Tampa’s Top Neighborhoods for First Time Home Buyers

Posted by Mike & Michelle Grizzell on Monday, August 21st, 2017 at 10:14am.

Top Tampa Neighborhoods For First Time Home BuyersFrom affordable homes to vibrant neighborhoods filled with enticing restaurants and nightlife, some of Tampa’s most desirable neighborhoods easily rise to the top of the list when it comes to those in search of their first home.

Seminole Heights

One of the favorites is Seminole Heights, a neighborhood that’s seen a real boost in recent years when it comes to new nightlife and dining options. One of the hottest neighborhoods right now, the area is ripe with opportunity in terms of restaurants, bars and retailers, especially along N Nebraska Avenue and N Florida Avenue.

All of the hip new businesses are certainly attracting younger homeowners, including those lured by the mixed-use space now occupied by some new urban-style lofts. The Seminole Heights neighborhood also offers a unique mix of craftsman-style, bungalow homes dating back to the early 20th century, in some cases presenting the perfect starter home for new buyers.

Tampa Heights

The diverse neighborhood of Tampa Heights enjoys close proximity to downtown, making it convenient for a first time buyer to live, work and play. With affordable housing options, the area remains popular for new residents. The neighborhood’s seen a number of historic buildings renovated as well as some new construction projects going up.

As part of this, Tampa Heights has seen new coffee shops and art galleries, appealing to prospective residents looking to settle down with a new home. Over the past several years, local leaders have also been doing their part to improve transportation in the area, while some new development projects have aimed to renew the waterfront and bring more business to the area.

SoHo/Hyde Park

Also known as ‘South Howard Avenue’, the SoHo area makes for an appealing, entertainment area within Hyde Park. From nightlife to upscale restaurants and high-end boutiques, there’s plenty to attract new and first time buyers to the fashionable neighborhood.

One of the hottest areas for young buyers right now, the community is close to downtown, with multiple options to choose from when it comes to multi-family developments, as well as some pricier options in single-family homes. One of Tampa’s most walk-able neighborhoods, Hyde Park has it all when it comes to those in search of a first time home.

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