Tampa Bay Waterfront Homes...
Waterfront Real Estate in Tampa Bay
Tampa, a major city and the county seat of Hillsborough County Florida, is on the West Coast of Florida along Tampa Bay in the Gulf of Mexico. It's the largest city in the Tampa Bay area, home to about 400,000 residents. It's also the third-largest in the state after Miami and Jacksonville. Tampa and Tampa Bay are not exactly the same thing. Bayshore Boulevard runs along Tampa Bay, the large natural harbor and estuary connecting the Gulf of Mexico on the west-central coast of the state.
SIMPLY SAID: Tampa and the surrounding communities are known as the "Tampa Bay Area" and the city of Tampa is part of the Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater Florida Metro area.
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Well-known for its beautiful Gold Coast beaches, Tampa Bay includes three major sports teams, sunny weather, and world-class theme parks as well as beautiful waterfront homes and estates.
The shores of Tampa Bay feature rich waters and deep history. The community surrounding the bay exploded in the 20th century and today, the entire area is home to about 4 million residents making it a heavily used commercial and recreational waterway.
What about Water Ports?
Along the shores of Tampa Bay are several ports, port Tampa Bay, the oldest port on the water dates back to the 1820s. Port Tampa was established in 1885 and is an important arrival point for aviation fuel piped in from nearby Tampa International Airport and MacDill Air Force Base. Port Manatee is located on the southern shore of Lower Tampa Bay and features the most refrigerated dock space of any Gulf of Mexico port ranked fifth among Florida's 14 seaports for cargo tonnage.
The port of St. Petersburg, is located on the St. Petersburg waterfront on old Tampa Bay. This city operated port caters to private vessels and is next to the US Coast Guard station.
Transportation across water
Transportation across Tampa Bay comes in the form of several bridges:
»Sunshine Skyway Bridge: spanning lower Tampa Bay from Bradenton to St. Petersburg,
»Gandy Bridge: the first bridge over Tampa Bay stretching from old Tampa Bay to St. Petersburg,
»Howard Franklin Bridge: spans the middle of all Tampa Bay to St. Petersburg on the west.
Other bridges include the Courtney Campbell Causeway, Bayside Bridge, and the 22nd St.Causeway. These stretch from Clearwater to St. Petersburg, McKay Bay and Port Tampa Bay.
Airports close to Tampa Bay
There are also several airports built along the shoreline of Tampa Bay such as the Albert Whitted airport on the St. Petersburg waterfront, the Peter O Knight Airport on Davis Island near downtown, and today the Tampa International Airport and St. Pete Clearwater International Airport are on opposite sides of Old Tampa Bay.
Tampa Bay Waterfront Homes
Because Tampa Bay stretches hundreds of miles of shoreline, finding a Tampa waterfront home along Tampa Bay or Old Tampa Bay is easy. There are several towns from Tampa to St. Petersburg, Sun City in the south all the way to the peak at Oldsmar and Palm Harbor. Tampa Bay features multiple waterfront homes, estates, and communities. Our favorite real estate Tampa FL waterfront homes communities are found below.
Farther south in Ruskin Florida toward the base of Tampa Bay are multiple condominiums, townhouses, estates…all beautiful waterfront. Many of these homes start at $750,000 with the opening of Cabbage Creek and Crab Creek along the tropical island of Sand Point Preserve.
Symphony Isles is located a little farther north in Apollo Beach and offers single-family homes, estates, and even lots and parcels of land for custom building. Bal Harbour is also located here as well as Andalucia, a small peninsula with multiple homes starting at about $1,250,000. Check out some of these waterfront beauties!
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From here there's quite a stretch of residential homes following up S. Tamiami Trl. or Highway 41. This route follows up into downtown Tampa surrounding Hillsborough Bay. Just south of downtown is Davis Islands. This primarily residential community has luxury homes and waterfront estates starting at about $1.5 million.
