Palma Ceia

palma ceiaPalma Ceia is one of Tampa’s premier neighborhoods to live in. It offers an abundance of boutiques and independently run restaurants. Palma Ceia is a charming neighborhood with antique red brick paved streets shaded by majestic oaks that canopy over the historic homes. An array of craftsman bungalows, 1940′s cottages and Spanish revivals about 5 miles to the west of Downtown Tampa, it has maintained a consistent appeal to Tampa natives since the early 1920′s. Palma Ceia is bounded by Miguel Street West of MacDill Avenue AND Neptune Street East of MacDill Avenue to the north; Bay to Bay Boulevard from Dale Mabry to Himes and El Prado between Himes and the Crosstown Expressway to the south; MacDill Avenue between Neptune and San Miguel, Dale Mabry Highway between San Miguel and Bay to Bay AND Himes between Bay to Bay and El Prado to the west; and the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway to the east. Palma Ceia is home to the appropriately named Palma Ceia Country Club and also located adjacent to the exclusive Golfview community. The neighborhood is within the district of Henry B. Plant High School. Aesthetically it is most known for its bricked streets, reminiscent of the yesteryears. The neighborhood core is the Palma Ceia Design District, centered around the intersection of MacDill Avenue and Bay to Bay Boulevard. This district contains many specialty boutiques and culinary praised eateries, including some of the highest rated in the city. ( All of this lies just a half-mile walk from Bayshore Boulevard. A true urban feel that still allows for a real “front porch” style of living.