Welcome to the V.M. Ybor Neighborhood Association, Tampa

About Us



The V.M. Ybor Neighborhood was named for Spanish immigrant Vicente Martinez Ybor, who, in 1885,  founded Ybor City's Cigar Industry.  The neighborhood contributes to the Ybor City National Historic Landmark District -  one of just two livable, nationally designated landmark districts in the state of Florida.



V.M. Ybor is bounded by Interstate 4 to the South, by E. 26th Avenue to the North, by N. 15th St. to the East and Interstate 275 to the West.  This central Tampa neighborhood is walkable, easily accessible and an historic gem located in the urban core.



V.M. Ybor is one of Tampa’s most historic, diverse and eclectic neighborhoods. Centrally located, our homes, commercial buildings, parks, and cigar factories are finding a renewed life. Many of the historic structures have been restored and are now functioning as architectural firms, social media and technology businesses, and  consulting corporations.