St. Petersburg is experiencing tremendous growth and energy in every sector of the city, including its distinct neighborhoods.
Strong civic associations, community pride, unique architectural styles and a wide range of price points make living in St. Petersburg comfortable and convenient.
Within walking or bicycling distance of downtown restaurants, entertainment and waterfront are a number of charming neighborhoods that are experiencing a tremendous revival. Among the most popular are Historic Kenwood, Historic Old Northeast, the Old Southeast, Crescent Lake, Euclid-St. Paul and Woodlawn.
The 1920s era land boom fueled the construction of stunning Mediterranean Revival mansions located in such neighborhoods as the Old Northeast. The 1940s introduced the Craftsman-style bungalows, concentrated primarily in the Kenwood area. And, in 1911, developer Charles Roser created a “streetcar suburb” just south of downtown in an area filled with large oak trees, hilly streets and a winding creek. It has been said that Roser Park has a New England feel because of its hills and trees.
The Council of Neighborhood Associations (CONA), incorporated in July, 1957, is a not-for-profit corporation that represents over 40 neighborhood and civic associations throughout the city. It works cooperatively with local government and the Chamber of Commerce on issues that impact the quality of life for area residents.
For more information on the neighborhoods and CONA, visit www.stpetcona.org
If you are interested in buying or selling in any of these splendid neighborhoods, contact us at the Mesimer Team.
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