For those who enjoy the cultural, educational, historic, and entertainment areas of a city, the North Hyde Park neighborhood is the perfect place. It is within walking distance of the University of Tampa. Most homes are small bungalows, though some two-story and new, upscale single and multi-family dwellings can be found sprinkled through the neighborhood. Public transit is available along the south boundary road of West Kennedy Boulevard.
North Hyde Park is bound by I-275, North Willow Avenue, West Kennedy Boulevard, and North Armenia Avenue.
Whether one is a University of Tampa student or simply enjoys the activities associated with a large university, North Hyde Park is the perfect location. The UT Spartans provide many opportunities to take in college sports, and located on the campus is one of Tampa’s most recognized landmarks, the Henry B. Plant Museum. The Museum preserves the old Tampa Bay Hotel. The Moorish-style hotel once hosted such greats as Sarah Bernhardt and Teddy Roosevelt. Dinner cruises depart from here for excursions up the Hillsborough River and into Old Tampa Bay.
But there are many attractions within a short drive. Lykes Gaslight Park is one. The park is lovely any time and hosts many Tampa events, including The Florida Orchestra’s Pops series. The Tampa Museum of Art and The Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center are about a mile away.
About three miles from the neighborhood is the Channelside District, which includes the Tampa Aquarium and IMAX, and the St. Pete Times Forum. The Forum is primarily known as the home of the Tampa Bay Lightning NHL team. But the Forum also brings many family events and top concerts to the Tampa area.
As an established downtown neighborhood, North Hyde Park has many convenient restaurants and services close to home.