Nestled among sprawling oaks and curved roads with names like Fairway, Fore and Bogie lies an interesting neighborhood with homes that, judging by their general size and age, belie the area's history. Though it dates from the storied 1920s boom years, the neighborhood is not located in South Tampa or Temple Terrace. And though it was designed around and named after a golf course, the course itself no longer has that name. The community - Forest Hills - and its golf course, now known as Babe Zaharias, are as old as Davis Islands, Beach Park and Temple Terrace, but it doesn't receive the same attention. The Forest Hills neighborhood, originally part of a much larger area known as Tampa's North Side Country Club, was created in 1926 by Tampa real estate developer Burks L. Hamner. Hamner already had attained a great deal of success earlier in the decade when he partnered with several other investors to create Temple Terrace. He is also credited with establishing the Parkland Estates neighborhood just west of Howard Avenue between Swann and Morrison Avenues. http://www.tbo.com/events/forest-hills-was-tampas-overlooked-boom-time-neighborhood-20130728
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