LISTEN LIVE

apartments

Saratoga Apartments in St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg Housing Authority

As more and more Floridians turn away from homeownership in favor of renting, the state is facing a serious shortage of apartments.

A map of where people outside of Tampa are looking for apartments in the metro.
ApartmentList

By Bradley George

Florida attracts newcomers from everywhere in the U.S. and around the world. An apartment rental website has released a report that looks at the most popular sites where people are considering a move.

A desk clerk at a St. Petersburg senior housing facility mistook a dead resident for a mannequin, thinking it was part of an April Fools’ Day prank, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Authorities say the 96-year-old resident jumped 16 stories to her death. The body was moved to the dumpster, and it wasn’t until later in the day that other workers found the body and realized the mistake.