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Monday, February 26, 2007

Want to live in Seminole Heights?

Want to live in Seminole Heights? Here's some history and an example of a 1940's Bungalow.

Known for its historic background. Seminole Heights is popular due to the craftsman style bungalows from the early 20th century that remain. Certain buildings in the neighborhood existed back in the early 1900's, including the Seminole Heights Methodist Church, Seminole Heights Elementary School, Broward Elementary, Hillsborough High School, and St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Nebraska Avenue, which runs through Seminole Heights, is also U.S. Route 41, a major commercial road through the neighborhood. The road contains several retailers including Publix, and a few corner stores. Garden Center, a neighborhood park, is used for many events such as art festivals and picnics. Seminole Heights has the longest stretch of Riverfront parkland in the city of Tampa. Rivercrest, Epps, and several unnamed pocket parks provide access to the Hillsborough River.

Original in Character, updated with contemporary furnishings.

In recent years the region has seen rising property values and a decrease in crime. The area is popular among young professionals and their families who are seeking an alternative to master planned communities. The area contains two designated historical districts including Seminole Heights (local and national designation), Hampton Terrace (national designation).

An ever evolving neighborhood tradition is the "porch party." Some are sponsored by one of the three active neighborhood organizations and others by individuals. There are also two annual home tours. Old Seminole Heights Home tour has become an April tradition. Southeast Seminole Heights conducts a holiday home tour in December.