Hyde Park, a small, cozy community with its Victorian styled homes, is a charming and quaint neighborhood nestled within the city limits of Tampa, a historical gem symbolizing the era of the city's growth and development. On the National Historic Register, Hyde Park is one of the oldest and most exquisite neighborhoods in Tampa, dating back to the 1880s when the first home was built on Morrison Avenue. Grand historic homes with wrap-around porches and historically appropriate restored bungalows line wide streets with sidewalks, majestic oaks and charming street signs. Streets slope to the south to Tampa's cherished Bayshore Boulevard. Hyde Park also features beautiful Kate Jackson Park which boasts a splash park, playgrounds for varied ages, basketball courts and a building with meeting space .
The Hyde Park Village- Looking for an enjoyable and convenient shopping experience? Then the Hyde Park Village is the place for you! From fashionable apparel to a variety of home goods, the village has everything for just about everyone. Stores in Hyde Park Village include Pottery Barn, West Elm, francesca's, lululemon, the Cambridge Club, and several others.
A Variety of Restaurants- Hyde Park provides a multitude of quality restaurants in the area. Places like Goody Goody Burgers , Timpano, Green Lemon and the Cinebistro at Hyde Park Village, provide unique, laid back and informal dining options. If you're in the mood for more upscale dining, places such as the Mediterranean dishes of Haven, the typical American cuisines of Élevage Restaurant and the Oxford Exchange, the French cuisine of Mise en Place and the famous international cuisine of Bern's Steak House, rated in 2009 by Rachel Ray as the best restaurant in the United States, have got you covered.
The Historical Homes- Hyde Park has a myriad of historic homes, making it a wonderful, charming and alluring neighborhood to live in. The Victorian themed architecture reflects the time when Tampa started to become the city it is today, with the help of Henry Plant's trains, the phosphate industry, and the cigar city of Ybor and Haya. The Historic Hyde Park Neighborhood Association seeks to preserve the beauty of this historic area, even with the surrounding modernized areas.
A Golf School- Before taking your driver onto the golf course, you may want to practice using it with an experienced, professional golfer. Mike Stevens, a golfer and coach was inducted into the 2011 US Golf Teachers Hall of Fame. He has helped his students to hit the golf ball with more speed and accuracy, so they can get to the green without much difficulty. Mike Stevens offers golfing lessons for kids, and adults.
The proximity to Downtown Tampa- Hyde Park is conveniently located near the heart of the downtown area. This makes it convenient to get to areas such as Channelside, Ybor City and Palma Ceia. The closeness to Bayshore Boulevard also provides an ideal place for a stroll, a jog, or a bike ride and allows you to take in the sights and sounds Tampa Bay has to offer.
The Henry Plant Museum- Visit the hotel made by Henry Plant, the transportation magnate who helped grow Tampa and Florida to what it is today. Costing a total of three million dollars in the 1880s (roughly 67 million in today's money), the Tampa Bay Hotel, now the Henry B Plant Museum, was a symbol of luxury for Tampa, it consisted of 511 rooms with electricity, and luxuries such as a billiard room, a formal dining room, a telephone in every guest room, and much more. Tour the museum and learn about Plant and the history of his railroad empire in Florida as you witness his magnanimous luxury and the vast change he brought to Tampa Bay by making it the busy, bustling port it is today.
Hyde Park is bound by W. Horatio/Crosstown Expressway to Boulevard to the north, S. Boulevard/Horatio to Swann/S. Rome Avenue/Swann to Bayshore Boulevard to the East, Bayshore Boulevard/Howard to Rome/W. Swann/Rome to Boulevard to the south and the Crosstown expressway to the west.
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