Palma Ceia

This highly sought-after neighborhood is among the most well-known areas in Tampa Bay. Home to Plant High School, Palma Ceia offers residents a variety of shopping, entertainment, dining and recreation options, especially in the popular Palma Ceia Design District. Located in the South Tampa peninsula, the area is convenient to highways and Tampa International Airport. Homes in Palma Ceia tend to be mid-sized character homes in a range of beautiful classic styles.

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Palma Ceia

According to several consumer sites, Tampa’s Palma Ceia is one of the most-searched areas for homes for sale in the U.S. It’s no wonder! In Palma Ceia, homes of every style and price range sit on oak-shaded streets.


Palma Ceia, FL Real Estate

Palma Ceia’s real estate market consists of many small to mid-sized single-family homes and luxury homes from around 1,000 to 3,000 square feet. A great many of these were built in the early 20th century, displaying the eclectic styles of that time, including Craftsman, Victorian, and Colonial-inspired designs. These homes have since been lovingly kept and renovated, now counting as highly-desirable character homes.

Modern infills and post-2000s builds draw more on Mediterranean styles for inspiration, with the most recent displaying modern Farmhouse details. The streets themselves are typically narrow, with residents relying on driveways and single attached garages for parking. Setbacks are also fairly narrow and with the many brick-lined streets the area has a distinctly European community feel.

Life in Palma Ceia

Palma Ceia is a wonderful neighborhood combining a family-friendly community with excellent amenities for all ages. Some of the highlights in and around Palma Ceia include:

  • Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club

  • Plant High School

  • Palma Ceia Village 

  • Britton Plaza 

Palma Ceia’s commercial streets also include many area favorite eateries like Buddy Brew Coffee, Pinky’s Diner, Flames Indian Cuisine, and many more. Overall the area is popular as a walkable area for shopping and grabbing a bite to eat, along with enjoying views of the bay a short distance to the southeast along Bayview Boulevard. 

Perhaps most notably, the area is home to the Palma Ceia Design District around the intersection of MacDill Avenues and Bay to Bay Boulevard, which includes stores, galleries, and cafes.

Getting Around Palma Ceia

The boundaries of Palma Ceia are the Selmon Expressway to the east, the Dale Mabry Highway to the west, San Miguel Street and Prospect Road to the north, and Euclid Avenue to the south. 

Palma Ceia is mostly a residential neighborhood with grid-patterned streets lined with small to mid-sized older homes. However, there are many commercial venues, including restaurants, services, and other businesses along Bay to Bay Boulevard and MacDill Avenue. Downtown Tampa is less than 10 minutes away to the southeast, depending on traffic. Tampa International Airport is less than 20 minutes away to the northwest.