Ybor City

Overview

Ybor City is a historic neighborhood in Tampa, Florida that is a delightful mix of cultures, ages, and different types of people. Ybor City is among the most diverse neighborhoods in all of Florida. The area got its name from Vicente Martinez Ybor, who moved his successful cigar business from Havana to Tampa. The area has grown and diversified ever since, despite hits during the Great Depression and various changes throughout the decades.
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Quick Facts

  • Current Prices:$59,000 to $269,000
  • Closed Prices:$14,929 to $548,000
  • Median Sale Price:$111,950
  • Average $ per sq ft:$165
  • Association Fee Ranges:$0
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  • Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
  • Age:1810 to 2017
  • Sq. Ft.:598 to 3,576Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms:1 to 6Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms:1 to 3Bathrooms
  • Lot Sizes:less than 1/8 - 5+ acres

Homes

The Ybor City community offers a wide variety of housing designs, making it easy for buyers to find their perfect home. Most common in this neighborhood are single-family homes, which usually have monthly homeowner association fees ranging from $1 to $460, and taxes for the year range from as low as $50 to as high as $12,836. There are also a variety of attached homes. Those usually have annual homeowner association fees ranging from $1 to $460. Property taxes for the year range from as low as $564 to as high as $2,718.

Where to Live

Northern Ybor consists mostly of older homes that were built for the cigar workers of the past. The 7th Avenue Balconies are coveted for their views of parades during Guavaween. The apartments here have been converted by and for artists from old stores, businesses, and homes. Mixed in with the homes on 7th avenues are restaurant, shops, and bars. The more modern area is The Quarter at Ybor, which is still just steps from the entertainment and historical street fronts, yet offers more modern condos.

Where to Eat

Ybor city is home to the nation's oldest Spanish restaurant, Columbia Restaurant, as well as many other Latin restaurants. Because the area is indeed a melting pot, nearly any cuisine can be found in Ybor City. There are hole-in-the-wall dives as well as top-rated culinary experiences and everything in between. Ybor serves as Tampa's go-to date area but it has many restaurants for all ages.

What You'll See

Because Ybor City is both historical and the city's entertainment hotspot, the sights in Ybor can vary depending on the time of day of the visit. However, a visitor or resident will always be impressed with the architecture and the diverse residents. You may see students from the HCC Ybor City Campus enjoying their lunch, you may see a constant parade of tourists enjoying the sights and night life, and you will likely see young families walking their pets when the heat of the day wears down.

Friday Night Fun

Ybor city is busy on Friday nights, with dance clubs that range from hip hop to rock, to jazz, and cigar shops that turn into salsa clubs when the sun goes down. Centro Ybor 10 is a date night and family movie theater with reserved seating, a full bar, and amenities usually not found while attending a modern movie. Whether you are there for the history, or to let loose, the Ybor City nightlife cannot be beat.

The Perfect Sunday

A walking tour of the cigar industry is sure to please both history buffs and families alike. Ybor City Museum is a great way to learn about the area and enjoy some cool air on your walking tour. The art gallery at the community college and the Ybor Architecture Hop are also great options on Sundays.

Locals Love

Great food • LGBT-friendly • Relaxed feel • Saturday Market.

Locals Don't Love

Can get noisy and rowdy at night • Lots of complexes being constructed • Traffic.

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