Flanked by the Hillsborough Bay and Old Tampa Bay, South Tampa is primarily residential with incredible local restaurants, shopping, and family-friendly activities. You’ll always find people jogging, rollerblading, and walking their dogs alongside the iconic balustrades of Bayshore Blvd – a 4.5-mile linear park that boasts the world’s longest sidewalk. Bayshore Blvd also hosts the annual Gasparilla Pirate Fest, the third-largest parade in the U.S.
South Tampa is close to interstates and bridges to Pinellas County and some of the world’s best beaches. It’s also a short drive to downtown Tampa, Water Street District, Midtown Tampa, SoHo, Channelside, the Riverwalk, Armature Works, Harbour Island, Westshore Mall, International Plaza, and much more. Plus, it’s not far to watch some of the greatest athletes in the country: the Super Bowl-winning Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Tampa Bay Lightning – back-to-back Stanley Cup champs, and Spring Training with the New York Yankees. South Tampa is just one of the many great communities in Tampa Bay.
Exceptional South Tampa Neighborhoods
Beach Park, Palma Ceia, Golfview, Virginia Park, Culbreath Bayou, the private and gated Culbreath Isles, Ballast Point, New Suburb Beautiful, and Sunset Park are just a few of the highly-sought-after neighborhoods in South Tampa.
You’ll find eclectic homes that range in size in price. And there’s no shortage of neighborhood parks, excellent schools with a strong magnet program, dog parks, little league fields, and family activities. It’s a hop, skip, and a jump to the Florida Aquarium, Sparkman Wharf, and the TECO trolley that’s fun for the whole family.
Davis Islands’ Charm
Once home to Bucs QB Tom Brady and MLB legend Derek Jeter, the historic Davis Islands is known for gorgeous views of downtown and sailboats, dog park and beach, and green spaces with kids play equipment.
There’s a diverse mix of cafes and pubs along East Davis Boulevard. And you’ll find luxurious, waterfront homes – some dating back to the 1920s – with water access for boating, kayaking, and paddleboarding. Plus, DI is home to Tampa General Hospital, one of the area’s top trauma and research hospitals.
Historic Hyde Park
With charming historic homes, Hyde Park runs along Bayshore Blvd with stunning views of the bay. This affluent area boasts stately mansions and luxury high-rises with proximity to many iconic restaurants.
The newly-renovated Kate Jackson Park features playgrounds, a basketball court, and a fountain the little ones can splash in. The neighborhood’s centerpiece is Hyde Park Village – six city blocks of high-end, beloved local shops, eateries, coworking space, and tons of activities centered around the fountain on Snow Circle. The village hosts the monthly farmer’s market, free fitness classes, and yearly holiday tree lighting.
South of Gandy
South of Gandy, or “SOG,” is the southern tip of the area and home to MacDill Air Force Base. Picnic Island Beach and dog park are great for family get-togethers, as is Ballast Point Park – the waterfront park with views of downtown, a pier, café, playground, and (you guessed it) a splash pad.
Here you’ll discover the Westshore Yacht Club and the Westshore Marina District’s developing residential area with shops and cafes featuring expansive, open water views. The homes here tend to be more affordable in this up-and-coming area. Plus, you can dock your boat at waterfront restaurants like Hula Bay and Salt Shack on the Bay.
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