Downtown Tampa

Downtown Tampa, Fla., is the heart of the city. It’s the city’s central business district, where you’ll find the city’s most iconic attractions

Welcome to Downtown Tampa & The Heights

Trendy and active communities with exciting nightlife, luxury homes, and condos
Downtown Tampa, Fla., is the heart of the city. It’s the city’s central business district, where you’ll find the city’s most iconic attractions, such as the Tampa Bay History Center, Straz Center for the Arts, the Tampa Theatre and more. The community is a bustling area with a mix of modern and historical buildings and is also home to many restaurants, bars, and other entertainment options. Downtown Tampa is a great place to visit, explore, and enjoy yourself. The Tampa Downtown Partnership works to make downtown one of the best places to live, work, and visit in Tampa Bay.
Just north of downtown, the “Heights” is home to up-and-coming communities near downtown Tampa and is one of the city’s oldest suburbs. The community features large green spaces near the Hillsborough River for recreational activities and is close to the action downtown. The Heights is an artistic and culture-centered community with many luxury residential areas.

What to Love

  • Close to the action and events
  • Active areas with lots to do and experience
  • Bay access for boating and swimming
  • Charming Downtown Tampa luxury condos and homes for sale
  • Exciting nightlife

Local Lifestyle

Come to Downtown Tampa, and you’ll find yourself in the middle of one of the most active neighborhoods in the Tampa Bay area. The area is full of culture and history, whether you want to learn about the city’s history or explore the many bars, restaurants, and attractions here to keep you entertained. The Heights is known for its beautiful natural landscapes and historical sites. It is the perfect community to enjoy all Tampa offers, including beautiful Downtown Tampa real estate and easy access to the best in downtown.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Malio’s is a fine dining experience with sophisticated modern seating, elegant décor, and a large beautiful bar. The steakhouse has been a staple downtown since 1969 and has a reputation for exquisite quality and service. It serves USDA prime beef, fresh seafood, cold water lobster tails, and more than 200 wines.
CW’s Gin Joint is a stunning throwback that makes a statement of refinement, nobility, and luxury. The beautiful restaurant and bar serve a delicious menu with the perfect wine or liquor pairing for an excellent dining experience. Mise en Place Restaurant is a luxury dining option that serves modern, French-inspired cuisine in a contemporary, upscale setting.

Things to Do

Downtown Tampa is the location of many significant events, museums, and parks, including the Tampa Museum of Art and the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. The park features an open lawn for festivals and concerts, a splash pad, playground, dog park, boat dock, and water taxi. The park is also the home of the Tampa Museum of Art and the Glazer Children’s Museum. The children’s museum offers virtual experiences, interactive learning labs, and educational programs.
The Tampa Bay History Center is a fun and educational institution that tells the story of the city’s past and present and provides programs and classes for kids and adults. The David A. Straz Center for Performing Arts is a beautiful building where locals can enjoy broadway shows and professional dance and music performances.

Armature Works and Water Works Park


Hillsborough County Public Schools is the seventh-largest public school district in the United States and serves more than 220,000 K–12 students. The district encompasses more than 270 schools, including traditional schools, K–8 buildings, career centers, technical colleges, and 54 charter schools. Students may attend:

Overview for Downtown Tampa , FL

9,875 people live in Downtown Tampa , where the median age is 36.8 and the average individual income is $70,961.5. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

36.8 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Downtown Tampa , FL

Downtown Tampa has 5,845 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Downtown Tampa do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 9,875 people call Downtown Tampa home. The population density is 7,340.46 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

54.92 / 45.08%

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Schools in Downtown Tampa , FL

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The following schools are within or nearby Downtown Tampa . The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
School rating
Rampello K-8 Magnet School
K - 8th
Channelside Academy Of Math And Science
K - 8th
Hillsborough Ese Contracted Residential Placement
6th - 12th
No rating available
Belmont Elementary School
PreK - 6th
No rating available

Around Downtown Tampa , FL

There's plenty to do around Downtown Tampa , including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Son of a Chef - Curbside Dining, Time For Wine, and Cotton Candy Bar.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 15.93 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 4.42 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 4.9 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 21.75 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.04 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 18.19 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

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