Historic Old Northeast, located between 5th and 30th Ave N and east of 4th Street, was the first official neighborhood in St. Petersburg.
There are approximately 4,000 households in Old Northeast. A walk or drive through the shady, brick-paved streets of this district is a historic treat. In fact, in 2006 Old Northeast was listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Each home is a gem of America’s architectural history. Styles include Mediterranean Revival, Colonial Revival, and Craftsman – with those famous deep porches. Some houses are quaint cottages, and some are magnificent mansions. Indeed, this is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in the city.
The area was first developed by C. Perry Snell and J. C. Hamlett. They partnered together to purchase 600 acres of land bordering Coffee Pot Bayou. Old Northeast, of course, was not referred to as “old” when it was first developed, in around 1910. Originally it was called North Shore (there is still a nearby park with this name). Today there are approximately 7,500 residents in Old Northeast.
There is a vibrant neighborhood association dedicated to preserving the beauty of Old Northeast. The association occasionally hosts walking tours. For more information you can check out the neighborhood website.