Diversity. History. Culture. Healthcare. Transportation. Employment opportunities. And don't forget the weather. Ask locals why Tampa is the best place to live and work, and those are just a handful of the answers you'll get. 

With a cost of living 5% lower than the national average, the reasons to call Tampa home are seemingly endless. So, if you are looking to find a home or condo in the Tampa area, it's best to know where to look. 

Here are a handful of the Tampa area's best neighborhoods for planting your roots:


  Sign in Palma Ceia Neighborhood

Photo of Palma Ceia Neighborhood

Palma Ceia

Located in Hillsborough County, Palma Ceia is a favorite among families and young professionals. Its sparse suburban feel is defined by a myriad of restaurants, coffee shops and parks. The public schools here are among the top-ranked in the county. | Learn More


Photo of fountain in Hyde Park neighborhood

Photo of Hyde Park Neighborhood 

Hyde Park

Situated on Bayshore Boulevard in Hillsborough County, Hyde Park is one of Tampa’s most historic neighborhoods. With easy access to fine dining, shopping and nightlife, it offers a strong sense of community, complemented by highly rated public schools and walkability. | Learn More


Downtown Tampa Skyline

Downtown Tampa Skyline 

Downtown Tampa

With its waterfront access, green spaces and community venues, there is always something happening downtown Tampa. The district continues to evolve with more connected downtown neighborhoods that have outdoor spaces for dining, retail, and spaces for music and cultural events. The rapidly growing Water Street is bringing more opportunities for downtown residents along with rising towers in the Channelside area. | Learn More


Photo of Seminole Heights Neighborhood

Photo of Seminole Heights Neighborhood

Seminole Heights

Just three miles north of Downtown Tampa, the transformation of Seminole Heights has made it a popular area for homeowners. A five-minute ride to the downtown riverwalk, its quirky and eclectic neighborhood spirit is attracting younger families, artists and musicians. | Learn More


Photo of Davis Islands Waterfront

Photo of Davis Islands Waterfront

Davis Islands

One of Tampa’s most desirable areas, the residential demographics range from young professionals and families to NFL players and retirees. Residents are drawn by its direct access to the city, its quaint main street, and the relaxed island vibe. The end of the island is popular for sailing, watching the sunset, and has a private airport for residents who pilot their own jets. | Learn More


Photo of The Channel District

Photo of The Channelside District

Channelside District

This family-friendly area is perfect for those who want to feel like they’re living in the city. Filled with restaurants, coffee shops and parks, the Channelside District also sports some of the best public schools in the downtown area. | Learn More 


Photo of Harbour Island Waterfront

Photo of Harbour Island Waterfront

Harbour Island

Consisting of condos, apartments, single-family homes and large homes, Harbour Island offers residents an urban feel. The area is close to Amelie Arena for walking to Lightning games or concerts hosted at the venue. | Learn More


Photo of Carrollwood Waterfront

Photo of Carrollwood Waterfront 


If you’re looking for a large suburban area with a small-town feel, Carrollwood is the place for you. Featuring above-average schools, affordable housing, and plenty of shopping and dining, outdoor activities, it is a favorite of young professionals. | Learn More 


Photo of Mural in Downtown St. PetersburgPhoto of Mural in Downtown St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg 

Known as “St. Pete” or “Sunshine City,” St. Petersburg is the epitome of the beach town. Offering above-average schools and affordable housing, the city offers a wide variety of housing opportunities—everything from beach cottages and bungalows to luxury high-rise condos. | Learn More 


If you're looking for the best Tampa Bay neighborhood for your next home, our team of real estate professionals at Smith & Associates can help make your dream come true. With more than 52 years in the business, we make it our mission to help every client find their new home. Let us "match" you with one of our team members today. 

Call us at 833-917-0676 or visit smithandassociates.com/contact.


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