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What’s So Special About South Tampa??

I have a client moving in from the frozen northeast. She is staying in temporary housing until her home sells and then she will buy a home in Tampa and move the rest of the family here. It’s too soon to look at specific houses, but the right time to have a look at some of the various neighborhoods. Most people who are relocating to town are used to commuting and are willing to live in the suburbs for a larger, newer home.

Beach_Park As a busy, working mother, I quickly determined that she was not interested in a long commute and was used to “in town” living. South Tampa is the peninsula that is south of Downtown Tampa. It is surrounded by water and its proximity to downtown and the airport, along with its charming homes, grandfather oaks and nationally recognized schools makes it a very desirable place to live. It feels like a ‘small town” in the middle of a big city. With some of the priciest real estate in the area, life in South Tampa is about “lifestyle” and convenience, along with excellent schools.

So, on a beautiful Saturday morning, with the temperature about 75 degrees, I picked her up in the convertible and said, Welcome to “South Tampa”, where everything in your life is “five minutes away“. We drove all the South Tampa neighborhoods from Beach Park to Sunset Park to New Suburb Beautiful, Davis Islands and down south to the Interbay area. We drove past Plant High School, rated #71 in in Newsweeks Top 100 High Schools list.

I gave her the tour of all the unique places to shop and eat along the way. Estella’s on Bay to Bay Blvd. is the perfect gift shop and a “must see” for all Vera Bradley addicts.Vintage Vintage Wines is a family-owned wine shop with a personable and knowledgeable staff. Chez Bryce, on Davis Islands has a nice outdoor patio for lunch or dinner. The upscale grocer, Fresh Market, has just moved to town and is busy all day long. Cevice is fabulous and romantic, for tapas into the wee hours.After a drive through historic Hyde Park and Ybor City, Downtown and Channelside, we concluded our day with a waterside lunch. It was the perfect introduction to life in South Tampa.

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2 responses to “What’s So Special About South Tampa??”

  1. Traci says:

    great job Jackie

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