St. Petersburg, Florida History One of the reasons I love St. Petersburg is the charm and community. There is a lot of history in this city and many neighborhoods to choose from when looking
3 Neighborhoods to Check Out in St. Petersburg Florida
Dated: January 12 2024
St. Petersburg, Florida History
One of the reasons I love St. Petersburg is the charm and community. There is a lot of history in this city and many neighborhoods to choose from when looking for a home. St. Pete has some of the best variety when it comes to charming and unique architecture.
I have been here for 30+ years and these are three of my favorite neighborhoods; some of which I have called home myself.
Nestled between our vibrant downtown and our award-winning beaches is Lakewood. It's a golf community with large lots and unique, charming homes.
"Charles R. Hall along with other developers such as C. Perry Snell began investing in the southern tracts of land. The largest parcel was purchased by Charles Hall. He decided to meet the need for recreation by designing a golf course surrounded by a residential community." Source
Every year the St. Petersburg Country Club, located in Lakewood Estates, holds an annual golf tournament. This tournament started in 1927 and is the longest-running, amateur tournament in the US.
If you're looking for charming homes and an active recreational community, you might love Lakewood Estates.
On the southern tip of St. Petersburg just south of Coquina Key and only ten minutes from downtown is Bahama Shores. The mature landscaping and tree-lined streets make it for a beautiful morning walk. The lots are spacious, boast unique architecture, and have a variety of residents from families to retirees.
Fun fact: the 1985 movie Cocoon was filmed in Bahama Shores.
The Pink Streets
Yes, the streets are pink. This is because Murok Development Corp. ordered pink concrete as a way to promote the development of the area. The adverstisements could be found in the Times and suggested people follow Pinellas Point Drive “until you come to our own red concrete roads running through the most beautiful place you ever saw." (source)
You will find stunning architecture, mature landscaping, and spacious lots when you take a drive through the pink streets. Bay Vista Park is a great place for your dogs or recreational activities. It was once a ferry port for the Bee Line Ferry so people could transport their cars between Manatee County and Pinellas Point.
Learn more about the history of The Pink Streets in this article.
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