Tampa Bay Area Information
Hyde Park is a historic neighborhood located within the city limits of Tampa.
Tampa's oldest existing neighborhood, Hyde Park, is located near the University of Tampa and close to Tampa's business and cultural arts district. Roughly, the boundaries of the neighborhood include the Hillsborough Bay to the east, Kennedy Blvd to the north, historic and picturesque Bayshore Boulevard to the south, and Armenia Avenue to the west. Major thoroughfares within the historical district include Kennedy Boulevard, Bayshore Boulevard, The Lee Roy Selmon Expressway (Florida State Route 618), and Swann Avenue.
Gorgeous and stately historic homes and bungalows distinguish the Hyde Park neighborhood as a popular South Tampa destination. Hyde Park Village is a unique, bricked shopping mall located on Swann and Dakota Avenues, encompassing three city blocks. In contrast to the routine covered shopping malls common in the Tampa Bay area, the retail center in Hyde Park is open and airy, with greenery and fountains everywhere and unique shopping discoveries around every corner.
Homeowners can easily walk to the Old Hyde Park Village to shop at Williams and Sonoma, Pottery Barn or the Godiva Chocolate Shop. Restaurants such as BT Restaurant, Timpanos, Nature’s Table and the Wine Exchange make dining out a neighborhood pleasure. Kate Jackson Park and recreation center, founded by philanthropist and designer, Norma Gene Lykes, provides a wonderful escape for families young and old to play sports or just enjoy the beautiful Lion Fountains that mark the park’s gated entrance.