This quaint and historic community is located in the heart of old Tampa, just south of downtown. As one of Tampa's oldest neighborhoods, Hyde Park boasts beautiful pre-1940's architecture in styles that include Queen Anne, Tudor, Classical, Colonial and other revival styles. The homes themselves are a showcase of old Tampa's classic charm. In fact, Walt Disney Co. executives toured Hyde Park in the hopes of duplicating the fabulous designs when the company was planning its first housing development. Many homes in Hyde Park homes have been lovingly restored and renovated. The Hyde Park Village offers more than 50 upscale shops, restaurants, and movie theaters. The Village resembles a European promenade, with tree-lined streets, colorful awnings, patio restaurants, and lush parks. The community dates back to 1879, and picturesque street lamps add to its vintage charm.