily activities, such as bathing or getting dressed. Residents enjoy apartment-style living, recreational activities and the companionship of other seniors. In the St. Petersburg area, assisted living costs an average of $3,350 per month, which is significantly lower than both the state and national medians.

This guide provides information about assisted living in St. Petersburg, including the benefits of retiring in the city, how costs compare with other cities and types of senior care, and free resources available to local seniors.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in St. Petersburg, FL

2016, 2018

Grand Villa of St. Petersburg

3600 34th Street South, St. Petersburg, FL, 33711

Grand Villa of St. Petersburg is nestled next to Boyd Hill Nature Preserve and Interstate 275 in St. Petersburg, Florida. Guests compliment the facility’s spacious, hotel-like layout and landscaped … (read more)
Grand Villa of St. Petersburg is nestled next to Boyd Hill Nature Preserve and Interstate 275 in St. Petersburg, Florida. Guests compliment the facility’s spacious, hotel-like layout and landscaped … (read more)

2015

Noble Senior Living at St. Petersburg

3479 54th Avenue N., St. Petersburg, FL, 33714

Noble Senior Living at St. Petersburg was very old-looking and didn’t appear to be very clean. The lady I talked to was a bit flustere because she hadn’t planned on us coming in that early and the per … (read more)
Noble Senior Living at St. Petersburg was very old-looking and didn’t appear to be very clean. The lady I talked to was a bit flustere because she hadn’t planned on us coming in that early and the per … (read more)

American House St. Petersburg

1101 66th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL, 33710


Prestigious Life

601 49th St , St. Petersburg, FL, 33710

I’m in Prestigious Life assisted living facility. The place here is very good. I’ve had no problems. The people who work here are very considerate and go ahead and take care of you. The rooms are fine … (read more)
I’m in Prestigious Life assisted living facility. The place here is very good. I’ve had no problems. The people who work here are very considerate and go ahead and take care of you. The rooms are fine … (read more)

Westminster Palms

939 Beach Drive Northeast, St. Petersburg, FL, 33701


2016

Grand Villa of Pinellas Park

8980 49th Street North, Pinellas Park, FL, 33782

Grand Villa of Pinellas Park is located roughly halfway between the cities of St. Petersburg and Clearwater in western Tampa Bay. Residents describe the property as spacious but welcoming, with a know … (read more)
Grand Villa of Pinellas Park is located roughly halfway between the cities of St. Petersburg and Clearwater in western Tampa Bay. Residents describe the property as spacious but welcoming, with a know … (read more)

Bayside Terrace

9381 US Highway 19, Pinellas Park, FL, 33782

Just 20 minutes from Tampa Bay, Bayside Terrace is a community in Pinellas Park, Florida, that offers studio and one-bedroom apartments with the option of companion suites. Visitors say the facility i … (read more)
Just 20 minutes from Tampa Bay, Bayside Terrace is a community in Pinellas Park, Florida, that offers studio and one-bedroom apartments with the option of companion suites. Visitors say the facility i … (read more)

Addington Place at College Harbor

4600 54th Avenue South, Saint Petersburg, FL, 33711

Addington Place at College Harbor was gorgeous. They are top of the line on everything. The services were wonderful. Everybody there was great. The staff was fantastic. Their menu was excellent. The d … (read more)
Addington Place at College Harbor was gorgeous. They are top of the line on everything. The services were wonderful. Everybody there was great. The staff was fantastic. Their menu was excellent. The d … (read more)

2015

Magnolia Gardens Assisted Living

3800 62 Avenue North, Pinellas Park, FL, 33781

I toured Magnolia Gardens Assisted Living. I like that place, but my brother could not go there. I like the size of the rooms. There was a lot of space there. However, I didn’t see a lot of staff arou … (read more)
I toured Magnolia Gardens Assisted Living. I like that place, but my brother could not go there. I like the size of the rooms. There was a lot of space there. However, I didn’t see a lot of staff arou … (read more)

Wentworth Central Avenue

6280 Central Avenue, Saint Petersburg, FL, 33707

I was able to tour Wentworth Central Avenue. It was very nice and they have the 1-bedroom unit that I was interested in. The person who gave the tour was very nice, very knowledgeable and very helpful … (read more)
I was able to tour Wentworth Central Avenue. It was very nice and they have the 1-bedroom unit that I was interested in. The person who gave the tour was very nice, very knowledgeable and very helpful … (read more)

