Tampa’s Best Neighborhoods for Young Families

Are you a young family looking to build a custom home in Tampa? If so, you’ll want to check out some of the best neighborhoods in Tampa for families. All these neighborhoods are located in South Tampa and offer A-Rated schools, plenty of parks and recreational opportunities, and a variety of family-friendly amenities. So, whether you’re looking for a suburban oasis or a vibrant city neighborhood, there’s sure to be a neighborhood on this list that’s just right for you!

Sunset Park

Residents of Sunset Park enjoy Mediterranean-inspired architecture, stunning Tampa Bay waterfront views, and charming tree-lined streets that provide shade and character to the neighborhood. It also provides a thriving and exciting restaurant scene with more than 200 eateries in or near Sunset Park.

Hyde Park

A historic neighborhood in South Tampa, Hyde Park includes Bayshore Boulevard, which boasts the world’s longest sidewalk, Hyde Park Village and its upscale boutiques and restaurants, and SoHo (South Howard), an ultra-popular nightlife destination. Known for its historic homes and bungalows, Hyde Park is a highly-coveted neighborhood for young families.

Palma Ceia

Located just west of Hyde Park, Palma Ceia is known for its large, stately homes, tree-lined streets, and its walkability to many restaurants, cafes, galleries, and shops. Palma Ceia is also home to Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club, built in 1916 to attract families to the prestigious neighborhood. Today, Tampa Bay’s oldest golf and country club remains a favorite with professional and amateur golfers.

Virginia Park

Virginia Park is a family-friendly neighborhood that offers plenty of green space thanks to the many parks and recreational areas. It is also an ideal neighborhood for professionals with its quick access to downtown and Tampa International Airport. In addition, you will find an eclectic mix of historic homes and bungalows, as well as boutiques, shops, and eateries.

Beach Park

If you’re looking for a walkable, secluded neighborhood, consider Beach Park with its original Spanish Mediterranean-style homes and historic homes with modern architecture. With its established trees and lush landscaping, Beach Park is well known for its walkable, quiet neighborhood feel.

Parkland Estates

A sister community to Palma Ceia, Parkland Estates is a highly sought-after neighborhood for young families. It offers larger lots than other neighborhoods and is within walking distance to Hyde Park Village, the SoHo (South Howard) entertainment district, and many eateries ranging from high-end steak houses to charming coffee shops. In addition, you’ll find a mix of historic homes and new construction in Parkland Estates.

New Suburb Beautiful

Many families living in New Suburb Beautiful are the fourth generation of the original residents. Others love this neighborhood so much for its majestic homes, historic architecture, well-established landscaping, and tree canopy that they are now living in their third or fourth house in this subdivision. Plus, you’re within walking distance of fine dining, cool bars, and local cafes.

Davis Islands

One of Tampa’s most prestigious neighborhoods, Davis Islands is an affluent community made up of two man-made islands, with a portion of the island fully separated by a canal. It is home to Peter O. Knight Airport, the Marjorie Park Yacht Basin, a private yacht club, tennis courts, softball fields, and a community pool. You will find various housing options on Davis Islands, ranging from multi-million dollar estates to more modestly-priced homes.

Bayshore Beautiful

This charming neighborhood is well known for its stately homes, as well as its tree-lined streets and parks. But Bayshore Beautiful is also famed for its scenic Bayshore Boulevard sidewalk, where at any time of the day, you will find joggers, walkers, skaters, bikers, and other workout enthusiasts. The world’s longest continuous sidewalk offers stunning views of the grand homes which line Bayshore Boulevard, spectacular sunsets, and the downtown Tampa skyline.

While each of these areas has its unique personality, they all offer something special that makes them the best neighborhoods in Tampa for families. From historic homes and bungalows to stately mansions and new construction, there’s a perfect fit for you. If you are considering a custom-built home in South Tampa, contact New Legacy Homes. Our steadfast vision sets us apart from other local homebuilders: our vast experience, cutting-edge technology, and hands-on approach help us build the best new homes South Tampa residents love.