Welcome to Davis Island
A charming community of luxury amenities and Mediterranean-style architecture minutes from downtown Tampa
Davis Island is a well-constructed and thoughtful planned archipelago along the west coast of Florida. Streets are named after bodies of water and islands and run alphabetically through the island. There are no traffic lights, which means life seems to move at a much slower pace than downtown Tampa, but Davis Island is just minutes away by car. The luxurious neighborhoods feature unique, local businesses and five-star restaurants, and homes are truly something to marvel at.
Planned in the early 1920s by Dave Davis, the “Florida version of Jay Gatsby,” the community is lined with traditional stucco homes in pastel colors, heavily influenced by Mexican and Spanish architecture. This affluent community was originally a resort town and still features many of the original buildings from the Roaring Twenties, most listed as Historical Destinations.
What to Love
- The casual elegance of the community
- The family-friendly atmosphere and community spirit
- Scenic views with unique architecture
Residents of Davis Island experience true luxury on the archipelago. From ritzy restaurants to premier country clubs, the neighborhoods of Davis Islands are affluent, energetic, and upscale. The area is family-friendly, with excellent private and public schools nearby. With its proximity to downtown Tampa, there is no shortage of things to do within a 20-minute drive, and residents of Davis Island are very proud of their small, charming community. Find your perfect upscale home or condo in the neighborhood.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
OGGI Italian Cafe and Wine Bar is a small, authentic Italian restaurant with exceptional customer service and farm-to-table dishes. They’re known for their fresh mozzarella - made daily - and affordable, quality meals. Try the Mozzarella Wheel of the Day or the roasted chicken with butternut squash and tomatoes. Don’t forget about the wine!
For over ten years, 220 East has been the “go-to” spot in Tampa for all sorts of gatherings. Their casual, fine dining experience is a favorite for families, friends, and couples, and the food is made from scratch daily. This eatery proudly serves many regulars — visit once and you’re a customer for life! Favorite dishes include homemade pizza and mouth-watering desserts.
Wine lovers rejoice! Davis Island finally has the perfect wine bar at The Cork Room. Opened in early 2021, The Cork Room quickly gained a dedicated following and became a local favorite dining spot. They offer wine from both well-respected wineries and obscure, small wineries and feature exploratory tastings. Explore their food menu, and follow them on Facebook to stay updated on events, tastings, and featured wines.
Things to Do
Davis Island is the perfect place to live if you love being out on the water. For scenic views and unmatched sunsets, head down to the inlet for a beautiful morning at Seaplane Basin Park. Take your furry family member to the dog park, bring a book, and relax on one of the many park benches or picnic tables, and enjoy the Florida sunshine in Davis Island’s best park. Visit the Davis Island Yacht Club to cruise the inlets, take a sailing class, and dine at the club’s restaurant. After spending the day on the water, head north to Davis Island Beach, one of the neighborhood’s favorite spots to swim and relax with family and friends.
There are high-achieving schools near the Davis Island neighborhood. Some include:
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