East Tampa Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
This neighborhood, located on the eastern outskirts of Tampa, runs parallel to Interstate 4. This provides residents quick access to downtown Tampa, Ybor, and Channelside. East Tampa is bordered by 40th Street to the east, 15th Street to the west, East Hillsborough Avenue to the north, and Interstate 4 to the south.
East Tampa’s proximity to West Hillsborough Avenue means convenience for residents as far as shopping, dining, visiting nightclubs, patronizing supermarkets, and visiting local businesses along this street.
Near the East Tampa neighborhood is Myrtle Hills Cemetery, one of the oldest facilities in the area. The cemetery contains hundreds of native Florida plants set among massive oak trees. A memorial to soldiers of the Spanish-American War stands at the cemetery.
Heading east on Hillsborough Avenue, residents have access to the Florida State Fairgrounds, where concerts, special events, and the annual Florida State Fair take place.
Located near the fairgrounds is the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The casino features gaming tables, machines, live music, a food court, and restaurants serving buffets to fine dining.
Heading west on Hillsborough Avenue, the Fun-Lan Drive-in, the last of the outdoor movie theaters, shows current films on the big screen. On the weekends, the Fun-Lan Theatre hosts a large flea market.
Also located on Hillsborough Avenue not far from the East Tampa neighborhood is the Farmer’s Market, which features numerous vendors selling freshly harvested fruits and vegetables plus other assorted food items.
Schools in the area are Pepin Middle School, Potter Elementary, Tampa Preparatory School, and Mt. Calvary SDA School.
Local churches include First Union Missionary Baptist Church, First Community Christian Church, Greater Mt. Carmel AME Church, Mt. Olive Baptist Church, and Oak Hill Missionary Baptist Church.
Outdoor recreational areas near to the East Tampa neighborhood include Eighteenth Street Playground, Cuscadian Park, Ragan Park, Greene Playground, Cyrus Greene Park pool, and Giddens Park.