Buying WATERFRONT Homes in Tampa Bay! 

The Best Florida Waterfront is right here…

The West Coast of Florida and the counties surrounding Tampa Bay are known for some of the best boating in the world. St. Petersburg-Clearwater is for sure the boating and sailing capital of the United States, as no other area compares.  There is nothing better!

1.  Types of Waterfront in Tampa Bay

What is your purpose?  Will it be to boat, fish or just relax by the peace that waterfront brings? 

No matter where you live, you will have access to water ranging from a short walk to no more than a 45 minute drive.  Whether you want to live close to water or live directly on the water you have an array of options.  

The choices for the type of waterfront living is plentiful: The west coast is on the Gulf of Mexico, where you can experience calm waters and a variety of water sports or simply wade in the water at some of the top rated beaches.

Florida west coast is home to many world wide renowned beaches such as St. Pete Beach, Clearwater Beach, and Siesta Key.   

Since there is so much waterfront, you have your choice of living on the Gulf of Mexico beaches, Intracoastal, canals, rivers, lakes, ponds and more.  There are many waterfront home styles to choose from also; single family homes, townhomes, condos or villas…it's always the buyers preference.

2.  Why buy a Waterfront Home?

Benefits to Buying a Home on the Water…

  • Higher Home Appreciation over time.  Waterfront properties are “limited” and they are always in high demand. As a result, prices appreciate faster than a dry lot. Waterfront properties tend to hold value during economic downturns.  It’s been even more evident in the past few years where buyers are ready to start living the waterfront dream.  Owning a waterfront home expands your lifestyle. You may even feel like you are on vacation every day.   
  • Health Benefits.  Studies show that living near water can create a meditative state, where you are calm, have reduced stress and overall sense of happiness as illustrated in the book, “The Blue Mind”. The negative ions in water increases the oxygen absorption as you breathe fresh air.  Being in a relaxed state increases creativity and strengthens your immune system.
  • Water Activities.  In Tampa Bay, almost every water activity is available. Boating, sailing, canoeing, stand up paddleboarding,  kayaking, jet skiing, swimming, windsurfing, fishing, snorkeling, and scuba diving to name a few.  All these sporting activities can be enjoyed on the calm water of the Gulf, Bay or a Lake.  There are no large waves on the west coast, so it’s not ideal for surfing, but fun for everything else. All these activities are bound to make you fit!
  • Watching Wildlife.  Live with the parrots!  Yes, there are wild parrots in Pinellas County.  You can also experience various Fish, Dolphins, Sea Turtles and Manatees in your backyard.  Tampa Bay is home to 200 species of fish and 300 species of birds.  Living on water in your backyard means no rear neighbors, open and colorful skies,with spectacular sunrises or sunsets.
  • Use your Boat for Transportation.  Why use a car when you can boat to your destination?   There are many waterfront dining opportunities.  Dock your boat at the new St.Petersburg Pier and check out these waterfront restaurants.  You can even use your boat to enjoy St. Pete Nightlife or park your boat and spend the day exploring downtown Tampa.

 3. Where to Buy Waterfront Homes?

The heart of the Boating and Sailing Capital of the World is Pinellas County…

Pinellas County is surrounded by water on three sides!  Pinellas county has an outstanding 588 miles of coast line and 35 miles of pristine white sand beaches.  This area has the best year round sunny weather with an average temperature of 81F degrees. There are several different types of boating such as sailing, offshore fishing, power cruising, inshore fishing, water skiing and personal watercraft.  It is no surprise Pinellas County is the Boating and Sailing Capital of the world. In addition, St. Petersburg is also the official U.S. Olympic Sailing training center.

Pinellas County has the largest number of Boat Registrations in all of the Florida counties.

There are many places to travel with your boat.  There are 40 miles of Gulf Intracoastal Waterways and Gulf Barrier Islands that allow you to access open water. In addition, 200 miles of deep water canals and hundreds of miles for kayaking.  Kayakers can enjoy marked mangrove tunnels in Caladesi Island State Park and Weedon Island Preserve.

