Tampa Palms


Tampa Palms is a large neighborhood located just a few minutes northeast from the University of South Florida. During the late ‘80s, this area was recognized as being one of the best master-planned communities in the United States. The neighborhood is bordered by Interstate-75 on the northeast, the university community on the south, and Lutz on the west. There are several amenities nearby that are accessible by taking the roadways interlaced throughout Tampa Palms.
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Quick Facts

  • Current Prices:$89,900 to $4,500,000
  • Closed Prices:$67,500 to $1,050,000
  • Median Sale Price:$293,000
  • Average $ per sq ft:$142
  • Association Fee Ranges:$0,$0 to $360/mo,$150 to $2652/quarter,$200 to $3580
(based on data from the last 12 months)
  • Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
  • Age:1986 to 2018
  • Sq. Ft.:566 to 21,751Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms:1 to 6Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms:1 to 8Bathrooms
  • Lot Sizes: - 5+ acres


For those looking to invest in a new home, Tampa Palms features a variety of designs to choose from. Most common in this neighborhood are single-family homes, which usually have annual homeowner association fees ranging from $22 to $4,200, and taxes for the year range from as low as $1,923 to as high as $37,291. There are also a variety of attached homes. Those usually have quarterly homeowner association fees ranging from $22 to $4,200. Property taxes for the year can range from $743 to $4,095.

Where to Live

The majority of the homes were either built between 2000 and 2004 or during the ‘80s and ‘90’s. The main roadway heading through Tampa Palms is Bruce B Downs Boulevard, but I-75 and I-275 are also located nearby. Expect the population density in Tampa Palms to be considerably lower than in the rest of the city. Most of the local amenities are found along Bruce B Downs and the area surrounding the golf course.

Where to Eat

You’ll find the majority of the eateries in Tampa Palms are located in proximity to Bruce B Downs. The neighborhood has a number of national franchises along the roadway, as well as local restaurants that specialize in preparing pizza, Chinese, and other popular cuisines. Some of the other options nearby include Greek, Thai dishes, or authentic Mexican food. You also have the option of sandwiches, sushi and popular national chains.

What You'll See

There are lots of luxurious properties in Tampa Palms and local residents are significantly younger than those living in other parts of the city. You’ll quickly notice that most of the people living in this neighborhood are between their late teens and mid-thirties. Tampa Palms also has a higher proportion of married couples and families than other parts of the city.

Friday Night Fun

You’ll learn that many of the nightlife destinations local to Tampa Palms are located near Bruce B Downs, at the north or south end of the neighborhood. You can also find several popular locations scattered around the junction with I-75, including a movie theater, franchise restaurants, a tap room, and a sports bar. Otherwise, kick back at the number of clubs, lounges, and a local brewery located just south of Tampa Palms.

The Perfect Sunday

One of the most sought-after destinations for enjoying a Sunday out in the area is visiting the Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club. Going to Lettuce Lake Park is also favorite Sunday ritual for many locals in the neighborhood. The park is well-known for hosting family barbeques and enjoying the boardwalk located on the property. Take time going shopping at the different plazas scattered along Bruce B Downs that have everything you could need for running errands on the weekend.


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