Snell Isle is a beautiful residential neighborhood that is peaceful and beyond pleasant.  It is very well established and is a highly sought after residential destination.  This waterfront community is home to many fabulous and exotic birds. With original classic homes and newer custom designed homes to mesh with this unique setting.  Beautifully landscaped lawns and tree lined streets. This neighborhood boasts the restored Snell Isle Park Plaza. Volunteers from the Association's membership spent hundreds of hours restoring the park walkways, statuary and landscaping that reflects the splendor of the past.  Christmas in Snell isle is something to remember and cherish.

The distinctive Women's Club at 40 Snell Isle Boulevard, along with the newly renovated Renaissance Vinoy Resort (Golf & conference center), present a spectacular view as you cross the newly restored and charming Snell Isle Bridge. Snell Isle has two churches, two schools and a convenient shopping center along Snell Isle Boulevard. Downtown stores parks and entertainment areas are just a five-minute drive from the Isle.
The homes vary in architecture dating from the 1920’s with Mediterranean and European design.  Prices range from about $200,000 to $5 million.  Many waterfront and golf course homes available.

The visionary was C. Perry Snell, who first visited St. Petersburg on his wedding trip in 1898. Upon returning the following year, his first purchase was the waterfront property located at First Street and Fourth Avenue North, now known as North Shore Park.

Other Snell purchases include Crescent Lake, Mirror Lake and 600 acres of land along the northern edge of St. Petersburg, now known as Coffee Pot Bayou, a low lying area, which took many months to fill with the aid of many mule teams brought over from Tampa. Snell first purchased acreage on the small island of sand and mangroves in 1911, and on October 14, 1925, lot sales began. At that time, only 275 acres planned for development were above high tide levels. The first homes to be constructed consisted of 8-9 residences of Classic European Architecture in the area known as Brightwaters Bayou. To enhance the European influence, Snell traveled extensively throughout Europe and at a cost of more than $1 million, obtained the various statuary, tiles and ornaments for his St. Petersburg properties.

Among Snell's many contributions to the community, was a gift of land on Snell Isle to the St. Petersburg Women's Club in 1928. The land was accepted after much debate among the members, since it was beyond the streetcar line, in a jungle and accessible only by a rickety wooden bridge. The Women's Club immediately began work to have the City build a new bridge over the Bayou and on Christmas Day 1931, the new bridge was dedicated and opened to traffic. Many changes have occurred since then, but it has been the desire of the residents of the area that the style and its distinct atmosphere are retained.

This neighborhood is so proud of the volunteer organization that is The Snell Isle Property Owners Association is the guiding force that brought into being the vast improvements in the area over the past five years. With an active Crime Watch organization and code enforcement volunteer’s. The Snell Isle Property Owners Association, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to the maintenance and improvement of Snell Isle, its neighborhood and way of life.