Even your dog can even enjoy themselves at some of our off leash dog beaches including Ft. De Soto Park. At Ft. De Soto, you can even pull up your RV or pitch a tent at one of its designated waterfront campgrounds. You can even scuba dive off Pinellas County 13 Artificial Reefs.

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater Ranked #1 Florida’s Hottest Real Estate Market and #4 in the Nation.

Pinellas County Waterfront Homes for Sale October 1, 2022
620
Listed
74
Avg. DOM
$667.99
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$859,950
Med. List Price
620 Properties
Page 1 of 52
$678,900
Neighborhood: Tower Isle Condo
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,070
Sq.Ft.
1970
Year Built
2
Days on Site
T3405251
MLS
RUN, DON'T WALK TO YOUR NEW BEACH PARADISE! ONLY STEPS TO HAVING YOUR TOES IN THE SAND! This magnificent beach condo has been completely renovated and is TURN-KEY! So just bring your bathing suit...
$12,999,000
Neighborhood: Tierra Verde Unit 1 4Th Rep Tr B Rep
6
Beds
8F21/2
Baths
13,711
Sq.Ft.
2003
Year Built
3
Days on Site
U8165992
MLS
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own one of the most magnificent trophy properties in the U.S., The Seaside Sanctuary . It is a spectacular waterfront mansion with over 1/2 acre lot to...
$374,000
Neighborhood: Bahia Del Mar I
1
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
780
Sq.Ft.
1981
Year Built
4
Days on Site
U8177799
MLS
Prime Value A Turn-key 780 Sq/ft One bedroom 1 and baths open floor plan. Bright and airy meticulously maintained. Covered balcony with sliders leading off the living area and master bedroom....
$525,000
Neighborhood: Savannah Condo
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,255
Sq.Ft.
1982
Year Built
5
Days on Site
U8177710
MLS
"PRIME PERFECTION Pleasantly updated and conveniently located. Savanna Condominium within the gated community of Harbourside. A comfortable 1,255 Sq/ft/. floor plan looking out to a beautifully...
$528,500
Neighborhood: Sea Island Condo Ii
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,579
Sq.Ft.
1969
Year Built
6
Days on Site
U8177658
MLS
Location, Location, Location... Here is a very rare opportunity for you to own this amazing 2 bed/2 full bath, ground floor, corner unit condo with almost 1600 sq. ft. of living space w/the enclosed,...
$2,950,000
Neighborhood: Sunset Pointe At Collany Key Condo
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,721
Sq.Ft.
2017
Year Built
6
Days on Site
T3403468
MLS
Experience life at Sunset Pointe at Collany Key with its private beach and wide open water views of the Gulf of Mexico. This luxury, gated community, is on the island of Tierra Verde and shares its...
$1,450,000
Neighborhood: Belle Harbor Condo
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,742
Sq.Ft.
2005
Year Built
6
Days on Site
U8177721
MLS
This beautiful Delray Model condo is in the amazing Belle Harbor, Windsong tower, on Clearwater Beach. Welcome to paradise as this home features 1,742 square feet of open living space, 3 generous...
$289,000
Neighborhood: Coquina Cove Residents Inc Co-Op
1
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
700
Sq.Ft.
1986
Year Built
6
Days on Site
U8177711
MLS
A QUAINT COASTAL COOP ON THE "NARROWS," THE "INTRACOASTAL" WATERS OF THE GULF OF MEXICO. THE ORIGINS OF GULF COAST AND "IRB," FL. HEAVILY WOODED COMMUNITY WITH BEAUTIFUL OAKS AND PALM TREES. YOUR...
$427,000
Neighborhood: Hidden Bayou Twnhms
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,474
Sq.Ft.
2010
Year Built
6
Days on Site
U8177722
MLS
The name speaks for itself! Hidden back along Long Bayou within the beautiful, gated community of Hidden Bayou. You will fall in love with this villa offering views of the Bayou's canal. Light,...
$579,500
Neighborhood: Barefoot Beach Resort Of Indian Shores
2
Beds
2
Baths
950
Sq.Ft.
1961
Year Built
6
Days on Site
U8177747
MLS
Welcome to the Gulf beach's best waterfront community. This Ground-floor condo is a 2 bedroom, with newer granite countertops and hurricane windows. If you're looking for an investment this is it....
$325,000
Neighborhood: Bayway Isles Point Brittany
1
Beds
1
Baths
745
Sq.Ft.
1974
Year Built
6
Days on Site
U8177657
MLS
This beautiful resort-style living condo offers STUNNING water views! Wake up in paradise everyday! Situated on the 4th floor of a calming 55+ community, this unit boasts a large bedroom with a...
$2,500,000
Neighborhood: South Davista Rev Map
5
Beds
3F21/2
Baths
3,105
Sq.Ft.
1925
Year Built
6
Days on Site
U8177637
MLS
RARE OPPORTUNITY - This Boca Ciega Bay Waterfront acreage on Sunset Drive S isn't just an opportunity for renovation it's an opportunity for transformation! Convert this estate into your own custom,...

