Welcome to South Tampa
Diverse neighborhoods within easy reach of amenities
South Tampa is a happening area of the city featuring numerous beautiful neighborhoods on the Interbay Peninsula southwest of Downtown Tampa. South Tampa runs from John F. Kennedy Boulevard in the north to MacDill Airforce Base in the south. The peninsula is surrounded by the waters of Old Tampa Bay in the west and Hillsborough Bay to the east and is accessible to everything that Tampa has to offer.
Neighborhoods within South Tampa include the aptly-named Bayshore Beautiful, a gorgeous enclave mainly comprised of original 1920s homes. Housing styles within Bayshore Beautiful include Spanish-style bungalows, breathtaking waterfront estates, and stylish modern condominiums. Other highly desirable neighborhoods include vibrant Hyde Park, with historic homes close to South Tampa’s best shopping and nightlife; exclusive Beach Park, featuring some of the area’s most impressive luxury properties; elegant Palma Ceia, with golf course views; coveted Culbreath Isles, showcasing stunning views and a rich history; and buzzing Ballast Point, one of the region’s most in-demand areas.
What to Love
- Diverse homes and neighborhoods
- World-class shopping and dining
- Events and entertainment options
- Great weather year-round
People & Lifestyle
South Tampa’s many diverse neighborhoods each offer their own charms and attractions, but all are within easy reach of a myriad of shopping, dining, and entertainment options. The climate is blissful, with year-round sunshine tempered by cooling bay breezes. South Tampa also boasts access to great schools and many employment options within the thriving Tampa economy.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Hyde Park Village in South Tampa’s northeastern corner is an open-air shopping park that offers beautiful fashion boutiques and a bustling restaurant and nightlife scene. Dining highlights include several incredible Italian options, including upscale steakhouse Timpano’s
, chic and contemporary On Swann
, and family-focused Forbici
. Don’t miss the Meat Market, which offers a sexy and more glamorous twist on traditional steakhouses. Additional favorites include Bartaco
that offers Brazilian, Uruguayan, and Southern California fusion, CinéBistro
allows you to enjoy delicious meals while watching the latest blockbusters, and Irish 31
offers a traditional pub atmosphere with live music and plenty of spirits.
South Howard Avenue (also known as SoHo) is home to dozens of restaurants, shops, and exciting entertainment. Bern’s Steakhouse
is ranked one of the top steak restaurants in America, serving delectable dry-aged steaks and an extensive wine selection in a stylish space that has been a Tampa staple since the 1950s. Haven
is another upscale option, with an extensive wine selection that pairs perfectly with its charcuterie boards and seafood. If you’re looking for an unbeatable view, head to Edge Rooftop
for cocktails at the Epicurean Hotel
. Ava is committed to providing authentic, handmade Italian, while Bulla Gastrobar’s
menu is inspired by Spanish tapas and has seasonally inspired dishes. Lime is a top choice for Mexican cuisine, Daily Eats
is the place to go for all-day breakfast and unparalleled milkshakes, and Ciccio Water
offers everything from exceptional sushi, wraps, bowls, and brunch.
Things to Do
The Tampa Bay area has a packed events calendar and some of the most popular events take place in South Tampa. In March, the Taste of South Tampa
features live music, beer tents, and fantastic food from the best local restaurants. Bern’s Winefest
is a week-long festival organized by Bern’s Steakhouse
and the Epicurean Hotel that showcases award-winning wines from across the world.
The Gasparilla Pirate Festival
is one of the largest events in South Tampa. Commemorating the legendary pirate Jose Gaspar, the Gasparilla Festival includes the third-largest parade in the United States. Gasparilla festivals take place from January to March and include a celebratory boat invasion parade, a family-friendly children’s parade, an illuminated night parade in Ybor City, music and film festivals, and countless parties and galas across the city.
Neighborhoods within South Tampa are zoned to the Hillsborough School District. Highlights include:
- Gorrie Elementary School, Public, PK-5
- Mitchell Elementary School, Public, PK-5
- Wilson Middle School, Public, 6-8
- Plant High School, Public, 9-12 (ranked one of the top schools in the country)