It is no wonder that the Tampa real estate market is so popular. With exciting neighborhoods like South Tampa and Westchase and a bevy of exciting recreational activities throughout the area, Tampa has enchanted both lifelong residents and those called by the beauty of the Gulf Coast.
If you are thinking of becoming a Tampanian or relocating from your current Tampa home, let me help you find the best neighborhood for you! Whatever your goal, we will work together to narrow in on your dream home so you can enjoy everything the area has to offer. Before diving into individual neighborhoods, let’s talk Tampa in general!
Tampa Real Estate Basics
The Tampa region, which encompasses all of Hillsborough County, has a population of about 1,492,020 and is home to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Lightning, and the Rays. The area features a diverse population, which has created a beautiful cultural landscape and the opportunity to enjoy amazing cuisine and entertainment.
Area students have the opportunity to enroll in Hillsborough County Schools or enroll in one of the area’s charter or private schools.
Popular Tampa Neighborhoods: Ballast Point
Enjoy the beauty of Hillsborough Bay from Your Ballast Point home! A short drive from MacDill Air Force Base, Ballast Point has proven to be a popular neighborhood for its excellent schools, beautiful architecture, and convenient location. Close to Dale Mabry Hwy. and the Selmon Expressway, you can easily commute from your Ballast Point home. Home to the Tampa Yacht & Country Club, the area is a popular spot for boating enthusiasts.
Ballast Point students are served by Ballast Point Elementary, Madison Middle School, and Robinson High School.
Popular Tampa Neighborhoods: Bayshore Beautiful
The name says it all! Just north of Ballast Point in South Tampa is Bayshore Beautiful, a Hillsborough Bay neighborhood convenient to the Selmon Expressway and Dale Mabry Hwy. A short drive from Downtown Tampa, the area provides easy access to the Bay and fun water activities. You’ll find opportunities for condo living as well as single-family homes.
Area students may be slated to attend Ballast Point, Anderson, or Roosevelt Elementary Schools, Coleman or Madison Middle Schools, and Plant or Robinson High School.
Popular Tampa Neighborhoods: Hyde Park
North of Ballast Point and Bayshore Beautiful, you will find Hyde Park. With great shopping, views of Hillsborough Bay, and easy access to Kennedy Boulevard and the Selmon Expressway, Hyde Park has proven a popular location. It is convenient to Downtown, as well as the University of Tampa and Tampa General Hospital. With a renowned balustrade that abuts the bay, you can enjoy the beauty of this historic neighborhood, as well as the surrounding neighborhoods through which the balustrade travels.
Children living in Hyde Park may be slated to attend Gorrie or Mitchell Elementary Schools, Wilson Middle School, and the popular Plant High School.
Popular Tampa Neighborhoods: Beach Park
Convenient to I-275, and Kennedy Boulevard and Dale Mabry Highway, Beach Park is nestled along Old Tampa Bay. With plenty of small inlets to get boaters onto the water fast and just a short drive from the airport, Beach Park is perfect for those who love to work hard and play hard. Waterfront properties can be hard to come by but are worth the effort for the incredible views. Single-family homes available, as well as convenient condo living.
Area students enjoy going to Mabry or Grady Elementary School, Coleman Middle School, and Plant High School.
Popular Tampa Neighborhoods: Palma Ceia
Located along Hillsborough Bay just north of Bayshore Beautiful, Palma Ceia features an assortment of fun restaurants. Convenient to Downtown Tampa and Memorial Hospital of Tampa, the area is home to the popular Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club and adjacent to the Selmon Expressway and Dale Mabry Hwy.
Area students enrolled in the Hillsborough County schools are slated to go to Mitchell or Roosevelt Elementary Schools, Coleman or Wilson Middle School, and Plant High School, located in the neighborhood.
Popular Tampa Neighborhoods: Virginia Park
Between Belmar Shores and Palma Ceia lies Virginia Park, a centrally located South Tampa neighborhood that is about 17 minutes to Downtown Tampa. Home to an assortment of international restaurants and great local shops, Virginia Park is popular for its accessible location and beautiful homes. Convenient to Dale Mabry Hwy. for easy commuting.
Area students attend Mabry or Roosevelt Elementary Schools, Coleman Middle School, and Plant High School. Go Panthers!
Popular Tampa Neighborhoods: Parkland Estates
Just south of Tampa’s Memorial Hospital, Parkland Estates is close to the Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club, Hyde Park Village, and the Selmon Expressway. Just a short drive from the University of Tampa, the area offers gorgeous and historic single-family homes as well as opportunities for a convenient condo or townhome living.
Area students enrolled in the Hillsborough Public Schools attend Mitchell Elementary School, Wilson Middle School, and Plant High School.
Popular Tampa Neighborhoods: Davis Island
Located in Hillsborough Bay, Davis Island is home to Peter O. Knight Airport, Tampa General Hospital, and Davis Island Yacht Club. Whether you like sailing, jet-skiing, kayaking, fishing, or just boating in general, the island is a hot spot for water sports enthusiasts and perfect for those who do not want to be far from the recreational opportunities that the bay provides. Beautiful bayfront homes feature sweeping views of the water and provide convenient access to the bay, though no home is truly far from the water! Wherever you settle, you’ll be able to reach the bay within minutes.
Students living on Davis Island attend Gorrie Elementary School, Wilson Middle School, and Plant High School.
Popular Tampa Neighborhoods: Westchase
Looking to be a little further north? Check out Westchase! Home to the Westchase Golf Club plus excellent shopping, parks, walking trails, and two swim and tennis centers for residents, Westchase is convenient to 580 (Hillsborough Avenue/Tampa Road) and the Veterans Expressway. Westchase’s location makes it easy to commute to either Clearwater or Tampa as well as other surrounding areas.
Students in this neighborhood may enroll at Westchase or Lowry Elementary, Davidsen Middle School, and Alonso High School. I understand that picking a neighborhood can be a hard decision. As a Tampa native, I have plenty of insight, both personally and professionally, into the area and can help you find the perfect spot to set down your roots. Contact me and let’s start talking about your dream home.