Seminole Heights

Overview

Seminole Heights is one of the most historical neighborhoods of Tampa, filled with a lot of great buildings and areas. There are tree-lined streets, older homes with significant amounts of charm, and a lot of growth happening at the moment. It is home to quite a few microbreweries and is quickly becoming the go-to part of town where the city is focusing on modernizing many sections.
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Quick Facts

  • Current Prices:$75,000 to $729,000
  • Closed Prices:$31,525 to $710,000
  • Median Sale Price:$200,000
  • Average $ per sq ft:$171
  • Association Fee Ranges:$34 to $198/mo,$0 to $12,$0 to $10
(based on data from the last 12 months)
  • Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
  • Age:1900 to 2018
  • Sq. Ft.:576 to 7,056Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms:0 to 9Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms:0 to 6Bathrooms
  • Lot Sizes: - 5+ acres

Homes

You can find home designs and prices to accommodate your budget in the community of Seminole Heights. Most common in this neighborhood are single-family homes, which usually have annual homeowner association fees ranging from $10 to $128, and taxes for the year range from as low as $133 to as high as $7,500. There are also a variety of attached homes. Those usually have monthly homeowner association fees ranging from $10 to $128. Property taxes for the year can range from $340 to $2,075.

Where to Live

Many empty nesters are choosing to settle into the bungalow-style homes towards the north of the neighborhood. These are amazing homes that have history, and some were built as early as the 1910s. While some are fixer-uppers, others have already been completely renovated with a lot of modern features, swimming pools, and more. For the younger crowd, there are various condos being developed towards the south, which is closer to Ybor. And while they offer smaller square footage, they have enticing features, including gyms and tennis courts.

Where to Eat

A variety of restaurants are found throughout Seminole Heights, including many independently owned restaurants that are popping up along Florida Avenue. These tend to provide the farm-to-table menus where everything is fresh and ingredients are organic and locally grown. There are also quite a few Thai and Chinese restaurants, including noodle houses where a person can enjoy all of the lo mein they can handle. Very few chain restaurants exist in the area, which is ideal for the person who wants something a bit more sophisticated with local charm.

What You'll See

People always seem to be out and about in Seminole Heights and this is because there are always things going on. A farmer's market sets up on Sunday mornings through the summer and fall months. Food trucks are abundant and will often set up in open parking lots on the weekends, creating impromptu festivals that welcome anyone and everyone. It's a diverse neighborhood where there are families, college-aged students, and retirees alike. The melting pot is why people are constantly moving into the area.

Friday Night Fun

Microbreweries are a great place to get a Friday night off to a good start. More of these are entering Seminole Heights all the time and the Brew Bus can be a fun way to explore them all while having a designated driver. Restaurants will often take reservations to ensure you can get the table you want, while festivals provide a way to have fun until the wee hours of the night. The Lowry Park Zoo has been known to host evening events as well, which can be fun for the adults.

The Perfect Sunday

Relax on a Sunday by taking kids to the Lowry Park Zoo, where there are rides for the little ones and dozens of different types of animals to view. It's possible to take a walk through the neighborhood and go into the various antique stores as well, shopping for things to help you redecorate and find that special something for the person who has it all. Brunch is served in many restaurants as well, allowing for a relaxing start to a morning with some good food and good company.

Locals Love

Walkability • Lots of festivals • Great food options.

Locals Don't Love

Traffic • Parking is difficult • No major shopping mall.

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