Tampa Waterfront Homes in Hillsborough County

Tampa, the metropolitan city that anchors the area, has 158 miles of shoreline and 2.1 miles of beaches. Hillsborough County hugs Old Tampa Bay, Hillsborough Bay, and Tampa Bay and there are many direct waterfront homes on the Bay.  Coastal areas include Tampa, Apollo Beach and Ruskin.   Hillsborough County has homes on the Hillsborough River and more lakefront homes as you go inland.  You can combine the City life with a spectacular Waterview in the luxury condos in downtown Tampa.

Redfin Ranked Tampa #3 for Moving
Tampa is Florida’s Largest Seaport
Homes.com Ranked Tampa #4 Family Friendly City
Hillsborough County Waterfront Homes for Sale October 1, 2022
393
Listed
75
Avg. DOM
$403.98
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$720,000
Med. List Price
393 Properties
Page 1 of 33
$459,583
Neighborhood: Citron Grove
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,667
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
2
Days on Site
T3405360
MLS
Under Construction. The estimated completion of this home is December/January of 2023. You will fall in love with this brand-new Marianna townhome in Citron Grove. The home has nice appointments like...
$425,000
Neighborhood: Island Walk A Condo
1
Beds
1
Baths
815
Sq.Ft.
1991
Year Built
3
Days on Site
T3382590
MLS
Location is everything with this Sparkman Channel and Pond view condominium - two for one! Open floor plan with vaulted ceilings, one bedroom, one bath, one car garage condo on beautiful Harbour...
$475,869
Neighborhood: The Preserve At La Paloma
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,735
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
3
Days on Site
T3405337
MLS
One or more photo(s) has been virtually staged. Under Construction. The estimated completion of this home is January/February of 2023. Brand new Passage plan located in The Preserve at La Paloma, the...
$440,668
Neighborhood: Citron Grove
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,667
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
3
Days on Site
T3405356
MLS
Under Construction. The estimated completion of this home is December/January of 2023. You will fall in love with this brand-new Marianna townhome in Citron Grove. The home is an open concept...
$695,000
Neighborhood: Garden Lake Sub
4
Beds
2
Baths
1,756
Sq.Ft.
1970
Year Built
5
Days on Site
T3403721
MLS
CHARMING LAKEFRONT HOME with large, beautiful, private country property. Excellent frontage on beautiful Garden Lake (approximately 148 Ft frontage on the lake, approximately 245 Ft frontage on the...
$950,000
Neighborhood: Shadow Run Unit 1
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,708
Sq.Ft.
1984
Year Built
6
Days on Site
T3405081
MLS
Elegant Lake Front Home offering 2708 square feet, huge Kitchen, 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, formal Living Room, formal Dining Room, and cozy Family Room with comforting Fireplace. Custom built...
