About Temple Terrace
If you're thinking of moving to Tampa, be sure to explore Temple Terrace.
Temple Terrace is located just north of Tampa between three major interstate highways: I-4, I-75 and I-275. This ideal location puts the city close to the Tampa/St. Petersburg metro areas, but also within a short driving distance to Orlando and the Sarasota beach areas.
Adjacent to Temple Terrace is the University of South Florida, the second-largest university in the Southeast. Temple Terrace residents also have convenient access to the region's finest medical facilities, cultural activities and sporting events.
The City of Temple Terrace (population 25,000), Florida, is incorporated within Hillsborough County, dedicated to excellence and committed to an innovative approach to high-quality, customer-centered services.
If you like the sense of community a small city like Temple Terrace can offer, along with bike trails, golf, artisan restaurants, and fun, creative community events, combined with access to the big city amenities of moving to Tampa - minus the congestion and density - you're going to love Temple Terrace.
Historic Temple Terrace
The historic City of Temple Terrace originally was promoted as “Tampa’s most beautiful suburb” and home to one of the nation’s first master-planned golf course communities featuring an elite country club lifestyle. The city-owned, privately leased golf course was recently placed on the prestigious National Register of Historic Places. Incorporated in 1925, Temple Terrace became the third of three cities in Hillsborough County, Florida.
This Amazing City has long held a reputation as being a hidden gem nestled on the banks of the Hillsborough River, adjacent to the northeast border of Tampa. The city is proud to hold a Tree City USA designation, as well as being the only city in Florida designated as a multimodal community. For most of its history, Temple Terrace has thrived, while also maintaining its identity as Hillsborough County’s best-kept secret and as a haven for University of South Florida faculty and personnel (which percentage-wise makes it one of the more educated communities in the region). Temple Terrace also is home to Florida College, a four-year liberal arts college.
A Plan For The Future
Throughout the past several decades, surrounding areas have become increasingly more developed, resulting in a much more competitive environment for recruiting new businesses, attracting families and building upon existing amenities and services vital for the city to prosper and grow.
Temple Terrace now finds itself at a critical juncture in its history. To maintain a competitive edge, the city has embarked upon an ambitious mixed-use, walkable downtown redevelopment project, as well as pursuing other initiatives to promote and market our community. These initiatives are designed to inspire a renewed energy for rejuvenation and to promote Temple Terrace as a forward-thinking city that offers a quality of life second to none in the region.