Wednesday, March 2, 2011

New York Magazine Loves St. Pete!

By now most of you know that I live in St. Pete about 20 weeks a year.  It is a crazy schedule of two week trips throughout the year ... although we're shooting for more three week trips. We're just not in a position to move there permanently ... yet!  To say that I love St. Pete is an understatement ... and apparently someone at New York Magazine feels the same way.

On page 5 you'll find a reference to my neighborhood, Kenwood.  Because so many artists reside in the neighborhood, Kenwood Board Members and residents are working with the city toward establising a special residential status called an "Artist Enclave".  This would allow artists some limited commercial use of their property for teaching, etc.  Signage also would be permitted.  What page 5 of New York Magazine doesn't mention is that even though the homes tend to be small ... Kenwood has the largest concentration of bungalows in the state of Florida and a good many of them are charming.


Peg's Cantina in neighboring Gulfport


In 2005, Cottage Living magazine named Kenwood one of the five best cottage communities in the country. But it wasn't always like that.  In 1990, a run-down Kenwood began to turn the corner when a group of hard core restorers ... and partiers ... brought the community back to life through hard work and porch parties ... a tradition that continues today.

New Salvador Dali Museum, opened 1/11/11

If any of this appeals to you and you want to live in a warm climate, 12 minutes from some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and a mile from some great cultural sites and restaurants, get in touch with me ... I know a dynamite real estate agent who will hook you up!

8 comments:

mairedodd said...

sounds fabulous - no wonder you seem so happy when you are there!

SummersStudio said...

Bungalows (my fav, I live in one) and artists, all in the same place sounds a little like heaven.

Laura Twiford said...

I so seriously considered buying near you but then we opted for near my parents so they could look after the house while we're away and we can be close to them if they need us too. But I'll be close enough to visit you! I'd really love to see the area one time while we're down there. We hope to have longer visits each year too. Wish i could visit you at the show, good luck! March 17th is my daughter's birthday.

Michele Lynch Art said...

How cool!! What a wonderful place! I've never been there, will have to check it out! We always go to Destin which I love :o)

missficklemedia.com said...

SOLD! I'm acomm'in over!
Beautiful description, Barbara.

Judy said...

I'm coming down! It sounds like a fabulous place to live!

Patty said...

Sounds like a fabulous place to live and visit. I hope to one day. That Salvador Dali museum looks very cool.

Pretty Things said...

I LOVE Salvador Dali -- always have, even as a child when I first saw a visiting exhibit of his work in Virginia.