If you're looking for apartments in Tampa, FL, living in Ybor City should be on your radar. As one of Tampa's most historic and culturally diverse neighborhoods, this area is one of Tampa's best, and life at Lector 85 puts you in the heart of it all. Immerse yourself in the neighborhood's Cuban and Latin American-influenced eateries and simply one-of-a-kind foodie scenes. Explore vintage shops and boutiques along 7th Avenue or venture to Centro Ybor mall for indie fast food, bars, and a cinema. Housed in a 1920s bakery, Ybor City State Museum has exhibits on the neighborhood's iconic cigar industry history and the area's immigrant communities.

Lector 85 was made to create the best community to come home to after experiencing all that life in this neighborhood offers. Our luxury apartment floor plans paired with our convenient community perks are the perfect addition to this historical and cultural hub and just one of the reasons we're among the best apartments for rent downtown Tampa has to offer. Founded in 1885, Ybor City coined a unique profession and cultural leader known as "Lectors." To stay entertained throughout the workday, the historic cigar factory workers would open pay individuals to read books, newspapers, and magazines aloud for hours on end. These individuals eventually became known as Lectors and evolved into highly respected influential leaders who imparted new ideas. Today, Lector 85 exists to celebrate Ybor's roots while providing a space for a new generation of cultural leaders to emerge.