Amenities & Character
Share Acres is on of northeast St. Petersburg’s best neighborhoods for waterfront living. The area is mostly made of medium sized single family homes and is perfect for evening strolls an watching the sunrise over the Tampa Bay. Boating is made easy here with many canals that connect to the bay and surrounding intercoastal waterways.
There are many parks one of which, Shore Acres Park has a playground, pavilions and swimming pools. Denver Park has lighted tennis courts, a baseball field and basketball facilities. From the northern tip of Shore Acres you can kayak to nearby Weedon Island State Preserve, a beautiful area for fishing, walking, and family picnics. Also nearby is Mangrove Bay Golf Course. The area has one public school, Shore Acres Elementary school.
History & Associations
The island is not as rich in history as it’s southern neighbors, but the neighborhood association has worked hard to make it one of the most beautiful places to live in St. Petersburg. Shore Acres was mainly marsh and before the early 1920’s. During the 1950’s land was sold and houses were built. Surrounding areas like Venetian Isles and Snell Isle were also built up around this time.
Shore Acres Civic Association (SACA) is active in crime control and code violations, beautification of the island, and improving the overall quality of life of its beloved residents. Most recently, they have upgraded sidewalks and lowered the rates for the pool at Shore Acres Park. The association also promotes events like “Flick and Float” where residents can watch a movie while floating alongside friend in the park’s swimming pool. Membership is just $20 annually.