A new and growing community in Tampa with a fun atmosphere.

Welcome to Channelside

The bustling city of Channelside, east of Tampa, includes an astounding variety of local entertainment, shops, and restaurants complete with accessible streetcars, boating docks, and walkable streets. Channelside’s location is perfect for the adventurous resident as it is near the American Victory Museum, the Tampa Bay History Center, Florida Aquarium, and the wonderful stretch of the Tampa Riverwalk. Also known as the Channel District of Tampa, Channelside is a vacation area with seaside and open-water activities. Those looking for the perfect picture shot can visit the Cruise Ship Port and Yacht Starship.

Channelside is a quickly growing residential area with a stream of new developments. Channelside has a new dog park, new restaurants, new bars, a new Publix, and new residential developments. Residents can live in the heart of the city at the Towers of Channelside. They are two dual high-rise condominium complexes with the ultimate luxury experience. 

What To Love

  • Variety of exquisite cuisine restaurants
  • Sparkman Wharf
  • Stunning high-rise luxury condominium building
  • Streetcar trolly
  • New developments

Local Lifestyle

Nothing beats the sunny, riverfront views in Channelside. Everything residents could want is close by, so they never need to travel far. Channelside has upscale restaurants, taverns, and various nightclubs sprinkled throughout the city. Parks and other outdoor recreational activities are within walking distance or short drives. Accessible trolleys and stations make for quick travel throughout the district, including Ybor City and Downtown Tampa Bay. Tampa’s Port hosts several special events and annual festivals. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

One of the more recent additions to Channelside is the Sparkman Wharf, a hip waterfront venue featuring an impressive variety of restaurants and unique shops. You can find amazing ice cream, farm-fresh markets, and a full calendar of upcoming events and concerts at the Sparkman Wharf in Channelside. Whether it is from the riverwalk or the skyline buildings, Channelside offers stunning views. 

Modern Italian cuisine meets extravagant views at Cena, which has had famous guests like Chef Bobby Flay. Cena in Channelside has a shrimp and scallop risotto along with two other risottos. They also serve delicacies like Braised Oxtail and Wild Boar Sausage Ragu. 

Channelside’s best gastropub is found at the District Tavern. Located on 12th Street in the Channel District, it has typical game-day foods with an upscale twist. With handmade and fresh ingredients, nothing beats a homemade pretzel with a specially crafted drink menu. They have a great brunch with fun cocktails that pair well with the Skirt Steak Hash. Whatever you order, be sure you save room for the Fried Oreos drizzled with chocolate sauce and whipped cream.

Things To Do

Channelside’s entertainment scene is hard to compete with. Professional sports stadiums, a wonderful waterfront, and family-oriented activities will keep your calendar full. Channelside is close to Busch Gardens, the infamous Big Cat Rescue, and the Tampa Riverwalk. 

Residents in Channelside enjoy the numerous sports bars and cantinas as well as the historic side of the city. The American Victory Ship, used during the Korean war, can be found at the Mariners Memorial Museum, a walk away from the Florida Aquarium.

Sparkman Wharf is in the perfect location for many other attractions; a six-minute walk from Amalie Stadium, four minutes from the Tampa Bay History Center, and just a minute from La La’s Sangria Bar

At the Amalie Stadium or the Channelside Bay Complex, locals can catch a hockey game for the Tampa Bay Lightning, or the large plazas for live music overlooking the cruise ships in the distance. 


Channelside resides in the Tampa, Florida School District.


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