Shore Acres

Shore Acres. An Island Paradise in the Shadow of the City

If you are a fan of waterfront living then Shore Acres may be the right neighborhood for you.

Shore Acres is a tropical waterfront community, in northeast St. Petersburg, only minutes from downtown and easy access to Tampa offering waterfront luxury homes on the bay and on canals that lead out to open water. This beautiful island offers something for everyone.

The Shore Acres neighborhood is historic, walkable, densely populated and features waterfront living with homes on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. As a result, the neighborhood has a very nautical feel, and some seaside and shipping feel. Boating and fishing enthusiasts love this waterfront community for expansive network of canals, and nearby nature preserve on the northwest corner of the island.

Widely regarded as one of Pinellas Counties nicest neighborhoods that has been popular with families for decades., Shore Acres offers a perfect piece of Florida paradise.

Close to downtown St. Petersburg and I-275 Shore Acres residents have all the city’s amenities close by. Snell Isle and Coffee Pot Boulevard, is just a short drive or bike ride away. The north exit of Shore Acres, is close to the larger shopping areas, and city sporting amenities.

The Shore Acres neighborhood includes a mixture of large new construction homes and older, well-kept block homes with plenty of yard space…and peace and quiet! This is an in-demand neighborhood you will not want to miss!


Shore Acres is on the east coast of Pinellas County, extending from Mangrove Bay and Tanglewood into Old Tampa Bay. It is connected to Snell Isle and Northeast Park by bridges.  The area includes all land north of Smacks Bayou and Snell Isle Bridge, South of 62nd Avenue NE, west of Venetian Isles subdivision or the waters of Tampa Bay, east of Placido Bayou between and including 45th Avenue NE through 62nd Avenue NE, east of Shore Acres Boulevard including Shore Acres Boulevard and Overlook Drive NE.


Shore Acres History


Shore Acres was originally an area of pine woods, marsh and palmetto. In 1925, Shore Acres Properties Inc. platted the overlook section with streets named after states. Developer Nathaniel J. Upham, began to sell tracts of land in the 1950s. The first large scale development was 350 homes around Butterfly Lake followed by Waterfront Estates, Venetian Isles and Ponderosa Shores.



As a result of its geography, Shore Acres has many waterfront homes, most of which include docks. Shore Acres architecture includes a mix of elegant, modern multi- level waterfront estates that overlook Tampa Bay, immaculate bayou-facing homes with pools, Florida block bungalows, and high-end condominium homes.


Neighborhood character / lifestyle


The Shore Acres neighborhood is home to many wealthy and educated executives. If you’re an executive and want to keep similar company this neighborhood is right for you. Rated as an executive lifestyle “best choice” neighborhood for Florida by NeighborhoodScout’s analysis, it as better for executive lifestyles than 97.4% of the neighborhoods in Florida.

In addition to the beautiful waterfront views and exquisite homes, Shore Acres has some other notable things to offer. The neighborhood includes a fire station on the island which serves Shore Acres as well as its tony neighbors on Snell Isle and Venetian Isles. Shore Acres has its own small shopping area with a food market, butcher, dry cleaners, as well as two churches – Lutheran Church of the Cross and Northeast Presbyterian. Just over the Snell Isle Bridge is St. Thomas Episcopal and St. Raphael Catholic Church.




Shore Acres Elementary School

Some of St. Petersburg’s best schools are located in Shore Acres. From the renowned Shore Acres public elementary school, to some exceptional private K-12 schools, such as Canterbury, St. Raphael’s, LCC and the nearby Shorecrest Preparatory School.

Toddler care is available at the recreation center and the Lutheran Church of the Cross. Also, Shore Acres has a top notch head start program. Private schools are offered at Lutheran Church of the Cross, St. Thomas and St. Raphael.

You can find our more about schools in Shore Acres here




On the north exit of Shore Acres, you will be connected to the larger shopping areas, and city sporting amenities.

North East Shopping Center
2.2 miles from Shore Acres

The Skyway Shopping Center
2.8 miles from Shore Acres

Five Points Shopping Center
2.8 miles from Shore Acres

Gateway Mall
3.1 miles from Shore Acres


Tropicana Field

Home of the Tampa Bay Rays MLB team and numerous other events from sports to concerts.

Al Lang Stadium

Al Lang Stadium is a downtown St. Petersburg waterfront baseball park. For many decades, the stadium was the spring training home for a series of Major League Baseball clubs and the summer home of their affiliated minor league teams. Since 2011, it has served as the home pitch for the Tampa Bay Rowdies soccer club of the North American Soccer League.




With its proximity to downtown St. Petersburg, residents of Shore Acres have access to a wide variety of dining pleasures from some of the City’s fine restaurants along the Bayfront, in the heart of downtown and world class hotels.

Along 4th Street North, the area boasts a collection of dining options from Coffee Houses, Bistros and Grilles. There truly is something for everyone available nearby Shore Acres.


Things to Do


In the heart of the neighborhood is Shore Acres Recreation Center. The center offers classes in everything from computers to step aerobics and more. Here you’ll find an aquatic facility with a wade pool perfect for toddlers and a six lane pool, covered playground, half court basketball court, picnic shelter and a variety of programs for youth, teens and adults.

In Shore Acres you will also find some of the City’s nicest neighborhood parks. Denver Park has four lighted tennis courts, baseball field, basketball court and shaded playground area. A great place to take the children and the grandchildren to fish is the waterfront play area next to the fire station. Puryear Park has five lighted basketball courts, sand volleyball pit, eight lighted tennis courts, one baseball field and a walking trail around the park. For Golf enthusiasts, nearby is public Mangrove Bay and Cypress Links golf course facilities and the private Snell Isle Vinoy course. Baseball lovers will enjoy the fields on 62nd Avenue NE adjacent to the Mangrove Bay Golf Course.

Within a short distance of Shore Acres, residents enjoy the renowned Vinoy Park, a Farmer’s Market, Museums, natural preserves, other excursions. Here is a short list:

Shore Acres Recreation Center

4230 Shore Acres Blvd. NE • St. Petersburg, Florida • 33703
Map & Directions
Phone: (727) 893-7758  Teen Room: (727) 551-3266


Saturday Morning Farmers Market

Downtown St. Petersburg
101 1st St S
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone number (727) 455-4921


The Dali Museum

Downtown St. Petersburg
1 Dali Blvd
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone number(727) 823-3767


Weedon Island Preserve

1800 Weedon Dr NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33702
Phone number(727) 453-6500


Crescent Lake Park

1320 5th St N
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone number(727) 893-7335

Sunken Gardens

1825 4th St N
Saint Petersburg, FL 33704
Phone number(727) 551-3102


Mixon Fruit Farms

Serving Bradenton and the Surrounding Area
Phone number(800) 608-2525


Vinoy Park

Downtown St. Petersburg
501 5th Ave NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33705
Phone number(727) 893-7441


Tampa Bay Water Bike Company

Serving Tampa and the Surrounding Area
Phone number(813) 465-8025


Bird’s Underwater

Serving Crystal River and the Surrounding Area
Phone number(352) 563-2763

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