Welcome to Historic Ybor City

Victor Martinez-Ybor, founder of Ybor CityOld-world charm with a fresh feel - Ybor City in Tampa is suited for any taste.

Enjoy Historic Ybor City's exotic blend of sights and sounds, with a rich history to explore during the day and a sizzling nightlife to experience after sundown. The district's vibrant community embraces its past to create a culture that is uniquely Ybor City.

Explore Ybor City
Discover independent Ybor City restaurants on every street, set in eclectic architecture and style. Take a tour of the historic district to learn about Tampa's History. See upcoming events or list of special events for ideas on ways to experience Ybor City.

Turn your visit into a vacation by staying in one of the inns or hotels in Ybor City, the National Historic Landmark District of Tampa. From dining and dancing, to concerts and culture, there's always something new to see or do in Ybor City.

YCDC Board Nominations
The Nominating Committee of the Ybor City Development Corporation (YCDC), Inc. seeks nominations for its 2015-2017 Board of Directors. The YCDC Board serves as the official Community Advisory Committee (CAC) to the City of Tampa and the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) on issues and policies affecting Ybor City.  Nominees must represent one of the following Board categories: retail/arts, bar, restaurant, professional office, hotel/bed & breakfast, property owner, multi-family residential, entertainment/events, multi-use complex, and at-large. Terms of office are for two (2) years beginning October 1, 2015 and ending September 30, 2017. Contact the YCDC office for a CRA Community Advisory Committee questionnaire or visit tampagov.net/ycdc. Nominations must be submitted by 5 p.m. on August 7, 2015 to the YCDC office.

Win Ybor City Prizes
Ybor City retailers, restaurants and merchants are giving away prizes all summer long through the Summer of Fun sweepstakes! More than 150 prizes will be given away to 60 lucky winners this summer. Enter once on the "Discover Ybor City" Facebook page for your chance to win great Ybor City prizes. Prize package winners will be drawn each week from June 1 to August 31.

Ybor City Welcomes Ashley Furniture
Ashley Furniture HomeStores, the world’s largest furniture manufacturer, is establishing its U.S. e-commerce headquarters in Ybor City. Occupying more than 70,000 square feet of redeveloped space in Centro Ybor, the heart of Tampa’s historic business and entertainment district, will be more than 100 employees in executive, administrative, marketing, design, and information technology for both the e-commerce business as well as other Ashley corporate operations.

The new headquarters facility is expected to spur growth and renewal in the historic district and become a hub for thousands of annual visitors, including employees, retailers, vendors and customers from all over the world.

Ybor Flavors TV Show
Find out what's new in Ybor City with "Ybor Flavors" host Veronica Swiatek. In this episode, she explores one of the area’s fastest-growing industries – craft beer – with visits to three of Ybor City’s breweries – Coppertail Brewing, Tampa Bay Brewing Co. and Cigar City Cider and Mead.

Ybor City in the News
News outlets frequently write about events, people, businesses and history of Ybor City. Find out what they're saying.

Live in Ybor City
Ybor City is one of the most sought-after urban communities in Tampa Bay. With buildings dating to the 1800s, the unique architecture creates an ambiance unlike any other. From historic casitas to newly constructed town homes, Ybor City suits any lifestyle. Work and play - just steps away from home! See available homes, condos and townhouses in Ybor City.

Build in Ybor City
Ybor City consistently has one of the highest occupancy rates in Tampa Bay. High demand, low inventory and properties ready for redevelopment mean great opportunity for residential developers. See the incentives and grants available to developers looking to invest in Ybor City.