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Once the site of the world’s largest orange grove, a plantation of 5,000 acres of Temple Orange trees, Temple Crest, founded in 1924, is one of the city’s more established neighborhoods. The average list price for homes is around $95,000; however, depending on views and proximity to the river, some larger homes can escalate to the $250,000 to $350,000 price range. Home designs are eclectic, with ranch style being the most dominant.
Located in the 33617 and 33604 ZIP code areas, Temple Crest is bordered on the north by Busch Boulevard, on the south by Hillsborough River, on the west by 30th Street, and on the east by Temple Terrace.
Set in the northeastern part of the city, Temple Crest is situated just south of the Busch Gardens theme park and less than two miles from the campus of the University of South Florida. Residents like the location because they can easily entertain northern visitors with trips to Busch Gardens, and their college-age kids have an easy commute to one of the state’s top public institutions. Also nearby are a massive industrial park, a veterans hospital, and a medical center.
Residents gravitate to the University of South Florida campus to see sporting events such as NCAA basketball games and concerts at the Sun Dome arena, as well as soccer games and track meets at the university’s soccer and track stadium.
The neighborhood has a very strong neighborhood association, the Temple Crest Civic Association (TCCA), which has been around since 1948. It is considered one of the most active in the state. Currently, the Temple Crest Civic Association is working for neighborhood improvements that include 40th Street. The TCCA is located at 4242 Miller Avenue.
Among the nearby public parks most popular with Temple Crest residents are Rowlett Park, Temple Crest Park, and Rogers Park, site of the excellent public golf course.