One of the advantages of living in Allendale Terrace is the fact that it is built on a rise, often referred to as “The Ridge”, which puts the homes above the flood zone elevations, so residents are not required to purchase flood insurance. By comparison, other sought after historic neighborhoods closer to the water, such as Old Northeast and Snell Isle—while lovely—would be evacuated in a severe storm, and residents there must purchase flood insurance.
Known for its giant oak trees and large estate homes, Allendale Terrace is considered by many to be the finest area of St. Petersburg that is not located on the water. The area spans from 34th Avenue North to 42nd Avenue North, between 7th Street and 9th Street (MLK). It also includes the area between 34th Avenue North and 38th Avenue North, from 9th Street (MLK) to Haines Road.
The Allendale Terrace Neighborhood Association was formed in 1966, according to its former president, Hardy Bryan, to protect property development rights. As a result, Allendale is one of the few neighborhoods in St. Petersburg where you will not find any apartments or stores within its boundaries. Although the association is not currently active, the neighborhood does have a well-known Crime Watch program. If you get a chance, take a drive or a stroll through the area to view some of the impressive and distinctive Cade Allen homes. To connect with Allendale Terrace residents, log on to nextdoor.com.