10 Jan Exploring Harbour Island Tampa
Harbour Island Tampa is situated in the heart of the city, just across the Garrison Channel. The island is positioned near other exciting Downtown Tampa neighborhoods like Davis Islands and the burgeoning Channel District— all just moments away with a premier address at Elevé 61.
Harbour Island anchors the Tampa Bay waterfront community. The island is located near downtown’s distinctive landmarks such as The Tampa Convention Center, Amalie Arena, Tampa Riverwalk and Sparkman Wharf. It’s easy to get back and forth from Harbour Island either by foot, bike, TECO streetcar or boat! The Harbour Island Bridge will be your pedestrian gateway to travel on and off the island.
Brief History of Harbour Island Tampa
The island was originally named Seddon Island after W. L. Seddon, chief engineer for the Seaboard Air Line Railway. A hearing was conducted back in 1906 to plan a new port for the city of Tampa, and Seddon’s plans were adopted for an area they had intended to call Grassy Island!
The island later sold in 1979 and plans emerged for the development of residential, office and retail spaces. Construction began shortly afterward, and Harbour Island was soon linked to Downtown Tampa by an automated tram that ran from the island to the mainland.
Today, Harbour Island consists mostly of private residences, a yacht club, Westin hotel, and a handful of popular restaurants and small shops specializing in coffee and café delights.
What to do on Harbour Island Tampa
Watch the Game at American Social
AMSO, as the locals call it, is the hottest place to grab a drink with friends and watch the game. With a plethora of HD screens and very chic décor, AMSO is one of the best social hangouts with a waterfront view. The restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating, and also lights up at night into a trendy club.
Grab a Bite at Jackson’s Bistro, Bar & Sushi
Jackson’s spans over 20,000 square feet and offers a vibrant special event space, fabulous Sunday Brunch, beautiful waterfront dining, and a Friday and Saturday nightclub. The restaurant hosts an array of events for Halloween and NYE—where fireworks are put on display right in front of the restaurant!
Treat Yourself to Gelato
Directly underneath Jackson’s you can indulge in delicious gelato dished out by the scoop. Grab it in a cone or bowl and enjoy it on your short stroll back to Elevé 61 after a day of exploring the neighborhood.
Eat like a Local at Café Dufrain
Café Dufrain has been a Harbour Island hotspot for many years. The café focuses on seasonal cuisine & seafood with al fresco dining overlooking the water.
LIVE ABOVE EVERYTHING YOU LOVE ABOUT DOWNTOWN.
Located in the burgeoning Channel District, Elevé 61 is at the epicenter of all things new and exciting in Downtown Tampa. Expansive residences provide incomparable levels of privacy and quiet, complemented by breathtaking, unobstructed views. These luxury condominiums offer an unmatched luxury lifestyle in an intimate oasis at the pinnacle of Tampa’s new city vibe.
A limited offering of 61 Sky Residences from the $800,000s places residents in the heart of one of the city’s most sought-after neighborhoods. Sales Gallery is now open. For more information, visit Eleve61.com or call (813) 296-2108.Back to Article List