Beach Park Homes for Sale
Real Estate in Beach Park - Tampa Florida
Beach Park is a large neighborhood in Tampa Florida located just south of Interstate 275 on the shores of Tampa Bay. It Borders West Kennedy Blvd., South to about Watrous Ave, and from the shores of Tampa Bay East to S. Lois Ave. Is home to several hundred single-family homes with a few condominiums and townhouses north along W. Kennedy Blvd. In the center is Swann Park, a small circular park in the center of the community with green space and trees.
Beach Park is home to about 4000 residents and serves the ZIP Codes of 33609 and 33629. It was first settled by Col. Harry Culbreth and his family who migrated from South Carolina in 1860. It was primarily agriculture with the cultivation of oranges and cattle until the development of Beach Park neighborhood began in the 1920s. Several developers subdivided the land in 1911 into Beach Park on the Bay creating man-made canals and bayous winding around roads with residential homes.
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Its original slogan was "Nothing More." And was one of the several 1920s Florida Land Boom communities to spring up around the Tampa Bay area. It is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in the city and you can probably imagine that Harry C Culbreth also developed Culbreth Isles, just south of Beach Park Isles, dredged from the shoreline and shallows of the Bay. However, due to the distance of the city at the time, it took several years for Beach Park to really take off. In the 1930s, the Beach Park Company was incorporated on the west side of the Inter-Bay Peninsula. With the integration of the highway throughout Hillsborough County, more residents were moving out of downtown Tampa.
The subdivision was plotted in 1924 and by 1926 the building boom was underway. But Tampa in general was experiencing a large real estate boom at that time and several homes in Beach Park were designed by notable architect M. Leo Elliot and Franklin O. Adams as well as one woman architect, Susie Warlick. Some of their styles can still be seen in many homes today. You'll find a distinct departure from the bungalow style the dominated Florida neighborhoods with more rustic Tuscan style designs, Mediterranean-style architecture, an old Tampa or Florida properties.
There are several homes and communities stretching out on their own canals with waterfront homes or bayfront homes each featuring a dock and/or boat slip. Some with gorgeous views of Tampa Bay and the causeway as well as homes on the interior typically priced from a $1 million-plus. This is primarily a residential community with just a few services still within the border along W. Kennedy Blvd. There are typically 10 to 15 homes for sale at any given time in Beach Park in about 10 to 15 properties for rent. Rent is between $1200 and $3000 per month and properties range from $250,000-$10 million. Residents are just 10 minutes from downtown Tampa.
The median home value is about $580,000 and 76% of residents own their own homes. With a population of about 4000, this is considered one of the best places to live in the Tampa area so properties tend to sell quickly.
The Mosaic Westshore Apartments and Córdoba and Beach Park condos are both located along W. Kennedy Blvd. still within the Beach Park neighborhood. You'll find the town square center, shops, restaurants, Westshore Plaza, and multiple restaurants all at the intersection of S. Westshore Blvd. and W. Kennedy Blvd. St. Petersburg is about 30 minutes south as it is Clearwater Beach, the ocean, and downtown Tampa is less than 10 minutes away.
Beach Park Schools
Residents of Beach Park are part of the Hillsborough County School District and most school-age children are assigned to the Grady elementary school, the Coleman middle school, and the Plant high school. All of these schools receive excellent reviews and ratings from parents and students alike.
"Dad here first kid just finished Kindergarten. I was worried at the beginning because the district made them absorb one of the four kindergarten classes into the remaining 3 and then a teacher came back from maternity leave so in total this means my son went to a third teacher in a few months. I was worried this would create a bad experience and there may have been a hiccup but it turned out to be nothing noticeable at all.The teachers seem great. I took my kid in before school every morning for breakfast to just hang out in the morning. A few parents would go in and it's a nice way to meet some other parents. The teachers always seemed caring and the parents are great. Very down to earth which I like. I don't know what it is like with other schools but this school pulls from north of Kennedy, south of Kennedy, and beach park so it really is a big mix of families which is great.Both teachers and parents are down to earth and kind. Students are extremely impressive with there manners. I remember in 5th grade you started to have people acting tough trying to act cool. I never saw anything like that here. Every student seemed caring and nice. Great environment.I think a lot of this has to do with the principal. She seems top notch and has the energy to keep this school chugging along at a great pace. Her pride is infecting. If she were to leave I am sure it would be difficult to fill her shoes but it seems like they bring good people to the school.Send your kids and fear not. Great school. I usually don't write reviews unless it's earned FYI." - Great schools.org
Best thing about Beach Park?
Beach Park gets an overall grade of an A+ is the #8 best neighborhood to raise a family in Tampa. With excellent schools, amazing housing, diversity, and nightlife, this dense suburban community offers a unique respite in a busy city. Here's what other folks think about living in Beach Park.
"Beautiful homes located in a suburban feel. This neighborhood is a 15-minute drive to the heart of downtown Tampa, and is very close to the hustle and bustle of South Howard. Great location and very safe and family-friendly neighborhood."
"Beach Park is a hidden gem in Tampa Bay. 5 minutes to everything, from A-rated schools to every grocery store you can think of, to Tampa International Airport, Raymond James Stadium, downtown Tampa, etc. If you can find a somewhat affordable home, you will be very happy with the proximity to amenities, the grandfather-oak lined streets, the sidewalks, the parks, the quiet (even though you are in the city), the overall quality of life. Best of all, if you have to commute somewhere out of Tampa, the access to the freeway is also 5 minutes away. And you will be commuting against traffic. Best neighborhood in Tampa Bay." - Niche.com
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