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South Tampa Neighborhood Guide

South Tampa is centrally located near Downtown Tampa in the 33629 zip code. South Tampa is one of the best places to live because it has one of Tampa’s best high schools, Plant High School, as well as all A rated Elementary and Middle Schools. Families looking for a great neighborhood close to Downtown Tampa, major interstates and MacDill AFB flock to this neighborhood for that reason.

South Tampa Stats: In April of 2015 the median sales price is $479,900, up from $396,250 in March of 2015 and up over last year’s figure as well. (If you look at a two-year chart, March’s price went really low, but the dip looks like an aberration rather than a trend.) New pending sales are up 35 percent from a year ago, along with an almost 33 percent increase in sales that closed.

There are many new construction homes being built in the South Tampa area, as older homes are being torn down. The area is transforming and is one of the most desirable places to live, work and play.

Bayshore Beautiful

Tampa’s most expensive home for sale is located in the South Tampa area of Bayshore Beautiful. The historic Stovall-Lee House on Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa just hit the market at the highest price of any current listing in Hillsborough County and the second highest in the bay area. For $13.9 million, you can own the largest estate in South Tampa.

South Tampa's Bayshore Beautiful is considered a Walk-able neighborhood with tree-lined streets, there's a quaint shopping district, mom and pop restaurants and parks all within close proximity.

Channelside District

The Towers of Channelside is the only luxury high-rise condo in the Channelside District available for purchase. There are 2 towers and 257 units total. The key selling features are: Expansive balconies with views of the water and Downtown Tampa, walking distance to shops and restaurants, resort style amenities, and a 24 hour concierge. Pricing ranges from the 300's to over 1M.

Beach Park

The prestigious neighborhood of Beach Park has many canal front and open bay view homes which attracts many homeowners looking for a boating community with all the conveniences of being close to the major highways and Downtown Tampa.

Casa Bahia at Westshore Yacht Club

Casa Bahia (meaning house on the bay), is a WCI Community and are currently the only waterfront condos being built on the water in Tampa, and in one of the only gated, country club communities in all of South Tampa. Bring your boat, relax in the spa, or dine in one of the Yacht Club’s restaurants.

Westshore Yacht Club

Westshore Yacht Club offers water/sunset views of Old Tampa Bay from nearly 3,000 sq ft living space and additional 704 sq ft of lanai space! There are 9 buildings total, with starting prices in the low 700,000 range.

Palma Ceia

The Palma Ceia Neighborhood is centrally located within the area of South Tampa and known as a historic neighborhood with brick streets, lots of trees and 1920's style bungalow homes mixed in with Mediterranean style homes. It's walking distance to Bayshore Blvd. which is the world's longest sidewalk that abuts water.

Downtown Tampa

Skypoint Condos in Downtown Tampa became the first high rise luxury residential building in Downtown Tampa in 2005. Skypoint has every amenity you can ask for in a luxury living atmosphere. Throw away your gym membership because you won’t need one at Skypoint. There’s a Cardio Room, Weight Room, and plenty of weight machines, all looking over the fabulous downtown skyline and University of Tampa.

Harbour Island

According to Zillow, The highest priced neighborhood, is the boating community of Harbour Island in Tampa, Fl.Although there are many high-end homes in these areas, there are also many condos and townhomes that are very affordable, which makes it a unique mix for people looking to live on a beer budget with caviar taste!

Davis Islands

Derek Jeter’s house tops the list of Tampa area sports celebrity homes. The New York Yankee shortstop is building a mega house on Davis Islands that could end up the largest home in Hillsborough County. The land needed to build the manor overlooking Hillsborough Bay cost $7.7 million. The seven-bedroom, nine-bathroom house features a pool and two three-car garages. Two large boat lifts are already in place.

Ballast Point Park

Ballast Point Park! With water views of Downtown Tampa and perfectly situated near million dollar homes and the famed Bayshore Blvd., the longest continuous waterfront sidewalk in the world at 4.5 miles. There's a restaurant, fishing pier, fitness center and playground. Ballast Point Park is next to the beautiful Tampa Yacht & Country Club and the Equestrian Perrenial Farm, which is public and offers horse boarding and lessons.
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