South Tampa is a 4 mile x 8 mile peninsula that protrudes into the Tampa Bay / Hillsborough Bay. South Tampa is home to MacDill Air Force Base, which encompasses the entire southern point of the peninsula.
There’s a diversity of neighborhoods, ranging from mansions to historic homes to smaller, modest homes. Western side of the peninsula has hundreds of waterfront homes with direct access to the Tampa Bay. Each neighborhood is unique with homogeneous appeal and construction quality.
Due to the desirability of South Tampa, and lack of vacant, buildable land, homes of less quality are being razed to make room for new, larger homes with significant appeal. This trend is obvious while driving the streets of south Tampa by both the mixture of new and old, and ongoing construction.
Bayshore Boulevard overlooks the Hillsborough Bay, and sports the longest sidewalk in the world. Bayshore Boulevard is home to Tampa Bay’s largest and most popular festival, the Gasparilla Parade. This tradition started in 1904 as the mythical Jose Gaspar, a pirate, had a buried treasure in Tampa. Jose Gaspar and his krewe of 900, Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla, invades the city by pirate ship every February, bringing nearly ½ million spectators to the invasion.