Tampa Heights, River & Riverside Heights, and Seminole Heights are historic suburban neighborhoods just minutes north of Downtown Tampa, easily accessible by 275, Florida Ave & Nebraska Ave, that are quickly becoming urban friendly. As home prices increase in south Tampa, those desiring the charm of a historic neighborhood on a smaller budget will enjoy these 3 boroughs of Tampa Bay that are undergoing a gentrification to bring them back to their glory days. The addition of grocery stores, retail establishments, bars and restaurants along Florida, Nebraska, & Hillsborough Avenues have made The Heights a popular choice for homeowners in Tampa Bay.
Tampa Heights was established in the 1880s as the first suburb of Tampa. Tampa Heights is located on the north border of Downtown Tampa, nestled along the Hillsborough River. Considered to be one of Tampa’s most up-and-coming areas, this area offers affordable living in a variety of architectural styles such as bungalows and cottages to Spanish Revival and mid-century homes. New developments are being planned for single and multifamily homes, restaurants like newly opened Ulele, and retail establishments along the Hillsborough River are bringing much excitement to the area. The convenience of being close to downtown and Ybor City, as well as easy access to both I-4 and I-275, affords Tampa Heights a uniquely central location.
River Heights is adjacent to Tampa Heights to the west, bordering the Hillsborough River south of Columbus Drive, and Riverside Heights is located north of Columbus to Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. River Heights & Riverside Heights offer a mix of historic homes from the early 1900s to newly constructed homes. The affordability of real estate and centralized locations of River Heights and Riverside Heights have made these neighborhoods a popular choice for home buyers wanting the charm of a historic neighborhood on a budget.
Seminole Heights is a historic Tampa neighborhood founded in 1911, located only 10 minutes from Downtown & South Tampa. Seminole Heights has a Bohemian feel and is located next to several trendy restaurants and bars such as Ella’s, The Independent, Taco Bus (featured in Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives), and The Refinery (nominated for a James Beard award in 2011 and has a weekly changing menu). The homes in the area offer an affordable alternative and feature historic Craftsman bungalows and Spanish mission homes from the 1910s up to new construction homes, featuring spacious yards, brick paved streets, oak tree canopies, and a very active neighborhood association.
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