The Goldton at St. Petersburg

6775 40th Avenue North, Saint Petersburg, FL, 33709

I toured The Goldton at St. Petersburg. The staff was great, but they did not offer a 1-bedroom unit, they’re all just studio apartments. The rooms were too small. The staff that gave the tour was won … (read more)
I toured The Goldton at St. Petersburg. The staff was great, but they did not offer a 1-bedroom unit, they’re all just studio apartments. The rooms were too small. The staff that gave the tour was won … (read more)

Angel Care Assisted Living

4301 31st St S, Saint Petersburg, FL, 33712

My friend is in Angel Care Assisted Living Facility. The staff and the administration are outstanding and the place is amazing. We have the best help. They’re the most caring people and everybody work … (read more)
My friend is in Angel Care Assisted Living Facility. The staff and the administration are outstanding and the place is amazing. We have the best help. They’re the most caring people and everybody work … (read more)

Best Care Senior Living at St Pete

1001 9th St North, Saint Petersburg, FL, 33701


Azalea Manor

112 12th Avenue North, Saint Petersburg, FL, 33701


The Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay

1255 Pasadena Avenue South, Saint Petersburg, FL, 33707

I very much enjoyed my time at The Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay. Even during the social distancing and covid in the world, the building worked to offer activities such as concerts, morning exercise, a … (read more)
I very much enjoyed my time at The Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay. Even during the social distancing and covid in the world, the building worked to offer activities such as concerts, morning exercise, a … (read more)

2013, 2014, 2015

Arbor Oaks at Tyrone

1701 68th Street, North, Saint Petersburg, FL, 33710

I like the way Arbor Oaks looks and it is a smaller community. The woman I spoke to (the one who is in charge) just seemed like she knew what she was doing and she seemed caring about people. The plac … (read more)
I like the way Arbor Oaks looks and it is a smaller community. The woman I spoke to (the one who is in charge) just seemed like she knew what she was doing and she seemed caring about people. The plac … (read more)

Westminster Shores

125 56TH AVENUE, SOUTH, Saint Petersburg, FL, 33705

Caring staff, clean apartments, beautiful setting, respectful atmosphere. My dad enjoys the field trips, the meals with other residents, and the relationship he’s developing with the medical staff. Th … (read more)
Caring staff, clean apartments, beautiful setting, respectful atmosphere. My dad enjoys the field trips, the meals with other residents, and the relationship he’s developing with the medical staff. Th … (read more)

Westminster Suncoast

1095 Pinellas Point Drive S, Saint Petersburg, FL, 33705


Masonic Home of Florida

3201 1ST STREET, N.E., Saint Petersburg, FL, 33704

Both of my parents live at the Masonic Home. They have rooms that are side by side and have a door connecting them. They have been residents for 5 years in the assisted living portion of the Home. … (read more)
Both of my parents live at the Masonic Home. They have rooms that are side by side and have a door connecting them. They have been residents for 5 years in the assisted living portion of the Home. … (read more)

Amelia’s

2135 40TH AVENUE N., Saint Petersburg, FL, 33714

farmers retirement home is wonderfull the staff is great my daughter is new there everbody is make herfeel right at home mike the owner is wonderful thank you
farmers retirement home is wonderfull the staff is great my daughter is new there everbody is make herfeel right at home mike the owner is wonderful thank you

COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in St. Petersburg

Since most COVID-19 rules for Assisted Living Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Assisted Living in Florida. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Assisted Living in St. Petersburg

Assisted living communities in St. Petersburg and the rest of the state are overseen by the Agency for Health Care Administration. This agency licenses facilities and conducts regular inspections to ensure they’re in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in St. Petersburg

