Downtown Tampa

Welcome to Downtown Tampa

An upscale urban and walkable city center with a thriving dining and entertainment scene
Situated at the heart of Tampa City, Downtown Tampa is an incredibly vibrant, active, and family-friendly neighborhood to live in. The area is known for its vivacious nightlife and beautiful waterfront, and it's home to award-winning parks and highly rated museums. With the 2.6-mile-long Tampa Riverwalk and its pedestrian-friendly streets, Downtown Tampa is among the top-rated walkable neighborhoods in the country.
Downtown Tampa has a mix of architectural styles. From breathtaking waterfront properties and skyscraper apartment facilities to villas, custom homes, and luxury condos, this upscale neighborhood has something to offer everyone.

Things to Love

  • Walkable downtown with a successful trolley system
  • Tampa water taxis make the Hillsborough River easily accessible
  • Wharfs, shops, and restaurants available on foot via Tamp Riverwalk
  • Vibrant nightlife and family-friendly entertainment

Local Lifestyle

Considering Tampa University is within a mile of Downtown Tampa, the community is bustling with things to do, whether it’s visiting coffee shops for a late-night exam or gathering with friends for drinks at a bar after work. Walking and biking are preferred means of transportation, but locals can enjoy a quick commute to various nearby attractions or take a Tampa water taxi to move around the city while enjoying the Hillsborough River’s beautiful scenery. The ever-vibrant nightlife and entertainment in luxurious bars and restaurants make the neighborhood incredibly active.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Listen to live jazz performances while sipping on your favorite gin cocktail at CW's Gin Joint or stop by Hattricks, whose upscale sports bar blends its historic building location with locally-brewed beer.  American Social’s innovative drinks, full-service bar, and thrilling sports games are perfect for winding down on a Friday night. Columbia Restaurant is your go-to for incredible cuisine and mouthwatering drinks.
Shopping in Downtown Tampa is a unique experience. Among the area’s top shopping centers is Channelside Bay Plaza, which hosts more than 20 high-end retailers.

Things to Do

Whether you're attending Tampa Bay Lightning hockey game at Amalie Arena, or listening to live music concerts at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, you’re sure to find quality fun in Downtown Tampa.
The Straz Center for Performing Arts serves its guests entertained with dance and theater performances, as well as opera concerts.  Get a first-hand look at exotic marine life at The Florida Aquarium, which is home to more than 8,000 sea creatures. Of course, no visit to Downtown will be complete without a trip to the Tampa Museum of Art, whose displays showcase a wide range of artwork.


The Hillsborough County Public School District serves the community of Downtown Tampa. Top schools in the area include:
  • Grady Elementary School
  • Coleman Middle School
  • Plant High School
  • Academy of Holy Names
  • Jesuit High School

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