Davis Islands is an exclusive neighborhood of custom-designed single-family homes located on two islands in Hillsborough Bay. The neighborhood is connected to downtown Tampa by the Plant Avenue Bridge and the Davis Island Bridge. Even though the neighborhood is located close to downtown, residents claim that they feel like they are miles away from the downtown core when they are visiting or living in Davis Island. Discovered by the son of a steamboat captain, Dave Davis created this beautiful and exclusive neighborhood. Steeped in history, many buyers come to discover old-world traditions and architectural structures in this beautiful neighborhood. Buyers will find many different housing options when looking for a home here. For those interested in preserving history, buyers can fin4d a waterfront home built at the turn of the century and return it to its former glory. Additionally, many buyers are demolishing small older homes and creating new waterfront mega-mansions in their place.