Temple Terrace is a city within Hillsborough County just North of Tampa. With easy access to three major highways I-4, I-75 and I-275 residents of Temple Terrace can take advantage of the shopping, dining, nightlife, attractions, museums, beaches and everything else that the Tampa Bay area offers. The community has a total area of 6.9 square miles. It is named after the temple oranges that used to be grown in what was once the largest orange grove in the world.
In 1925 Temple Terrace became one of the first planned golf-course communities in the United States. The architecture was designed in the Mediterranean-Revival style and some of the original buildings still remain. Building picked up again after World War II. Today this small city offers a mix of 1920's homes and more modern communities. Recently the city has begun a major project to develop the downtown area creating a mixed-use, walk-able downtown.
Temple Terrace offers a small town lifestyle with bike trails, golf, specialty restaurants and community events. In addition all of the amenities and attractions of the city of Tampa are nearby. University of South Florida is adjacent to Temple Terrace offering excellent opportunities for study and employment. The city is also home to Eureka Springs Park, Hillsborough County's only botanical gardens.
Temple Terrace was the first city in Florida to be designated a Multimodal Transportation District. That means relying less on automobiles and encouraging residents and visitors to explore alternative means of transportation, including walking, bicycles, golf carts, scooters and shuttle buses. (http://www.templeterrace.com)
Temple Terrace schools belong to the Hillsborough County School District offering a choice of elementary, charter, middle and high schools. Find more information about Temple Terrace Schools.
Temple Terrace is located in Hillsborough County, approximately 20 minutes North East of Tampa. The nearby I-75 and I-275 make commuting to metropolitan cities easy. Access to Highway I-4 also puts Orlando less than 90 minutes away.