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The Tampa Bay area is made up of a collection of neighborhoods and districts, each with their own personality. From up-and-comers making a splash in the culinary scene to family-friendly waterside hideaways to entertainment centers, there’s plenty of treasures to discover. Which neighborhood would you like to make your home? Get to know Tampa Bay—you’ll like what you experience.

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Explore Our Neighborhoods


Urban Living

Channel District

Ideally located between the downtown business district and historic Ybor City is the Channel District, one of the City of Tampa’s most dynamic, and walkable neighborhoods. In recent years, the Channel District has transformed from a warehouse district to a vibrant urban residential and arts and entertainment magnet, continuously adding…

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Walk Score: 76

Airport: 15 min

Location(s): Central

Downtown Tampa

With a stunning waterfront park, plenty of places to eat, drink and relax, downtown Tampa is an energetic urban center thriving with activity. Companies in top industries are also taking root here, which makes work and play next-door neighbors.

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Walk Score: 86

Airport: 10 min

Location(s): Central

Harbour Island

Situated across Garrison Channel from Downtown Tampa, Harbour Island consists of mostly private residential areas, including high-rise condos, apartments, row houses, single-family homes and large houses, as well as a yacht club.

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Walk Score: 50

Airport: 17 min

Location(s): Central

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Water Street District

Water Street Tampa is downtown’s most exciting new neighborhood. Health, well-being and outdoor recreation are at the heart of its design philosophy. You’ll find walkable streets, shops, hotels, and the USF Morsani College of Medicine woven among residences and office buildings. It’s the perfect blend of urban and waterfront living.

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West Tampa

Born as an area of expansion for the city’s booming early 20th century cigar industry, West Tampa is steeped in rich history. Much of the area maintains its proud blue-collar roots, and you’ll find Cuban-Americans who’ve been here for generations operating many of the shops and cafes.

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Airport: 18 min

Ybor City

Sipping a café con leche while smoking a cigar hand rolled by a third-generation master is always a great way to spend a Friday night. If Bourbon Street and Havana had a baby, it would be Ybor City—one of the most historic spots in town.

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Walk Score: 76

Airport: 15 min

Location(s): Central

The Heights

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Riverside Heights

Located along the scenic Hillsborough River, Riverside Heights is one of Tampa’s most historic neighborhoods with tree-lined streets and beautiful bungalows. Bordered by Seminole Heights and Tampa Heights, Riverside residents enjoy nearby restaurants and craft breweries. It’s also just a short drive or bicycle ride from popular Armature Works in…

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Walk Score: 55

Airport: 30 min

Location(s): Central

Seminole Heights

This neighborhood has some of the coolest old homes and the most creative food scene in town. Plus, it’s got a lot of quirk thanks to the modern bohemian vibe created by the artists, musicians and young families who live in this up-and-coming area.

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Walk Score: 63

Airport: 15 min

Location(s): Central

Tampa Heights

This National Historic District in between downtown, Seminole Heights and Ybor City is experiencing a massive revitalization. New businesses seem to be popping up every week in historic, renovated buildings from restaurants to shops and bars.

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Walk Score: 69

Airport: 15 min

Location(s): Central

South Tampa

Ballast Point

One of South Tampa’s many neighborhoods, Ballast Point is among the most coveted. It’s nestled on the sparkling Hillsborough Bay and canopied by mature oak trees full of Spanish moss. It has a rich history as a battle location during the American Civil War, and today it’s located just north…

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Walk Score: 55

Airport: 30 min

Location(s): Central

Davis Island

Hop a trolley to downtown’s bustling perimeter for entertainment geared to out-of-towners, night-on-the-towners and daytime-pleasure seekers. Davis Islands has an explorer-minded appeal emphasized by friendly stretches of cafés, shops and bars.

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Walk Score: 34

Airport: 21 min

Location(s): Central

Hyde Park

Historic, tree-lined neighborhood, cobblestone streets and a to-die-for 1920s bungalow, it’s a home and garden buff’s dream and Hyde Park has it all. The rent is a bit pricey in this district, but you’ll understand why quickly.

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Walk Score: 67

Airport: 15 min

Location(s): Central

Palma Ceia

Known for its brick paved streets, Palma Ceia is located southwest of downtown Tampa and just a half-mile walk from the famed Bayshore Boulevard. You can find beautiful homes, access to exclusive golf courses and a desirable school district in Palma Ceia. The neighborhood is also home to the Palma…

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Walk Score: 55

Airport: 30 min

Location(s): Central

Westshore

Midtown Tampa

Midtown Tampa is a brand new live-work-play neighborhood in probably the most centrally located spot in the city (at the intersection of Dale Mabry Highway and Interstate 275). Developed by Bromley Companies, Midtown Tampa’s magnetic, energetic and contemporary vibe brings together the best of everything like never before, and all…

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Walk Score: 55

Airport: 30 min

Location(s): Central

Westshore Marina

Located at the intersection of two major thoroughfares – Gandy Boulevard and Westshore Boulevard – the Westshore Marina District is a stunning new master-planned community overlooking one of the largest and most impressive yacht basins on Tampa Bay. Situated along 1.5 scenic miles of waterfront, green space, marina, and open…

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Walk Score: 69

Airport: 7 min

Location(s): Central

Suburban Living

Carrollwood

Looking for the quintessential family-friendly suburb with old charm feel? Then Carrollwood is the neighborhood for you and your family. Located in North Tampa, Carrollwood offers excellent schools, amazing parks and recreation facilities, open spaces, lush landscaping, and premier golf courses. This neighborhood has everything, so you’ll never have to…

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Walk Score: 55

Airport: 30 min

Location(s): West

New Tampa

One of the largest city neighborhoods, New Tampa is located on the northern part of the county, just a few miles from the University of South Florida. New Tampa has seen extraordinary growth over the years with several master planned residential communities including Tampa Palms and Pebble Creek. New Tampa…

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Walk Score: 18

Airport: 39 min

Location(s): West

Riverview

Picture yourself living on a river with a boat docked outside your backyard. Surrounding you is a mix of Old Florida and new, and all at a price you can afford.

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Walk Score: 13

Airport: 34 min

Location(s): West

Temple Terrace

Close to golf courses, bike paths, parks, and two theme parks, treasures await families here. What kid wouldn’t want to live down the street from Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay and Adventure Island?

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Walk Score: 36

Airport: 30 min

Location(s): West

Westchase

A master-planned community about 25 minutes from downtown Tampa, Westchase has enough space for kids, dogs and both your cars. There are great neighborhoods, beautiful homes, and plenty of young families and things for them to do.

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Walk Score: 26

Airport: 20 min

Location(s): West

Wide Open Spaces

Lutz

A tranquil community about 30 minutes north of downtown, Lutz is a great escape. Far from typical suburbia, you can still experience some Old Florida living and find homes that date back to the time when orange groves dominated the landscape.

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Walk Score: 9

Airport: 25 min

Location(s): West

Plant City

Known as the Winter Strawberry Capital of the World, Plant City has the peaceful, country life with a side of character. Home to the world-renowned Florida Strawberry Festival, Plant City still offers plenty of fun for everyone.

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Walk Score: 31

Airport: 38 min

Location(s): West