Amenities and Character

YCE Ariel ViewYacht Club Estates consists entirely of single family dwellings. It is a water oriented community; 95 percent of the homes are waterfront homes (on Boca Ciega Bay). Almost all homes have docks and most have boats (either power or sail). Swimming, fishing and boating are favorite hobbies of residents. Service amenities include recycled water for irrigation, gas and high-speed internet.  YCECA is located off the causeway leading to the Treasure Island Bridge. Access to our community is via a single bridge means that, in general, traffic is limited to residents, friends and service providers. This limited access helps create a quiet neighborhood with a low crime rate. In recent years, the trend has been toward young families moving into the community.

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Many of the new young homeowners are "returnees" who lived in Yacht Club Estates when they were growing up. In June 2011, the St. Petersburg Times described Yacht Club Estates as a "well kept secret on Boca Ciega Bay.
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Architectural Style

Typical HouseThe original homes in Yacht Club Estates were built from 1959 through the late 1970s. They were almost exclusively concrete-block, ranch style homes with three or four bedrooms, two or three baths and double car garages. A significant number of these original homes have now been remodeled and enlarged. Many two story homes are now in evidence. A recent trend has been to purchase an original home for the waterfront lot, replacing it with a three-story home with a ground story meeting flood codes.  These new homes often have three car garages.  Spas and swimming pools are prevalent throughout our neighborhood.

A beautiful, renovated YCE residence was the recipient of the 2008 City of St. Petersburg's "Home of the Year." CLICK for details along with photographs from both the land and water perspective.