Introduction to Temple Terrace, Florida
Temple Terrace, Florida is 7 miles NE of Tampa, Florida. It is in Hillsborough County. The city is part of the Tampa - Saint Petersburg - Clearwater metro area. The population of Temple Terrace is 20,918.
Temple Terrace History
The history of Temple Terrace dates back to 1757 when the Spanish Royal Fleet made its way up the Hillsborough River. The famous Potter Palmer family of Chicago acquired the land in 1911 and after the death of Mrs. Palmer in 1918 it was sold to three developers. They created two development corporations, the Temple Terrace Estates, Inc. and the Temple Terraces, Inc. The city was named after these two organizations. The city was incorporated on May 28, 1925 and it operates under the Council-Manager form of government.
Temple Terrace and nearby Attractions
- MOSI Museum of Science & Industry
- Temple Park Rec Center
- Riverhills Park
- Adventure Island
Things To Do In Temple Terrace
Temple Terrace is famous for its scenic landscape and has the most grand live oak trees in central Florida. You can enjoy several recreational activities in this area including boating, fishing, swimming and golfing. You can also spend your leisure time in the shopping centers and in the restaurants. The city of Temple Terrace also organizes an Art Festival every year.
Temple Terrace Transportation
The Tampa International Airport is the nearest international airport.
Temple Terrace Higher Education
The local college of Temple Terrace is the Florida College.