Around New Tampa
Where to Live
In the southern part of the neighborhood, just two miles north of the University of South Florida is Tampa Palms, a golf community offering both condos and single-family homes encircled by the Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve and Lettuce Lake Park. Further north, neighborhoods including Hunter's Green and Pebble Creek feature single-family homes with more of a pastoral sensibility, but without sacrificing convenient access to shopping and dining.
Where to Eat
Bruce B. Downs Boulevard cuts through the heart of New Tampa, serving as the neighborhood's main street. Abundant dining options line the road, including numerous unique, artisanal cafes and restaurants, offering their takes on flavors both traditional and contemporary. Just north of Pebble Creek lies a popular new shopping and dining district that residents love.
What You'll See
The northern portion of New Tampa is primarily home to families who enjoy the clean, safe environs of the area, as well as older residents attracted by the neighborhood's charming golf communities and quiet streets. Wildlife and residents on golf carts are common sites in this more leisurely part of town. Meanwhile, the population shifts in a more youthful direction at the southern end of the neighborhood, with several apartment complexes populated by students at the nearby university.
Friday Night Fun
This primarily residential neighborhood features several spots on Bruce B. Downs Boulevard to grab a casual drink with friends before catching a movie. You may also take a short drive south to find an abundance of bars, clubs, galleries, and nightlife in every direction. Spots near the university are abuzz with excitement of campus life, with numerous concert venues, art galleries, and boutique shops just a few minutes away.
The Perfect Sunday
The New Tampa environment and culture is perfect for the idyllic backyard barbecue or a picnic at any of the nearby parks. Go for a morning jog through the peaceful streets of New Tampa before enjoying brunch or a casual day of shopping. Or, if you're more of an adventurous type, the Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve, located right in the heart of the neighborhood, offers miles of space to roam and explore.
Wildlife and natural surroundings • Quiet, secure neighborhoods • Pastoral and rustic vibe while still being close to the city • Easy access to interstates and other parts of the city • Access to grocery stores and other shopping options.
Locals Don't Love
Nothing within walking distance • Not many cultural attractions or events in the neighborhood • Congestion on Bruce B. Down Blvd..
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