Exciting Urban Lifestyle

Live where it is all Happening Downtown and discover why Tampa is ranked a Top Five of America’s Most Popular Big Cities, a Best Outdoor City, Most Romantic City, Best Beer City, and Best City for an Active Lifestyle, just to name a few!


Downtown Tampa offers an exciting and unique lifestyle brimming with activities and choices all with a beautiful waterfront backdrop. Our downtown provides endless opportunities for foodies, arts and culture buffs, sports fans, and outdoor lovers alike.  Take advantage of the chance to have The Riverwalk steps from your front door and experience all the beauty and charm our city has to offer at all times of the year.

Dowtown Tampa & Hillsborough River
Amalie Area -- Home of the Tampa Bay Lightning
Historic Hotel Floridan Downtown Tampa
Tampa Riverwalk along the Hillsborough River
Kick back and relax in Curtis Hixon Park
Take a run along Riverwalk

Ybor City

The historic Latin quarter has an urban, eclectic culture that fires up the night with clubs and unwinds the day with coffee and cigars. Seventh Avenue is packed with food, drinks, entertainment and shops that cater to extroverts, families and the adventurous alike.

The Bricks Food, Bar and Coffee
Centro Ybor and TECO Line-car station
Centro Ybor -- Movie Theater and Dining
Sushi House Ybor
Smoke the best hand rolled cigars
Enjoy incredible craft beer at Coppertail Brewery

Tampa Heights

The Tampa Heights neighborhood is National Historic District and is considered to be Tampa’s first suburb (1 mile from downtown) when it was established in the 1880s. Today’s Tampa Heights is quickly changing with recent additions of breweries, cafes, parks, restaurants, and many businesses that are adding a unique vibe to the neighborhood.

Steelbach Ranch Restaurant
Lively outdoor markets
Artisan Flea Markets
Cold beer on tap with lots of local breweries
Explore Water Works Park
Up and Coming restaurants and worker friendly cafes

Davis Island

Built from mud dredged from the bottom of Tampa Bay in the 1920s, Davis Islands is a desirable neighborhood and archipelago on two islands. It is also home to Peter O. Knight Airport and Davis Island Yacht Club.

Boats docked at Davis Island
Enjoy a leisurely walk around Davis Island Park
Stay active in Bike Friendly Davis Island
Davis Island from Above
Oggi Italian Restaurant
Oggi Italian Restaurant

Harbour Island

Harbour Island, a master planned 177-acre community, is directly linked to Downtown Tampa by two bridges. Residences are located within walking distance of numerous commercial, retail, entertainment and dining establishments.

Jackson's Bistro on the water
Downtown Tampa from Harbour Island
Large boat marina on Harbour Island
Winding pathways along the river in Harbour Island
Modern Luxury apartments available in Harbour Island
Apartment wit balcony on inner harbour island walking streets

West Tampa

While one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city, West Tampa is still in the center of all the action. You’ll be close to everything (pretty much 10 minutes from everywhere you’ll want to go) and have daily access to plenty of incredible Cuban food.

Piquant Restaurant
West Tampa Free Public Library
Raymond James Stadium -- Home of the Buccaneers

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. The walkable village stays lively from day to night.

Students and freelancers working from Oxford Exchange
Enjoy a delicious cappuccino from Oxford Exchange
Bagel and Lox from Oxford Exchange
Delicious food from Boca in Hyde Park
Hyde Park's Bungalow Terrace homes
Hyppo Gourmet Ice Pops


A Downtown Tampa Urban Insider knows their way around downtown, and shares their downtown stories and tips.