Davis Islands is a historic waterfront neighborhood on the northern coast of Hillsborough Bay. Many of the Davis Islands homes for sale offer residents views of downtown Tampa or beautiful water views. This "island paradise" is surrounded by Hillsborough Bay to the west and south, and Sheddon Channel to the east. Read More Below...
The architecture of Davis Islands homes is primarily Mediterranean-style structures dating back to the 1920s. Historic Davis Islands is home to eclectic bars, pubs, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. For pet-lovers, there is even a Dog-Friendly Beach and park! It is also home to Peter O. Knight Airport, Roy Jenkins Pool and Davis Island Yacht Club. The public schools in Davis Islands are highly rated.
The History of Davis Islands
Davis Islands is an archipelago, thus the plural form in its name. It originally was comprised of three Islands but with the construction of the airport, they filled in one end of a canal for a runway. Now it consists of two Islands. Davis Islands was built from mud dredged from the bottom of Tampa Bay in the 1920s during the Florida Land Boom. It is two man-made islands on top of two small Islands, “Little Grassy Key” and "Big Grassy Key”. The developer was a Tampa native named D.P. Davis.
Davis Islands is just south of Downtown Tampa and Channelside. It is on the northern tip of Hillsborough Bay. Tampa International Airport is just 10 miles away.
Wow, there is so much to do just a stone's throw away! You are just 3 miles south of Downtown Tampa and Channelside which is the dining and entertainment capital of Tampa Bay.
You might enjoy the beauty and tranquility of your waterfront home so much you never want to leave! But if you do, there is so much to do right outside your door on Davis Island. Enjoy Marjory Park Marina, the Sandra Freedman Tennis Complex, Historic Roy Jenkins pool, the public boat ramp, dog parks, walking trail and more. You are also conveniently located just 3 or so miles from Downtown Tampa, Channelside, and Hyde Park.
Why People Live in Davis Islands
Buyers will love the island feel of the community, options for waterfront views, and all the things to do on Davis Island and nearby.
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