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Tampa is a thriving and vibrant city, poised on the apex of Tampa Bay. It is a metropolitan and diverse city, and a national hub for finance, insurance, healthcare, shipping, and national defense industries, among others. South Tampa is the "original Tampa", featuring Ybor City, the old Cuban quarter, and the historic Hyde Park neighborhood and the beautiful Bayshore Drive which gives a scenic drive overlooking Tampa Bay. People looking for South Tampa homes for sale typically want to be close to downtown with its dynamic businesses, cultural attractions, and energetic nightlife.
The Tampa Bay area boasts an almost limitless number of attractions, museums, theme parks, and more! From the Channelside District with the Florida Aquarium, Sparkman Wharf, and Amalie Arena to the newly re-imagined Riverwalk along the Hillsborough River to beautiful parks scattered all over the community, there is something for everyone here. World famous theme parks like Busch Gardens and Adventure Island draw visitors from around the world, Lego Land is a short dive away in Winter Haven, and of course, Disney World, Sea World, and Universal Studios are just a short hop away in Orlando. The award-winning ZooTampa at Lowery Park sprawls across 63 acres and is home to some 1,300 animals. The Superbowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers play at Raymond James Stadium, the New York Yankees holds spring training games right across the street at Steinbrenner Field, and the Stanley Cup winning Tampa Bay Lightning skate at Amalie Arena in Channelside. Three bridges connect you to Pinellas County, and some of the most beautiful beaches on this planet are just forty to fifty minutes away. Add to that a bevy of museums, concert venues, theaters, restaurants, and nightclubs, and you'll see that it is hard to get bored here. People looking at South Tampa homes for sale can live like tourists every day of the week!
If you are looking at South Tampa homes for sale, you're going to love Tampa Riverwalk. It spans 2.6 miles of walking and cycling along the Hillsborough River on one side, and restaurants, shops, parks, and museums along the other. The Florida Aquarium, Curtis Hixon Park, and MacDill Park are along the way, as well as water parks, dog parks, the Glazer Children's Museum, and the Tampa Museum of Art. Pop-up art displays and musical performances dot the path, and is a very family-friendly place to take a stroll or a bike ride with the kids. Riverwalk is a true gem in this city, and I highly recommend that you take the time to enjoy it.