South Tampa

A lively community near Downtown surrounded by water and close to attractions.

Welcome to South Tampa

South Tampa, Florida, is a city in Hillsborough County, Florida, United States, often used as an example of a well-managed, urban city. The Tampa Bay area, along with other areas of the Florida peninsula, has been described as desirable locations to live, work, and play. South Tampa is a beautiful and lively gateway to the rest of Tampa and Florida. This geographic region is just south of the Tampa International Airport and contains several museums, monuments, and points of interest.
When you think of South Tampa, the first thing that comes to mind is the heat and humidity. The area is known for being hot and humid, which is excellent for tropical plant life and outdoor enthusiasts. The community also has water access as it is surrounded by Hillsborough Bay and Old Tampa Bay. The rain that falls in South Tampa is also a blessing for the area, as it helps keep it green. The area is close to many well-known attractions and parks, such as Busch Gardens and the Tampa Aquarium.

What to Love

  • Close to downtown Tampa, attractions, and an international airport
  • Warm climate year-round
  • Water access for activities like boating and swimming
  • Vibrant area with beautiful views and activities

Local Lifestyle

South Tampa is a unique community in many ways. It’s home to some of the best restaurants in the area and where you’ll find some of the best shopping. You’ll also find parks and other green spaces where you can relax or play a game of basketball. The area is also home to various jobs, from those in the medical field to those in the construction industry. The area has a unique mix of culture, history, and modern life. It's a mecca for sports fans and people who love water, boating, and outdoor adventure, with a fantastic climate and easy access to Downtown Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and more. The area is home to outstanding golf courses and is a great place to explore.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Big Ray’s Fish Camp is a bay-to-belly eatery that serves seafood and hearty American cuisine close to Ballast Point Pier. Salt Shack on the Bay is a waterfront restaurant with dock access for boaters and a refined beach establishment that serves fresh seafood and other seasonal cuisines. Green Iguana Bar & Grill offers live music every night and a diverse menu featuring meals like tacos, sandwiches, burgers, salads, and mixed bowls. Hyde Park Village is a fun and thriving area in South Tampa where locals can eat, shop, and relax. The shopping center hosts many community events like block parties and live music.

Things to Do

Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club is a private club with beautiful resort-style amenities like a pool, tennis courts, fitness center, and premier golf course. Ballast Point Park is on the east coast of South Tampa and has stunning water views and amenities, including a 600-foot pier, splash pad, boat ramp, wellness center, picnic areas, open lawns, and a playground. The Butterfly Conservatory of Tampa Bay is an education center and exhibit to learn about the lifecycle of a butterfly and how to conserve native plants to help butterflies survive. Picnic Island Park is a little-known park that features a bog beach, pier, boat ramp, playground, disc golf, sand volleyball, canoe launch, outdoor fitness equipment, and more.


Hillsborough County Public Schools is a large school district that strives to provide individual support for students to excel and become responsible community members. The district offers comprehensive academic and extracurricular programs for kindergarten through high school students.
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