Meadowlawn is located near the Gateway area of St. Petersburg, Fl. It's boundaries are from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street North to I-275 and from 62nd to 77th Avenues North. It is just minutes from downtown St. Petersburg, the beaches, Tampa and both major airports.
The neighborhood consists mainly of single family homes. Chateaux Versailles Condominiums and Barkwood Square Condominiums are also located within Meadowlawn. Homes within the area are single family, mostly masonry, well-kept dwellings. Many older homes are being purchased and renovated by young families who grew up in Meadowlawn. They have returned to raise their own children in the neighborhood. As most of the older homes were well built, remodeling and additions are now being seen all over Meadowlawn. In 1995 and 1996, Hoyt Homes built many homes in Sawgrass Estates, the last vacant land in Meadowlawn. There are 2200 homes in Meadowlawn.
Rutland Plaza, at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Street and 62nd Avenue North, includes a supermarket, retail stores, fast food restaurants, restaurants, hair and nail salons, barbershop, bank, optical and many other shops.
Several professional offices are located within or close to Meadowlawn which include physicians, dentists , chiropractors, attorneys, financial advisors, accountants and realtors.
Fire Station #7, Fossil Park, North Branch Library, and Willis S. Johns Recreational Center are all located adjacent to Meadowlawn on the east side of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Street North.
Hope Lutheran church is located inside Meadowlawn (http://hope.e-lutheran.com/) and several other churches are located just outside the neighborhood.
George M. Lynch Elementary School (http://www.lynch-es.pinellas.k12.fl.us/) is located in the middle of Meadowlawn.
Lynch Elementary was built in 1958, and it is nestled in the Meadowlawn Community. Lynch is a family-oriented school, and parents who were once students at this school, now enroll their own chldren to attend. Our brand-new, two story, 12 classroom addition was completed for 2009 occupancy. Each classroom is equipped with Smart 4 Kids technology. Lynch also applied and received a FASA Grant to implement the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. Our school strives to help each child reach his or her highest potential in a safe, civil environment. A newly constructed school was opened on January 3rd, 2012.
Two additional schools, Meadowlawn Middle School and Northeast High School, are within walking distance of the neighborhood.
Did you know that Colonel and Mrs. Johns were among the first residents of Meadowlawn and were active in the first civic association and neighborhood newsletter? Please see the history page for more information on the neighborhood's past.