Are you looking for a secluded neighborhood, located in the heart of South Tampa? Beach Park boundaries are Kennedy Boulevard to the North, Beachway Drive to the South, Tampa Bay to the West, and Lois Avenue to the East.
Beach Park is a South Tampa neighborhood which was originally developed in the 1920’s as an upscale neighborhood of winding roads, man-made canals and bayous. Beach Park homes were originally restricted to stately Spanish Mediterranean style construction. Beach Park, as we know it today, is an eclectic mix of architectural styles. While approximately eighty of these original homes still populate the neighborhood of Beach Park, there is also newer construction which draws on combining historic elements with modern architecture.
The neighborhood of Beach Park enjoys a relative seclusion for it’s South Tampa location. You’ll find this walkable community populated with residents. Established trees and landscaping keep the neighborhood cooler in summer, which makes it easier to enjoy the outdoor beauty and Florida climate. The Beach Park community is popular for its neighborly feel.
Residents of Beach Park have easy access to all of the amenities of Tampa Bay. The South Tampa network of communities, affords an abundance of opportunities for dining and shopping. The International Mall is perfect for retail therapy from larger stores such as Nordstroms, Crate and Barrel, and Apple. Hyde Park and South Tampa shopping provides more of a boutique style experience. The South Howard district provides additional shopping, restaurants, cafes, bars and clubs.
Diners will be delighted by larger chain offerings such as Seasons 52, Eddie V’s, and Coopers Hawk. If you prefer a local touch, you’ll want to add Mise en Place and Berns to your list. For more casual dining, you’ll find many restaurants and cafes nearby. The South Howard district is a haven for locally owned restaurants and clubs.
Downtown Tampa is close by and easily accessible. You can plan a day touring the Tampa Museum of Art. Perhaps you would enjoy learning more about Florida marine life at the Florida Aquarium. Maybe a concert or theater production at The Straz is more your style. Grab your jersey and head over to the Amalie Arena to support the Tampa Bay Lightning, by taking in a major league hockey game.
Schools for Beach Park include: Grady Elementary School, Mabry Elementary School, Coleman Middle School, and Plant High School.