One of St. Petersburg’s most desirable neighborhoods for year-round residents and snowbirds alike, Historic Old Northeast (or simply Old Northeast) is beloved by its residents because of a variety of factors.
Just north of downtown St. Petersburg and close to the water, Old Northeast boasts eclectic architecture, picket fences, lush foliage and brick streets. It is a place that is inviting for joggers, walkers and bicyclists. Though it is tucked away in its own community – providing a slice of New England-esque nostalgia – the neighborhood is blocks away from the Straub Park and Vinoy Park, and the shops, restaurants and attractions of Beach Drive and downtown St. Petersburg.
Old Northeast’s boundaries cover Fifth to 30th Avenues and Fourth Street to the waterfront of Tampa Bay. The neighborhood was created in 1911 by land developers C. Perry Snell and J. C. Hamlett and is mostly composed of single-family houses in an array of styles that include colonial revival, Mediterranean and Craftsman-style bungalows.
Families and retirees alike who reside in Old Northeast embrace the neighborhood spirit by decorating their properties during holiday seasons like Halloween and Christmas. The ambience amid the streets of Old Northeast are reminiscent of a slower and more relaxed time in American life as neighbors gather on front porches, festive block parties and cookouts are common and residents treasure the warm Florida weather and their proximity to the Tampa Bay waterfront by walking and bicycling.
Bungalow-style houses in the southern end of the district are typically the most affordable while the most expensive homes are generally located on and near Beach Drive and Coffee Pot Boulevard or on Snell Isle.
Estelia Mesimer and her team at Keller Williams Realty in St. Petersburg represents sellers of high-end homes across the region, including neighborhoods like Old Northeast.
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You can reach Estelia at (727) 686-2859 and at firstname.lastname@example.org. Her office is located in downtown St. Petersburg at 111 2nd Ave. NE, Suite 400.