Historic neighborhood in St. Petersburg, Florida wins national revitalization prize

The Historic Kenwood neighborhood of St. Petersburg, Florida has come a long way since its charming bungalows first captured the rehabbers’ imagination a few decades ago.

In May of 2016, at the Neighborhoods, USA national conference in Memphis, the neighborhood won first place in the category of “Physical Revitalization-Single Neighborhood“.

Located just west of downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, Historic Kenwood is a charming neighborhood filled with historic bungalows and tree-lined brick streets.

It enthusiastically embraces the arts, and actively cultivates an authentic, friendly culture where people are welcoming, diverse, and engaged.

Bounded by the North side of Central Ave to the South side of 9th Ave N., West from I-275 to 34th St. North, the historic Kenwood neighborhood has one of the highest concentrations of craftsman style bungalows in Florida.

Many of the homes date from the time of the Arts and Crafts architectural movement in the 1920s & 1930s, and the neighborhood is listed on the National Registry of Historic Homes.

The Historic Kenwood Neighborhood Association actively promotes a wide range of activities aimed at making Historic Kenwood a better and better place to live and work.

See article announcing prize win.

See Historic Kenwood website.

See Neighborhood USA website.

Watch 13-minute video of Kenwood’s history & revitalization.

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