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Southwest Tampa Neighborhood Guide Tampa, FL


Southwest Tampa is a vibrant neighborhood nestled in the heart of Tampa, Florida. It is bisected by the Dale Mabry Highway and is in close proximity to the gorgeous Tampa Bay. The area is renowned for its diversity and rich culture, offering a blend of modern conveniences and old-world charm that makes it distinct. With plenty of shopping, dining, and entertainment options, Southwest Tampa is a great place to live, work, and play.

What You Will Love About Southwest Tampa, Tampa, Florida

  • Southwest Tampa is known for its cultural diversity and welcoming community.
  • The neighborhood is conveniently located near major highways, making commuting around the city a breeze.
  • Southwest Tampa offers an array of shopping, dining, and recreational activities that cater to diverse tastes and styles.

What's Nearby

Southwest Tampa is just a stone's throw away from downtown Tampa, making it perfect for those who appreciate urban living. The neighborhood is also close to Tampa Bay, offering stunning waterfront views and a myriad of water-based activities.

The Rental Market

Rental rates in Southwest Tampa have seen a slight fluctuation over the past year. The average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment in the neighborhood is approximately $1,829. The minimum average price is $1,779, while the maximum average price is $1,937. There's a standard deviation of $42.09 in average rental prices, indicating a relatively stable rental market with minor variations in prices.

Rental Price Stability

The rental rates in Southwest Tampa have demonstrated reasonable stability over the past year. The standard deviation of average price being only $42.09, it suggests minor fluctuations in the rental prices.


Life in Southwest Tampa is vibrant and dynamic. The neighborhood is bustling with a variety of cultural, recreational, and entertainment options. Moreover, its proximity to downtown and the Tampa Bay area offers residents a unique blend of urban and seaside living.

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Explore the Neighborhood

There are 565 restaurants, 72 grocery stores, and 82 parks within a mile of the Southwest Tampa neighborhood.

    Cherokee Food Mart

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.5 miles

    3416 W Cherokee Ave

    Konvenient Food Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.5 miles

    3418 W Cherokee Ave

    Walmart Grocery Pickup & Delivery

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.7 miles

    4302 W Gandy Blvd


    Retail, Big Box Store, Discount Store

    0.7 miles

    4302 W Gandy Blvd


    Retail, Big Box Store

    0.8 miles

    3625 W Gandy Blvd


    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.8 miles

    3615 W Gandy Blvd

Southwest Tampa Apartments and Rentals

517 Rental properties in Southwest Tampa, Tampa, FL.

  • 101 N. Meridian property


    101 N. Meridian

    Studio–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    464–1638 Sqft

    10+ Units Available

  • Olympus Harbour Island property


    Olympus Harbour Island

    Studio–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    627–1590 Sqft

    8 Units Available

  • AVE Tampa Riverwalk property


    AVE Tampa Riverwalk

    Studio–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    479–1419 Sqft

    3 Units Available

  • The Vintage Lofts at West End property


    The Vintage Lofts at West End

    Studio–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    522–1398 Sqft

    3 Units Available

  • Camden Preserve property


    Camden Preserve

    1–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    686–1275 Sqft

    5 Units Available

  • Slade at Channelside property


    Slade at Channelside

    Studio–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    675–1383 Sqft

Cost of Living

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Southwest Tampa Demographics

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Southwest Tampa Reviews

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  • Noise Late At Night


    Say 15 of 15 renters

  • Area Has Litter


    Say 14 of 15 renters

  • Near Grocery Stores


    Say 13 of 15 renters

  • Good Place To Raise A Family


    Say 12 of 15 renters

  • Mostly Older Buildings


    Say 11 of 15 renters

  • Area Has Potholes


    Say 11 of 15 renters

Southwest Tampa Transportation

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Somewhat Walkable

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.


Bike Score®

Some Transit

1 bus stop, 1 train stop, 2 other stops

Veterans Fuel Transport


6102 S Macdill Ave

Sailing Specialties


4512 S Dale Mabry Hwy

Britton Plaza Transfer Center

Bus Stop

3801-3999 Britton Plaza


Southwest Tampa Schools

Neighborhoods Around Southwest Tampa

NeighborhoodStudioAvg RentAnnual Change
Sun Bay SouthNeighborhood in Tampa, Florida$1,250--
Hyde ParkNeighborhood in Tampa, Florida----
Bayshore BeautifulNeighborhood in Tampa, Florida----
Harbour IslandNeighborhood in Tampa, Florida$2,428
North Hyde ParkNeighborhood in Tampa, Florida$1,395
Ballast PointNeighborhood in Tampa, Florida----
Fairoaks Manhattan ManorNeighborhood in Tampa, Florida----
Port Tampa CityNeighborhood in Tampa, Florida$1,195--
Bayside WestNeighborhood in Tampa, Florida$1,542--
Palma Ceia PinesNeighborhood in Tampa, Florida----
Beach ParkNeighborhood in Tampa, Florida----
Historic Hyde Park NorthNeighborhood in Tampa, Florida----
Davis IslandsNeighborhood in Tampa, Florida----
Hyde Park Historic DistrictNeighborhood in Tampa, Florida----
Academy of the Holy NamesNeighborhood in Tampa, Florida----
South WestshoreNeighborhood in Tampa, Florida----
Westshore PalmsNeighborhood in Tampa, Florida----
Hyde Park NorthNeighborhood in Tampa, Florida$1,567--
Parkland EstatesNeighborhood in Tampa, Florida----
Virginia ParkNeighborhood in Tampa, Florida----
Sunset ParkNeighborhood in Tampa, Florida----
Swann EstatesNeighborhood in Tampa, Florida----
Oakford ParkNeighborhood in Tampa, Florida----