Old Seminole Heights is an older neighborhood established in the 1900s. The neighborhood is primarily residential with vintage homes featuring single and two-story homes, cottage-style homes, and bungalows.
The neighborhood has access to four main thoroughfares — Hillsborough Avenue, Sligh Avenue, Nebraska Avenue, and Doctor Martin Luther King Boulevard. Part of Old Seminole Heights resides on either side of Interstate 275 making the neighborhood a convenient location for residents visiting or working in the downtown, Ybor, and Channelside areas.
Schools in the Old Seminole Heights neighborhood are the intricate red brick and stained glass-windowed Hillsborough High School, Memorial Middle School, Seminole Heights Charter School, Buffalo Avenue School, Cleveland Elementary, and Montessori House.
Located on Central Avenue is the Seminole Heights Branch Library.
Churches in the Old Seminole Heights area include Central Avenue Baptist Church, Faith Lutheran Church, Spencer Memorial Baptist Church, and Christ Fellowship Church.
The main attraction near Old Seminole Heights is the Lowry Park Zoo, featuring exotic wildlife, birds, reptiles, aquarium, and manatee observation tank. Across from the zoo is a public picnic area with shelters, tables, and a boat ramp to access the Hillsborough River.
Parks in the area include the Riverview Terrace Playground, American Legion Playground, and the public park at the Sulphur Springs Tower and the Sulphur Springs pool.
A popular business located near Sligh Avenue and Florida Avenue is Bo’s Ice Cream in business at the same location since the early 1940s.
The Tampa Greyhound Track at Bird Street and Waters Avenue is a short drive from Old Seminole Heights for adults to enjoy simulcast wagering and live poker.
Old Seminole Heights, located in zip code 33604, is bordered on the north by North River Shore Drive, by North 22nd Street to the east, West Hillsborough Avenue and East Doctor Martin Luther King Boulevard to the south, and the Hillsborough River to the west.