Welcome to Avila
Luxurious and private community in the heart of Tampa
Homeowners hoping to find the epitome of luxury and exclusivity need look no further than the beautiful gated community of Avila. This one-of-a-kind neighborhood is filled with sprawling properties, pristine landscaping, and some of the country’s most successful residents, all helping to make it one of the most attractive communities in the state.
The original planning for Avila began in 1978 when developer J. Robert Sierra set out to build a world-class gated community fit for the stars. Named after the famous walled Spanish City, Avila, most of the homes in the neighborhood were completed by 1980. The essence of luxury permeates the community, which has a variety of dining options as well as a highly-rated private golf course within its gates.
All of the neighborhood’s 900-acres are surrounded by eight-foot walls, and 24-hour guards help ensure the privacy and security of every resident.
What to Love
• Epitome of luxury
• Exclusive and secure gated community
• Stunning and well cared for landscape
• Ideal location
People & Lifestyle
One of Tampa’s most attractive and opulent neighborhoods, it’s no wonder that some of the country’s most successful stars choose to call it home. Residents like Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada, and Tony Dungy can often be seen wandering through the community’s beautiful, winding streets canopied by oak, pine, and cypress trees. The area is, without a doubt, one of the state’s most affluent communities, with an average annual household income well over twice the national average. Homes inside the gated community can range in value from just under $1 million to over $5 million.
Residents living in the area tend to live an active and social lifestyle. Most residents take advantage of the numerous amenities offered within the neighborhood itself, as well as the various recreational and entertainment activities available throughout Tampa.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
The dining scene in and around Avila is one of the best in the Tampa area. The Vista Grill at Avila Golf and Country Club is certainly a favorite with Avila residents. They love having exceptionally prepared classic American dishes, like fried green tomatoes, maple-smoked pork chops, and shrimp and grits, just outside their front door.
Villagio’s is another highly popular local spot. Serving a delectable selection of traditional Italian cuisine accompanied by beautiful, live harp music, dining here is guaranteed to be a night to remember. Their menu includes grilled portobello mushrooms with lemon and garlic sauce, fresh cheese ravioli, veal and chicken marsala, and a mouthwatering lasagna that guests rave about.
The Sacred Pepper ensures an elevated and innovative experience. Their New American style menu includes veal scaloppini, honey truffled buttermilk chicken, and an exceptional Pacific swordfish napoleon.
When Avila residents feel like enjoying a world-class meal at home, they can always stop by the Quality Foods Market to pick up an array of high-quality goods. Offering world-class pizzas, tantalizing baked goods, and over 350 different types of craft beers, customers are sure to find anything and everything they could need for a fantastic evening at home.
Things to Do
Avila’s ideal location makes it possible for residents to enjoy an array of fun and exciting opportunities. Of course, Avila itself also puts on numerous events and activities for homeowners to enjoy throughout the year. The annual Avila’s Boutique Bridal Show is definitely one of the most anticipated events of the year, bringing in high-end vendors and wedding experts from around the country.
Purple Playa’s Helicopter Golf Ball Drop is another widely anticipated event. Started as a way to raise money in support of families with children who have chronic illnesses, this one-of-a-kind charity drops 1,000 golf balls from a helicopter in hopes of making a hole-in-one. And, every year, the Avila Golf and Country Club hosts the Louis John "LJ" Piniella Memorial Golf Tournament. Dedicated to enriching the local community, this charity event is fun for the whole family.
The numerous families living in the Avila community are exceptionally dedicated to the high-quality education of their children. This is especially evident in the number of highly-rated schools in the area, including: