The historic elements of the Old Northeast are brick streets with granite curbs, a mix of concrete and hexagon block sidewalks, a grid network of streets, avenues and alleys and its proximity to the Tampa Bay waterfront. The neighborhood was the first established neighborhood within the city of St. Petersburg. Many of the original homes of the era still exist. The architecture in the area is dominated by a wonderful mixture of Mediterranean Revival, Colonial Revival, Bungalow Styles, Prairie, Williamsburg as well as vernacular style homes. The large oaks, pines, palms, and magnolias provide lush overhanging canopies. Just north of downtown St. Petersburg and west of North Shore Park which runs along the entire eastern boundary. This park offers the neighborhood a large public pool, tennis courts, a baseball field, bike trails, long sidewalks for evening strolls, a children’s playground and a white sand beach. Along Coffee Pot Bayou are privately owned docks which house colorful boats and provide the opportunity to fish, sail and boat in protected waters. The Bayou is known for the manatees which feed in its shallow waters.