The St. Petersburg-Tampa area is home to many notable neighborhoods. Old Northeast, Snell Isle and Feather Sound immediately come to mind. While others may not have quite the same name recognition, many offer value, charm and unique amenities that make them “must sees” when considering a move to or within the greater Tampa Bay area.
Take, for example, Barcley Estates in St. Petersburg, FL. This small but established neighborhood of about 283 households was built by the Barcley brothers, Dick and Bob, from the mid-60’s through the mid-70’s. Some call it a little-known gem, others a well-kept secret. For one reason, it’s literally hidden away off MLK Jr. St N and bordered, roughly, by 90th Ave. N to the north, 15th Lane N to the west and 86th Ave. N to the south. But basically, it’s located just east of the I-275-Gandy Boulevard interchange.
A Family-oriented, Great School District Neighborhood – Barcley Estates
Barcley Estates is a peaceful, family oriented and well-maintained collection of upscale custom homes situated on larger than normal parcels of land. It’s a great place to raise kids (Sawgrass Lake Elementary School, considered above average, is right nearby and covers grades Pre-K through Fifth). An abundance of mature landscaping, towering pines and live oaks helps conceal the neighborhood, and provide a great deal of privacy from the “outside world.” A very active homeowner’s association works hard to maintain the character, and strong real estate values in this deed-restricted community.
If you’re looking for a home that has convenient access to the best the area has to offer, Barcley Estates provides an easy entrance to downtown Tampa and the Tampa International Airport by way of the Howard Frankland or Gandy bridges, while downtown St. Petersburg and Clearwater are literally minutes away. So too are all the outdoor activities St. Petersburg-Tampa area is renown for: world-class beaches, in and offshore boating, fishing and golfing, to name a few. If you’re a sports fan, the area boasts three professional teams, baseball’s Tampa Bay Rays, football’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Tampa Bay Lightning hockey club.
Contact us (727-642-9107) today to schedule a tour of Barcley Estates and some of its neighboring communities.