Temple Terrace, FL: Where to Live, Play & Eat

Temple Terrace community guide

Location of Temple Terrace, FL

Temple Terrace is a small (26,000 residents) city in northeastern Hillsborough County, FL. It is home to the University of South Florida. Temple Terrace is known for its rolling landscape, Hillsborough River views and majestic trees. It is located centrally with easy access to I-75 and I-275.

Temple Terrace on the map

Real estate options in Temple Terrace, FL

Temple Terrace, FL has a variety of housing options from older ranch-style homes, riverfront and golf course single-family homes, new construction, condos and townhouses.

Homes for sale in Temple Terrace

Best Things to Do in Temple Terrace, FL

Temple Terrace has the distinction of being a Tree City USA and has some of the grandest sand live oak trees of any place in central Florida. Temple Terrace was developed as a Mediterranean Revival golf course community and much of the town was built around the Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club.  Many of the original homes and buildings from that era are still prominent as you drive around town. Temple Terrace has many parks and it’s easy to get to restaurants, shopping and entertainment. Temple Terrace is also home to Florida College.

Parks in Temple Terrace, FL

The quiet community along the Hillsborough River has several beautiful parks. In fact the Temple Terrace Park department lists two community recreation centers, three athletic complexes, three district parks, 16 neighborhood parks, three tennis facilities, five swimming pools and two nature preserves in Temple Terrace.

A few parks in Temple Terrace, FL:

  • Riverhills Park (boardwalk, boat ramp, playground, trails, community garden)
  • Bonnie Brae Park (fitness area, playground, volleyball)
  • Riverside Park (fishing, playground, picnic area)
  • Biltmore Park (basketball, playground, picnic area)
  • Rotary Park (boat ramp, fishing, picnic area)

Biking & walking trails in Temple Terrace, FL

There are several trails in Temple Terrace that can also be used for walking, jogging and biking. These include:

  • Riverside Park
  • Riverhills Park
  • Scout Park

Places to eat in Temple Terrace, FL

There are many options to eat in Temple Terrace including local and chain restaurants with a wide variety of choices including Italian, Seafood, Chinese, Indian, American and more. Some of our top choices in Temple Terrace, FL include:

  • Cazador Grill
  • Bangkok Jazz Thai
  • Babushka
  • Stefano
  • Mr. Dunderbak
  • Mel’s Hotdogs

Places to have fun in Temple Terrace, FL

There is no shortage of things to do in Temple Terrace at it all starts with Busch Gardens.  Some of our favorite things to do in Temple Terrace include:

  • Busch Gardens
  • Adventure Island
  • Croc Encounters
  • MOSI
  • Lettuce Lake Park
  • USF Botanical Garden and Contemporary Art Museum

Places to shop in Temple Terrace, FL

There are many options for shopping in the well-established Temple Terrace, FL community including big box stores including Walmart and Target. There are a variety of grocery store options in Temple Terrace as well including Publix, Target, Walmart and Winn Dixie.

Schools in Temple Terrace, FL

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


  • Temple Terrace Elementary
  • Riverhills Elementary Magnet
  • MOSI Partnership School
  • Lewis Elementary


  • Greco Middle
  • Terrace Community Middle


  • King High


  • Focus Academy
  • Woodmont Charter
  • Patel Elementary & High


  • Corpus Christi Catholic

Colleges and universities

  • Florida College
  • USF

Hospitals in Terrace Temple, FL

There are three hospitals based in the Temple Terrace, FL community (or on the outskirts) as well urgent care centers, outpatient surgery centers and doctor’s offices. The hospitals are AdventHealth Tampa, Moffitt Cancer Center and Hadley Veteran’s Hospital.

Ready to move to Temple Terrace, FL?

With its close proximity to USF, Temple Terrace is a popular community for students and young 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.

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