Old Northeast, more informally known as the Historic Old Northeast, sits just steps away from downtown’s great features, while offering the historic beauty and hominess of St. Pete’s first established neighborhood. Founded in 1911 by the developers C. Perry Snell and J.C. Hamlett, Old Northeast’s red-brick streets are lined with homes in a wide variety of styles, and its tight-knit community of residents regularly come together for everything from ice cream socials to Halloween parades to philanthropic volunteering.
The homes in Old Northeast are the real stars of the show. Their unique custom architecture ranges from Spanish Colonial to Mediterranean Revival to Craftsman bungalows, and towering palms and oaks, some as old as the neighborhood itself, line the streets.
Old Northeast offers some great amenities right at the doorsteps of its historic homes. Northshore Park, one of St. Pete’s many excellent waterfront parks, runs along the eastern edge of the neighborhood, with tennis courts, miles of biking and walking trails, a public pool and splash park, playgrounds, and its own white sand beach. The Palladium Theatre, home to frequent jazz, blues, and pop concerts, is located in a beautiful, historic former church. The Old Northeast Tavern is a beloved neighborhood watering hole, and the Vinoy Club, one of the most beautifully appointed historic resorts with its excellent golfing and boating facilities, is situated at the beginning of the neighborhood.