Historic Old Northeast
Built in the first half of the last century, the Historic Old Northeast is known as a tight-knit urban community located right next to downtown St Petersburg. According to a Tampa Bay Times article from 2001, “If the heart of St. Petersburg is its downtown, the city’s soul probably resides in the North Shore area. It was there, in the section now called Old Northeast, that St. Petersburg blossomed from a village of farmers’ homesteads to a town of boom-time prosperity. It thrives still, having the oldest and perhaps most influential neighborhood association in the city. Most of St. Petersburg’s movers and shakers have lived at one time or the other in a North Shore neighborhood.”
The Historic Old Northeast was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003 and is a charming community comprised of brick streets and alleys, hexagon block sidewalks, and an eclectic mix of historic architectural styles. This Old House magazine named the Historic Old Northeast as one of the “Best Old House Neighborhoods” in 2012. The Historic Old Northeast neighborhood is adjacent to downtown St. Petersburg on the north side facing the bay. This waterfront neighborhood encompasses Vinoy Park, Beach Drive and 4th Street. If you are coming from outside of the downtown area, I-375 is your quickest route to Historic Old Northeast.