The Tampa Bay Area continues to grow and evolve with changing demographics. Neighborhoods look completely different today than they did a decade ago, and will continue to grow over the next 10 years. Areas that were considered too rural are now thriving suburbs, while urban areas are getting unique makeovers.  

Check out these top seven neighborhoods in Tampa Bay that are hot for homebuyers right now.

Hyde Park

Hyde Park is a favorite neighborhood of many residents in Tampa. Despite being only a few minutes from Downtown, Hyde Park feels like a different place entirely. This neighborhood is lined with trees that create shade and peace for families to walk around and play. There are plenty of dining options just around the corner -- many of which are kid and dog friendly.

South Tampa

South Tampa is home to the iconic Bayshore Boulevard, where residents walk, run, bike, and drive past all year round. Bungalows and historic homes line this area, creating a perfect Florida vista with Palm Trees and vibrant sunsets. This area is picturesque, typically safe, and a comfortable place for many residents who have lived in the area for years.

Downtown Tampa

If you want to live in the center of all the activity, consider moving to Downtown Tampa. Condo towers dot the skyline and overlook the Hillsborough River and the iconic University of Tampa Minarets. Just a few blocks from your home, you can bike along the Riverwalk, catch a show at the Straz Center, or check out some of the city’s nightlife. On a good day, you can do all three.

Seminole Heights

In the past five years, Seminole Heights has seen a revival as younger families move into historic bungalows and foodies flock to newly-opened restaurants and bars. This area is minutes from downtown but has its own tightly-knit community, making it a popular option for people who enjoy going out, but sometimes just want to walk down the street for some good food and drinks.


Along with Seminole Heights, Channelside is one of the neighborhoods that has changed the most in the past 10 years. There are several new developments in the area, including high rises that overlook the bay. Residents who move to the Channelside area now are early adopters, as this neighborhood is expected to become a hub for activity in the next decade.


Located along North Dale Mabry, Carrollwood is one of the more suburban neighborhoods in Tampa. It’s an often overlooked part of Tampa because Dale Mabry tends of focus on Raymond James Stadium and the area near I-275, but this area provides many creature comforts that people need without living too far outside of the city. Nightlife isn’t far away, and neither is nature.


Like Carrollwood, Westchase is considered the suburbs of Tampa. It’s possible to get downtown fairly easily with close access to the Veterans Expressway, but the neighborhood offers an escape from city life. There are dozens of events held annually in Westchase, from fundraising fun runs to Halloween kids costume contests.

Get Ready to Buy a Home In Tampa

While finding a great house in a beautiful neighborhood is the hope of every homebuyer, you also need to be smart about the process.

When you find your dream home, make sure that you protect it.  

To find out what it will take to insure and protect your new Tampa home, talk to our friends at Oracle Insurance. They offer free home insurance quotes and will work with you to find the best rates and plans to insure your new Tampa house, condo, or townhome.    

When you’re knowledgeable about the Tampa area and your homeownership options, you’ll be able to focus on the fun and exciting parts of your new house hunt!

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