Homes in the Jungle Terrace area generally range in size from two-bedroom homes with about 1,200 sq ft to four-bedroom homes with 3,000 sq ft of living area. A typical home in the area is a 3 bedroom 2 bath ranch-style home with about 1,600 sq ft of living area. Most of the homes were built in the 1950s and 1960s although some are newer and many are re-modeled.
Waterfront homes line the western shores of the area providing water-access and water views of beautiful Boca Ciega Bay. This is a great spot for boaters because you can travel along the Intracoastal right from your backyard, or head across the Bay to John's Pass and be out in the Gulf of Mexico in a flash.
The Gulf Beaches are just a short drive away. From the northern end of Jungle Terrace, you can take Tyrone Blvd/Alt 19 west to Madeira Beach. From the southern section, you can take the Treasure Island Causeway to Treasure Island Beach, or Pasadena Ave S to St Pete Beach.
The other reason this is such a great area is you can take 5th Ave of 1st Ave west to Downtown St Petersburg just 8 miles or about 20 minutes away!
Tyrone Mall is one of our major centrally located malls. It is on Tyrone Blvd just outside the neighborhoods. It has over 140 stores and features great options like Dick's Sporting Goods, Dillard's, DSW, J. C. Penney, Macy's, and PetSmart as its anchor stores. It also has many other specialty shops, dining, and entertainment.
This is one of the largest parks in the area. It has a great playground for the kids, pool, walking trails around a central lake, sports fields and more. Check it out at the St Petersburg Parks & Recreation Website.
This is a smaller park on the northern end of Jungle Terrace on the shores of Boca Ciega Bay. It has some beautiful walking trails that take you from the parking area, through canopied tree areas and down to the shimmering waters of Boca Ciega Bay. There are benches down by the water where you can look out over the bay and watch the wildlife or stunning sunsets.
This park also offers trails to explore and water views of Boca Ciega Bay. There is also a boat ramp where you can launch out into the Bay.
If you like biking, skating or long trail walks, the Pinellas Trail is a "must visit" on your list. It is a "linear park" running for almost 50 miles from Downtown St Petersburg up to Tarpon Springs. To learn more, visit the Pinellas County Website.
There is a huge variety of restaurants at Tyron Mall, and along Tyrone Blvd on the northern edge of the Jungle Terrace area. But a couple of our local favorites are off the beaten path.
This is a beautifully decorated bar and restaurant with great food and amazing signature drinks. They offer sushi, tempura, hibachi dishes and more. They have some really different but delicious signature cocktails like the Blood Orange Margarita. It is located at 3942 Tyrone Blvd N, St. Petersburg, FL 33709 or visit their website.
This is a small local Vietnamese-French cafe showcasing some really unique dishes. The food and atmosphere are great and you can sit inside or outside in a small garden. It is located just south of the neighborhood at 7204 Central Ave, St Petersburg. It's hard to give justice to the menu in a few words, so check it out at the Alisia website.
Want a great no-frills breakfast or hardy lunch? Doe Doe's Diner is a great choice. It's not fancy but has a great traditional breakfast menu. All kind of egg dishes, pancakes, waffles, and the best hash browns you'll find in the area. The waitresses have been there forever and are friendly and efficient. We are never disappointed when we go there. They are located just across the Bayou to the west at 9395 Bay Pines Blvd, St. Petersburg, FL 33708. They only serve breakfast and lunch and close at about 2:00 PM.