Welcome to Historic Kenwood
Attractive bungalow homes are plentiful in this arbored, historic enclave for the creative-minded and family-oriented
With a preservation-conscious mentality and an eclectic heart, the neighborhood of Historic Kenwood is a thriving community of creative types just west of Downtown. As a Designated Artist Enclave — one of only two such neighborhoods within Saint Petersburg — Historic Kenwood emanates a unique and quirky temperament that appeals to individualists and families alike.
Historic Kenwood’s claim to fame comes from its astounding collection of Craftsman Bungalow homes, the largest concentration of the architectural style in all of Florida. One and two-story single-family homes built during the early 20th Century dominate the market, resting along streets lined with oaks, jacarandas, and palms.
More than just its assortment of striking Bungalows, Historic Kenwood is well-versed in several manners of architectural styles, ranging anywhere from Tudor Revival to Ranch and Colonial Revival. Along with its varied designs, the neighborhood is a multi-family friendly building zone, which allows for a diversity of family groups and living arrangements.
What to Love
- Walkability and laid back, inviting personality
- Convenient location right next to vibrant and popular Grand Central and The Edge districts
- Strong community and civic-minded residents keen on preserving local traditions
- Many artists-in-residences with accessible on-site studios and tours
- Community recycling center for salvagingand repurposing among neighbors, keeping restoration and preservation alive and well
Historic Kenwood has a nice mix of families, professionals, and artists with a long-established air of inclusivity and down-to-earth fun. Residents are always within easy walking distance to enticing boutiques and incredible dining. The neighborhood is also known for its history of participating and hosting Pride events for the city.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
One of the biggest perks of living in Historic Kenwood is being within a stone’s throw of Grand Central District, one of the city’s premier locations for shopping, dining, the arts, and entertainment. From one-of-a-kind gift suppliers such as Out of the Ordinary to apparel retailers like Rainbow, those with a penchant for shopping have an amazing banquet of stores at their disposal.
Casual bars and stylish venues with out-of-this-world cuisine are abundant in Grand Central District, including neighborhood eateries like Baba on Central. Dedicated to fresh, local ingredients and an innovative twist on classic Mediterranean recipes, Baba on Central also boasts a small cafe and bakery with heavenly goodies and rich coffee.
Made-in-house corn tortillas and authentic Mexican cuisine inspire the taste buds of those who visit Casita Taqueria, where slow-braised meats and locally sourced produce elevate the flavors of already mouthwatering dishes. Unwind with craft beer and good times at Urban Brew & BBQ, whose southern dishes bring a level of comfort hard to recreate elsewhere.
Things to Do
Driven by its community-focused residents and strong neighborhood association, Historic Kenwood is brimming with clean park spaces and exciting local events. The beloved Seminole Park, for example, has plenty of playground facilities for the kids and picnic shelters for getting together with friends and family. Those living in Historic Kenwood also work hard to preserve its manicured look, and residents are invited to participate in monthly cleanup events to ensure the constant beautification of the neighborhood.
Seminole Park isn’t just the neighborhood hangout; it also serves as the setting for community events such as Pinot in the Park. Sip on the finest Pinot Noir and Pinot Grigio wines while chefs prepare heavenly appetizers and then feast on a bounty of perfectly baked salmon.
Celebrating the gorgeous architecture and art of the area, the annual Bungalow Fest features home tours, garden tours, and information on the historic properties of Historic Kenwood. Every second Saturday of the month, residents can participate in the city-wide Art Walk, which highlights local galleries, creators, and green spaces.
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