The North Shore Historic District is one of St. Pete’s oldest most influential neighborhoods. Commonly known as the “Old Northeast,” it is adjacent to downtown St. Petersburg and has been featured in the “Great Homes and Destinations” section of the New York Times and, as its’ name implies, is one of the original neighborhoods in St. Petersburg. With historic buildings, brick paved roads, picket fences, and lush foliage, the Old Northeast offers an eclectic blend of architecture that take you back to Old Florida. This mix of Mediterranean and Colonial Revival can be seen in many of the single-family homes, craftsman-style bungalows, and luxurious townhomes. With a residential character that sets it apart from the rest, even with the on-going gentrification of the neighborhood, the community has keep its individuality and estate values have continued to rise in this historic neighborhood.
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Despite its residential nature, the Old Northeast is steps away from the city’s vibrant cultural and entertainment scene. With North Shore Park running along the neighborhood’s eastern boundary, locals can enjoy open waterfront spaces, long continuous sidewalks for leisurely strolls, biking and running trails, as well as public pools, tennis courts, baseball fields, beachy areas, and a children’s playground.
Along Coffee Pot Bayou you will find privately owned docks for boating, fishing, and sailing along protected waters. The historic Snell Isle Bridge crosses the Bayou linking the Old Northeast with the Estate Homes on Snell Isle. With downtown’s Beach Drive within walking distance, there are plenty of shops and restaurants to explore. The Old Northeast enjoys many neighborhood festivities including the annual Easter-egg hunt, the Independence Day Parade, and the Halloween block party, where the streets are closed for trick-or-treating and porch parties.
The 2011 opening of the Salvador Dali Museum, the restoration of the Vinoy Hotel, and the downtown renaissance of Luxury Condominiums and apartments have all led to increased property values making the Old Northeast real estate highly sought after.
At the northern end of Old Northeast lies Snell Isle, an upscale residential neighborhood the was originally developed in the 1920s by C. Perry Snell, a druggist who moved to St. Petersburg in the early 1900s. Aside from the numerous Luxury homes and condominiums, Snell Isle also is the residence of the Renaissance Vinoy Golf Club and Resort and the St. Petersburg Woman’s Club.
Historical Places to see:
- Vinoy Park Hotel
- Robert West House
- Boyce Guest House
- Thomas Whitted House
- Monticello Apartments
- Turner’s Sunken Gardens
- Petersburg Woman’s Club
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