The Historic Northeast neighborhood is chockfull of colonials and swaying palm trees. It’s a diverse neighborhood with locals and visitors enjoying the farmer’s market, art museums and waterfront park, while many young professionals fill the clubs and restaurants at night. The lush foliage, picket fences, brick streets and eclectic architecture offer the mélange of New England style and tropical sensibility. With close proximity to the entertainment and cultural scene in downtown St. Petersburg, the Historic Northeast neighborhood is picture-perfect for those who prefer a sleepy neighborhood with quick access to a city vibe. It’s also just 20 minutes from Tampa International Airport.
Old Northeast extends from Fifth to 30th Avenues and Fourth Street to Tampa Bay. Created in 1911 by the land developers C. Perry Snell and J. C. Hamlett, the neighborhood features mostly single-family houses in a range of styles like colonial revival, Mediterranean and craftsman-style bungalows. The scene is definitely a tightly knit community. It’s not uncommon to have road closed off for block parties or street hockey games. If someone throws a block party, the whole neighborhood is invited.
With the prices of upscale new condominiums downtown reaching as high as $6 million, the properties in Old Northeast are considered relative bargains. Bungalow-style homes in the southern end of Old Northeast can list for as low as $400,000. However, more common are the vintage Mediterranean stucco homes listing in the range of $700,000. The more expensive homes are located near Coffee Pot Boulevard, Snell Isle and Beach Drive. It’s not uncommon for these properties to list around $3 or $4 million.
For decades, the Historic Northeast neighborhood has been held as one of the city’s most desirable neighborhoods for year-round residents. Recently, it has captured the interest of semiretired buyers and empty nesters. It’s just a neighborhood that grows on you.
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