With just over 265,100 people, St. Petersburg has earned its nickname the Sunshine City because of its beautiful weather. Add to the mix award winning beaches, highly rated restaurants, great parks, craft breweries, a Saturday morning farmer’s market and remarkable cultural experiences and you are guaranteed to always find something to do.
Looking for a waterfront home or condo, a Mediterranean revival style home from the 1920s, Florida ranch, Craftsman-style or contemporary home? With nearly 100 neighborhoods, St. Petersburg has an option to fit every lifestyle. And, with over 22 years in real estate sales, RE/MAX Metro realtor Estelia Mesimer can tell you all about them.
Estelia has seen trends come and go, neighborhoods change, and the value of properties increase and decrease. Here are four Historic Neighborhoods Estelia would like to introduce to you.
4 Most Popular Historic St. Petersburg Neighborhoods
Historic Roser Park: Roser Park is one of the best neighborhoods in the city. Its charm, hilly tree-lined streets and friendly community spirit make it a great place to live. There are many green spaces and a variety of homes that range from classic American architecture to craftsman style. The typical home value of homes in Historic Roser Park is $366,440.
Historic Old Northeast: The Old Northeast was established in 1911 as St. Petersburg’s first residential subdivision, it is perhaps the best known neighborhood with a mix of property styles – Prairie, bungalow, colonial and Mediterranean- revival mansions. It has brick-paved streets, mature trees, charm galore and a very active neighborhood association – HONNA. The typical home value of homes in Historic Old Northeast is $684,244.
Historic Kenwood: Kenwood is one of the trendiest neighborhoods in St. Petersburg and it is where you will find the largest collection of American bungalow architecture in Florida. Its brick streets are lined with classic craftsman-style homes with large front porches. Monthly porch parties are a staple as well as guided walking tours given by St. Petersburg Preservation. It’s a great place for young families and professionals to call home. The typical home value of homes in Historic Kenwood is $367,856.
Historic Old Southeast: The Old Southeast came about in the 1950 and is located south of downtown. It is famous for its quaint houses, Lassing Park and colored hexagon block sidewalks. The Bayboro House, a bed & breakfast on Beach Drive, SE, is a city designated historical landmark. Many artists call the Old Southeast home. The typical home value of homes in Old Southeast is $369,550.
Bottom Line: The great thing about St. Petersburg is that it is safe place to live and raise a family. The way to choose the right neighborhood for your needs and your budget requires research, some soul-searching about your priorities and working with a knowledgeable realtor like Estelia Mesimer.
St. Petersburg Communities
Greater Pinellas Point
Historic Old Northeast
Historic Roser Park
Isla del Sol
If you’re interested in any of these of communities or live in one and are thinking of selling, talk to The Mesimer Team.