South Tampa comprises the city of Tampa communities of Beach Park, Ballast Point, Bayshore Beautiful Bayshore Gardens, Bayside West, Belmar Shore, Davis Islands, Port Tampa, Fair Oaks-Manhattan Manor, Golfview, Hyde Park, New Suburb Beautiful, Virginia Park, Palma Ceia, Rattlesnake Gandy-Sun Bay South, South Westshore, parts of Sunset Park and Courier City-Oscawana. MacDill Air Force Base is also included. The region represents District 4 of the Tampa City Council. The ZIP Codes serving the area are 33608, 33609, 33611, 33616, 33621, and 33629
South Tampa has two common use meanings. Geographically South Tampa is located on the Interbay Peninsula and it is surrounded by Tampa Bay, Hillsborough Bay, and West Tampa. Its main roadways include Dale Mabry Highway, Gandy Boulevard, West Shore Boulevard, Bayshore Boulevard, Bay to Bay Boulevard, and the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway. The area begins immediately south of Kennedy Blvd. Used to describe a socio-economic unit, people often refer to South Tampa as the area between Kennedy Blvd to the north and Gandy Boulevard to the south with the area north of this border referred to as North of Kennedy (NOK) and the area south of this border referred to as South of Gandy (SOG). The implication is that South Tampa is a more affluent area than NOK or SOG, with the exception of Ballast Point. Ballast point is the neighborhood surrounding the prestigious Tampa Yacht Club.
- ^ District 4
- ^ South Tampa ZIP Code map Accessed 2009-07-23
- ^ Map of Interbay Peninsula
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