St. Petersburg Snell Isle, Florida is a great place to live. It has great neighborhoods and one of the older neighborhoods is . Snell Isle has always been a higher end neighborhood, and today is no different.
Developed in the 1920’s
Snell Isle was established in the 1920’s when a local developer, C. Perry Snell, developed a portion of what Snell Isle is today. C. Perry Snell was a druggist from Kentucky. He moved to the St. Petersburg area in 1900 and began purchasing properties in the area to develop. Those properties were then developed into upscale neighborhoods, commercial areas and also public parks. Snell Isle was one of those neighborhoods and it was named for him.
Snell Isle was originally a typical muddy mangrove island. By the time the neighborhood officially opened in 1925 there was only 39 acres above the high tide line. Of those 39 acres Snell still managed to sell over seven million dollars worth of lots. Today there is 275 acres above the high tide line and homes still sell in the millions.
The Renaissance Vinoy Golf Club and Resort
In 1926 The Renaissance Vinoy Golf Club and Resort opened on the island. It is still there and is currently on the National Register of Historic Places. It’s also the home to the St. Petersburg Woman’s Club, which Snell built on Coffee Pot Bayou. There is a memorial on the island to Snell, its founder.
So come check out the Isle when in St. Petersburg.