  • St. Petersburg offers a variety of transportation services for seniors who no longer drive. Neighborly Transportation provides rides for medical appointments and other needs; while there’s no fee, seniors are encouraged to donate if they’re able. Seniors also enjoy discounted fares on Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority’s regular bus routes.
  • St. Petersburg seniors who require routine care, or who are experiencing an illness or injury, have many healthcare facilities to choose from. The city is dotted with urgent care clinics and doctor’s offices, and there are several local hospitals. U.S. News & World Report ranks St. Anthony’s Hospital among the area’s best.
  • The combined rate of property and violent crime in St. Petersburg is about 54% higher than the statewide average. However, assisted living communities in the city typically offer various features to protect their residents, such as access control systems and 24-hour security.
  • Retirees may breathe a little easier in St. Petersburg. The American Lung association ranks the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metro area among the cleanest cities for year-round particle pollution levels. Other measures of air pollution are improving. The area saw 27.2 fewer high ozone days in 2021 than it did in 1996, and annual particle pollution has dropped since 2000.
  • Florida’s retiree-friendly tax policies may draw seniors to St. Petersburg. The state doesn’t tax Social Security benefits or other types of retirement income, so seniors can look forward to keeping more of their hard-earned money. These tax savings could help seniors pay for their assisted living needs.
  • St. Petersburg is one of the 624 cities and towns across the nation enrolled in the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities. Membership in this network signals a municipality’s commitment to becoming a great place to live for residents of all ages. St. Petersburg’s senior-friendly initiatives include providing accessible transportation, outdoor spaces and social activities.

Paying for Assisted Living in St. Petersburg

Assisted living facilities in the St. Petersburg area charge an average of $3,350 per month, per Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey. In comparison, the Florida average is $4,000, while the national norm is $4,500 per month.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

At an average of $3,350 per month, St. Petersburg boasts some of the lowest assisted living prices on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Rates are identical in Punta Gorda, but seniors pay far higher prices in North Port ($4,145), Cape Coral ($4,334) and Naples ($5,300).

$3350

St. Petersburg

$4000

Florida

$4500

The United States

$3350

Punta Gorda

$4145

North Port

$4334

Cape Coral

$5300

Naples

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Seniors who are considering a move to assisted living may be interested in comparing the costs of other care options. For those who prefer to remain at home, options include homemaker services ($4,767) and home health aides ($4,862). Seniors who need assistance only on weekdays may opt for adult day health care at $2,123 per month. St. Petersburg nursing homes, which provide the most extensive level of care, charge an average of $8,927 per month for a shared room. The average rate for a private room is about $960 more at $9,885.

$4767

Homemaker Services

$4862

Home Health Aide

$2123

Adult Day Health Care

$3350

Assisted Living Facility

$8927

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$9885

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Data for St. Petersburg was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Tampa, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in St. Petersburg

Low-income seniors in St. Petersburg may be able to apply to receive financial aid to help cover the cost of assisted living. Although Medicaid HCBS Waivers that covered long-term care were discontinued in 2014, there are still three programs available, including the statewide 1915(b)(c) Managed Long-Term Care programMedicaid Assistive Care Services and Supplemental Security Income.  

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Florida page.

Paying for Assisted Living Facilities in Florida

More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Florida page.

Free Assisted Living Resources in St. Petersburg

Seniors looking to move to an assisted living facility in St. Petersburg can take advantage of a number of free resources. Government agencies and nonprofit organizations offer an array of services to support local seniors, including advocacy programs and recreational opportunities.

Resource

Contact 

Service

(800) 963-5337

This nonprofit agency helps seniors access the services and supports they need to age well. Seniors can call its helpline to learn more about local resources, such as free transportation programs, exercise classes and health insurance counseling.  

(727) 588-6912 

The Florida Ombudsman program works to improve the lives of seniors who live in the state’s assisted living facilities. Its volunteers investigate complaints about issues such as menu quality and general housekeeping. These volunteers work with residents and long-term care staff to resolve problems. The volunteer ombudsmen also educate seniors about their legal rights and empower assisted living residents to advocate for themselves. 

(727) 341-4772

Seniors with a love of learning can audit classes at St. Petersburg College for free. The college’s many course offerings include criminology, history and theater. Since they don’t receive college credits, seniors can learn in a low-pressure environment and complete only the assignments that interest them. Depending on the courses seniors choose to audit, they may be responsible for buying textbooks or other materials.

(727) 893-7101

Run by the City of St. Petersburg, the Sunshine Center is a gathering place for local residents aged 55 and older. Seniors can stop by the center to play cards, take fitness classes and attend health fairs. The Sunshine Center also offers a number of services and supports for seniors. Its information and referral program can help older adults access resources in the community. Health insurance counselors are also available to advise seniors about Medicare.

(800) 827-1000

Seniors who’ve served in the U.S. military can visit the Veterans Benefits Administration office for help with their benefit needs. The office staff can provide information about available programs that may help seniors pay for assisted living and assist them with filing applications. Both telephone and virtual appointments are offered.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Florida are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Florida page for more information about these laws.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Florida