$1,200,000
Neighborhood: Symphony Isles Unit Four
4
Beds
2
Baths
2,308
Sq.Ft.
1999
Year Built
6
Days on Site
T3404099
MLS
This meticulously maintained canal front home in the highly sought after community of Symphony Isles offers four bedrooms; completely renovated master bath (2021) with huge shower, separate vanities,...
$2,300,000
Neighborhood: The Bellamy On The Bayshore A
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,480
Sq.Ft.
2006
Year Built
7
Days on Site
T3404272
MLS
The Bellamy on Bayshore is one of South Tampa's preeminent condominiums built by JMC Communities. Unit 1603 boasts amazing sunrises and sunsets as the unit runs east to west with views of Davis...
$499,900
Neighborhood: The Pinnacle Apts A Condo
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,280
Sq.Ft.
1975
Year Built
8
Days on Site
U8177568
MLS
Own a waterfront condo on iconic Bayshore Blvd under $500k! This recently updated 2 bedroom 2 bath condo is in the Plant High School district and pet-friendly. The unit comes with two parking spaces...
$775,000
Neighborhood: Live Oak Preserve Ph 1A
6
Beds
5
Baths
3,436
Sq.Ft.
2004
Year Built
9
Days on Site
T3403491
MLS
NEW TAMPA POOL HOME WITH POND VIEW ON A CUL DE SAC IN LIVE OAK PRESERVE!! GUARDED GATED COMMUNITY WITH 6 BEDROOMS FORMAL LIVING AND DINING ROOM W SEPARATE FAMILY AND KITCHEN COMBO AND A HUGE 3 CAR...
$425,000
Neighborhood: Cross Creek Prcl K Ph 1C
4
Beds
2
Baths
1,808
Sq.Ft.
2000
Year Built
9
Days on Site
T3403980
MLS
HONEY, STOP THE CAR!! LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! Are you ready to live the Florida Lifestyle ? This fully updated, move-in ready home was designed for a casual, comfortable lifestyle. Open and...
$950,000
Neighborhood: Riverranch Preserve
5
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,734
Sq.Ft.
2006
Year Built
9
Days on Site
O6062009
MLS
On a lot sized at just over an acre, this Mediterranean-style home, awaits you with a pool and lake view! This well-cared for home is boasting with upgrades - hardwood floors, wall to wall doors with...

Manatee and Sarasota County; Known for Beaches…

Away from the hustle of Tampa Bay is Manatee County located south of Pinellas County, with 150 miles of coastline.   Anna Maria Island, Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach, Coquina Beach, and Longboat Key offer 12.3 miles of stunning beaches. The laid back and low rise buildings on these beaches makes it an ideal vacation or a perfect choice for a second home. 

Manatee County boating has plenty of areas along the Gulf of Mexico, Intracoastal, Manatee River, Terra Ceia Bay, and a freshwater 255 acre Ward Lake to name a few.   For those who like to snorkel and scuba dive, just 150 feet off Bradenton Beach and about 20 feet down is the sunken 1940 SS Regina full of tropical fish.  Manatee County Boating Guide can acquaint you with the area.

