But those with different needs – whether high-value options, organic, ethnic or specialty preference, even those with a penchant for the hyper-local – will find this versatile city rife with excellent market options. There are farmers' outposts, sprawling Asian supermarkets, mom-and-pop grocers, even market-cafes with local foodie street cred popping up across all corners of Tampa.
Looking for a place to call home that's close by to all of these foodie favorites? Here are the best apartments in Tampa close to grocery stores.
10. Lakes of Northdale
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Just 14 miles from all the attractions of downtown Tampa, from the Florida Aquarium to Hyde Park Village, Lakes of Northdale attracts discriminating residents, many of whom have discriminating needs in the realm of grocery.
So, if the local and convenient Winn-Dixie Supermarket doesn't suit, the Whole Foods – just a half-mile away – most certainly will!
9. Serenity Lake
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A short commute for the USF-matriculated means Serenity Lake is a great choice for students, but it's also ground zero for international fare.
Markets including Mexican, Persian, Indian and Asian are among those in the mix, but you'll also find many familiar faces including Aldi and Foodtown.
8. Bay Crossing Apartments
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It's relaxing and family-friendly – not to mention convenient. Bay Crossing Apartments is within walking distance to both Publix and Target, but also has some fun, extra-local cache.
The nearby Interbay Market is a Cuban-American delight where customers can not only buy superior cuts of meat for their own kitchen adventure, they can stop in to partake of one of the best Cuban sandwiches in the Bay Area.
7. 2 Bayshore
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2 Bayshore is luxurious, waterfront and top-of-the-line all by itself, but it's upscale when it comes to convenience, too.
The Publix Supermarket on Bayshore is a literal two-minute walk our your door, but for residents who love their food farm-to-table, the monthly Hyde Park Market – an open-air setting featuring 100+ vendors, will scratch that fresh-fare itch.
6. Courtney Cove
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It has the calm, verdant atmosphere of a lakeside retreat, but Courtney Cove is still in Tampa, after all, and it sits within minutes of so many grocery venues, the whole family will be able to find what it needs.
You have the super value of Save-A-Lot and the Latin stock of Bravo Supermarket – even the organic fare of Whole Foods and specialty items of Trader Joe's!
5. The Park on Waters
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International palates – whether that means the food of your culture, an experimental culinary attitude or both – will find The Park on Waters incredibly convenient.
Not only is the local Winn-Dixie less than a half-mile away, grocery stores repping the nations of Brazil, India and an impressive array of Asian countries all lie within two miles of home.
4. South Pointe Apartments
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Residents of South Pointe's expansive apartments can already walk to Target and Starbucks with ease, and nearby Publix and Walmart options can easily fill in for the bulk of your grocery needs.
But for specialty items – and a local, neighborhood feel – you can head straight to the waterfront Bayshore Market, where fresh produce, homemade tapenades, locally-crafted fish dips and more are great for gifts, company or foodie self-indulgence.
3. Grand Oaks Apartments
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Tampa's Town 'n' Country neighborhood is rife with shopping of all kinds – from big-name chains you'll recognize to locally lauded businesses you'll discover in its many shopping centers.
But residents at Grand Oaks don't even need a car to shop conveniently – their homes lie within a quick stroll of both Publix and Aldi!
2. The Carlyle at Waters
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Two ponds, three pools, a fitness center and more make the Carlyle at Waters appealing enough, but it's also walkable for all your Latin grocery needs, as the Quadro Supermarket is about a two-minute stroll away.
The local Winn-Dixie is about the same, so you can hit both in one quick trip!
1. The Park at Chesterfield
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A location just minutes from Busch Gardens, the University of South Florida and more make the Park at Chesterfield a rental community to consider. Shopping convenience falls in its column, as well, with both Publix and Save-A-Lot close by.
And if you love Mediterranean and Middle Eastern fare, the Amana Food Market will suit your needs – up to and including an entire lamb for special dinners!
We looked at all apartments in Tampa and rated them on the number of grocery businesses within a half-mile radius. We used an exponentially decreasing scale based on distance from the apartment. For instance, grocers located across the street from a specific property would carry more weight than those a quarter-mile away. Our establishment counts come from commercially available business listings.
The rent information included in this article is based on January 2019 multifamily rental property inventory on ApartmentGuide.com and Rent. and is used for illustrative purposes only. The data contained herein does not constitute financial advice or a pricing guarantee for any apartment.