Davis Islands was built by D. P. Davis in the 1920's. He conceived the idea of creating three island at the mouth of Hillsborough River, just adjacent to downtown Tampa. He did not get to see his idea become a reality as he mysteriously disappeared on a cruise crossing the Atlantic during the great depression when banks were foreclosing on his loans. The canal seperating the third island was eventually filled in and became the Peter O. Knight Airport.
Davis Islands is now two islands connected by a small bridge. At the north end of the Davis Islands, is Tampa General Hospital. The only Level 1 Trauma Center in the city. The islands are also home to the Davis Islands Yacht Club, shopping and restaurants. Homes in Davis Islands often are on waterfront canals and the Bay. Schools in the area are Gorrie Elementary, Wilson Middle and Plant High make it a top choice for families.
Davis Isles is located in the heart of South Tampa. Davis Isles and all of South Tampa is conveniently located to downtown Tampa and MacDill Air Force Base. Davis Isles is also a quick commute to Tampa International Airport, Raymond James Stadium, St. Pete Times Forum, Lowry Park Zoo, Busch Gardens, The Florida Aquarium, Tampa Performing Arts Center and to the nightlife at Channelside and Ybor City.
If you want a waterfront luxury home or a townhome or a condo next to downtown you can find them and more in the South Tampa area. South Tampa has a wide range of housing choices and we can help you find your dream home.
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