Downtown Tampa is centrally located for easy access to all of the hot spots and cultural centers Tampa Bay has to offer. Each residential condo of Downtown Tampa is within walking distance of the waterfront Curtis Hixon Park, The Tampa Museum of Art, the historic Tampa Theatre, The Straz Center for the Performing Arts, and Downtown Tampa’s business district. Downtown Tampa is also home to Duckweed Urban Market, a boutique neighborhood grocery and prepared foods establishment, many popular bars and restaurants, including Anise Global Gastrobar, Franklin Manor, Taps Restaurant Bar & Lounge, Fly Bar & Restaurant, and Malio’s Steak House. Curtis Hixon Park is host to many special events in Downtown Tampa, such as the Annual Gasparilla Art & Music Festivals. Some of Downtown Tampa’s condos and high-rises, like Skypoint, boast fitness centers, 24-hour concierge and security, pools, hot tubs, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, wood floors, floor to ceiling windows, and stunning city skyline and water views. The restoration of the historic 1926 Floridan Hotel and the brand new Le Méridien Tampa, a boutique luxury Starwood hotel in the historic 1905 U.S. Federal Courthouse, have kick started a trend restoring more of Downtown Tampa’s beautiful historic structures. The evolution of urban living and residential real estate in Downtown Tampa is providing many exciting options for those who desire the convenience of a maintenance free live-work-play lifestyle.
The Channel District, commonly referred to as Channelside is located in Tampa Bay’s port district, and is an extension of Downtown Tampa. Channelside neighbors Harbour Island and Ybor City as well, and is only a few minutes to South Tampa. While once just an industrial neighborhood, Channelside has evolved since 2003 into a neighborhood that offers urban dwellers a variety of residential condos, lofts, and townhomes like Ventana, The Towers of Channelside, Channelside Lofts and Victory Lofts, and hybrid condo-apartments like The Place @ Channelside. Channelside is home to the Amalie Arena, The Tampa Bay History Center, The Channelside Bay Plaza, The Port of Tampa’s cruise ship terminals, and The Florida Aquarium. Channelside also offers a variety of locally owned businesses like District Tavern, Zelda’s Caribbean Café, Cena, Duckweed Urban Grocery, Pour House, and Victory Coffee, and Publix is coming soon.
Harbour Island has been a popular residential destination since the 1980s, and was one of the first residential communities to appear in the Downtown Tampa area. Harbour Island is home to exclusive condos and gated communities like The Grandview, The Plaza, The Garrison, Island Homes, and Port Royal, as well as more budget friendly options like Parkcrest and Harbour Homes. The broad variety of homes on Harbour Island includes exclusive luxury waterfront single family homes, townhomes, condos, and apartments. Some Harbour Island homes and condos feature private boat slips, pools, fitness centers, 24-hour security, and walking trails. Harbour Island is located within walking distance of Channelside and Downtown Tampa, and is also host to a number of restaurants, bars, and retail establishments, including Jackson’s Bistro Bar & Restaurant, Café Dufrain, That’s Amore, a dry cleaner, bank, neighborhood convenience store, and Harbour Island Athletic Club & Spa.
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