Just a short distance from the bustle of downtown Tampa, South Tampa is a delightful blend of its charming historical past with contemporary influences for a best-of-both lifestyle. From top-rated beaches and access to bays and the Gulf of Mexico, locals and sun-seekers from around the world discover a treasure trove of fun-in-the-sun activities and lifestyle choices. From luxury communities offering a range of architectural home designs to stunning waterfront estates to gracious historic properties, South Tampa has something for every taste. As Tampa Bay is Florida's largest open-water estuary extending over 400 square miles along the Gulf of Mexico, boating, sailing, and fishing are key attractions. Golfers and tennis buffs can also get in on the swing of activity with plentiful golf courses and courts. In addition, the latest couture, savory dining restaurants, performing and visual arts venues and professional sports facilities are all located close by, making South Tampa a highly desirable location in Tampa Bay.