Many people who work in downtown Tampa enjoy the quieter, calmer atmosphere of St. Pete. Luckily, there are a few St. Pete apartment communities that are just a quick drive away from downtown Tampa. This means that commuting to and from work each day just means a quick drive across Tampa Bay on 275. If convenience is the key, check out these St. Pete apartments today.
Elan Gateway is probably the best place to live in St. Pete if you are hoping for a quick commute to downtown Tampa. Located right near the bay and an Interstate 275 on-ramp, commuting to and from downtown Tampa pretty much means just crossing over the I-275 bridge. All in all, the commute is about 15 miles, or roughly 20 minutes in good traffic. Elan Gateway is perfect for young professionals who work in Tampa, but want to live in the more relaxed atmosphere of St. Pete. Elan Gateway has floor plans with either one or two bedrooms. The apartments come with great amenities, such as: upgraded countertops, walk-in closets, a balcony or patio, wood floors, private bathrooms, ceiling fans, washer and dryer, and a dishwasher.
Verandahs at Brighton Bay is another great pick for St. Pete residents who commute to downtown Tampa for work every day. Although it's located near Elan Gateway, the Verandahs at Brighton Bay is actually closet to the Gandy Boulevard (92) bridge across Tampa Bay. This gives you the option to take either bridge to downtown Tampa. The commute is about 25 minutes or 17 miles to downtown Tampa. St. Pete residents can choose from one, two, or three-bedroom layouts. Each one is reasonably priced, considering the great apartment and community features Verandahs offers. Some of those amenities include: walk-in closets, alarm system, crown molding, fireplace, balcony, private bathrooms, dishwasher, private garages, community outdoor kitchen, computer lab, dog walk, coffee bar, on-site car wash center, business center and computer lab.
Quick commutes from St. Pete to downtown Tampa can also be accomplished by living at Plantation Gardens Apartments. When traffic is light, commuting to downtown Tampa usually takes about 25 minutes. Plantation Gardens is about 18 miles from downtown Tampa. Plantation Gardens rests on an 11-acre lot that is surrounded by lakes and nature preserves. This location gives it a quiet, tranquil feel that is a great respite from the congestion of downtown Tampa. This St. Pete apartment community also has standout features, such as: a fitness center with Pilates room, a beautiful pool with heated spa, limited access security gate, a dog park, and a car care center. St. Pete residents signing a lease at Plantation Gardens can choose between a one, two or three-bedroom floor plan.