Soak up the history
Ybor City one bedroom apartments reside in one of the only two National Historic Landmark Districts in Florida. Begin your journey into the past at the Ybor City Museum with exhibits and galas that will help you get to know and love your new neighborhood. The museum gives residents an unparalleled chance to not just explore the past but become involved in its preservation and future. Permanent exhibits examine the popular cigar industry and politics that led to modern Tampa, while walking tours take guests back into the past with the Casita. The Casita is a house that was refurbished to reenact an accurate home of a bygone cigar worker.
The outdoor offerings of the Ybor City Museum may be even more exciting. Walking tours bring groups to the historic areas and homes to permanently change the way you think about your neighborhood. The Ybor City Museum State Park is a great place to grab lunch or even hold a function for 250 to 400 people.
Modern-day main street
One bedroom apartments for rent in Ybor City are in the city's original Latin Quarter, which is still as vibrant as ever. The neighborhood's main street has plenty of local coffee shops, art galleries, nightclubs and one-of-a-kind stores to keep you busy every weekend. Start your Latin Quarter exploration by walking down the palm-tree lined sidewalks of East 7th Ave. When you get near 16th St. North, check out Centro Ybor, the retail hotspot of Ybor City. Centro Ybor features places to shop, eat, and drink as well as see some entertainment. There's the Muvico Centro Ybor 20 Theater to catch the most recent blockbuster as well as smaller live clubs and venues like The Improv, where you can check out a comedian while you dine.
Back on 7th Ave., check out one of the cigar shops like King Corona. Even if you don't smoke, cigars are a significant part of Ybor's background, and places like King Corona feature cafes and bars to let patrons soak in the atmosphere without taking in the smoke.
Location, location, location
Ybor City is perfectly placed just outside downtown Tampa and near several major highways. Young professionals will have no trouble commuting to downtown, whether it's on the number 8 bus, via the five-minute drive, or by way of the 2-mile bike ride. Even getting to St. Petersburg is a breeze from one bedroom apartment rentals in Ybor City because of the proximity to I-275. St. Petersburg is only a 30-minute drive. And if you're feeling stifled by the city life, just head south to Desoto Park to jog or relax while you take in the beauty of the bay.