St. Petersburg Neighborhood Guide: Best Neighborhoods In St. Pete, FL
The music. The art. The beach. The sports. If you’re looking for a little bit of everything—and a little more—the neighborhoods in and around St. Petersburg has it all. From the artsy, brick-lined streets, to the beaches and waterfront jaunts, and shopping, restaurants, bars and cultural attractions of the downtown area, St. Petersburg continues to be a place people want to call home.
If you’re in the mood for art and history, check out the Salvador Dali Museum. You want a taste of the beach scene, head out to the 26-acre St. Pete Pier. And if you just want to hang out and bide your time in a community-like atmosphere, take a stroll in the ever-active downtown scene.
To give you a glimpse of what the St. Petersburg area has to offer, here’s a peek of some its more notable neighborhoods:
Artsy. Brick-line streets. Just a stone’s throw west of Downtown St. Petersburg and the Grand Canal District, Historic Kenwood is renowned for its diverse community focus on arts, entertainment and people. A walk through Historic Kenwood is a walk amid historic buildings, theaters, dog-friendly restaurants and bars, and more. You can even catch a trolley ride from one end of town to the other.
Historic Roser Park
Defined by its historic character, hilly, tree-lined driveways and welcoming community vibe, Historic Roser Park is one of St. Petersburg’s up-and-coming places to live. Much like Downtown St. Petersburg, the area is experiencing a bit of a renaissance. As an early "streetcar suburb," Historic Roser Park is conveniently located along the downtown trolley line. Listed on the National Register for its significance in community planning and development, architecture and landscape architecture, the 270-acre district is strategically located in the Midtown Redevelopment Area, encompassing the historic Greenwood Cemetery and one of St Petersburg's most storied creeks.
Snell Isle and Rivera Bay
Located on the other side of St. Pete are Snell Isle Harbor and Riviera Bay. Just across from Tampa Bay, the area is sheltered from the Gulf of Mexico’s heavier currents, offering residents breathtaking views of the bay. Offering the finest in luxury living, the areas not only offer the best in secluded living, but also are just a short drive from the city across Gandy Bridge.
If you’re looking for the best in dolphin and sea animal spotting, Bayou Shores is one of the most affordable water living areas in the St. Petersburg area. Bordering Lake Maggiore and Big Bayou, it is an attractive destination for young professionals who want vacation-style living. Close to the Downtown St Pete area, it is an ideal commuter spot.
Boca Ciega Bay
Just north of Gulfport, Boca Ciega is one of St. Pete’s wealthiest communities. Filled with a unique mix of historic homes and luxury condos, Boca Ciega is referred to as one of the most serene spots in all of coastal Florida. Home to weekend sailors, local businesses and some of the most beautiful homes in the country, it is defined by its commitment to leisure and comfort.
Ideal for outdoor enthusiasts, Crescent Lake is home to the 52-acre Crescent Lake Park, where residents can find an abundance of hiking trails, jogging and biking lanes, and places to walk your pets dogs. The huge green space, located in the center of the city, offers myriad entertainment and nightlife haunts.
Line with historic homes, the streets of Old Northeast is an ideal neighborhood for retirees and beginning families alike. A trip through the area will uncover everything from old Mediterranean and bungalow style homes equipped with front porches, big yards and exquisite architecture, to areas surrounded by big oaks, palms, and magnolias. The neighborhood is known for its block parties and community-oriented events.
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