St. Petersburg has been a favorite visitation spot for many years. Babe Ruth, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong and even Al Capone spent time in St. Petersburg, and famous beat writer Jack Kerouac lived much of his life here.
This area has been a huge draw for many for the beach, weather, and laid-back lifestyle. It is also well known for low taxes, great medical care, easy access to everything, and its diverse multi-cultural community. The arts and music scene is also second to none. Come explore our wonderful area! Below are some snapshots of St. Petersburg Neighborhoods.
DOWNTOWN ST. PETERSBURG
Chic, elegant and hip, are the best words to describe downtown St. Petersburg. Downtown St. Pete is home to many museums including the Dali and Chihuly Museum, and it has a thriving arts and music community. There is nothing like having the best gourmet food, entertainment, grocery and parks downstairs or just around the corner.
Downtown’s residential area is known for its luxury high-rises, condos and townhomes. It is also a very dog friendly community. Most the homes in this area are located in the Old Northeast neighborhood, and condos start around 300k and go into the millions.
Historic Kenwood is a bike ride away just West of Downtown St. Petersburg and it is a very vibrant, artsy community. Although more affordable than the Historic Old Northeast, prices are continuing to climb since this community is so close to downtown. Historic Kenwood is also known for having more craftsman homes per square mile than anywhere else in the Southeast!
Historic Kenwood is also only a few blocks North of the Grand Central District. The Grand Central District is now one of the hippest and artsy areas in St. Pete. This makes Historic Kenwood more valuable as one can just walk to antique and alternative stores, bars, restaurants or even a new “Dog Bar” where you can mingle with other like minds! From the Grand Central District heading to the East, you fall into another new and hip area on CENTRAL AVENUE called The Edge. This is a walk or a bike ride away from Historic Kenwood and it’s home to many breweries, bars, restaurants and the like. Homes in Historic Kenwood start in the high 200’s.
HISTORIC OLD NORTHEAST
The Historic Northeast borders downtown and those who live there can easily walk to everything, from restaurants and bars, to lush waterfront parks that the city offers. This family oriented neighborhood consists primarily of luxury homes, condos and townhomes. Other than Historic Kenwood, the Old Northeast offers more craftsman style homes than anywhere in Florida. This is one of the most desirable of St. Petersburg Florida neighborhoods. Many modern homes are being built in this neighborhood now, as well as on exclusive Snell Isle to the North. Snell Isle offers large estate homes and the price ranges for both these areas start in the high 400’s.
ST. PETE BEACH / PASS-A-GRILLE / TREASURE ISLAND
At the Southernmost tip of the Barrier Islands, you will find Pass-A-Grille, which was named by the pirates who would come to shore with their boats to grill their catch of the day. Today it is considered the Florida version of the Hamptons, where the wealthy come to live and play. St. Pete Beach and Treasure Island have several private islands where waterfront homes in the low 600’s. St. Pete Beach and Treasure Island have amazing white powdered beaches enjoyed by world wide visitors. This area is known for its bars, hotels and entertainment, many of which are directly on the beach! Prices for homes in Pass-A-Grille start in the low 600’s and on St. Pete Beach and Treasure Island in the low 300’s. Not a St. Petersburg Florida neighborhood, but these are just a quick 15 minute drive away!
Tierra Verde is a choice for many because it has easy access to downtown St. Petersburg, yet it’s a world away. This island has a very tropical and elegant feel, and it is home to world famous Ft. Desoto Beach. There are several waterfront bars and restaurants, and the island is just East of St. Pete Beach.
Ft. Desoto Beach has miles of natural and unspoiled beaches, and it was twice voted the No.1 beach in the world. The waters surrounding this island offers some of the best fishing in Florida
It is a favorite for those wanting to lay on the beautiful sand, or for those who love to kayak and paddleboard. Condos begin in the low 300’s, homes in the low 400’s, and waterfront homes in the low 800’s.
There are other great St. Petersburg Florida neighborhoods in between these of course that are becoming highly desirable, such as: GULFPORT, CRESCENT HEIGHTS, CENTRAL OAK PARK, EUCLID ST. PAUL, HARSHAW, DISSTON HEIGHTS, DRIFTWOOD, BAHAMA SHORES, PINELLAS PARK (pink streets), BROADWATER, MAGNOLIA PARK, and a few others. St. Pete has so much to offer.