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Tampa Heights is one of the oldest neighborhoods located within the city of Tampa. This one is situated in the central area of the city. It is bounded by the Hillsborough River to the west, Hillsborough Avenue to the north, Downtown Tampa to the south, and the Seminole Heights and Ybor City to the east. The whole neighborhood has a land area of 3.5 square miles.
Thomas P. Kennedy is credited with naming the said neighborhood. He once moved there, calling it the “Highlands”, and it was developed as one of Tampa’s first ever suburb. And as of the moment, the neighborhood is known for its diversity and rich history.
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In the past few years, Tampa Heights has seen a number of new people going to the area, with an aim of restoring the place. Several new businesses have already opened like art galleries, coffee shops, and more. There is even a new development they called as the “Heights of Tampa”, which entered bankruptcy. The said project was supposedly for mix residential and commercial area. It would have been located at the northern end of the Tampa Riverwalk.
Overview of its History
Tampa Heights is indeed a beautiful community. It is a pretty neighborhood where oak trees and brick streets can be found, with a small-town feel to it. The place comes with a central location, with it being close to the downtown area of Ybor City and easy access to the I-4 and I-275.
Its rich history sets the stage for the renaissance now taking place. The place was established back in the early 1880s. Some of the notable residents are Judge Joseph Robles, W.B. Henderson, Wallace Stoval (the founder of the Tampa Tribune), and Thomas P. Kennedy. This somehow gave way for the downtown residents to reach the suburbs.
While the economic boom gave rise to Tampa Heights in the year 1883, the yellow fever epidemic in 1887 pushed more people into the area. A lot of people believed that the elevation of the place makes it a healthier neighborhood to live at and raise a family. Businessmen and professional built their homes south of the 7th Avenue. The working class residents made homes at the Palm Avenue to Columbus Drive. The common element among the homes here are the front porch. Whatever the economic status may be, conversing at the front porch during the evening is a common scene.
Tampa Heights’ Central Location
Tampa Height’s location and the easy access to transportation are few of the best features of the area. The Tampa Street Railway Company line is located midway point in the Heights. The trolley from the Ybor City, and the cigar industry made its way out of the suburbs of Tampa. The rise of automobiles pushed the developments to Florida and Nebraska Avenues into commercial places within and out of the downtown. Thus, the community flourished, benefiting both the businesses surrounding the area and the residents.
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