(Courtesy Hyde Park Village)
Located on the west bank of the Hillsborough River directly across from downtown, Hyde Park is one of Tampa’s most fashionable neighborhoods. With its quaint, vintage bungalows and palatial mansions, this lovely enclave has attracted the area’s urban movers and shakers for decades. Hyde Park is also home to the upscale shopping district called Hyde Park Village, where locals love to see and be seen. Along with the people-watching, you will find designer clothing, art galleries and some of the area’s trendiest restaurants. Bordering the community to the east is what locals refer to as SoHo: South Howard Avenue. This area boasts even more great dining (including Bern’s, one of the country’s best steakhouses according to The New York Times), locally owned boutiques and specialty markets.