Seminole Heights is a historical neighborhood located 3 miles north of downtown Tampa. The neighborhood has seen resurgence in recent years with 1920’s bungalows being restored to their original beauty, as families and young professionals seek this centrally located neighborhood. Central Avenue and the Hillsborough River are 2 of the main attractions that lead people to the area. You will find beautiful, large classic bungalows along Central Ave. Central Avenue are also home to Seminole Heights Elementary, Memorial Middle School and Hillsborough High School. Hillsborough High school has earned numerous awards, not only for their academic excellence but also the beauty and history of the 100+ year old building. Central Avenue is also home to a number of churches of all denominations. There is also the Seminole Heights Garden Center on Central Avenue. Many social activities, including weddings are held here.
There are also many new, local owned businesses starting to call Seminole Heights home. Many of these new businesses are located on Florida Ave, Nebraska Avenue and Central Avenue. New restaurants, cafes, stores and art galleries are a welcome sight along the borders. Their close proximity allows for a quick commute to dinner, or entertainment and most are within walking distance. The Independent, The Refinery, Ella’s Folk Café and Cappy’s Pizza are all newer, award winning restaurants. There are also great places to shop. Cleanse Apothecary, D&D antiques, A Modern Line, Sherry’s Yesterdaze some of the unique, local owned shops that call Seminole Heights home.
The Hillsborough River is along the Western Border of Seminole Heights. Rivercrest, Henry and Ola and Epps parks are very nice, tree shaded parks. Rivercrest Park is right on the river, with large open area, playgrounds, covered shelters, and boat and fishing docks. Rivercrest Park is located on the South end of Seminole Heights and is connected to Henry and Ola Park by a sidewalk lines path that goes directly under the Hillsborough Avenue Bridge (so no crossing 4 lanes of traffic- both pedestrian and bicycle safe). Henry and Ola Park is also a large park with softball and soccer fields, a large playground and plans for a community dog park are in the works. Epps Park is located in the Northern part of Seminole Heights. The parks sits directly along the banks of the Hillsborough River and many of the Florida wildlife can be seen along the way. There is also a canoe launch and picnic tables.
Seminole Heights’ real estate has seen an upswing lately with home values rising and crime rates dropping. Home prices range from the low $100’s to the millions with some riverfront mansions. There are all types of architectural styles of homes also. Classic 1920 bungalows, Mediterranean style homes, some 1950 style ranches, and now, newer construction that can be customized to the style you like best. The close proximity to downtown, the interstates, airports, hospitals, and beaches make this an ideal, centrally located place to call home. Call Team Heffernan for a tour of Seminole Heights today.