One of the most loveable things about the Tampa Bay area is the distinct character found in each neighborhood, district, and corner of town. They all have their own personalities and purposes — some would say it was written in the stars. Let’s take a look at how our neighborhoods align with the zodiac signs.
Aquarius: Seminole Heights | Jan. 20- Feb. 18
The unique independent businesses of Seminole Heights embody the eclectic nature of an Aquarius. We recommend hitting up Mandarin Heights for a late-night espresso martini or mocktail at this bustling social hub. During the day, you can’t miss The Rollin’ Mullet which is open seven days a week with sandwiches and coal-fired pizzas, beers on tap, live music, and more.
Pisces: Davis Islands | Feb. 19-March 20
The Davis Islands neighborhood provides the perfect escapist moment for a Pisces to relax — preferably with a delicious coffee from DI Coffee Bar. Being an introvert, this sign needs a quaint spot to recharge the social battery — and where else would we find this creative, artsy water sign other than the neighborhood with waterfront access, a dance studio, beaches, a garden club — and art galleries + museums all within a short drive.
Aries: Port Tampa | March 21-April 19
Known as the passionate and confident leader of the zodiac, an Aries would feel right at home in Port Tampa City. Once the home of former President Theodore Roosevelt, the city got its start as the end of the Henry B. Plant railroad line. The Port Tampa City Library — a slim Old World building that sticks out as you cruise down Commerce Street — still stands as the neighborhood changes around it, alluding to the fiery personality and staying power of this fire sign.
Taurus: Old Southeast | April 20-May 20
As a lover of loyalty, you’ll feel right at home in Old Southeast. Home to Lassing Park and Salt Creek, this neighborhood can be counted on to provide family-friendly events year-round. And there’s always great, laid-back eats to be had at the Old Southeast Market and The Big Catch at Salt Creek.
Gemini: Ybor City | May 21-June 20
The extroverted nature of a Gemini means they tend to get along with all kinds of people — similar to Ybor City, which is one of Tampa’s most diverse. From lunch spots like Pete’s - Ybor and 7th + Grove to unique nightlife and roaming chickens, Ybor has something for everyone to enjoy.
Cancer: Ballast Point | June 21-July 22
The sentimental and gentle nature of this sign is the perfect match for Ballast Point. Take a scenic drive down Tampa’s most iconic boulevard, enjoy fresh sushi from Sakana, book a riding lesson at Perennial Farm, or pick up some native plants from Sprout Gardening to spruce up your front stoop for all the homey vibes.
Leo: Historic Kenwood | July 23-Aug. 22
The Historic Kenwood neighborhood is a perfect fit for the welcoming and proud nature that a Leo embodies. This sign makes its presence known — similar to this neighborhood’s popular community assets like its large concentration of Craftsmen Bungalows, artist studios, Cappy’s Pizza, and Seminole Park.
Virgo: Crescent Lake | Aug. 23-Sept. 22
This earth sign has very practical and grounded qualities, making the Crescent Lake neighborhood a perfect fit. Between the array of annual events on the pedestrian path and at the lakefront park, and its long-standing position as one of St. Pete’s focal points, this spot will leave a Virgo’s busy mind feeling right at home.
Libra: Gulfport | Sept. 23-Oct. 22
Gulfport’s active yet small-town vibe is just as balanced as a Libra. With local bars like Gulfport Brewery and O’Maddy’s Bar & Grille, coffee spots like GulfPerk Coffee Bar, and unique shops like Zaiya Artizen Market, this quirky yet relaxing part of Tampa Bay is fitting for this air sign.
Scorpio: Hyde Park | Oct. 23-Nov. 21
The aura of Hyde Park’s picturesque boulevard perfectly encapsulates this water sign. This slice of town is rich in history and within just a few minutes walk of some of Tampa’s best shopping, dining, and experiences.
Sagittarius: North Tampa | Nov. 22-Dec. 21
As an adventure seeker, you’ll be able to make a speedy getaway from North Tampa with the closest access to I-275. This sign’s need for constant change and adventure can be fed by quick jaunts to nearby Orlando, or at local spots like Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, the Museum of Science and Industry, or a range of games and community events at the University of South Florida.
Capricorn: Channel District + Water Street Tampa | Dec. 22- Jan. 19
Featuring tons of businesses, office space, and energy, this is the practical spot for a Capricorn. With how hardworking you are, you’ll be pleased to hear there are plenty of spots in the Channel District + Water Street Tampa to network and work remotely. When it’s time to cut loose, Capricorns will have plenty to choose from when it comes to food, drinks, coffee, and recreation.
Is there a Tampa Bay area neighborhood that pairs perfectly with one of the zodiacs missing from our list? Tell us about it — bonus points if you can explain why.
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