Lake Magdalene

Lake Magdalene is an exclusive lakefront community and a peaceful oasis minutes from Tampa

About Lake Magdalene, Florida Real Estate

Lake Magdalene is a classy lakeside community located 10 miles north of Tampa in Hillsborough County and just 10 minutes east of Carrollwood. The community encompasses 11 square miles and has many ponds and lakes, such as Lake Magdalene, one of the largest ski lakes in the Tampa area. Within the limits of Lake Magdalene are many neighborhoods, some of which are gated, such as the exclusive community of Avila. Lake Magdalene has diverse home styles and estates with expansive lots, most of which were built in the 80s and 90s. At one time, the area was a breeding ground for peacocks, and to this day, they are seen roaming through the neighborhoods. 


Lake Magdalene is home to a community of professionals, many of whom are employed in Tampa or at one of the nearby colleges and universities. The upscale neighborhoods in Lake Magdalene are popular with C-Level executives, professional athletes, and socialites. 


The residents of this wealthy community enjoy an active lifestyle, regularly engaging in outdoor activities such as fishing, boating, water skiing, kayaking, watersports, hiking, biking, golf, and tennis. The Avila Golf and Country Club offers members 18 holes of championship golf, lighted Har-Tru tennis courts, a fitness center, a junior Olympic-sized swimming pool, and several elegant dining venues. 


Residents of Lake Magdalene also enjoy being close to sports and entertainment in downtown Tampa, the gorgeous beaches of Clearwater and St. Petersburg, plus the fun and excitement of Busch Gardens, Zoo Tampa at Lowry, and Adventure Island Waterpark. Shopping and entertainment venues are also nearby along Dale Mabry Highway.


What to Love

  • Classy and beautiful upscale community
  • Large lakes that are popular for fishing, boating, and watersports
  • Luxurious lakefront homes with expansive lots
  • A quiet oasis that is only a short drive from Tampa


Local Lifestyle

Lake Magdalene has a laid-back and upscale vibe. The residents enjoy an active lifestyle, with many neighborhoods offering resort-style amenities. Locals take advantage of living in a community with large lakes, enjoying boating, fishing, kayaking, and watersports. Residents also enjoy walking and biking the miles of trails throughout the community. Parks and playgrounds are popular spots for families with children. Golfers and tennis enthusiasts can enjoy one of the most exclusive clubs in Florida at The Avila Golf and Country Club


Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Seafood, Italian cuisine, and American dishes are served at The Sacred Pepper, a trendy upscale restaurant boasting an extensive wine list, fabulous specialty cocktails, and scrumptious desserts. For an elegant date night, reserve a table at Bern's Steak House, known for its dry-aged beef, desserts, and delicious cocktails. Brick City Eatery is a casual restaurant serving brick oven pizza, gourmet sandwiches, and fresh salads. The Gallery Chophouse offers perfectly prepared steaks and fabulous cocktails in a sophisticated artsy ambiance. 


Residents of the community also enjoy heading downtown to cheer on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Rays, and the Tampa Lightning. In addition, New York City’s Yankees come to town for spring training. Tampa's downtown area is also home to many nightclubs and live entertainment, as well as The Straz Center for the Performing Arts. This center has theater shows, ballets, concerts, musicals, and operas.


Lake Magdalene is minutes from some of the best shopping in Tampa Bay. Gucci, Armani, Versace, and Kate Spade are among your top choices for luxury brand shopping. The International Mall, Westshore Plaza, Citrus Park Mall, The Grove at Wesley Chapel, and Tampa Premium Outlet Mall are popular shopping venues. 


Things to Do

The upscale neighborhoods in Lake Magdalene enjoy resort-style activities and amenities. Residents enjoy long walks and bike rides through their gorgeous neighborhoods. They also like to gather at community clubhouses, fitness centers, pools, tennis courts, playgrounds, and dog parks. 


There's an abundance of large ponds and lakes providing fishing, boating, and watersports opportunities. Residents enjoy award-winning championship golf courses like The Avila Golf and Country Club, world-class equestrian centers, and picturesque parks. Families take day trips to places like the Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks, and the gorgeous Clearwater and St. Petersburg Beach


Educational museums are also a favorite destination for families in Lake Magdalene. The Museum of Science and Industry, USF Contemporary Art Museum, and the Glazer Children's Museum are all within a short drive of the community.


Lake Magdalene is a highly desirable community with outstanding public and private schools.


  • Lake Magdalene Elementary School
  • Dorothy Thomas School
  • Corbett Preparatory School
  • Schwarzkopf Elementary
  • Gateway Christian Academy


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