Palmetto Beach, Tampa, FL
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Palmetto Beach Neighborhood Guide Tampa, FL

About

Palmetto Beach is a vibrant neighborhood located in Tampa, Florida, along McKay Bay. Bordered by the Selmon Expressway to the north and Causeway Boulevard to the south, this waterfront community offers a picturesque location with a laid-back lifestyle. The neighborhood is home to Desoto Park, which features a swimming pool, picnic area, and playgrounds. It's also conveniently close to Ybor City, a cultural hotspot known for its rich history and nightlife.

What You Will Love About Palmetto Beach, Tampa, Florida

  • The waterfront views and warm, inviting sense of community make Palmetto Beach a charming place to live.
  • Residents enjoy access to Desoto Park, a great family-friendly outdoor space.
  • The neighborhood's proximity to Ybor City means easy access to fine dining, shopping, and vibrant nightlife.

What's Nearby

Palmetto Beach is close to Downtown Tampa, which offers a wide range of shopping, dining, and entertainment options. Not far from the neighborhood is the Florida Aquarium, a popular attraction for both locals and tourists. The neighborhood is also a short drive from Channelside Bay Plaza and the historic Ybor City district.

Lifestyle

Life in Palmetto Beach revolves around the splendid views of McKay Bay and the relaxed coastal lifestyle. It's a welcoming community where you can enjoy outdoor living, whether that's at Desoto Park or on your own patio. Thanks to its central location, residents also enjoy easy access to the urban amenities of downtown Tampa.

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Explore the Neighborhood

There are 162 restaurants, 19 grocery stores, and 25 parks within a mile of the Palmetto Beach neighborhood.

  • GROCERY
    Duckweed Urban Grocery

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store, Liquor Store

    0.7 miles

    111 N 12th St

  • SHOPPING
    Channelside Bay Plaza

    Retail, Shopping Mall

    0.8 miles

    615 Channelside Dr

  • GROCERY
    The Main Ingredient

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store, Herbs and Spices Store

    0.8 miles

    615 Channelside Dr

  • GROCERY
    Ocean Wide Trading

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store / Supermarket

    0.8 miles

    1101 E Washington St

  • GROCERY
    Ybor Daily Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Farmers Market, Grocery Store

    0.9 miles

    1920 E 7th Ave

  • GROCERY
    Publix

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.9 miles

    1105 E Twiggs St

Palmetto Beach Apartments and Rentals

38 Rental properties in Palmetto Beach, Tampa, FL.

  • 101 N. Meridian property

    $1,925+

    101 N. Meridian

    Studio–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    464–1638 Sqft

    10+ Units Available

  • Slade at Channelside property

    $1,956+

    Slade at Channelside

    Studio–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    675–1383 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • Bell Channelside property

    $1,950+

    Bell Channelside

    1–3 Beds • 1–3 Baths

    717–2152 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • Room For Rent property

    $720

    Room For Rent

    2 Beds • 2 Baths

    1 Unit Available

  • 1120 E Kennedy Blvd, #516 property

    $2,600

    1120 E Kennedy Blvd, #516

    2 Beds • 1 Bath

    1050 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • 449 South 12th Street property

    $5,000

    449 South 12th Street

    2 Beds • 2 Baths

    1616 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%

Palmetto Beach Demographics

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Palmetto Beach Reviews

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  • Near Downtown

    Yes

    Say 1 of 1 renters

  • Near Highways

    Yes

    Say 1 of 1 renters

  • Pet Friendly

    Yes

    Say 1 of 1 renters

  • Busy Streets

    Yes

    Say 1 of 1 renters

  • Area Has Kids Play Outside

    No

    Say 1 of 1 renters

  • Noise Late At Night

    Yes

    Say 1 of 1 renters

Palmetto Beach Transportation

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Car-Dependent

40/100
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

65/100
Bike Score®

Some Transit

29/100
9 train stops, 5 other stops

Port of Tampa Cruise Terminal

Other

[1301 - 1315] E York St

TECO Line Streetcar - York Street Station

Train Stop

York Street

TECO Line Streetcar - Cumberland Ave Station

Train Stop

Cumberland Avenue

Source: foursquare.com

Palmetto Beach Schools

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