best for gardeners Old Northeast, St. Petersburg, Florida, editors' picks this old house best neighborhoods 2012
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Best for Gardeners

Old Northeast, St. Petersburg, Florida

• A gardener's paradise
• Scores of restaurants and cultural venues within walking distance
• Enjoy after-work drinks at a restored landmark hotel

The Neighborhood
Boasting an eclectic mix of traditional house styles, Old Northeast is set amid the kind of lush, tropical landscape that put the Sunshine State on the map. Once farmland, the area was developed in 1911 as St. Petersburg's first neighborhood and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Outdoorsy types love its waterfront parks and miles of hiking and biking trails along the Tampa Bay and the Coffeepot Bayou, while culture mavens take in concerts and art shows at the historic Palladium Theater, among other venues. There are plenty of shops and restaurants within walking distance, and events like an annual Easter-egg hunt, Independence Day parade, and street closings for Halloween trick-or-treating attract throngs of local families.
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