Moving to Tampa or Gainesville?
Moving can be a stressful. On top of all the packing and planning, you probably have felt a little anxious moving to a new area. It takes time to get a adjusted to a new home and a new neighborhood.
We want to make moving easier for you. That’s why we’re making lists of all the neighborhoods in Tampa and Gainesville that make them great cities to live in. We’ll be keying you in on the hot restaurants, attractions and all the things that make these neighborhoods awesome.
Know Your Neighborhood: South Tampa
The area comprising South Tampa is actually a collection of different neighborhoods, each with its own unique identity. Many of the neighborhoods feature living artifacts from Tampa’s history, from brick-paved streets to historic homes. South Tampa is known for its majestic homes, shopping and eating. The area has a little something for everyone one, making it one of Tampa’s hottest neighborhoods.
Things to do in South Tampa
If you’re living in South Tampa, there’s tons to do. From shopping to recreation, South Tampa has a little bit of everything.
This scenic drive traces the edge of Old Hillsborough Bay, which acts as South Tampa’s natural border. The road runs for seven miles, featuring scenic views of the water as well as the gorgeous historic homes that line Bayshore.
After undergoing a beautification project and pedestrian renovation, Bayshore has since become one of the most popular biking/walking trails in Tampa.
A week-long festival celebrating Tampa’s historic status as a pirate haven, Gasparilla features many events and many of them occur in South Tampa. One of the most popular events, the Gasparilla Parade, is held on Bayshore Blvd.
Eating in South Tampa
If you’re a foodie, than South Tampa is a great place to live. There’s tons of great culinary options from a variety of cuisines. Here are some of our favorites.
For breakfast, lunch or dinner, you can’t go wrong with Datz. Featuring an extensive menu of American fusion, the menu at Datz is innovative and flavorful. From exciting takes on deli-style sandwiches and burgers to tex-mex and everything in between, you’ll be floored by these food options; and you’ll never get tired of it! It’s also a popular brunch spot.
But ‘Datz’ not all (sorry).
Datz also features a selection of craft beer, wine and cocktails if you want to get your drink on.
For over 30 years, Bella’s Italian Cafe has been bringing authentic Italian flavor and hospitality to South Tampa foodies and families. Featuring classic, rustic Italian dishes and a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere Bella’s has become a staple of the South Tampa culinary scene. When you visit you’ll find out why.
From fresh pasta made in-house daily, to hand-tossed pizzas and calzones, you’ll sound find out why the locals love it.
We hope this gives you a small taste of what’s waiting for you in your new neighborhood! Living in South Tampa is awesome. There’s tons to do, it’s family-friendly and you’re close to pretty much everything. If you need help with your move, call us for a quote or fill out out this online form for a free estimate.
Wade Swikle started out in the moving business while a student at the University of Florida, graduating with a Bachelor’s in Telecommunication and a Master’s in Entrepreneurship, before becoming president of 2 College Brothers.