Central to many parts of Tampa and filled with wonderful amenities, Palma Ceia is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Tampa. Few areas combine tranquil, tree-lined streets with world-class shopping, the top restaurants, and a great cross-section of modern conveniences. Whether you are a family of four, an empty nester, or somewhere in between, custom homes in Palma Ceia are in close proximity to everything that makes life great.
Palma Ceia’s History
Palma Ceia, once known as the “Madrid subdivision,” was owned by Thomas and Ruby Palmer. The name Palma Ceia likely came from a mix of Palmer’s name and Terra Ceia. Nearly all roads in Palma Ceia are named after roads in the old section of Havana, Cuba. It’s believed that Angel Cuesta, president of Cuesta Rey Cigars, shared a map of Havana with Palmer while he was planning the area. Palma Ceia is home to Tampa’s oldest private golf club, the Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club, opened in 1916.
Today’s Palma Ceia
Palma Ceia’s location and neighborhood features fit a variety of lifestyles. Along with being home to the Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club, its brick-lined streets lead you to Bayshore Boulevard and the world’s longest continuous sidewalk. It’s also home to shopping in the Palma Ceia Design District. This area features over 100 specialty boutiques to suit every mood. Custom homes in Palma Ceia are close to several fine dining institutions, including Datz, Restaurant BT, and Cheese Please. For families, Palma Ceia is home to a number of standout public and private schools, including the Academy of the Holy Names and H.B.
Plant High School.
Why Choose a Custom Home Builder in Palma Ceia
To ensure that you receive a home with the highest level of craftsmanship and your specific wants and needs, there’s no one better to talk to than Bayfair. With over 25 years experience crafting custom homes in Palma Ceia, you can be assured that your home will be uniquely you and uniquely beautiful. From your initial meeting with our architecture team to post-closing ownership, we pay attention to every detail and work with you to make sure your home achieves the comfortable elegance that is the signature of a Bayfair home.