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 La Meridien Downtown Tampa
Tampa Riverwalk along the Hillsborough River
Kick back and relax in Curtis Hixon Park
Tampa has bike friendly streets

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
Water Works Park
Artisan Flea Markets
Enjoy dining and activities at Heights Public Market

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.

Centro Ybor -- Movie Theater and Dining
The Bricks Food, Bar and Coffee
Smoke the best hand rolled cigars
Coppertail Brewery in Ybor

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
Apartments in Harbour Island
Harbour Island Coffee Shop
Water Taxi and Convention Center from Harbour Island

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
Perk up at Davis Island Coffee Shop
Stay active in Bike Friendly Davis Island
The bridge to Davis Island and Tampa General Hospital

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.

Hyde Park shopping and dining
Enjoy delicious cold brew to go from Buddy Brew
A sweet treat from Hyppo Gourmet Ice Pops
Delicious food from Boca in Hyde Park

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
West Tampa Water tower
Bryan Glazer JCC building in West Tampa


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