Welcome to Historic Old Northeast
An enchanting, waterside neighborhood alive with beloved local parks and colorful Floridian architecture
Balmy, salted breezes carry the scent of the lush landscaping woven throughout the Historic Old Northeast Neighborhood, where the flowering streets and stunning architecture are just the beginning of the community’s appeal. Old-world charm at its finest, this leafy haven boasts a coveted location that features access to all modern conveniences.
Due to its prime position adjacent to Downtown, Historic Uptown, and the dazzling waters of Tampa Bay, the Historic Old Northeast marries urban convenience with an unmistakable small-town feel. As the first established residential section of Saint Petersburg, Historic Old Northeast has long been a beacon for those craving an abundance of beauty in their lives.
Mature trees line the quaint, brick streets of this desirable neighborhood, and many vibrant, historic homes in a variety of architectural styles are set back from pristine and foliage-dense lawns. From Mediterranean estates to southern bungalows and prairie-influenced homes, the Historic Northeast can serve a diverse set of aesthetics.
A stroll down beautiful Coffee Pot Boulevard is eye candy for lovers of stately homes and diverse architectural style. Some of these residences have been in the same family for generations, and one rarely sees a For Sale sign. You’ll often find the family yacht parked across the boulevard ready to enjoy the best of the bay. Wildlife abounds from gorgeous sea birds taking flight, to lumbering manatee and happy dolphins at play in the bay.
What to Love
- Minutes away from the urban thrum of Downtown
- Small, local businesses purveying niche goods and wares
- Plenty of green spaces and prime waterfront properties
The Old Historic Northeast neighborhood is perhaps best known for its tight-knit community atmosphere, fueled by the presence of a strong neighborhood association. Residents take great pride in the character of their community, as well as the city at large, and this dedication to preservation and growth has created a friendly, immaculate neighborhood.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
Towering palms and swaying magnolias line 4th Street, which lies along the outer border of the neighborhood and serves as the commercial hub for Old Historic Northeast. The majority of the shops along this stretch are focused on lifestyle and health, including those such as Reno Beach Surf Shop and Saint Pete’s Bike and Fitness.
There’s no shortage of phenomenal local eats in the Old Historic Northeast, and each establishment is imbued with the upbeat, warm personality of the neighborhood. At Paul’s Landing at The Vinoy, the flavors of Old Florida are freshened up with a twist and served with epic views of the Downtown skyline.
For pizza gastronomes, Old Northeast Pizza is the go-to for a quick, counter-service slice certain to impress. The fare at 400 Beach Seafood & Taphouse is just as satisfying as the lively ambiance, and here, the sumptuous bounty of the ocean is brought to life with bold flavor combos. Old Northeast Tavern is a favorite among locals looking to catch up with friends, and the location is a true embodiment of a classic neighborhood pub.
Things to Do
The small-town, neighborly vibes of the Old Historic Northeast region are reflected in the area’s plenitude of celebrations and community events. From the candle-lit, holiday historic home tour to the annual summer yard sale, all the way to the neighborhood’s famous Halloween decorations for trick or treat, Old Historic Northeast proves its residents’ love of the neighborhood at every opportunity.
Residents have tons of recreational opportunities in the Old Historic Northeast. At facilities such as the North Shore Aquatic Complex, locals can swim year-round in the premium pool. For those with a love of the performing arts, there’s the Palladium Theater, which hosts a vast range of musicians and artists throughout the year.
There’s no shortage of green space and waterfront parks in the Old Historic Northeast neighborhood, and many stretches of parkland border residential streets with lavish waterfront estates. A few of the most notable parks to visit include:
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