The Original Luxury Condo Communities In Downtown St Petersburg You Need To See

Dated: September 19 2023

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The Original Luxury Condo Communities In Downtown St. Pete You Need to See

The Original Luxury Condo Communities In Downtown St. Pete You Need to See


Among the many reasons for purchasing an upscale home in a sophisticated, exquisite community in St Petersburg, FL, there is the one that stands out the most: Enjoying a luxurious, low-maintenance lifestyle in the heart of a booming metro area that offers quick access to dining, shopping, the arts, and more. If you've been searching for a luxury residence in the Downtown St Pete area of Pinellas County, but don't want to wait for new construction projects to be completed, then check out the list below of some of the original luxury condo communities around Downtown St. Pete. These "OG" condo communities offer magnificent amenities and locations that will appeal to even the most discriminating luxury home buyers.


1) Vinoy Place - 555 5th Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Reason to buy: Unobstructed views of Tampa Bay and the new St Petersburg Pier, generous square footage, spacious with a private entrance + private access to the Four Star, Four Diamond Renaissance Vinoy Club and Resort (optional). Vinoy Park and all the restaurants and shopping on Beach Drive is right at your doorstep.


Vinoy Place- Downtown St. Pete


Vinoy Place is a 158ft high-rise complex, located in the heart of Downtown St. Petersburg, within walking distance to many wonderful places, including renowned restaurants, a beautiful marina, internationally recognized museums and fabulous boutiques. Many consider this to be one of the most prestigious residences in Downtown St Pete. 


There are Four Towers: North & East 13-story high, while South & West are 12-story high with about 20 units in each building and 10 townhouses. Private entrances allow great amounts of privacy, plus easy access to the residences with two elevator banks in each building.  Each Tower has a penthouse on top, that occupies the entire floor.


Vinoy Place Pool

Amenities at Vinoy Place include a gym, convenient community areas for entertaining, a full catering kitchen, two large swimming pools & hot tub, with Vinoy Park just steps away...

Year built: 2001 & 2002


2) The Parkshore Plaza Condominiums- 300 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Reason to buy: Location, location, location! The Parkshore Plaza Condos are located in the dazzling center of beautiful and vibrant St Pete at 300 Beach Drive. 


Parkshore Plaza Condominium


The Parkshore Plaza is a state-of-the-art, 29-story luxury condominium in Downtown St. Pete that contains 117 total units, 96 of which are located in the tower itself, plus 21 city-homes. Residents enjoy the convenience of having an elevator that opens at their front door lobby, accessible only by secure key fob access.


Impressive common areas of the Parkshore Plaza Condominiums include an entertainment center that rivals that of a movie theater, a large catering kitchen, library, and a generously appointed fitness center. Love the outdoors? There's an amazing pool area with hot tub, BBQ grill and fireplace, perfect for outdoor entertaining.


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Garage parking & storage are located on the 2nd floor of this building, with private security and a front desk concierge available 24 hours.

The popular Parkshore Grille restaurant is on the ground floor, with both inside and outside dining areas. A true favorite in Downtown St. Pete.

The Parkshore Plaza was built in 2006, by Opus, who is also developed 400 Beach Drive condominium, just one block to the north (our next featured community below).


3) 400 Beach Drive Condos- 400 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Reason to buy: Luxury lifestyle in an upscale community in Downtown St. Petersburg, where the beauty of the bay meets city living.


400 Beach Drive Condominium


The spectacular 400 Beach drive Condo skyscraper stands nice and tall at 316 ft high. There are 29 floors with 93 luxurious condo units, full of granite & marble, hardwood flooring, and unique design touches throughout, with sweeping floor-to-ceiling views of the city and bay.


This pet-friendly condo community features an excellent fitness center, spacious pool & spa area with views of the city below, a social room complete with a catering kitchen, media room, billiards, an herb garden, and outdoor grills…24 hour concierge service is also available!


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All of this is just steps away from Beach Drive, the famous Vinoy Resort, shopping, fabulous dining & night-life, theaters and museums, parks, waterfront and of course the marina.

Year built: 2007

400 Beach Seafood & Tap House



4) Ovation- 180 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

There are many reasons to buy a condo in this one-of-a-kind community, including spacious & sophisticated  units, the amazing central location, and miles of unobstructed water views!


Ovation is an exclusive 358 ft high-rise condominium building located in Downtown St. Petersburg. The Ovation is home to just 45 residences, which means only 2 units per floor, including 3 unique city homes and 4 penthouse units.


Located at 180 Beach Dr NE, each home at Ovation is estate-sized and bursting with luxury amenities. The Downtown St. Pete condo building includes private elevator foyers, a resort-style pool with cabanas, a large fitness center, 24-hr concierge service, a club room, 2 secured parking spaces per unit, and private storage. All within minutes of incredible art galleries, historical theaters, fine dining, boutiques, the marina, and beautiful waterfront parks. 


Aerial View of the Ovation


A 22nd-floor penthouse unit in Ovation, recently sold for a record $7.45 million in 2023. The all-cash transaction, was the highest-priced condo sale in St Petersburg in 2023. The next highest condo sale was in 2022 for $7.3M and was for a unit in Vinoy Place. 


Built in 2009, the Ovation condos represented the highest priced condos available in the area at that time according to the Pinellas Realtor Organization. One of the 1st buyers in the community reportedly closed on a penthouse unit at the Ovation for $4,200,000.


Based on the location and features of this exclusive building, we doubt the demand to call this beautiful place home will wane any time soon...


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For more information on buying a luxury condo in St Petersburg, Florida or other areas around Pinellas County and the Greater Tampa Bay Area, TEXT OR CALL US at (727) 400-3315 or message us HERE to receive the LATEST new condo listings, directly from the Florida MLS. 


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Andrea Hartmann

Andrea is the Managing Partner of The Sandy Hartmann Group and runs the team alongside Sandy Hartmann. She would love to talk to you about real estate! Andrea was born and raised in the Tampa Bay a....

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