Davis Islands is a beautiful, historic neighborhood in Tampa that’s perfect for building your dream home. It is made up of two islands (initially three) and was created in the early 1920s by its developer, Dave Davis, whose dream was to build a resort community. The island has a rich history and stunning views of Port Tampa and the downtown skyline. Today, Davis Islands is a thriving, upscale community with various shops, restaurants, businesses, and many of the original Mediterranean-style buildings that have received national designations. For these reasons – and more – Davis Islands remains a favorite neighborhood in South Tampa and one where many choose to build their dream home.
A rich history and luxury waterfront homes
Davis Islands’ rich history dates back to the early 1920s when it was created by dredging two small islands from the nearby Hillsborough River. Its developer, who envisioned “the Florida version of The Great Gatsby,” disappeared on a transatlantic voyage when the land boom slowed – and was never seen again. Davis Islands is now a popular neighborhood of luxury waterfront homes where residents enjoy beautiful views of the city skyline and Port Tampa. In addition to businesses and restaurants, the community is home to Tampa General, the area’s only Level 1 Trauma Center, and a private airport, Peter O. Knight Airport.
There are plenty of ways to enjoy the great outdoors
Davis Islands is a great place to live if you seek outdoor activities and facilities. Residents can take advantage of recreational parks, tennis courts, a yacht club, a dog park, a beach, baseball/softball fields, two pools, and a seaplane basin. Streets are well-lit, trees are mature and shady, and the sidewalks make it pedestrian friendly. It is also close to Bayshore Blvd’s famous long continuous sidewalk where residents can bike, jog, walk, skate, and work out. Plus, it’s located just minutes from downtown Tampa, making it super convenient for residents who work there.
More reasons to put Davis Islands at the top of your list
Whether you’re looking for a quiet place to relax or an exciting place to play, Davis Islands is the perfect spot to build your dream home in Tampa. The residences are a mix of architectural styles, and its charming business district features an eclectic mix of restaurants, coffee shops, wine and sports bars, and local small businesses, including a pharmacy, veterinary, boutiques, banks, a post office, convenience stores, dry cleaners, and more.
If you’re looking to build your dream home in Tampa, consider the many benefits of living on Davis Islands, a neighborhood with a small-town feel but big-city amenities. With all it has to offer, it’s no wonder 5,500 residents currently call it home.
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