Overview of Ybor City Tampa:
There’s just something that’s really cool about a neighborhood that seamlessly combines its history with its present. Traditionally known for its Latin flair and Cuban cigar factories, Ybor City Tampa has transformed its once thriving warehouses into trendy restaurants and venues. While this neighborhood does have a tendency to be pretty touristy, the recent residential development has really transformed the community into a solid neighborhood rather than just a destination. From the restored brick streets to the active trolley system, many are choosing to live in Ybor City because of its vintage charm and array of nightlife and entertainment.
Ybor City Apartments for Rent
While there aren’t as many historic housing options in Ybor as you would expect from an area teeming with restored buildings, there are a large selection of modern, newly constructed properties. As a general rule, people who choose to rent apartments in Ybor City Tampa want to live the active, urban lifestyle—and they’re typically willing to pay for it. One-bedroom apartments in Ybor City range from about $1,100 to $1,600, while a three bedroom can be anywhere from $2,500 to $3,000. Many of the apartment complexes come with pools, fitness centers, and many other luxurious amenities that can be enjoyed year-round in Tampa’s warm climate.
Dining, Culture & Entertainment
Let’s start with the food. Ybor City’s ethnic origins make for some of the best tasting cuisine in Tampa. This area has an abundance of strong Cuban coffee, roasted meats, Cuban sandwiches, and more. While there is almost every type of food you could ask for in this neighborhood, we highly recommend eating your weight in the Latin American specialties.
Moving on to entertainment, Seventh Avenue is the main commercial strip filled with bars and clubs. Ybor City is definitely known for its nightlife and along this street you will find many of the famous clubs that draw in all kinds of party-goers. There’s also a movie theater and comedy club, plus the neighborhood is host to many concerts and festivals throughout the year that you’ll want to keep an eye out for.
Pet Friendly Ybor City Apartments
Property managers these days understand the necessity of providing pet friendly housing, and nearly all of our Ybor City apartments for rent accept both dogs and cats. More good news: there are several large pet stores nearby, and there are quite a few options for pet boarding, in-house pet sitting, and even grooming! While there isn’t a dog park in this neighborhood, you can always take a nice walk with your four-legged friend to Desoto Park for some exercise and waterfront views.
Commuting In & Around Tampa
As a general rule, your job dictates the neighborhood that you live in. You want to be close to work because Tampa has a bit of a problem with sprawl, and with everyone else in the city being dependent on a car, traffic becomes sort of a nightmare. Ybor City is situated very close to Downtown and a short drive away from Westshore, so typically getting to the areas where there is a high density of jobs is no problem. Ybor City has easy access to both I-4 and I-275, and if you’re enjoying a leisurely visit to the Channel District there is an old-fashioned electric trolley that will take you there.
-By Kelly Renick