Welcome to South Tampa
A fun and fashionable area with unparalleled shopping and active neighborhoods
Located right outside the bustling city of Tampa, South Tampa is an exciting, upscale community with tons to offer its many residents. This stylish community is well-known for its unbeatable shops, eclectic eateries, and beachy, social atmosphere. It is an ideal area for those who desire a high-end residential setting while also having convenient access to an abundance of activities and local businesses.
South Tampa neighborhoods are well-maintained, featuring tree-lined streets filled with pristinely-landscaped homes and tons of bright, colorful flowers. Residences here are incredibly desirable, as there are many sprawling homes and grand estates to explore. From classic Old Florida-style homes to spacious contemporary residences, there are houses here that fit every buyer's preferences.
What to Love
- Social and happening community with a vast array of things to do
- An upscale atmosphere with tons of chic businesses and locations
- Active and friendly neighborhoods
South Tampa locals tend to live an active, on-the-go lifestyle. Residents take advantage of the vibrant nature of the community and often can be found outdoors during their leisure time, enjoying the beautiful climate. With tons of pet-friendly green spaces like Fred Ball Park and Ballast Point Park, it’s easy to find a space where neighbors can gather and enjoy a fun day in the sun together. These parks offer plenty of amenities, such as athletic courts, beaches, picnic shelters, and more for visitors to enjoy.
There is also a bustling entertainment scene, as South Tampa is home to some of the best restaurants and eateries in Florida, and its shopping scene rivals that of other major cities. With a high-energy and rapidly-expanding social and commerce scene, South Tampa is an exciting hub that locals love to be a part of.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
South Tampa is home to a diverse array of culinary options! Locals love visiting quaint eateries from relaxed meals and extravagant steakhouses for celebratory nights out.
Bern's Steak House is a prime example of a well-loved restaurant in the South Tampa area. This long-standing steakhouse opened in 1956, and since then, locals have flocked here for the dry-aged steaks, savory sides, and intimate atmosphere. Must-try menu items include the Rack of Lamb, the A5 Japanese Wagyu Strip, and their signature Caviar Tasting plate. This spot also boasts a renowned wine collection, so guests frequently enjoy a crisp white or a full-bodied glass of red with their entrees.
Wright's Gourmet House is another cozy eatery in the South Tampa area that residents adore. This local-favorite cafe serves savory sandwiches, fresh salads, and mouthwatering desserts in a welcoming, approachable setting. With a menu full of award-winning items, guests can easily find a unique dish to try and enjoy. Menu highlights include the Grilled Monte Cristo, the BLT, and the California Reuben. For a light, relaxed lunch, Wright’s is a fantastic place to visit with friends or family. The Davis Island archipelago is also home to some incredible eateries, such as Oggi Italian and Bayou Bodega.
South Tampa and the surrounding communities are well-known for their vast array of shopping options. The famous Hyde Park Village is the perfect place for shoppers who desire a unique, high-end retail experience. This stylish open-air mall features a wide array of on-trend brands. Ideal for browsing on a warm day with friends, Hyde Park Village is a must-visit spot.
Things to Do
The community here greatly enjoys socializing, so community events have major turnouts. For instance, the Hyde Park Art Show & Markets brings together residents to appreciate various artists and their pieces. Gasparilla Music Festival is another popular event nearby, drawing in residents to listen to several impressive live musical performances. Also, the four-mile Gasparilla Parade of Pirates is a widely popular annual event with a fun pirate-invasion theme, complete with live concerts and food galore, with Bayshore residents, getting a front row view of the action.
Finally, if your furry friends love the sandy beaches, check out the David Island Dog Beach for some off-leash fun in the water.