Local Highlights

We’ve been in Downtown St. Petersburg for a month, here’s what we’ve learned!


When you’re new to a neighborhood, there’s a lot to learn. What is the food scene like? Where should I go for a happy hour drink with coworkers? Where are the best places to spend outside?

The Wayland by Common is our first home in St. Petersburg, making us new to the block. We spoke with our Leasing Specialists in Downtown St. Petersburg to get an inside look at the best restaurants, bars, beaches, and local spots that make this city so enjoyable. 

Grab a bite to eat

When you think of delicious pizza, it’s easy to automatically think of a New York City slice, but the pizza in Downtown St. Petersburg definitely matches up. Fabrica Pizza specializes in Neapolitan Style pizza and large salads. Build your own pie or order one of “Fabrica’s favorites” — we recommend buffalo chicken! 4th Street Pizza has a mixture of New York-style pies and “4th St pies” like Thai chili chicken, Cuban, and steak and peppers. This spot also gives discounts to members at The Wayland by Common.

Besides pizza, Downtown St. Petersburg has a large selection of restaurants that have fresh seafood. Caddy’s Treasure Island has a large selection of appetizers, sandwiches, and house specialties. Choose from seafood mac and cheese, fish and chips, or a crab cake BLT. If you’re not a fan of seafood, they also have burgers, wraps, and chicken sandwiches. For poke bowls and sushi burritos, make sure to try Pacific Counter. You can build your own bowl or choose from their menu of perfectly curated options — no matter what you order, you’ll definitely be planning your next visit to Pacific Counter.

Check out the bar scene

The Canopy offers tasty drinks and happy hour specials from 4 to 7 pm. Besides drinks, The Canopy also has beautiful views of Tampa Bay, Straub Park, Beach Drive, and the downtown St. Petersburg skyline. If you want a more laid-back vibe, check out Macdintons for a fun night with karaoke and beer. The Wayland by Common is a 6-minute walk from Central Avenue. Whether you’re looking for a rooftop experience or a casual night with karaoke, there are a ton of nightlife spots to choose from in St. Petersburg. Amanda, our Leasing Specialist at The Wayland by Common really loves how close everything is to the St. Pete home. “Downtown St. Petersburg is super central, it’s right in front of Tropicana Stadium where the Tampa Bay Rays play. It’s a two-block walk to this street called “central” which is where most of the fun bars & restaurants are located.” 

The great outdoors

When you call St. Petersburg your home, you’re surrounded by beauty. Starting with Vinoy Park, this beautiful 11.6-acre park is located on the waterfront and is the perfect place to walk, go for a bike ride, relax, and spot dolphins. Just a short drive away is St. Petersburg Pier, a landmark that extends into Tampa Bay. Near the pier, there is also Spa Beach, St. Petersburg Museum of History, and places to eat and drink. North Straub Park, just in between is a beautiful outdoor area that has trails, picnic space, recreational activities, and community events.

The Wayland by Common

Besides restaurants, bars, and places to hang outside, our Leasing Specialists loved how friendly everyone in St. Petersburg is. While being in a new city can be overwhelming, Common is here to help.  

We’re so excited to be in St. Petersburg and learn more about the neighborhood, connect with the community, and make city living easier for our members through great amenities fun events, and perks to local and national brands.

The Wayland by Common is in the heart of it all, which makes exploring and getting familiar with this vibrant city so much easier. Rent starts at $1,280/month. Explore the space and book a tour today. 


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