Tampa Bay Area Information
Davis Islands is a South Tampa neighborhood and archipelago made of two islands. Its close proximity to Downtown Tampa and its views of the port of Tampa make it an extremely popular neighborhood.
Davis Islands was built upon two man made islands at the mouth of the Hillsborough River. In the 1920’s and at the height of the Florida Land Boom, the islands were created by developer and Tampa native D. P. Davis from mud dredged up from the bottom of Tampa Bay.
Many of Davis Islands’ original Mediterranean-style structures have received national Historic Designation. Notable buildings include the Palace of Florence and the Mirasol.
Locals can bike, walk or blade to the retail section of the islands to shop, bank or dine at one of the many quaint restaurants. The islands offer a safe and sleepy lifestyle to individuals and families alike.
Davis Island is also home to Peter O. Knight Airport, Davis Island Yacht Club, and Tampa General Hospital.
Most of the Davis Islands streets are named after bodies of water or islands. They are loosely arranged in alphabetical order starting with Adalia Avenue and ending with Severn Avenue.