The Historic Old Northeast is one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in St. Petersburg. It’s little wonder when you consider the character and carefully-renovated homes, the neighborly atmosphere, and of course the location! With its walking-distance proximity to downtown St. Pete, Snell Isle, and the waterfront parks of Tampa Bay, living in Old Northeast really is a delight.
Whether you simply seek a pleasant neighborhood to stroll or to take in from your porch, or you wish for running, biking and other leisure activities right on your doorstep, the lifestyle in Old Northeast is nothing short of agreeable. A place where neighbors know each other and stop to chat while walking the dog, the sense of community is strong here. Famous for its holiday spirit, the otherwise quiet neighborhood lights up at Halloween and Christmas!
The area is traditionally famous for its beautifully restored Craftsman and Colonial homes on its paved interior streets. As you meander around its perimeter along Coffee Pot Bayou and North Shore drive, which lines the paved shores of Tampa Bay, you will find a mix of stately homes and modern construction. A straight shoot along the tree-lined Beach Drive from the water takes you by a number of large single family homes, and as you approach the Vinoy and Straub Park you will notice a series of new-build luxury townhomes and condominiums.
Within blocks of most Old Northeast homes, you have the North Shore Aquatic Complex featuring 50- and 25-meter pools with dive boards and zero-depth entry, and a play pool with a giant flume slide and splash pad! Adjacent is the water-facing play park, a baseball pitch, tennis courts, volleyball and the Gizella Kopsick Palm Arboretum. Miles of bike and walking trails connect Old Northeast homes to the dazzling St. Pete waterfront — vast green, palm-lined spaces, beaches, and tree-lit downtown parks.
Right on 4th Street North, which forms the boundary of Old NE, you will find the best grocery shopping in town. Choose from Trader Joe’s, Fresh Market, and a newly renovated high-end Publix! Enjoy also your neighborhood coffee shop, Kahwa, and local eateries such as the Old NE Tavern. All the dining and entertainment options of downtown are literally just a ten minute walk away!
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