The Woodlawn neighborhood, located between 9th and 16th Streets North from 22nd to 30th Avenues North, features homes built in the early to mid-century, between 1920 and 1950. Residents and visitors alike delight in the community-focused ambiance, which fits perfectly in these cozy 162 acres that aren’t gated, have no deed restrictions, and do not require flood insurance. Most homes are individual residences with selling prices of $60,000 to $350,000, but there are a few rental properties as well.
Interstate access couldn’t be easier, with I-275 mere minutes away. Bustling downtown St. Petersburg and the beaches of Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico are reached quite quickly, and staying close to home is fun with Woodlawn’s designated park and shaded, open areas.
The architecture in Woodlawn is eclectic, with fine examples of St. Pete’s typical early 20th century Bungalow, Colonial Revival, Tudor Revival, and Frame or Masonry Vernacular styles. Mixed in with these treasures are strong examples of 1940s and 1950s post-World War II construction – solid concrete block and wood frame ranch style homes and modest wood-frame or concrete-block Minimal Traditional style homes. Most homes are one-story with two or three bedrooms, but three- and four-bedroom two-stories pop up here and there.
Neighborhood highlights include the Skyline building at the corner of 9th Street and 26th Avenue North, a six-story commercial property built in the 1950s and inspired by New York City’s Guggenheim Museum; several businesses along 9th Street built in Art Deco style; and two churches: Woodlawn Presbyterian Church, designed in the Mediterranean Revival style, and the Open Bible Church, which is contemporary in design. Woodlawn also has an active neighborhood association and a crime watch organization.