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Historic Kenwood Community Description

Historice Kenwood Neighborhood in St. Petersburg Florida

Historic Kenwood Neighborhood in St. Petersburg Florida

Historic Kenwood Located just west of downtown St. Petersburg.  Historic Kenwood is a vibrant community of some 2500 residents, 1100 homes, and 300 businesses.  The area is characterized by American bungalow architecture, a strong emphasis on the arts, a genuinely warm and welcoming neighborhood, a divers population, and any active neighborhood association with numerous ways to get involved.

Historic Kenwood Craftsman-house

Historic Kenwood Neighborhood in St. Petersburg Florida –  Craftsman House Architecture Example

Historic Bungalows – One of only a few of St. Petersburg’s 109 neighborhoods listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Historic Kenwood has one of the highest concentrations of bungalows in Florida.  Many of the homes date from the 1920s, when the Arts and Crafts movement had reached its zenith in cities as diverse as San Diego, Denver, Chicago, and, of course, St. Petersburg. Bungalow Fest, an annual tour of Kenwood homes, celebrates the architectural richness of the community.  The Historic Preservation Task Force promotes restoration and provides a way for homeowners to recycle historic artifacts and architectural elements at no cost.

Historic Kenwood - Restored bungalow

Historic Kenwood Neighborhood in St. Petersburg Florida  –  A Restored Bungalow Example

Historic Kenwood is enriched by the number of visual and performing artists living and working in our midst.  The community is actively working toward official designation as a St. Petersburg Artist Enclave, a city zoning overlay that will help to attract more artists by enabling them to produce and sell their work, teach from home studios, and collectively hold up to 12 events annually.  With a number of galleries,a fledgling performance series, the annual Art in the Park event, Kenwood is truly a creative environment.

Diverse, Engaged and Involved Historic Kenwood is a “neighorhoody” place – authentic, warm, and welcoming. With the monthly Historic Kenwood Neighborhood Association meetings, monthly porch parties, and numerous volunteer committees and activities, there are numerous ways to get involved, get acquainted, and make a difference.  Kenwood is proud that the neighborhood is diverse, and believes the community is richer because of the variety of backgrounds and lifestyles in its midst. There’s no pretense here; newcomers are seldom strangers for long.