New Tampa, FL: Where to Live, Play & Eat

New Tampa community guide

Location of New Tampa

New Tampa is officially part of the City of Tampa but it is 20 miles from downtown Tampa. New Tampa is a rapidly growing planned community in northeast Hillsborough County. It borders booming Wesley Chapel (in Pasco County) and USF. It is popular with commuters as it is close to I-75 and I-275.

New Tampa map

Real estate options in New Tampa

New Tampa construction boomed in the 1990s with ranch-style houses, townhouses and condos. The community is still growing with new construction master-planned communities in development. The largest neighborhood in New Tampa is Tampa Palms which has more than 28 villages. Within these villages are schools, shops, grocery stores, and anything else individuals or families would need for their day-to-day life.

Homes for sale in New Tampa

Best Things to Do in New Tampa

New Tampa really is a city among the city with lots of parks, restaurants, shopping and entertainment.

Parks in New Tampa

The family-orientated community has many neighborhood playgrounds and parks. A few parks in New Tampa:

  • Amberly Park (playground)
  • Compton Park (rec center)
  • New Tampa All Abilities Park (accessible, shaded playground)
  • Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Reserve (trails)
  • Flatwood Park (walking and equestrian trails)
  • Cross Creek Park (playground, fields, basketball, softball)

Biking & walking trails in New Tampa

Many of the master-planned communities in New Tampa have walking trails. There are several trails in area that can also be used for walking, jogging and biking. These include:

  • New Tampa Blvd walking trail
  • New Tampa Nature Trail
  • Flatwood Park
  • Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Reserve

Places to eat in New Tampa

What restaurant isn’t in New Tampa. The area is full of local and chain restaurants with a wide variety of food options.

Some of our top choices in New Tampa include:

  • Fresh Kitchen
  • Little Greek
  • Frammi
  • Chick-Fil-A
  • EggTown
  • Liang’s Asian Bistro
  • Acropolis

Places to have fun in New Tampa

There is no shortage of things to do in New Tampa.

  • Urban Air Trampoline Park
  • AMC Highlands 20
  • Golf courses: Tampa Palms, Hunters Green and Heritage Isles

Places to shop in New Tampa

There are many options for shopping in the New Tampa. There are so many options from big box stores like Walmart, Target, Lowes, Home Depot, BJs, Joanns and Ross.

There are a variety of grocery store options in New Tampa as well including Publix, Target, Walmart, Aldi and Sprouts.

Schools in New Tampa

The Hillsborough County School district runs the public schools in New Tampa. For more information on schools, check out our guide here


  • Clark Elementary
  • Lawton Chiles Elementary
  • Tampa Palms Elementary
  • Muller Magnet Elementary
  • Pride Elementary
  • Heritage Elementary
  • Hunters Green Elementary


  • Benito Middle
  • Liberty Middle


  • Freedom High
  • Warton High


  • New Tampa Christian Academy

Hospitals in New Tampa

There are no hospitals within the official boundaries of New Tampa but there are urgent care centers, outpatient surgery centers and doctor’s offices. AdventHealth Tampa is just outside the New Tampa area.

Ready to move to New Tampa

With its close proximity to interstates and newly constructed communities, New Tampa is a popular community for commuters and growing families. It’s an excellent place to put down roots and enjoy all that Tampa Bay has to offer. Our real estate team, with more than 30 years working and living in Tampa Bay, is here to help you find the perfect home.  Call or text us today: 813-541-5320

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