Manatee County Waterfront Homes for Sale October 1, 2022
324
Listed
73
Avg. DOM
$584.32
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$807,450
Med. List Price
324 Properties
Page 1 of 27
$1,295,000
Neighborhood: Sleepy Lagoon Park 2
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,291
Sq.Ft.
1967
Year Built
5
Days on Site
A4548905
MLS
Rare opportunity to purchase a waterfront home on Longboat Key at this price! For you boaters, the home is the 5th from the open waters of the ICW and the Gulf of Mexico is less than a mile away. The...
$1,100,000
Neighborhood: Palmetto Skyway Rep
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,796
Sq.Ft.
1976
Year Built
6
Days on Site
U8176800
MLS
Here is your Dream Home which comes with hard to find, miles and miles of Million Dollar Views!!! This 2 Bedroom 2 Bath 2 Car Garage is Located on deep water with perfect place to build just the type...
$429,000
Neighborhood: Palma Sola Trace
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,520
Sq.Ft.
2011
Year Built
7
Days on Site
T3405013
MLS
Location and turn key ready! This gorgeous, lakefront condo is available in the highly sought-after West Bradenton Community of Palma Sola Trace. You will enjoy a beautiful water view with amazing...
$699,000
Neighborhood: Summerfield Village Subphase C U12
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,210
Sq.Ft.
2000
Year Built
7
Days on Site
A4548864
MLS
One or more photo(s) has been virtually staged. Discover your new lifestyle at this Lakewood Ranch lakeside pool home with unforgettable water views! Be prepared to call this wonderful home with 3...
$820,000
Neighborhood: Windward Bay Amd
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,312
Sq.Ft.
1975
Year Built
8
Days on Site
A4548135
MLS
PANORAMIC PENTHOUSE WATER VIEWS! Precious memories await as you experience exquisite water views from every room of this desirable two-bedroom, two-bathroom Penthouse condominium with idyllic Florida...
$865,000
Neighborhood: Windward Bay
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,325
Sq.Ft.
1975
Year Built
8
Days on Site
A4548845
MLS
WOW! Entering this cheery and bright home, you are greeted by a one-of-a-kind, unique open floor plan. There is nothing like this in the entire community. With gleaming 24 porcelain tile laid on the...
$725,000
Neighborhood: Longboat Harbour
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,168
Sq.Ft.
1970
Year Built
9
Days on Site
A4548535
MLS
Enjoy maintenance-free, Longboat Key, Florida island living in this well-maintained second-floor end unit condominium in Longboat Harbour with relaxing water views. This two-bedroom, two-bath condo...
$195,000
Neighborhood: Riviera Dunes Marina
854
Sq.Ft. Lot
9
Days on Site
A4548746
MLS
Rarely available South dock slip in beautiful Riviera Dunes Marina, Slip S-40 is 45' x 19.36' and will allow for a 45' vessel. This is one of Florida's best protected marinas offering amenities such...
$4,442,000
Neighborhood: Laguna Maria Rev
4
Beds
2
Baths
2,105
Sq.Ft.
1967
Year Built
9
Days on Site
A4548522
MLS
ONE OF A KIND HOME ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND! This Beautifully designed waterfront home is Professionally Designed and Fully Furnished with luxury fixtures and furnishings. The jaw-dropping home sleeps 8....
$600,000
Neighborhood: Lexington Add
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,622
Sq.Ft.
2008
Year Built
9
Days on Site
A4548655
MLS
CHECK! CHECK! CHECK! Prepare to fall in love with this custom-built Bruce Williams home that features 2 full master bedroom suites. This home is in the heart of Parrish FL with easy access to...
$599,000
Neighborhood: The Waterway Ph Ii
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,200
Sq.Ft.
1982
Year Built
9
Days on Site
A4548612
MLS
Just came on the market and it won't last long. Here's your chance to start enjoying paradise in a rarely available 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom penthouse. This beautiful, spacious condo has over 2000...
$1,150,000
Neighborhood: Riverwalk Ridge
4
Beds
3
Baths
3,405
Sq.Ft.
2001
Year Built
9
Days on Site
A4547639
MLS
Welcome to this refreshed and remodeled, fabulous family home in the heart of Lakewood Ranch. Perfectly situated on an oversized lot with stunning and private views of the lake and peaceful preserve....

Sarasota County, known for its famous wide pink and white sand beaches attracts 6.5 million visitors per year.  

It has 40 miles of coastlines with 6 barrier islands which include Longboat Key, Lido Key, Siesta Key, Casey Key, Venice, and Manasota Key.  

