Nestled along the beautiful waterfront of Coffee Pot Bayou is one of the area’s oldest and most prominent neighborhoods. The neighborhood’s boundaries are 5th Avenue N/NE on the south and 30th Avenue N/NE on the north with Tampa Bay and Coffee Pot Bayou its eastern boundary and 4th Street N its western boundary. The area’s quaint charm and luxury also feature an abundance of outdoor activities and delicious restaurants. With a delightful shopping district and a collection of iconic landmarks, Historic Old Northeast is a charming, walkable neighborhood teeming with life.
The historic Old Northeast district abuts downtown, and claims nearly 3,000 historic buildings within its boundaries. It also has a pleasant shopping district, restaurants and a number of city landmarks. Housing is a mix of Mediterranean and bungalow style homes in a lushly green setting rife with jacarandas, pines, palms, and magnolias. There are 2,975 historic homes and buildings in Historic Old Northeast, which features a leafy residential area with brick streets and waterfront green spaces, including expansive Vinoy Park. Historic Old Northeast offers a serene and romantic journey into the past that still has all the easy trappings of modern convenience.
Brick streets and granite curbs add to the charm of the area, which also includes North Shore Park to the east, with its swimming, biking, walking, and playing areas as well as a pretty white sand beach. The area also borders Coffee Pot Bay, famous for its resident manatees. The Gizella Kopsick Palm Arboretum is another bucolic addition to the community. The Palladium Theater presents eclectic performances in a former church also in the area. The St. Petersburg transit system provides bus service through the neighborhood, and the busy urban nightlife of downtown is just minutes away. Dating from the early 1900s, the Sunken Gardens feature tropical plants and flamingos, and the nearby Great Explorations Children's Museum has creative, play-based exhibits. Cafes, casual chain restaurants, and taco spots line 4th Street North.
I-275 is easily accessible for travel and Tampa International Airport is 30 minutes away.