Harbour Island is a gated, private, master-planned island community that is located within the city limits of Tampa, Florida, adjacent to Downtown across the Garrison Channel. It is near I-275, Tampa Theatre, Ybor City, Tampa International Airport, and Tampa Crosstown Expressway.
Formerly known as Seddon Island as it was named after W.L. Seddon who was the chief engineer for the Seaboard Air Line Railway, Harbour Island is home to numerous entertainment and dining establishments and retail shops. Some of the famous establishments in Harbour Island are St. Pete Times Forum, Channelside Entertainment Complex, Florida Aquarium, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Tampa Convention Center, as well as Knights Point. For those who love the outdoors, Harbour Island has several scenic ponds and a walking trail at the central park. When it comes to schools, it is home to Gorrie Elementary School, McFarlane Park Magnet School, and Plant High School. Also, this community is ideal for people who prefer the urban life. During major events, bear in mind that heavy traffic can be an issue.
Harbour Island has a healthy mix of residential areas. Residents live in apartments, townhomes, high-rise condominiums, single-family homes, and row houses. Research and review site Niche ranked Harbour Island as the 14th best place to live in the US, and number one in Florida.