Sarasota Ranked #1 for Retirement in 2021

There are several areas to launch a boat or kayak. Refer to the Paddling Guide for specific trails or Boating Guide: North Sarasota County and South Sarasota County.  Enjoy cruising, especially viewing the Luxury homes and Mansions at Bird and Casey Key, and excellent fishing with unmarked Middle Grounds, a popular local spot.  Venice beach also has its own off leash Dog Park, at Brohard Paw Park.

Sarasota County Waterfront Homes for Sale October 1, 2022
375
Listed
85
Avg. DOM
$762.69
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$899,900
Med. List Price
375 Properties
Page 1 of 32
$1,800,000
Neighborhood: L Elegance On Lido Beach
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,350
Sq.Ft.
1996
Year Built
6
Days on Site
A4548813
MLS
Do you dream of waking up to the sound of waves crashing on the shore? Or watching the sunset over the water from your own private balcony? If so, then this beachfront condo is just what you've been...
$639,000
Neighborhood: Venice Gardens
3
Beds
2
Baths
2,311
Sq.Ft.
1977
Year Built
6
Days on Site
N6123098
MLS
MILLION DOLLAR VIEW! Be ready to be IMPRESSED! Panoramic view of Claw lake from almost every room in this spacious Lincoln built home! If privacy is important, this home offers TOTAL PRIVACY from the...
$599,900
Neighborhood: Stillwater
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,111
Sq.Ft.
2004
Year Built
7
Days on Site
D6124804
MLS
New roof is almost complete along with new a/c installed in 2021, new kitchen cabinets, countertops and stainless steel appliances installed in
2019. New washer and dryer installed in 2018 and...
$989,000
Neighborhood: Fishermans Haven
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,797
Sq.Ft.
1975
Year Built
8
Days on Site
A4546453
MLS
If living steps to the beach plus having the ability to easily hop in your boat is what you are looking for, then look no further than Fishermans Haven! Located just south of Siesta Key's famous...
$344,400
Neighborhood: Port Charlotte Sub 22
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,457
Sq.Ft.
2023
Year Built
8
Days on Site
N6123404
MLS
Pre-Construction. To be built. Current design is a 3 bed 2 bath. Built upon accepted contract with an estimated build time of 12-16 months. Price of the land is included in the purchase price....
$1,295,000
Neighborhood: Sarasota Beach
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,644
Sq.Ft.
1970
Year Built
8
Days on Site
A4548435
MLS
Bring your flip flops and sunscreen! The lowest priced canal-front property available on Siesta Key. Don't miss this adorable waterfront vintage beach bungalow just two blocks to the world-famous...
$766,000
Neighborhood: Rivendell
3
Beds
2
Baths
2,424
Sq.Ft.
1998
Year Built
9
Days on Site
N6121316
MLS
The Cottages at Rivendell is a quaint community located within the Woodlands of Rivendell. A community with a nostalgic ambiance bringing you back to the early 1900's in Florida, featuring adorable...
$8,499,000
Neighborhood: Bay Point Park 2
4
Beds
4F21/2
Baths
7,350
Sq.Ft.
1999
Year Built
9
Days on Site
A4525595
MLS
Tucked between Harbor Acres & Downtown Sarasota, this exquisite, gated 1-acre property on a DOUBLE LOT features deep sailboat water on 185 ft. of Bay frontage. A Classical Revival style with Coastal...
$575,000
Neighborhood: Port Charlotte Sub 49
3
Beds
2
Baths
2,270
Sq.Ft.
2006
Year Built
9
Days on Site
T3403820
MLS
This updated meticulously maintained home sits on a little more than 1/2 an acre and offers extreme privacy combined with a convenient location. The property has an abundance mature plantings that...
$987,400
Neighborhood: Sands Point
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,492
Sq.Ft.
1966
Year Built
9
Days on Site
A4548728
MLS
Casually elegant 2-bedroom, 2-bath condo in secluded and desirable Sands Point behind the gates of the Longboat Key Club at the south end of the island. This spectacular immaculate residence offers...
$899,000
Neighborhood: Sunrise Preserve
2
Beds
2
Baths
2,298
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
9
Days on Site
A4548499
MLS
Rarely available DaySpring Model situated on the largest, most beautiful lake in Sunrise Preserve! This 2BR/Den/2BA home boasts 2296 s.f. and has a very open floor plan. Prepare to be "WOWED" by...
$475,000
Neighborhood: Springlake
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,596
Sq.Ft.
1981
Year Built
9
Days on Site
A4548764
MLS
Light, bright and totally renovated! This condo has 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths with the large master on the 1st floor and is located in the Meadows at Springlake on a private and prime lot with a...

