Old Northeast neighborhood in St Petersburg named one of Best Older Home Neighborhoods

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Real Estate Agent with Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International

Old Northeast neighborhood St PetersburgThe Old Northeast neighborhood, adjacent to downtown St Petrsburg, has always been a popular neighborhood. Now This Old House has recognized it as a Best Old Home Neighborhood 2012: South. It's the only neighborhood in Florida to be recognized by them this year and it rates in various categories: family friendly, parks and recreation, cottages and bungalows, gardening, Editors' Choice.

The varied styles of homes - bungalows, Colonials, Mediterranean, Italian, and even a few moderns - work together because of all the trees and landscaping. Many of the streets are brick and many of the sidewalks are made with hexagonal concrete blocks. Most of the garages are in the back of the homes, with alley access. Most homes have a front porch, which encourages conversations. It's easy to chat between someone relaxing on the porch and someone walking on the sidewalk. It's not unusual for three generations of a family to live in various homes in the Old Northeast.

The avenues end at a waterfront park for playing and viewing. There's a dog park nearby. In addition to The Old Northeast Tavern that's IN the neighborhood, all the restaurants and shops of downtown St Petersburg are a short walk away, as are museums and art galleries and an ongoing series of activities in the parks. The Old Northeast is known for celebrating holidays, with various flags and decorations. Easter egg hunts, Halloween trick or treating, 4th of July. It's a neighborly neighborhood. Downtown you'll find the Saturday Morning Market, First Friday and art crawls.

The only thing that This Old House got wrong is the prices. The range isn't from $90,000 to $400,000; it's actually $150,000 to $1,500,000. Let The Simms Team show you this and other wonderful St Petersburg neighborhoods and help you buy or sell your St Pete home.

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Sharon Simms
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Coastal Properties Group
CHRISTIE'S International Real Estate
238 Beach Drive NE
St Petersburg, FL 33701
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Sharon - Great local neighborhood profile.  Anyone interested in the Old Northeast neighborhood in St. Petersburg is going to find your information very helpful!

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Sharon

What a great home in what sounds like a wonderful neighborhood. You hardly ever see brick roads these days! It's always interesting how you can find those special neighborhoods in cities all over the country, and there is something so special about them. Guess This Old House did not do thier research, huh?!

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