Ballast Point, Tampa, FL
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Ballast Point Neighborhood Guide Tampa, FL

About

Ballast Point is a historic neighborhood located in South Tampa, Florida, known for its lush greenery and stunning views of Tampa Bay. This quaint residential area is easily accessible via Bayshore Boulevard, one of the longest continuous sidewalks in the world. Ballast Point is characterized by its beautiful bungalow-style houses and its namesake park, which features a pier, splash park, and playground. The neighborhood is also home to the Tampa Yacht and Country Club and is within close proximity to MacDill Air Force Base.

What You Will Love about Ballast Point, Tampa, Florida

  • The Ballast Point Park's tranquil shoreline and pier offer unmatched views of downtown Tampa and stunning sunsets over the Tampa Bay.
  • The extensive jogging and biking trail along Bayshore Boulevard provides an active lifestyle opportunity.
  • The neighborhood features many local eateries, including the popular Taste of Boston, known for its delectable seafood.
  • The rich history of Ballast Point, with its preserved homes and historic Tampa Bay Hotel, adds an extra layer of charm to this scenic community.

What’s Nearby

The neighborhood is just a short drive away from Hyde Park, a trendy area known for its boutique shopping, high-end dining, and lively nightlife. Ballast Point is also conveniently close to downtown Tampa, making it easy for residents to explore the city's major attractions like The Florida Aquarium, The Tampa Museum of Art, and the Riverwalk. Furthermore, it's minutes away from the Gandy Bridge, offering ease of access to St. Petersburg.

Lifestyle

The lifestyle in Ballast Point is relaxed yet active, with a strong sense of community. The neighborhood's natural beauty encourages outdoor activities, like fishing, biking, or simply enjoying a sunset walk along the bay. Its close proximity to downtown Tampa and other bustling areas offers a wonderful blend of peaceful living and city conveniences.

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Explore the Neighborhood

There are 57 restaurants, 12 grocery stores, and 5 parks within a mile of the Ballast Point neighborhood.

  • GROCERY
    Interbay Meat Market & Groceries

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.4 miles

    6110 Interbay Blvd

  • GROCERY
    Bayshore Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Butcher, Fruit and Vegetable Store, Grocery Store

    0.7 miles

    5025 Bayshore Blvd

  • GROCERY
    Cherokee Food Mart

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    1.0 mile

    3416 W Cherokee Ave

  • GROCERY
    Konvenient Food Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    1.0 mile

    3418 W Cherokee Ave

  • GROCERY
    Publix

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    1.3 miles

    3615 W Gandy Blvd

  • GROCERY
    Macdill AFB Commissary

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    1.3 miles

    2908 N Boundary Blvd

Ballast Point Apartments and Rentals

62 Rental properties in Ballast Point, Tampa, FL.

  • Lighthouse Bay property

    $1,250+

    Lighthouse Bay

    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    473–1122 Sqft

    Contact for Availability

  • 6235 S Manhattan Ave - Unit 9 property

    $3,400

    6235 S Manhattan Ave - Unit 9

    3 Beds • 2 Baths

    1843 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • 4115 W Mango Avenue property

    $2,325

    4115 W Mango Avenue

    2 Beds • 1 Bath

    964 Sqft

    Available 7/30

  • 6230 S Martindale Ave property

    $2,995

    6230 S Martindale Ave

    4 Beds • 2 Baths

    1605 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • 3633 W Everett Ave property

    $3,400

    3633 W Everett Ave

    3 Beds • 2 Baths

    1764 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • 4415 W Oklahoma Avenue property

    $2,595

    4415 W Oklahoma Avenue

    4 Beds • 2 Baths

    1152 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

Cost of Living

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CategoryCompare to State Avg.Compare to National Avg.
housing
4.6%
3.2%
utilities
3.3%
0.1%
food
1.4%
0.9%
transportation
5.2%
1.8%
healthcare
0.9%
8.1%

Ballast Point Demographics

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Ballast Point Reviews

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  • Noise Late At Night

    No

    Say 5 of 5 renters

  • Area Has Litter

    No

    Say 5 of 5 renters

  • Area Has Potholes

    No

    Say 5 of 5 renters

  • Good Place To Raise A Family

    Yes

    Say 5 of 5 renters

  • Mostly Older Buildings

    No

    Say 4 of 5 renters

  • Safe For Families

    Yes

    Say 4 of 5 renters

Ballast Point Transportation

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Car-Dependent

38/100
Walk Score®
The Walk Score© measures walkability on a scale of 0-100 based on walking routes to destinations such as dining and drinking, groceries, and shopping.

Bikeable

55/100
Bike Score®

Minimal Transit

17/100
2 other stops

Veterans Fuel Transport

Other

6102 S Macdill Ave

Sailing Specialties

Other

4512 S Dale Mabry Hwy

Source: foursquare.com

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