Off the Beaten Path of Pasco and Charlotte County

“Off the Beaten Path” means you can get more for your money when you buy a waterfront home, in an area that is less traveled. These areas are farther from the larger cities, but still offer access to all the conveniences you need.  

Pasco County located about 30 miles North of Tampa has a coastline dedicated to State Parks and conservation such as Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park and unspoiled Anclote Key Preserve State Park accessible by boat.  

There are 4 miles of beaches located on their Barrier Islands. There are plenty of water activities, including scalloping which starts the 3rd Friday of July for a 10 day duration.  All you will need to do is dive 4 to 8 feet to sea grass on the bottom to grab the scallops. 

Coastal communities include New Port Richey, Port Richey and Hudson.  Here you can buy homes on canals near the coast or Riverfront homes on Cotee River, Anclote River and Pithlachascotee River.  In addition, wonderful lakefront opportunities are available heading inland.

Pasco County Waterfront Homes for Sale October 1, 2022
269
Listed
63
Avg. DOM
$315.77
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$509,900
Med. List Price
269 Properties
Page 1 of 23
$595,000
Neighborhood: Key Vista Ph 01
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,708
Sq.Ft.
2001
Year Built
2
Days on Site
W7849368
MLS
ABSOLUTELY STUNNING AND SHOWS LIKE A MODEL, THIS 4/3/3 WITH DEN HOME AND PEBBLE TECH POOL ON CONSERVATION, OVERLOOKING A POND, OVERSIZED PARTIAL FENCED PRIVATE LOT ON A CUL-DE-SAC! UPGRADES AND...
$295,000
Neighborhood: Holiday Lake Villas Condo
2
Beds
1
Baths
1,318
Sq.Ft.
1981
Year Built
3
Days on Site
U8177784
MLS
LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! This solid, well built, block and stucco VILLA is a two bedroom, two bath and sits right on a lovely lake . It is close to so many wonderful things! The pristine pool...
$725,000
Neighborhood: Connerton Village Two Parcel 218 Phases 1C 2B And
5
Beds
4
Baths
3,198
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
3
Days on Site
T3404679
MLS
MUST SEE!!! This meticulously maintained and nicely appointed executive home is a true GEM in the HIGHLY DESIRABLE community of Connerton. This model-like property features 5 bedrooms (one of the...
$565,000
Neighborhood: Preserve At Lake Thomas 02
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,534
Sq.Ft.
1998
Year Built
3
Days on Site
W7849375
MLS
NEW ROOF 2021! This beautiful 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home with 2 bonus rooms and a newly resurfaced SALT WATER pool, located on a pond with it's own dock & FULLY FENCED YARD! Featuring an open floor...
$415,000
Neighborhood: Riverside Heights
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,264
Sq.Ft.
1979
Year Built
3
Days on Site
W7849379
MLS
A beautiful home on an oversized lot on the river that has character! This 3/2 home has a large bonus room on the patio for a secluded office or game room. Say ''Goodbye'' to the background noise...
$409,900
Neighborhood: Lakeside Ph 3
4
Beds
2
Baths
2,004
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
4
Days on Site
T3405263
MLS
Under Construction. This modern design floor plan features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a two car garage with over 2000 sq ft of open living space. As you enter the home you will notice the long...
$420,000
Neighborhood: Tahitian Dev
4
Beds
2
Baths
1,837
Sq.Ft.
1981
Year Built
4
Days on Site
U8177191
MLS
COZY and APPEALING 4-bdr 2-bath pool home on a quiet cul-de-sac with a beautiful view that overlooks Lake Conley. Grab your fishing pole and cast your line from your own private dock. Appreciate a...
$525,000
Neighborhood: Caliente
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,301
Sq.Ft.
2003
Year Built
4
Days on Site
T3405065
MLS
Beautiful three bedroom/two and one-half bath villa in the Caliente Nudist/Clothing Optional Community. NEW A/C LESS THAN A YEAR YOUNG. Step in onto ceramic tile and follow it to the kitchen on the...
$280,000
Neighborhood: Hampton Village At River Ridge Ph 01
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,246
Sq.Ft.
2009
Year Built
5
Days on Site
U8177703
MLS
Welcome home to your meticulously maintained villa conveniently located in the highly sought after River Ridge area of New Port Richey. Community is gated and close to all of what Tampa Bay has to...
$435,000
Neighborhood: Osceola Heights
2
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,376
Sq.Ft.
1990
Year Built
5
Days on Site
U8176228
MLS
This 2 spacious bedroom 2 1/2 bath with 2 car oversized garage home. Sits on 1.5 acres. It has bonus air-conditioned room connecting the house to a very large one car garage/shop. You can park at...
$389,900
Neighborhood: Embassy Hills
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,472
Sq.Ft.
1985
Year Built
6
Days on Site
T3405145
MLS
Beautiful two bedroom, 2 bathroom, two car garage Lake Front home. You will absolutely love the lake vies and sunsets from the oasis they have built out back and the large 32' screened lanai. Tile...
$399,999
Neighborhood: Sea Pines
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,400
Sq.Ft.
1979
Year Built
8
Days on Site
U8177485
MLS
WATERFRONT WITH GULF ACCESS! If waterfront Florida living is what you are looking for then look no further! This priced-to-sell home on the large deep canal in Hudson Sea Pines, begs to entertain!...

