Featured Community… Historic Uptown
The Uptown area is comprised of several distinct and attractive neighborhoods (57 subdivisions with a population of approximately 5,000 residents) that are primarily historic in nature and are close to downtown.
Parks within or adjacent to the Uptown include Round Lake Park, St. Anthony’s Park, Crescent Lake Park and Woodlawn Lake Park.
The architecture, like the neighborhoods themselves, is varied. From small Vernacular style wood to bungalows to huge brick houses. Some excellent examples of Art Deco architecture can be found at 5th Street and 11th Avenue North in the South Crescent Lake area. There are also some examples of Mediterranean Revival houses. Many homes date from the teens and 1920s. Commercial construction includes the Walgreen’s located at 9th Avenue and 9th Street in the heart of Uptown and several projects by St. Anthony’s Hospital. Many commercial properties along 4th, 9th and 13th Streets have been significantly upgraded or renovated.
As for its history, Historic Uptown was full of orange groves when St. Petersburg was in its infancy. The area that was established first was Round Lake, one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city.
Uptown is undergoing a popular transformation into a lovely, historic (yet affordable) and charming area in which to live. There is a strong sense of neighborhood where residents are always willing to lend a helping hand to others. The neighborhood association sponsors a Home of the Month contest, neighborhood beautification projects, and publishes a “top ten” worst properties list quarterly to encourage the neighborhood clean-up. Restoration is encouraged and supported in the neighborhood.
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