Welcome to Historic Uptown
A favorite historic district that has blossomed into a hotspot for unbeatable eats and low-key vibes
Due north of Downtown Saint Petersburg with its eastern boundary running along the buzzy 4th Street North strip, the hip Historic Uptown neighborhood radiates vitality with its colorful street murals and trendy new shops. Eclectic in style, architecture, and population, Historic Uptown is a neighborhood in transition determined to keep its funky personality.
Close proximity to downtown and major commuter arteries means residents can exist near the center of the action without sacrificing the joys of quieter, suburban living. While the boundaries of the neighborhood are experiencing a culinary and commercial renaissance, its walkable, residential streets and friendly ambiance allow Historic Uptown to maintain a level of small-town magnetism.
Charming old homes and brick streets provide a nostalgic background for this growing slice of Saint Petersburg, which was among the first historic districts in the city. With architecture that spans the century, Historic Uptown’s collection of pastel-hued bungalows and Key West style homes find harmony with the newer builds and contemporary single-family houses.
What to Love
- Vibrant artwork and beautification projects that bring vitality to the streets
- Within easy biking or walking distance of Downtown and large parks
- Tranquil environment with Key West vibes
Residents of Historic Uptown are highly involved in creating a friendly atmosphere, including anything from holiday block parties to annual parades, celebrations, and markets. Undeniably warm-spirited, this small collection of families, professionals, and other individuals have great pride in their community.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
Within walking and biking distance of premier retail centers such as Sundial St. Pete and buzzy commercial areas like 4th Street North, those living in Historic Uptown have a world of enjoyable shopping experiences at their feet. While 4th Street North is all about providing convenience with grocers, lifestyle facilities, and all you need for day-to-day thriving, Sundial St. Pete harbors high-end brands such as White House Black Market.
Dining in Historic Uptown is always a treat, and a considerable number of the city’s most noteworthy restaurants take up residence here. The Bier Boutique, for instance, is one of the most-visited places in Saint Petersburg and is renowned for its take on Midwestern comfort foods and an impressive selection of craft beers.
House-made bakery items, breakfast, and rich coffee beverages are the specialties of Uptown Eats, whose casual and warm environment makes it a prime meeting hub. Flatbread and Butter provides gourmet, healthful fare in addition to wonderful, innovative flatbreads. Popular menu items here include hits like the chicken caprese flatbread, the acai bowl, and the gluten-free, vegan waffle.
Things to Do
As with the other small, community-oriented neighborhoods of Saint Petersburg, Historic Uptown devotes much of its energy to creating local events that invigorate the neighborhood and provide entertainment for its residents.
Each year, locals take to the idyllic streets and set up in front lawns for the Historic Uptown Neighborhood Yard Sale and Street Market. A pop-up market of local vendors selling everything from dog treats to vintage apparel, where a collection of niche treasures are available for sale by neighbors.
Historic Uptown also hosts an annual Mardi Gras Block Party in a celebration of jazz, creole cuisine, and culture. From authentic gumbo and jambalaya to live music performers and a special show from the high school band, this much-loved event truly brings out the best of the best.
For those looking to escape the crowds and get in tune with nature, there’s the Historic Round Lake Park. The gazebo and walking paths by the small pond are the ideal spots for romantic coffee dates or a stroll with families, and the shelters and benches make for terrific picnic setups.
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