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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Tampa Heights, the first suburb of Tampa

Tampa Heights is a beautiful community. It is a picturesque neighborhood where stately oak trees, brick streets, and dedicated residents create a small-town feeling. The convenience of being close to downtown and Ybor City, as well as easy access to both I-4 and I-275, affords Tampa Heights a uniquely central location.

Its glorious past sets the stage for the renaissance now taking place. Established in the early 1880's, notable 'Heights' residents included Judge Joseph Robles, W.B. Henderson, and Wallace Stoval, founder of the Tampa Tribune. Thomas Puch Kennedy, the son of one of Tampa's earliest pioneers is credited with naming Tampa Heights when he moved just one mile north of downtown to the "Highlands". Thus began downtown residents' first flight into the suburbs. One hundred years ago, Tampa Heights was developed as the first suburb of Tampa. One hundred years later, the neighborhood is experiencing resurgence as downtown's newest/oldest suburb.
The picture you see above is of a typical 1925 Bungalow home that has been thoughtfully and beautifully restored. It is traditional in spirit and appearance, but modern in convenience. Many original bungalow features are present such as heart-of-pine flooring throughout with large base molding and double hung windows. There is a separate formal dining room, a laundry room and 3 bedrooms with 2 full baths. The brick wood burning fireplace is the center of family room life. A huge back yard is perfect for family gatherings and gardening. There’s even alley access in the back and a Porte cache that keeps you and your car shaded on those hot days. Large front and back porches are covered. Something you will not find often in Florida is a hidden wine cellar or basement which can be used for many things.
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