Historic Tampa Heights

Tampa Heights has long been a diverse vibrant neighborhood. It’s proximity to Tampa’s urban core allows its residents to easily work and play in Tampa Heights as well as Downtown Tampa, Ybor City, and Seminole Heights.



Tampa Heights is a community rich in history of Tampa’s early settlers. Developed in the early 1880s, it became the home of Tampa’s first doctors, judges, business owners and other early civic leaders. It is considered the First Suburb of Tampa, even though it is only 1 mile from the heart of downtown.


Tampa Heights has a long history of diversity and today’s Tampa Heights is no different. Being so close to the urban core, Tampa Heights has attracted a wonderful variety of people and we are very proud of this as it is one of our most cherished strengths.


Tampa Heights will see a dramatic shift in commercial development and transportation improvement in the next few years. Businesses are repopulating our major corridors and plans to diversify transit options are underway.


THCA General Meeting

June 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmTampa Heights Youth Development and Community Center 2005 N Lamar Ave Tampa, FL 33602 United States + Google Map
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Greetings and welcome to Tampa Heights. Our Civic Association is made up of residents and others for whom historic neighborhoods and preservation are a passion. We’re proud to be Tampa’s oldest neighborhood and happy to be part of its resurgence and future. We welcome your support, interest and involvement. Established in the late 1890’s, Tampa Heights was developed as the first suburb of Tampa. It is filled with Victorian, Craftsman Bungalow & Mediterranean homes, businesses, and churches with old-world character and charm. Located along the eastern shore of the Hillsborough River, the Tampa Heights neighborhood will play a huge role in Tampa’s future, just as it did in Tampa’s past.

Rick Fernandez

President, Tampa Heights Civic Association