Palmetto Beach Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
The delightful neighborhood of Palmetto Beach seems to have it all. Charming 1930s-style bungalows with front porches sit neatly along the sidewalks. It is within walking distance to McKay Bay and the Channel District. Public transit serves this area.
The Palmetto Beach neighborhood is bound by Crosstown Expressway, North 34th Street, McKay Bay to Hemlock Street, and along the west side by the channel. It is in zip code 33605.
Just across the channel is the SS American Victory Mariners Museum. The Museum honors America’s Merchant Fleets. The on-board museum has shows for all ages and sponsors special events. The Museum adjoins The Florida Aquarium.
At the south end of the neighborhood and along the bay is Desoto Park. The park has a pool, skate park, bike trail, playground, and great scenery. There is a pier onto the bay and a gazebo at the end, making this a great place to take in sunsets before walking home.
Only a couple of miles away is the University of Tampa. With a student enrollment of 6,500, the university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees. On the UT campus is a Tampa landmark, the old Tampa Bay Hotel. Now named the Henry B. Plant Museum, the Moorish-style building is on the National Register of Historic Places. River cruises leave from here, and many events are scheduled in the fine old hotel.
Ybor City is equally convenient. Ybor City is a National Historic Landmark District, notable for the early days when Tampa was a world-renowned manufacturer of fine cigars. The Museum here presents the history and cultural significance of the district. The Museum Gardens are a delight any time and the frequent site of weddings and private parties.
Also close are the Tampa Museum of Art, as well as Gaslight Park, the scene of delightful outdoor concerts.