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TAMPA / ST. PETE, FL

Tampa/St. Pete, FL Real Estate

 

Welcome to Tampa and St. Petersburg, two dynamic cities located on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Known for their stunning waterfronts, vibrant cultural scenes, and thriving communities, these cities offer a unique blend of urban living and coastal charm. Whether you’re drawn to the bustling city life of Tampa or the laid-back beach vibes of St. Pete, this region has something for everyone.

Why Tampa/St. Pete?

Tampa and St. Pete are renowned for their diverse neighborhoods, top-rated schools, and an array of recreational opportunities. The region boasts a strong economy, driven by industries such as finance, healthcare, tourism, and technology. With year-round sunshine, beautiful beaches, and an endless list of things to do, it’s no wonder that Tampa and St. Pete are among Florida’s most desirable places to live.

Real Estate in Tampa/St. Pete

The real estate market in Tampa and St. Pete is diverse, offering everything from luxurious waterfront estates and historic bungalows to modern condos and family-friendly suburban homes. Whether you’re looking for a beachfront property, a high-rise apartment with city views, or a spacious home in a quiet neighborhood, you’ll find a wide range of options to suit your lifestyle and budget.

Key Market Statistics:

  • Median Income: $55,000
  • Median Home Price: Approximately $465,000.
  • Average Days on Market: 45 days.

Top Neighborhoods

TAMPA

Hyde Park is one of Tampa’s most historic and charming neighborhoods, known for its tree-lined streets, beautiful bungalows, and vibrant village center. Hyde Park Village offers a mix of upscale shops, restaurants, and entertainment options, making it a popular destination for residents and visitors alike.

South Tampa is a collection of neighborhoods known for their upscale homes, excellent schools, and proximity to downtown. Areas like Bayshore Beautiful, Palma Ceia, and Davis Islands offer a mix of historic homes and modern developments, along with beautiful parks and waterfront views.

Westshore is Tampa’s bustling business district, home to many corporate headquarters, upscale hotels, and the popular International Plaza and Bay Street shopping center. The area offers a mix of high-rise condos, apartments, and single-family homes, making it a convenient location for professionals.

Seminole Heights is known for its historic charm, eclectic vibe, and strong sense of community. The neighborhood features a mix of historic bungalows, trendy restaurants, and boutique shops. It’s a popular area for young professionals and families looking for a unique urban experience.

ST. PETE

Downtown St. Pete is the heart of the city, offering a vibrant mix of cultural attractions, dining, shopping, and entertainment. The area is known for its waterfront parks, museums, and lively nightlife. High-rise condos and apartments dominate the skyline, offering stunning views of Tampa Bay.

Old Northeast is one of St. Pete’s most desirable neighborhoods, known for its historic homes, brick streets, and beautiful waterfront parks. The area offers a mix of architectural styles, from Mediterranean Revival to Craftsman bungalows, and is just a short walk from downtown.

Snell Isle is an upscale residential neighborhood known for its luxurious waterfront estates, golf course, and beautiful views of Tampa Bay. The area is popular among professionals, retirees, and families looking for an exclusive and tranquil place to call home.

Gulfport is a charming and eclectic community known for its artsy vibe, colorful cottages, and waterfront dining. The area hosts a variety of festivals, markets, and events throughout the year, making it a vibrant and welcoming place to live.

Lifestyle and Amenities

Living in Tampa and St. Pete means enjoying a high quality of life with access to a wide range of amenities and recreational activities. The region is home to world-class beaches, cultural institutions, and outdoor adventures.

Graves Realty Sparkman Wharf

Sparkman Wharf

Things to Do:

 

    • Beaches: Enjoy the pristine sands and clear waters of St. Pete Beach, Clearwater Beach, and Fort De Soto Park.
    • Museums: Explore the Salvador Dalí Museum, the Tampa Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts.
    • Sports: Cheer on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Tampa Bay Rays.
    • Dining and Shopping: Experience a culinary adventure with a diverse array of restaurants, cafes, and food markets, along with high-end shopping at places like International Plaza and Bay Street.

 

 

Parks and Recreation:

The Tampa Area has miles of beaches, parks, and nature preserves. If you like being outdoors, you’ll love it here. Some popular spots include:

 

  • Bayshore Boulevard: Take a scenic walk or bike ride along the longest continuous sidewalk in the world.
  • Sunken Gardens: Visit this historic botanical garden in St. Pete, featuring lush landscapes and exotic plants.
  • Hillsborough River State Park: Enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, canoeing, and camping in this beautiful state park.
Graves Realty Bay Shore Blvd

Bay Shore Blvd

Facts About Tampa/St. Pete

  • Population: Approximately 400,000 in Tampa and 265,000 in St. Pete.
  • Area: Tampa covers about 175 square miles; St. Pete covers about 138 square miles.
  • Location: Located on Florida’s Gulf Coast, with Tampa to the east and St. Pete to the west across Tampa Bay.
  • Education: Served by Hillsborough County Public Schools in Tampa and Pinellas County Schools in St. Pete, with numerous top-rated schools and higher education institutions.
  • History: Tampa was incorporated in 1887 and St. Pete in 1903, both cities have rich histories and diverse cultures.
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Why Choose Graves Realty?

 

At Graves Realty, we are dedicated to helping you find the perfect home in Tampa and St. Pete. Our team has extensive knowledge of the local market and a commitment to providing personalized service. Whether you’re buying or selling, we’re here to guide you every step of the way.

Contact us today to learn more about Tampa/St. Pete and how we can assist you in your real estate journey.

Our Favorite Spots

Tampa and St. Pete are home to some fantastic spots that we personally love. If you’re in town, be sure to check out these places:

In Tampa:

  • Sparkman Wharf: A vibrant outdoor space featuring a variety of dining options, live music, and waterfront views.
  • Armature Works: A historic building turned into a modern food hall with a variety of eateries, bars, and events.
  • Whiskey Joe’s Tampa: A great spot for waterfront dining, offering delicious food, tropical drinks, and stunning views of Tampa Bay.

In St. Pete:

  • Birchwood Canopy Rooftop: Located atop The Birchwood, this rooftop lounge offers stunning views of Tampa Bay, creative cocktails, and a chic atmosphere.
  • The Mill: Known for its innovative dishes and rustic-chic decor, The Mill is a favorite spot for both locals and visitors.
  • St. Pete Beach: Enjoy the beautiful white sand beaches, clear waters, and a variety of beachfront dining and entertainment options.

Nearby Favorites:

  • Treasure Island: Just a short drive from St. Pete, Treasure Island offers beautiful beaches, water sports, and charming restaurants.
  • John’s Pass Village & Boardwalk: Located in Madeira Beach, this historic fishing village features over 100 shops, restaurants, and attractions.

Feel free to explore these spots and experience the best of what Tampa and St. Pete have to offer!

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Suburbs:

    • Brandon (Tampa)
    • Riverview (Tampa)
    • Wesley Chapel (Tampa)
    • Carrollwood (Tampa)
    • Lutz (Tampa)
    • Fish Hawk (Tampa)
    • Apollo Beach (Tampa)
    • Largo (St. Pete)
    • Pinellas Park (St. Pete)
    • Seminole (St. Pete)
    • Gulfport (St. Pete)
    • South Pasadena (St. Pete)
    • Kenneth City (St. Pete)
    • Treasure Island (St. Pete)

Ready to make a move?

If you’re interested in buying or selling a home in Tampa/St Petersburg, we’re here to help. Contact Graves Realty to get started. Our team knows the area well and can guide you through the process with ease.