Tampa's Downtown


Neighborhoods in Tampa's Downtown

Lush parks and greenways, cozy diners, world-class museums, lively breweries and quirky boutiques—Downtown’s seven neighborhoods draw their distinct characters from these hallmarks. Discover the city’s beautiful boroughs for yourself.

Downtown Core

Downtown Core is one of the most vital neighborhoods in Tampa’s Downtown. By day it is a bustling business center and at night and on weekends, visitors and residents alike can all enjoy lounges, bars, and restaurants. 

Channel District

Over the last several years, Downtown Tampa’s Channel District has evolved significantly. Home to a historical industrial port, it is also activated by a busy cruise ship port which brings in a weekly influx of thousands of visitors.

Tampa Heights

While the story of Tampa Heights began in the 1880’s as Tampa’s first suburb, this neighborhood continues to tell its own story today. Tampa Heights has since progressed to become a suburban utopia with beautifully lined roads, parks, coffee shops, breweries, and restaurants.

Central Park

Formerly known as “The Scrub”, Central Park is an important historic neighborhood in Tampa’s Downtown that can be traced back to just after the Civil War. 


The neighborhood has been revitalized and woven into the cultural fabric of Tampa’s Downtown ecosystem. 

Water Street 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.

Downtown River Arts

Located in between Tampa Heights and Water Street, Downtown’s River Arts neighborhood brings a lively and engaging artistic energy to Tampa’s Downtown.

West Riverfront

The West Riverfront neighborhood can be characterized as the corridor of academia – it is home to the University of Tampa and is full of hopeful young students. Not only is  West Riverfront a utopia for students, but it has also become home to many millennials looking to forge their own path independently or with a family.

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