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Best Assisted Living in St. Petersburg, FL

Assisted living communities provide comfortable lodging for older adults that includes access to medical care and help with daily tasks. If you or your loved one could benefit from joining one of these communities, it’s worth taking the time to choose the right one. We created this guide by comparing the local reviews and proximity of 64 businesses and choosing eight favorites from the top assisted living facilities in St. Petersburg.

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What to know about assisted living in St. Petersburg

Florida’s warm weather attracts many retirees who don’t want to deal with cold winters. Many find St. Petersburg, with its numerous bays and inlets, waterfront views, palm trees, and tropical plants, a welcome backdrop for enjoying retirement.

According to the Census, 18% of St. Petersburg residents are 65 or older. That’s likely why St. Petersburg is home to 35 assisted living facilities, with hundreds more in the surrounding areas according to the state government’s facility locator.

When evaluating whether or not one of these assisted living facilities is right for you or your loved one, consider these facts about St. Petersburg:

  • Florida is a tax-friendly state for retirees. Florida has no state income tax, and Social Security income is not subject to state tax either. Withdrawals from retirement accounts are not taxed by Florida, nor are public and private pensions. Lastly, property taxes are relatively low, and residents over the age of 65 might qualify for a homestead exemption of up to $50,000.
  • The weather in St. Petersburg is warm all year round, with temperatures getting up to the 90s in the summer with high humidity. However, during hurricane season in Florida, strong winds can carry debris and create dangerous conditions.
  • St. Petersburg is home to several hospitals. Bayfront Health has a trauma care center, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital specializes in cardiology, strokes and robotic surgery. Kindred Hospital Bay Area - St. Petersburg offers transitional care for extended recovery. Baycare has a number of facilities in the area, including St. Anthony’s Hospital. St. Petersburg General Hospital is a certified advanced primary stroke and AFib center and an accredited cancer center.
  • Downtown St. Petersburg is accessible by the Looper, part of the area’s free trolley service. Several Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority bus lines also run through downtown and surrounding areas with shopping centers. PSTA vehicles can accommodate wheelchairs and wheeled mobility aids. Older Floridians pay a reduced fare for single rides. While many assisted living facilities provide scheduled transportation, a reliable public transit system makes it easier for older adults to access services and take trips independently.
  • The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration licenses assisted living facilities in the state. Facilities must be equipped to provide routine personal care for residents who need it. Administrators of assisted living facilities must receive specialized training to ensure quality standards and regulations are met.

How much does assisted living cost in St. Petersburg?

The average cost of assisted living in St. Petersburg runs between $2,400 and $3,700 per month. This monthly cost includes daily meals, on-site housing and basic services, such as housekeeping and personal care.

However, assisted living prices depend on the available: 

  • Level of care
  • Living quarters
  • Amenities 
  • Activities 

Many facilities also charge a one-time entry fee, which adds to the cost of assisted living.

To help pay for assisted living in St. Petersburg, ask each facility if it offers discounts or payment plans. Many facilities can also direct you to financial assistance programs to supplement the expense, but it’s a good idea to speak directly to those programs before assuming you qualify.

St. Petersburg assisted living FAQ

How long do people live in assisted living in St. Petersburg?
Nationally, the average stay in an assisted living facility lasts two to three years. Data specific to St. Petersburg is harder to come by.
Who can live in assisted living facilities in St. Petersburg?
Assisted living communities are designed for residents who can maintain a degree of independence but who might need a bit of extra personal care. Assisted living facilities typically do not house those who could be a danger to themselves or who are unable to care for themselves on a basic level. Likewise, patients who need round-the-clock medical care are not eligible for assisted living.
What St. Petersburg regulations protect older adults in assisted living facilities?
The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration carries out licensure for assisted living facilities in St. Petersburg. “Standard” licensed care must include provisions for help with daily tasks, such as medication management, bathing and dressing. Facilities must also provide a care plan for each resident.
What organizations in St. Petersburg support older adults?
Here are some organizations that help older people in St. Petersburg:
  • Florida has a Department of Elder Affairs that advocates and provides resources for the state’s significant population of older adults. Use it to find information on programs and services, regulations, and links to publications and reports.
  • The Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas provides resources for older adults and advocates on their behalf. You can use this organization to connect to transportation services, food and nutrition resources, health and wellness classes, and community engagement opportunities.
  • St. Petersburg is a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities, which engages with local leaders to implement and support policies and programs that make neighborhoods more walkable, make transportation accessible and provide opportunities for older adults to participate in community activities.

