Sense of Community
St. Petersburg & Northeast

Sense of Community

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Pockets of city define its differences
[Times art: Octavio Perez]
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Neighborhoods at a glance

Placido Bayou
Tranquil bayou weathers its bumps
Housing prices have soared since Placido Bayou survived preservationist protests and a default in the 1980s.

North Shore
Intown quarter exudes tradition
Many of the city's movers and shakers live in a neighborhood built for the merchant class and winter residents.

Different cultures live in harmony
Lakewood Estates is "like the neighborhood you grew up in the '50s and '60s," one denizen says.

'A good place to grow up' turns 50
The homes built in the 1950s haven't lost their appeal to young families, retirees and some who have matured with them.

Longtime residents savor new growth
Gateway attracts new industry and shopping centers, sprawling apartment complexes and development plans.

Quirky quarter enchants residents
Driftwood's fewer than 50 homes are tucked amid narrow lanes and a lush canopy of oaks.

Campbell Park
Within park, its neighbors find unity
Neighborhood residents use the park as a community green, staging festivals and reunions on its 22 acres.

Bahama Shores
Boating ties belie roots of shore life
Affluent homeowners and community leaders drop anchor in Bahama Shores, begun by a yacht owners group.

Country club past lingers in haven
Once out in the country, Azalea offers residents a respite from the bustle of work and traffic.