Buying a home in a subdivision or community with a homeowners association (HOA) certainly has its advantages. From the privacy and security of a guard gated entrance to enjoying access to all sorts of lifestyle amenities and community features, the benefits can certainly be both plentiful and desirable. In fact, several master planned neighborhoods with resort-style amenities are among the most sought-after communities in the entire Tampa Bay area, it’s clear the added expense of HOA dues isn’t necessarily a deal breaker for many of today’s active home buyers.
But what about if you’re someone who simply doesn’t prefer the subdivision or planned community lifestyle? Or, what if you’re someone who can’t afford expensive HOA dues every month? Well, if a downtown or established neighborhood setting with no HOA is more your vibe or ultimately what you prefer, here’s a closer look at some of Tampa Bay’s best locations and communities that not only check that box, but areas you’ll definitely want to consider during your upcoming home search.
As an island community just south of Downtown Tampa, Davis Islands presents prospective buyers with an idyllic waterfront setting, as well as easy access to modern amenities and conveniences. Tree-lined streets, well-maintained parks and green spaces, and homes with unbeatable curb appeal collectively help make Davis Islands one of Tampa’s top neighborhoods to call home with no HOA, especially if you’re wanting a home that sits on the waterfront.
Although Tampa’s Sunset Park neighborhood still feels a lot like ‘Old Florida’, larger and more luxurious new home builds are quickly changing the area landscape. However, because Sunset Park is defined by its small parks with old oak trees and sleepy fishing canals, it remains one of Tampa’s best places to live and experience the ultimate Florida lifestyle. And given it’s also just six miles from the city center, you’ll also never be more than just a few minutes from the best shopping, dining, and entertainment Downtown Tampa has to offer as well.
Historic Hyde Park
Perhaps most known for its upscale shopping and dining, Historic Hyde Park is also widely considered one of the best places in town to buy a home. Homes and bungalows with classic architectural styles ensure the Historic Hyde Park neighborhood is bursting with charm and character, and it’s also home to several of Tampa’s best elementary and middle schools too. Hyde Park Village–which is absolutely loaded with locally-owned boutique shops, restaurants, and cafes–acts as the heartbeat of the neighborhood; and as one of the city’s most walkable communities, it’s also perfect for anyone who loves to get outside and stay active as well.
Beach Park isn’t just one of Tampa’s most coveted neighborhoods; it’s also one with a very rich history. Original development of the area called for a residential community called “Beach Park on the Bay,” although back then it was a part of town that was far removed from the rest of Tampa. Today, Beach Park’s location is much more favorable to locals who put a premium on living near downtown, Ybor City, and the rest of West and South Tampa. And if you like Mediterranean and Spanish Revival style homes and architecture, there’s hardly a better place to begin your no HOA home search than right here in Tampa’s one-and-only Beach Park neighborhood.
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