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    St. Petersburg assisted living company information

    Brentwood at St. Pete

    Brentwood at St. Pete offers assisted living and memory care. The facility is licensed for Extended Congregate Care, and it provides more extensive clinical capabilities along with medication management and personal care. Residents choose their own apartments. Amenities include an in-house restaurant, an entertainment lounge, an on-site beauty shop, a movie theater, outdoor seating areas and an activity room with a full event calendar. Small pets are allowed. Brentwood at St. Pete’s parent company, Elegance Living, operates six assisted living facilities in Florida.

    • Located in: St. Petersburg
    • Address: 6280 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL 33707
    • Phone: (906) 542-4067
    • Website:
    Arbor Oaks at Tyrone

    Arbor Oaks at Tyrone is an assisted living facility that also offers memory and respite care. Choose a studio or one-bedroom apartment that comes with a kitchenette. Along with personal care, the community offers transportation, planned social activities, housekeeping, laundry service, dining, a comprehensive wellness program and daily exercise classes. Residents can bring pets that weigh under 15 pounds. This facility’s parent company, Arbor Oaks Senior Living, has three other facilities in Florida.

    • Located in: St. Petersburg
    • Address: 1701 68th St. N., St. Petersburg, FL 33710
    • Phone: (727) 258-2669
    • Website:
    Canyon Grove Senior Living of Florida

    Canyon Grove Senior Living of Florida is a community of neighborhoods decorated to be unique and inviting, yet easy to navigate. These neighborhoods offer inviting community spaces for socializing and activities. The facility provides physical therapy, occupational therapy and skilled nursing, along with basic personal care. Activities include arts and crafts, exercise classes, and live music.

    • Located in: St. Petersburg
    • Address: 4301 31st St. S., St. Petersburg, FL 33712
    • Phone: (727) 867-1300
    • Website:
    Bloom at St. Petersburg Senior Living

    Bloom at St. Petersburg Senior Living is an assisted living and memory care community. It offers month-to-month rental plans, with no buy-in fees or long-term leases. Residents can choose and design their own apartments, and they receive meals, housekeeping, laundry service, dining and transportation. Assistance with daily activities is available if needed. Each resident has a personalized care plan. Activities and amenities include exercise classes in the fitness room, life enrichment, a library, gardens, outdoor games, a computer center and movie nights. An on-staff financial concierge helps with financing options. This facility’s parent company, Bloom Senior Living, has other facilities in select states.

    • Located in: St. Petersburg
    • Address: 6775 40th Ave. N., St. Petersburg, FL 33709
    • Phone: (727) 308-5243
    • Website:
    The Pointe

    The Pointe provides assisted living, memory care and respite care on the St. Petersburg Bay Pines Peninsula. Amenities include a fitness center, a game room, a library, a beauty shop and tropical courtyards. Private suites feature spacious closets. The facility is minutes away from Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, making it especially convenient for veterans. The community is pet-friendly and offers special outings, daily exercise, social events and recreational activities. The Pointe’s parent company, Inspirit Senior Living, also operates facilities in Naples, Clearwater and select states.

    • Located in: St. Petersburg
    • Address: 9797 Bay Pines Blvd., St. Petersburg, FL 33708
    • Phone: (727) 398-5090
    • Website:
    Westminster Shores

    Westminster Shores is a nonprofit religious organization that offers independent and assisted living along with skilled nursing care and rehabilitation. Many apartments feature waterfront views, and residents can take classes from Eckerd College and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Amenities include a heated swimming pool, a tennis court, a dog park, restaurant-style dining, a library and a fitness center. Westminster Communities, Westminster Shores’ parent company, has several independent locations in Florida, including two in Bradenton.

    • Located in: St. Petersburg
    • Address: 125 56th Ave. S., St. Petersburg, FL 33705
    • Phone: (877) 753-0040
    • Website:
    Elmcroft of Pinecrest

    Elmcroft of Pinecrest is a 55+ community that offers independent living, assisted living, care coordination and memory care. One- and two-bedroom floor plans are available. It runs a special program to help residents make dreams come true — like taking a hot air balloon ride or reuniting with a loved one. The facility has an outdoor heated pool, a fitness center, billiards and a private dog park. Activities include trips, classes, entertainment and happy hours. The facility is conveniently located near Largo Medical Center, Morton Plant Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Elmcroft Senior Living, this facility’s parent company, operates seven facilities in Florida (including one in Tampa) and more in select states.

    • Located in: Largo
    • Address: 1150 8th Ave. SW, Largo, FL 33770
    • Phone: (727) 581-8142
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