Homes for Sale in Temple Terrace/USF Florida

Live next door to the University of South Florida, Bush Gardens, Adventure Island and 20 beautiful parks spread over 300 acres of natural parks in Temple Terrace. Read More Below...

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Overview of Temple Terrace/USF

Temple Terrace was named for what was, at the time, a new hybrid orange named the Temple orange. The Temple orange is a cross between the mandarin orange and the common sweet orange.

Today, homes for sale in Temple Terrace Florida are popular due to relatively low prices and a convenient location. About two-thirds of the properties are single-family homes, and the other third are mostly condos and some townhomes.

The typical Temple Terrace home for sale is a 3 bedroom 2 bath layout with about 1,800 sq ft of heated living area. But there are lots of choices in size and price ranging up to 5 bedroom 4 bath plans with over 4,000 sq ft of living area. About 1 in 5 homes has a private pool. The typical Terrace Temple condo is a 2 bedroom 2 bath plan with a little over 1,000 sq ft of living space. But again, there are lots of choices for layouts, size, and price.

Things to do in Temple Terrace

Temple Terrace is in a great location offering lots of things to do nearby. Popular Bush Gardens and Adventure Island are almost in your backyard to enjoy. They only about two miles from the center of Temple Terrace. Check out the Florida Resident Discounts for a seasonal pass before you go. 

The Temple Terrace Golf and Country Club offers a beautiful 18 holes of golf on a par 72 course. The course was designed and built in 1921, by renowned golf architect Tom Bendelow. In addition to the wonderful golf course, the club has a 20,300 square foot clubhouse offering a grand ballroom, fine dining, inside grille lounge and dining patio overlooking the course. Their Terrace Pool Pavilion offers a heated swimming pool, jacuzzi, kiddie pool, lockers, and a custom tiki bar. It has something for the whole family!

The Museum of Science and Natural History is just north as is the University of South Florida campus. The University of South Florida is the second largest university in the southeast.

Parks & Recreation

Temple Terrace has a big focus on parks and outdoor activities. It has 75 employees managing 300 acres of land throughout the city, including two community recreation centers, three athletic complexes, three district parks, sixteen neighborhood parks, three tennis facilities, five swimming pools, and two nature preserves.

Family Recreation Complex

This is the main facility for the Temple Terrace Parks and Recreation Division. The Family Recreation Complex offers a variety of activities for the enjoyment of you and your family. There is truly something for everybody. Here is a list of some of the highlights:

  • Clay Court Tennis Center
  • Temple Terrace Gymnastics Academy
  • Three indoor gymnasiums
  • Two outdoor lighted basketball courts
  • Six racquetball courts
  • A fitness center
  • Competitive and recreational pools (including a 152-foot water slide)
  • Sand volleyball courts
  • Various classrooms, dance and aerobic studios, and athletic fields. 

In all, the City of Temple Terrace has 20 different parks and facilities giving you a  wide choice of recreational activities.

Riverhills Park

Park amenities include a large playground area, tennis courts, boat ramp and dock, picnic area, grills, gazebo, and restrooms. It winds along the Hillsborough riverfront. The Riverhills Park is located at 329 S Riverhills Dr, Temple Terrace, FL 33617.

Temple Terrace Hilltop Dog Park

This park, just east of Temple Terrace has a small dog area is for dogs weighing less than 30 pounds, and a large dog area is for dogs over 30 pounds. It can be a little hard to find but is located at 9240 Harney Road.

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