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Harbour Island
—  Neighborhood  —
Harbour Island is located in Florida
Harbour Island
Location within the state of Florida
Coordinates: 27°56′14″N 82°27′12″W / 27.93722°N 82.45333°W / 27.93722; -82.45333Coordinates: 27°56′14″N 82°27′12″W / 27.93722°N 82.45333°W / 27.93722; -82.45333
Country United States
State Florida
County Hillsborough
City Tampa
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 33602
FIPS code
GNIS feature ID

Harbour Island is an island neighborhood within the city limits of Tampa, Florida and the sub-district within Downtown Tampa. The ZIP Code serving the area is 33602.[1]



Harbour Island is situated adjacent to Downtown across the Garrison Channel. Other nearby areas include Davis Islands and Channelside. The Tampa Convention Center is located directly across the Harbour Island Bridge and Channelside is just across Beneficial Drive, both walking distance.


Harbour Island was originally known as Seddon Island, which was named after W. L. Seddon, chief engineer for the Seaboard Air Line railroad. In 1906, a public hearing was held to plan a new port for the city. Seddon's plans were adopted and soon his company dredged a channel and established a port facility on Grassy Island. The 177 acres (72 ha) island was later purchased from the Seaboard Coast Line in 1979 for residential, office and retail development purposes. The first phase of development did not begin until 1985.[1] Between 1985 and January 1999, Harbour Island was linked to Downtown Tampa by the Harbour Island People Mover, an automated tram shuttle system that ran on an elevated concrete trackway connecting the Harbor Island shopping center to the Franklin Street parking garage a mile and a half away.[2]


Commercial area of the neighborhood

Today, the island consists of mostly exclusive residential areas, with high-end hotels, nightclubs and cafes at the northernmost strip.[3][4][5] The TECO Streetcar "In-Town" trolley connects the island to Downtown and Channelside.[6] NEVs also connect the island to other core neighborhoods such as Hyde Park.[7]

See also


  1. ^ a b Neighborhoods in Tampa Bay, Florida
  2. ^ Sloan, Jim (January 3, 1999). "It's the end of the line". The Tampa Tribune: p. Metro 1. 
  3. ^ "Electra, McCarthy, Kardashian hosting Super Bowl party at Jackson's", St Petersburg Times, October 10, 2008
  4. ^ "Cafe Dufrain", Bay News 9, March 15, 2008
  5. ^ "A new era for island?", St Petersburg Times, August 1, 2003
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ "Hop Tampa ready to give folks a ride downtown", St Petersburg Times, April 18, 2008


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