Tampa Bike Friendly NeighborhoodsIf living in a bike-friendly neighborhood is high up on your home search wish list, we have several areas in mind that might be a perfect place to call home in Tampa. 

Seminole Heights

Seminole Heights, a quaint, artsy, neighborhood comprised of bungalows and Spanish style homes is a perfect area for residents that enjoy biking. There is easy bike access to gourmet restaurants, coffee shops, and shabby chic retailers with a unique charm. The Second Sunday Morning Market is a wildly popular event and many of the Seminole residents strap on a bike basket and ride over to shop for delicious foods and trendy wares. Biking is a great way to get to know the Seminole community and socialize with neighbors.  Seminole Heights is home to some of Tampa’s most established little culinary gems like the nearly 60-year-old Bo’s Ice Cream and the infamous Taco Bus, both of which hit the spot after a long ride!

Hyde Park Village / South Tampa 

Take a ride through SoHo and Hyde Park Village! If you like to begin each morning with a stroll, jog, or bike ride, this is the spot for you! A beautiful 4.5 mile stretch of flat sidewalk runs along Bayshore Boulevard allows navigation through Hyde Park and its village. You can certainly shop, eat, and socialize while riding around the Village, but it’s also perfect for riders that want to enjoy nature. There is a stunning park with trees, benches, and plenty of room to picnic or relax. The park is also pet-friendly so people can bring their pets along with them for a jog or bike ride through the park. Right outside the park, Hyde Park Village has various bikeable shops, restaurants, Yoga studios, and a movie theatre. 

Downtown Tampa 

Downtown Tampa and the adjacent Channel District are two areas busting with development and both encourage people to get out and enjoy their neighborhood activities on foot! Within just a 2-mile radius, residents can catch an NHL game Amalie Arena, see a traveling Broadway production at the Straz Center for Performing Arts, or watch an indie or classic film at the historic Tampa Theatre. Bike or walk to an array of parks and pedestrian-friendly outdoor play areas, namely…Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, Lykes Gaslight Park, and one of the most recent downtown green-space additions, the Tampa Riverwalk. Bike-share hubs are all over in these two neighboring areas, therefore its quite convenient to grab a bike and explore the various Channelside or Downtown Tampa attractions, festivals, or eateries. 

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