Downtown Tampa

Overview

The downtown area of Tampa is comprised of high-rises and corporate buildings. It is a bustling neighborhood that offers phenomenal opportunities to those who live within the area. With South Nebraska being the north end and Amalie Arena being the south end, there are quite a few things to look forward to within the entire neighborhood. Residents can find a little bit of everything in Downtown Tampa.
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Quick Facts

  • Current Prices:$183,000 to $1,077,200
  • Closed Prices:$59,000 to $1,250,000
  • Median Sale Price:$292,300
  • Average $ per sq ft:$322
  • Association Fee Ranges:$0,$1496 to $1727/quarter,$0 to $707.56,$0 to $1568/mo
(based on data from the last 12 months)
  • Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
  • Age:1902 to 2011
  • Sq. Ft.:608 to 5,459Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms:1 to 4Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms:1 to 4Bathrooms
  • Lot Sizes: - 3 acres

Homes

Looking to buy a new home? The community of Downtown Tampa features a wonderful variety of designs to choose from. Most common in this neighborhood are attached homes, which usually have monthly homeowner association fees ranging from $1 to $2,079, and taxes for the year range from as low as $1,370 to as high as $22,006. There are also a variety of single-family homes. Those usually have quarterly homeowner association fees ranging from $1 to $2,079. Property taxes for the year can range from $1,107 to $2,209.

Where to Live

Some impressive high rises are being built in the downtown area, particularly around Channelside Drive. These are luxury towers and include Bell amongst several others. Various floorplans exist and cater to the working class. The north end of downtown is where various single-family homes exist, and the styles can range from bungalow to modern. The single-family homes are close to many of the Hillsborough County schools, making this area extremely popular with families who have school-age children.

Where to Eat

The downtown area offers a wide array of cuisines. Pizza can be found on virtually every corner, and there are quite a few Mexican restaurants, including the Taco Bus. Sports bars are abundant as well, and this is because Amalie Arena is located downtown. Tampa as a whole is big on the food scene, so there aren't a whole lot of chain restaurants. This ensures the food is good, the menus are filled with variety, and the cuisines to choose from are abundant. Whatever you have a taste for, it can be found in the downtown area.

What You'll See

It seems as though there is always something going on downtown. People are walking down the streets on their way to work, people dressed for concerts are rushing to the arena in the evening, and families enjoy the various green spaces when the weather is nice. Channelside Drive is where the Tampa Port exists and so it's filled with a variety of tourists, particularly on weekends, exploring the area and taking in all of the shops.

Friday Night Fun

Fridays are always exciting in downtown Tampa and this is because of the various wine bars and microbreweries. Channelside may have live music going on and it's a beautiful view of the bay no matter what. Amalie Arena always has events going on as well, such as a Tampa Bay Lightning game or a concert. Whether it involves walking around to explore the sights and sounds or even taking a dinner yacht on the bay, downtown knows how to keep everyone entertained.

The Perfect Sunday

Sundays are spent walking around and enjoying the many restaurants that offer brunch. Most of the corporate offices are closed, making traffic much more bearable. Biking around the Channelside area can be a lot of fun, especially when the sun isn't at its brightest. The Orange County Convention Center may even have a family-friendly event going on, such as the Home Show or a special event for kids. Parents can also take their kids to the Glazer Children's Museum, which has an abundance of exhibits that are designed for hands that love to explore.

Locals Love

Very walkable • Tampa Bay Lightning games • Great variety of restaurants.

Locals Don't Love

Lots of traffic • High cost of housing • Have to pay for parking.

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Disclaimer: School attendance zone boundaries are supplied by Maponics and are subject to change. Check with the applicable school district prior to making a decision based on these boundaries.

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