St. Petersburg boasts some of the most enchanting neighborhoods in the state—perhaps in the entire county—for luxury living.

There’s the stunning historic Jungle Prada, the enchanting beach community of Pass-A-Grille, and Snell Isle's Brightwaters Boulevard. Opulent luxury homes in St. Petersburg are found wherever you look, but we’ve highlighted three of the top areas in St. Pete for luxury real estate. 
 Placido Bayou homes Placido Bayou

The first top area is the Placido Bayou neighborhood, which is a gated community consisting of more than 360 acres. Placido Bayou features a number of preserve areas and spectacular wildlife and birds in a fantastic natural environment. There are an incredible 26 acres of lakes with walking trails to see the beauty up close.

It’s an extremely desirable St. Petersburg community, and most locals will agree that Placido Bayou is perhaps the most coveted neighborhood the area. Placido Bayou is ranked as the Number One best neighborhood to buy a home in St. Petersburg in 2020 by
 Shore Acres home on the water Shore Acres

Originally an expanse of pine woods, marsh, and palmetto, Shore Acres is a tropical waterfront community, located just northeast of St. Petersburg. The Shore Acres neighborhood in Pinellas County is one of the best places to live in Florida. The area offers residents a more open suburban feel. There is a multitude of parks in a coastal setting. The Shore Acres neighborhood is on the water and has a real nautical feel and vibe.

This community is ranked as one of the best neighborhoods to purchase a house in St. Petersburg in 2020 by Locals say that it is simply one of Pinellas County’s best neighborhoods. It’s been a popular choice for many years.

Shore Acres has been named an executive lifestyle “best choice” neighborhood for Florida by Neighborhood Scout, finding it a better choice for executive lifestyles than 97.4% of the neighborhoods in Florida. 
 Tierra Verde home on the water  Tierra Verde

Our third spot for fine luxury residences is Tierra Verde.

Until about 1960, this area was only a few undeveloped islands previously inhabited mostly by pirates. Tierra Verde was once more than a dozen islands covered with mangroves, pines, and bush. These islands ranged in size from just a few acres to nearly 300 acres. In addition to Tierra Verde, the 15 original islands are now the areas of Monte Cristo, Entrada, Pinellas Bayway, Sands Point, East Shore (Bayview), and West Shore (Oceanview).

Tierra Verde is home to the world-famous Fort De Soto Park and its pristine beaches, trails, and historic fort. Tierra Verde is known for its breath-taking waterfront views, vibrant boating community, and wonderful local restaurants.

Tierra Verde features a wide variety of architectural styles with unique homes, and because Tierra Verde is located on a series of islands, many luxury homes are right on the water with private docks.


It’s the perfect time to buy a luxury home in the Tampa-St. Pete area in one of these three top areas or many other luxury neighborhoods.

Since 1969, Smith & Associates has catered to the needs of our high-end clients, finding them luxury homes with beautiful amenities, like an expansive chef’s kitchen, a luxury pool and spa, and an elegant master bedroom suite.

We’ll help you find the perfect spot for you and your family in one of our luxury listings. Ask us about our listings in these fabulous areas!

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