The Historic Old Northeast Neighborhood Association (HONNA) is one of the oldest and most vibrant neighborhood associations in St. Petersburg.
HONNA was founded in 1974 as the North Shore Neighborhood Association (NSNA). A name change occurred in May 2002 to reflect the prevailing use of the name “Old Northeast” when referring to the neighborhood.
Today’s Old Northeast neighborhood was the first established neighborhood within the City of St. Petersburg. Its amenities, proximity to downtown and parks, and coherent and traditional sense of neighborhood continue to be its strengths nearly a full century after it first became a residential area. An article in the St. Petersburg Times (Jul 1, 2001) described the neighborhood in these words: