Old Southeast

Welcome to Old Southeast

Sought-after neighborhood teeming with seaside beauty
Old Southeast is a hidden treasure in Pinellas County, known for its picturesque location along Tampa Bay. This thriving neighborhood is perfectly situated for those who want to enjoy the best of both worlds: the tranquility of coastal living and the convenience of being close to downtown St. Petersburg.
With around 500 homes, many of which date back to the early days of the neighborhood's development, Old Southeast offers a range of housing options, including beautifully renovated historic homes and modern residences. The neighborhood is famous for its iconic colored hexagon-block sidewalks, a testament to its commitment to preserving its rich history. Old Southeast is a captivating blend of historic charm and modern coastal living, offering residents a unique and luxurious lifestyle.

What to Love

  • A location just over a mile from Downtown St. Petersburg’s bustling Central Avenue
  • A 20-minute commute to the Gulf of Mexico
  • Home to Old Southeast Market, The Chattaway, and Lassing Park
  • Art-centric community focused on preserving the area’s hexagon walkways 
  • An array of housing options, from historic homes to modern abodes 

Local Lifestyle

The Old Southeast boasts a harmonious blend of nature, history, and community. Nestled by Tampa Bay, its residents wake to breathtaking sunrises, while its proximity to Central Avenue makes urban luxuries accessible. A stroll downtown puts residents close to the Bayboro Harbor Marina and the academic buzz of the University of South Florida's St. Petersburg campus. With borders framing historic districts like Driftwood and the serene Lassing Park offering bay views, Old Southeast exudes charm. Its commitment to preserving history is evident through its intricate walkways and brick roads. Lush palm trees, laurel oaks, and vibrant gardens adorn pathways, with the captivating banyan tree on 19th Avenue SE standing as a testament to nature's grandeur. The community's pride radiates through their meticulously maintained yards, making every walk a visual treat.

Dining and Entertainment

Old Southeast boasts a delightful culinary scene that highlights the area's seafood offerings. Begin your day with a delicious breakfast at The Chattaway, or grab a poke bowl or artisan sandwich at the Old Southeast Market on your lunch break.
When it comes to entertainment, downtown St. Petersburg offers a vibrant arts and culture scene with theaters, museums, and waterfront attractions. You can also take a leisurely stroll through Lassing Park, which serves as a beautiful base for various recreational activities both on land and in the water.

Things to Do

Old Southeast offers an array of activities for residents to enjoy. Explore the colored hexagon-block sidewalks that wind through the neighborhood, visit local art galleries, or take your four-legged friend to Lassing Park for a day of fun by the water.


Old Southeast is part of the Pinellas County Schools district, providing access to a variety of educational options for families. Nearby schools include: 
  • Douglas L. Jamerson Elementary School
  • John Hopkins Middle School
  • St. Petersburg High School



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Overview for Old Southeast, FL

1,357 people live in Old Southeast, where the median age is 54 and the average individual income is $45,017. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Old Southeast, FL

There's plenty to do around Old Southeast, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Bean Wandering, Top Nosh Street Food, and Eat Art Love.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 1.26 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.2 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.02 miles 17 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.81 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.73 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.2 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Old Southeast, FL

Old Southeast has 562 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Old Southeast do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 1,357 people call Old Southeast home. The population density is 8,993.179 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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58.07 / 41.93%

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