Palma Ceia is one of Tampa’s most charming neighborhoods. Located in South Tampa east of Dale Mabry and west of Bayshore, this is a tight-knit community of brick streets and bungalows where neighbors know each other and delight in their community. The history of the name, Palma Ceia, has been debated by many local historians. There is no clear single answer, but it’s a fun mystery to research at any rate.
Palma Ceia is a food-lovers’ delight, offering a wide variety of restaurants along Bay to Bay and MacDill. You can start your morning on the right foot with a trip to the beloved Pinky’s Diner. If you see a line outside, keep in mind that it’s well worth the wait. Or if you just can’t wait, walk to Datz and Dough. Other favorites include Pane Rustica, Cafe BT, Osteria Natalina, Flames, and JoTo’s. It’s a veritable United Nations of food options. So much food, so little time.
There is a variety of housing in Palma Ceia and the adjoining neighborhoods. You can still purchase those appealing original bungalows and cottages from the 1920’s to the 1940s. These are generally smaller in size, as you might expect, and carry a price tag minimum of about $500k. Beginning in approximately the early 2000’s and continuing today the less well-maintained homes have been replaced with new construction in the 2800+ square foot range priced in the $800’s and above. There is a nice meld of the old and the new in this community which adds to its charm.
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