South Tampa is perhaps the most well-recognized geographical area within the City of Tampa. South Tampa is bounded by Kennedy Boulevard (Route 60) to the north, Hillsborough Bay to the west, Tampa Bay to the east, and MacDill Air Force Base to the south. South Tampa is a network of neighborhoods, each with its own character and pride. It's the texture of South Tampa that makes it so appealing. It is a vibrant melange of residential neighborhoods and neighborhood commercial districts with unique shops and restaurants just waiting to be discovered.
Held most dear by many South Tampans are:
Bayshore Boulevard- walk, run, stroll, cycle, rollerblade on the longest continuous sidewalk in the world. Bayshore Boulevard with water views and the multi-million dollar homes is one of the iconic images of Tampa. The Bayshore is also the epicenter of our Gasparilla festival every January-March.
University of Tampa-the other iconic image of Tampa. We love the minarets of this beautiful old building. Originally the Tampa Bay Hotel built by Henry Plant, it is now the home of the University of Tampa.
Hyde Park and Hyde Park Village- gracious historical bungalows and a community commercial area filled with shops and restaurants. Check out the monthly open-air market.
SoHo- South Howard, buzzing with activity from the many and varied bars and restaurants that line the street.
You'll find homes of all types and sizes and ages within South Tampa. Condos and townhomes also dot the landscape. Waterfront neighborhoods carry the highest price tags and some fabulous views. Notable neighborhoods within South Tampa include Davis Islands, Hyde Park, Harbour Island, Palma Ceia, Maryland Park and Virginia Park, Culbreath Isles, Beach Park, and Sunset Park. Check the Neighborhoods tab for more detailed information about each neighborhood.