Ybor City

Ybor City earned the sobriquet "Cigar City" and rapidly transformed Tampa from a languishing village into a lively metropolis.
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Welcome to Ybor City

Exquisite historic charm meets contemporary lifestyle
Ybor City stands proudly northeast of downtown Tampa. Founded in the late 19th century by Vicente Martinez-Ybor and other cigar magnates, the area was a beacon to immigrants from Cuba, Spain, and Italy, who found not just employment in the thriving cigar industry but a community that echoed the rhythms of their homelands.

Once the cigar industry's heart, Ybor City earned the sobriquet "Cigar City" and rapidly transformed Tampa from a languishing village into a lively metropolis. However, the Great Depression and changes in the cigar industry led to a decline, turning the bustling neighborhood into an abandoned district by the late 1970s. The 1980s brought a wave of artists who reinvigorated the area, and the subsequent decades saw the transformation of 7th Avenue into a hotspot for nightlife and entertainment. Today, Ybor City is a National Historic Landmark District that is experiencing a renewed residential boom, with offices and residences sprouting, marking a resurgence in population growth after many decades.

What to Love

  • Savor the heritage at historic Cuban cigar factories
  • Convenient commute for Tampa-based professionals
  • Explore antique shops lining the streets
  • Experience "The Columbia," Florida's iconic dining establishment
  • Thriving vacation rental market with historic homes

Local Lifestyle

Ybor City isn't merely a playground for Tampa; it's a cultural mosaic with a unique history. With a diverse range of restaurants, innovative businesses, and eclectic retail shops, there's always something more to explore in Ybor City. You'll find the streets pulsating with life, a vibe that resonates from the area's rich past.

Positioned near downtown and carrying the pride of being Florida’s only west coast neighborhood to be a National Historic Landmark District, Ybor City holds its own distinct appeal. The celebrated 7th Avenue, known as one of the “10 Great Streets in America,” embodies the spirit of Ybor City. This neighborhood is a treasure trove of diverse experiences, where every visit unveils a different facet of its charm.

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

A memorable culinary journey awaits you at Columbia Restaurant. This iconic establishment combines a warm, inviting atmosphere with a remarkable array of delectable dishes, complemented by a robust wine list and skillfully crafted cocktails. The service is top-tier, mirroring the excellence that has made The Columbia a cornerstone of Ybor City's dining scene.

Experience a delightful piece of Italy at Carmine's. Enjoy the generous portions of authentic Italian cuisine served in an inviting setting. Immerse yourself in the cozy ambiance, perfect for both friendly gatherings and intimate dinners. The expertly curated selection of wines and specialty cocktails enhances the dining experience, solidifying Carmine's Restaurant as a must-visit locale.

For Mexican fare enthusiasts, Centro Cantina offers a fun-filled, casual dining environment. Friendly staff, scrumptious food, and exceptional drinks ensure a memorable dining experience. The restaurant's festive vibe makes it the perfect spot for a lively dinner or a casual night out with friends.

Things to Do

Wandering along the celebrated 7th Avenue, you'll understand why it's recognized as one of the “10 Great Streets in America.” The historic street pulses with an energy that's both infectious and inspiring. Whether you're exploring the unique shops, sampling local cuisine, or simply soaking in the vibrant atmosphere, there's no shortage of experiences on 7th Avenue.

Delve into the local culture by exploring the Ybor Farmers Market, located in Tampa Bay's National Historic Landmark District. There's nothing like spending a leisurely morning browsing fresh produce, artisan crafts, and local delicacies. It's a wonderful way to support local farmers and businesses while immersing yourself in the community spirit.


  • Hillsborough Community College
  • Washington Elementary School
  • Ferrell Middle Magnet School
  • Middleton High School
  • SLAM Tampa Middle/High School
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Overview for Ybor City, FL

3,965 people live in Ybor City, where the median age is 38 and the average individual income is $21,986. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Ybor City, FL

There's plenty to do around Ybor City, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Explore popular things to do in the area, including Taba Brew, AstroBrew, and Nacho Tacos.

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Dining · $ 1.01 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.1 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.7 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
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Active 2.07 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.53 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Ybor City, FL

Ybor City has 1,624 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Ybor City do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 3,965 people call Ybor City home. The population density is 6,653.185 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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The following schools are within or nearby Ybor City. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Academy Prep Center Of Tampa
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