Living Local: St. Pete Neighborhood Identities

By July 31, 2018News

St. Petersburg is home to a wide array of diverse neighborhoods, providing residents with a multitude of activities throughout their communities. The neighborhoods themselves hold characteristics that make them individually unique. At Aspen VG, we are fortunate enough to experience these neighborhood personalities firsthand, having built properties scattered across the St. Petersburg map.

We believe every block deserves to be celebrated, but have outlined a few key neighborhoods that make St. Petersburg the lively city that it is.

 

Roser Park

Situated on the southern edge of downtown, Historic Roser Park was St. Pete’s first historic district. Discovered and developed by Charles Martin Roser in the 1910s, Roser Park boasts hexagon block sidewalks, ornamental street lights, sloping hills, lush foliage and an elongating stream, otherwise known as Booker Creek.

There are approximately 144 households in the Roser Park district, with a collection of homes such as bungalows, chalets, cottages and estates. Nearby facilities include Bayfront Health, Johns Hopkins Medical/All Children’s Hospital, Tropicana Field, Campbell Park Rec Center, Bayboro Harbor and Salt Creek.

Crescent Lake

Crescent Lake is located just one mile north of downtown St. Petersburg. The Crescent Lake neighborhood is comprised of a hearty mix of early and mid-twentieth century homes, along with newly built properties. The neighborhood is made up of around 550 residences in its 35 square blocks, and includes a 56 acre public park.

East of Crescent Lake (yes, there is indeed a lake) is the “Great Banyan Tree,” a living jungle gym for neighborhood children to enjoy. Another attraction within Crescent Lake lines is the Huggins-Stengel Field, which was once home to the New York Yankees during spring training season. Due to its elegant homes and natural outdoor beauty, Crescent Lake has remained one of the neighborhood favorites amongst St. Petians.

Old Northeast

With its diverse architecture, cobblestone streets, white picket fences and lush gardens, the Historic Old Northeast neighborhood appeals to a large audience of homeowners and home buyers. Old Northeast contains approximately 4,100 households and is home to some 10,000 residents.

Located just north of St. Petersburg’s flourishing downtown, Old Northeast’s prime location makes it convenient to access the city’s ever-growing entertainment, shopping and arts scene. Additionally, the preserved parkland along Old Northeast’s bay features dog parks, an aquatic center, tennis courts and beach volleyball. The Historic Old Northeast neighborhood continues to thrive as new and recurring residents take in all that it has to offer.

Kenwood

The Historic Kenwood district is centrally located in St. Petersburg — less than one mile west of downtown, two miles from Tampa Bay and five miles from the beaches. Kenwood is unique for having one of the highest concentration of Craftsman-style Bungalow homes in the state of Florida. With those vintage 1920s abodes, you may find hexagon block sidewalks, large live oak trees with dangling Spanish moss and red brick roads.

Kenwood is popular for its booming arts and entertainment scene, offering monthly walking tours, festivals and events. Kenwood is host to the ever-popular ‘Bungalowfest‘ — a citywide, annual housing tour showcasing the neighborhood. Kenwood is on the list of National Register of Historic Places, making it a neighborhood you don’t want to miss.

 

The neighborhoods of St. Petersburg continue to provide admirable options for both homeowners and prospective home buyers. Rich in history, Aspen Venture Group strives to work with these neighborhoods to produce homes of exceptional quality, while also preserving the historic disposition of these sought-after places.

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