Seminole Heights is a neighborhood and district located in central Tampa. As of the 2000 census, the district had a population of 24,567 .
Seminole Heights is known for its historic craftsman style bungalows from the early 20th century. Many buildings in the neighborhood existed in the early 1900s, including the Seminole Heights Methodist Church, Seminole Heights Elementary School, Broward Elementary, Hillsborough High School, and St. Paul's Lutheran Church. The Seminole Heights Garden Center, a neighborhood park, is used for community events such as art festivals and picnics. Seminole Heights has the longest stretch of Riverfront parkland in the city of Tampa. Rivercrest, Epps, and several pocket parks provide access to the Hillsborough River. In recent years the region has seen rising property values and a decrease in crime. The area is popular among young professionals and their families who are seeking an alternative to master planned communities. The area contains two designated historical districts including Seminole Heights (local and national designation), Hampton Terrace (national designation).
Rose Ferlita, a neighborhood drug store owner, and former president of Southeast Seminole Heights Civic Association was a 2 term Tampa City Council member from 1999 to 2006 until she was elected to the Hillsborough County Commission. April Griffin, Seminole Heights resident, was elected to the Hillsborough County School Board in 2006. Randy Baron, former president of Old Seminole Heights Neighborhood Association, was a candidate in the March 2007 City Council race. Kelly Benjamin, a lifelong resident of Seminole Heights, ran for the Council in 2003.
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Updated: 19th February, 2019 6:32 AM.