Following Bayshore Boulevard on the west side of Hillsborough Bay, you'll find multiple residential pockets and beautiful waterfront homes starting from about $600,000 up to $10 million based on size and condition.
You will also find multiple condominiums and complexes along this route with a variety of amenities and luxury perks.
On the west side of the peninsula bordering Tampa Bay is the Westshore Yacht Club. These luxury homes and waterfront estates start at about $1.4 million with a variety of luxury upgrades and amenities.
For the ultimate in Tampa waterfront living check out Sunset Park Isles, a luxury community located along Westshore Boulevard. These homes start at about $2 million with large lots of up to 1 acre, multiple lot options, and unobstructed views of Old Tampa Bay and Feather Sound. There are also a few other beachfront communities such as Beach Park Isles and Stoney Point just north along Culbreth Bayou.
From here, travel north along Interstate 275 to the Courtney Campbell Causeway. Out on Rocky Point jutting out into Old Tampa Bay are several condominium and townhouse communities such as the Sailport Resort. Just north is Dana Shores, a community that prides itself on every home being waterfront property. All of these homes are on a canal with easy access to the bay and the ocean.
Bay Pointe Waterfront is located in downtown Tampa just minutes from shopping, restaurants, and more. You'll find several townhouses, homes, and condominiums in this location with views of the W. Courtney Campbell Causeway and Old Tampa Bay.
Following Highway 580 up and over the bay you'll come to Oldsmar with a few waterfront homes along with parks and trails. This is its own city and many of the homes were built within the last 50 to 60 years.
On the west side of Tampa Bay you'll find larger lots, estates, and mansions featuring homes upwards of $9 million. Many of these homes come with docs, boat access, boat launches, and other waterfront outbuildings and accessible options.Safety Harbor is located just south of Philippe Point and offers old Florida charm with Victorian homes, waterfront estates, and shoreline communities. A few condo complexes are scattered along the shoreline as well making this an affordable option for Tampa Bay Florida real estate waterfront homes.
Following the shoreline to Clearwater, south are other condominium complexes such as the Village I at Cove Cay and a few townhouse complexes with condos starting at about $150,000 for a 1 bedroom 1 Bath.
All different types of Waterfront available.
Most of the shoreline on the western edge of Tampa Bay is nature preserves and marshland. Most residential homes are set back from the bay until you get to St. Petersburg. Along Bayou Grande Boulevard are several luxury estates starting at about $1 million. These homes have beautiful views of the bay and the nature preserve on Googe Island.
Venetian Islands is located in St. Petersburg jutting out into Tampa Bay featuring luxury waterfront homes for every lot. These start at about $1.4 million and are primarily residential. Snell Isle features a golf club, the St. Petersburg Yacht Club, and a small harbor surrounded by luxury homes and waterfront estates.
St. Petersburg FL waterfront real estate for sale also extends to Tropical Shores and Coquina Key just south of Venetian Islands with waterfront homes priced from about $2.4M, condominiums priced from $375,,000 with water views, and the residential communities of Greater Pinellas Point and Bahama Shores. These communities feature shops, restaurants, recreational centers, and several shoreline parks. Waterfront homes are along Pinellas Point Dr., South and fourth Street with a few public access beaches and nature preserves.
From this point, we've reached Interstate 275, stretching from St. Petersburg to Bradenton. This provides easy access to both the Gulf of Mexico, the Boca Ciega Bay Aquatic Preserve, and several luxury homes and waterfront properties along Bay Way, Isles and Pinellas Bay way.
So as you can see, there are literally hundreds if not thousands of Tampa Bay Florida waterfront real estate for sale and properties to choose from. From here, it's really a matter of where you want to live, which city you want to be included in, and if school zones are a factor. Price, location, and views all differ depending on where you choose to live. We would love to help you find the perfect Tampa Bay waterfront home and because there are so many different locations, it can get a little overwhelming. We promise to show you the best real estate Tampa FL waterfront areas.
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