Monday, March 28, 2005


Welcome to Seminole Heights. Commentary and photographs about life here in Seminole Heights. This is an interesting urban neighborhood, full of life and character. Many homes are bungalows that date from the 1920's, but all styles and can be found including the mini New Tampa style of the New Millenium homes. There is a strong diversity in race, culture, sexual orientation and political opinion. The three subneighborhoods (Old Seminole Heights, South Seminole Heights, and Southeast Seminole Heights) have very strong civic associations and the residents are known city wide for civic activism. Southeast Seminole Heights was named as 2003 National Neighborhood of the Year. This neighborhood is home to to community radio station WMNF 88.5, well known for its dedication to activism and progressive causes. City council member Kevin White resides here and council member Rose Ferlita works here. Several strong neighborhood watch groups exist, working closely with police in reducing crime.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the blog! Awesome.

Ok- for those just visiting, PLEASE take the time to truly learn what Seminole Heights is, and also clear your mind about what it isn't...

What does that mean? I hope that we all discuss it right here...

Anonymous said...

My name is Angela Fouraker and I have lived in OSH for about a year now. I am a professional pet sitter who works primarily in the South Tampa area. I was hoping though that an event could be organized here in OSH for the National Spay Day. If anyone is interested in helping organizing this project and finding an appropriate place to have it, let me know. You can find out more on the official web site at The national spay day is scheduled for Feb. 28 and maybe some of the local pet owners could have a costume contest and we could also have some local businesses set up booths, maybe even a live band. I think it would be a great way for all of the pet lovers in OSH to come out and meet each other as well as learn about the benefits of spaying and neutering your cats, dogs and even other animals. This would also be great for the OSH community to decrease the feral cat population (catch and release programs can be implemented) and perhaps owners would change their minds about spaying or neutering their dogs to reduce the pet population.

You can contact me at
if you are interested in sponsoring or volunteering for this worthy cause.


renee said...

I am new to this Blog and new to the new website, but I have lived in Seminole Heights for 4 years. I recently became a mom to a beautiful boy and I am looking for our neighborhood's play groups, mommy groups, and baby sitting co-ops, etc. I can't seem to find any!
We seem to have all other kind of support groups but nothing for our neighborhood's children and stay-at-home-moms?
I have searched this blog and the website for information, but I am not very good at navigating through blogs, I am used to using a typical message board, so perhaps I haven't found it yet.
If there is anyone out there who can help me, please let me know, or if we do not have anything like this already, lets get it started! Please respond here or contact me at my seminole heights email address. Thank-you and I look forward to hearing from you neighborhood moms and dads.
Have a beautiful day in OSH!