Privacy and the security of a gated community are two reasons the 361-acre Placido Bayou community has become one of the most sought after collection of neighborhoods in northeast St. Petersburg, Florida. A wide variety of home-style and lifestyle options, great value, and affordability make Placido Bayou a prime location for those seeking a home close to the lively St. Petersburg downtown area and all it has to offer.
Placido Bayou consists of approximately 636 single-family homes, condominiums and townhouses, most situated on 26-acres of lakes (the largest is 13 acres!) and bayous that attract a diverse collection of wildlife, including an assortment of birds, turtles, otters and two resident swans. Three sides of the community are bordered by 85 acres of protected mangroves, and 10 acres of nature preserves surround the entry. Nearby are some of the finest beaches on the west coast of Florida, and boaters will find easy access to Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico from Placido and Smacks bayous.
Since construction began in the late 1980’s, Placido Bayou has evolved into 11 separate neighborhoods with current prices ranging from the $100,000s for a small condominium to over $1 million for a single-family home. A uniformed guard at the 47th Avenue NE gate greets all residents and visitors to the deed-restricted community, which is operated by the Placido Bayou Master Association and Board of Directors.
Lifestyle Options Near Lively St. Pete
Biking and walking trails meander around Placido Bayou’s stocked ponds and nature preserves, and within easy walking distance are three major shopping areas. Nearby are first-rate golf courses, excellent restaurants, St. Petersburg’s wonderful city parks, and a wealth of boating and fishing opportunities. The neighboring Racquet Club of St. Petersburg offers 14 lighted-clay courts, a café and a clubhouse.
For those seeking a quiet, secure respite close to downtown St. Petersburg, the best of our Florida outside lifestyle and great home value, Placido Bayou should top the list.
Contact Chris, 727-642-9107, if you are interested in seeing what is available in the Placido Bayou neighborhood.