With an above average lifestyle and below average crime rate, New Tampa offers a place to relax and enjoy life while keeping the big city in sight. Located 18 miles north of Tampa's downtown, New Tampa's suburban location offers acres upon beautiful acres of master-planned communities in a setting only Mother Nature could design.
Development of this area started in the 1980s and continues today in this 24 square-mile area within Tampa City limits and encompassing other property in unincorporated Hillsborough. Annexed by Tampa in 1988, New Tampa has grown quickly. The growth hasn't hampered the lifestyle those in New Tampa have become accustomed to, however. New Tampa boasts numerous golf courses and lakes in a quiet suburban setting with upper-class living. New Tampa is home to many golf course communities: Tampa Palms, Hunter's Green, Heritage Isles, and Pebble Creek. Other amenities rich communities include Arbor Greene, Live Oak, West Meadows, Richmond Place, Grand Hampton, and K-Bar Ranch, to name a few. These communities include pools, parks, and playgrounds, and often tennis courts.
Bruce B Downs highway is the main avenue through New Tampa and the address for most restaurants and shops. Within New Tampa, you'll feast on tried and true restaurants including Stonewood Tavern, Chili's and Applebees, and local favorites such as Ciccio Cali, Mr. Dunderbak's, Liang's Bistro. Convenient access to groceries, hardware stores, home stores, and theaters makes New Tampa's lifestyle desirable.
On the outskirts of New Tampa, in Wesley Chapel, is Wiregrass Mall, a full-service mall with anchors including Barnes and Noble, Dillards and Macy's, and specialty shops Ann Taylor, Coach, Chico's, to name a few. A fresh market, car, and truck shows, and holiday entertainment are just some of the events hosted by Wiregrass Mall, the premier shopping and gathering place for the New Tampa area.