Few neighborhoods have the historical significance, character, and amenities of Hyde Park. The area neighboring downtown Tampa has long been a prominent community, not only among South Tampa neighborhoods but the city of Tampa as a whole. Custom homes in Hyde Park are close to all the amenities that families, young professionals, and empty nesters love, including upscale shopping, fine dining, and outstanding recreational activities.
Hyde Park’s Storied History
So much of Hyde Park’s emergence can be tied back to one of Tampa’s most historic buildings and its most notable citizen. In 1888, railroad magnate Henry B. Plant made plans to build the Tampa Bay Hotel. As a condition of its construction, the city of Tampa agreed to build a bridge across the Hillsborough River, just south of where the hotel would be built. The construction of the bridge made it easier for people to reach the west side of the river. This led many of Tampa’s prominent citizens to build homes on land previously owned by O.H. Platt. Hyde Park was named for Platt’s hometown of Hyde Park, Ill.
While it has a variety of architectural styles, Hyde Park is known for its classic bungalows. These bungalows started taking their place next to luxurious estates in the early 20th century. A focus on historic preservation in the 1970’s led to an overall revitalization in the area.
Why Hyde Park Stands Out Today
The Hyde Park of today is an excellent mix of historic charm and modern conveniences. Hyde Park Village, located at the corner of Swann and Rome Avenues, is the premier dining and shopping destination. Also, the award-winning Bern’s Steak House is nearby. Most custom homes in Hyde Park lead to Bayshore Boulevard and the world’s longest continuous sidewalk. Fitness enthusiasts visit Bayshore Blvd. to enjoy picturesque views of Hillsborough Bay while running, cycling or walking.
Bayfair, a Custom Home Builder in Hyde Park
For over 25 years, Bayfair has crafted beautiful homes in Hyde Park. As a custom home builder in Hyde Park, we understand the historic characteristics of this neighborhood and build homes that match the style of this community with your own personal style. At every stage of the process, we utilize fine craftsmanship and the best materials to build a home that meets our exceeding standards. Our goal is to a produce a home that is the model of elegance and livability.