Charlotte County has a nice volume of homes with direct water access on the Intracoastal, Canals, Keys, Myakka River and Peace River.  These areas are in close proximity; it will not take long to access the conservation, preserves, and state parks such as Don Pedro Island State Park or Stump Pass State Park.  White sand beaches can be found at Port Charlotte Beach Park and Englewood Beach.  

Charlotte Harbor is the second largest harbor in Florida after Tampa Bay

Boating is so abundant here that they have a dedicated community Boating Alliance Website.  The area has 24 boat ramps around Charlotte Harbor to accommodate boating needs.  Living around Charlotte Harbor makes accessing neighboring Island and Keys very accessible such as Cabbage Key and Pine Island Sound and beyond.

The coastal communities include the historic town and main center of Punta Gorda.  Other communities include Englewood, Boca Grande and Placida.   One unique subdivision is Punta Gorda Isles where the city actually maintains your seawall for you!

Charlotte County Waterfront Homes for Sale October 1, 2022
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Listed
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Avg. DOM
$419.38
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
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$549,900
Neighborhood: Punta Gorda Isles
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,837
Sq.Ft.
2005
Year Built
5
Days on Site
C7466649
MLS
RARELY AVAILABLE END UNIT with numerous updates. Enter your new home through a spacious foyer. The layout is perfect for guests and entertaining. The unit overlooks the canal, pool and lush...
$575,000
Neighborhood: Port Charlotte Sec 038
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,617
Sq.Ft.
1986
Year Built
6
Days on Site
D6127598
MLS
Are you a boating enthusiast or need a home repair shop this home is a boaters/mechanics delight. Beautifully landscaped 2 bedroom 2 bath attached two car garage waterfront home on the Apollo...
$387,500
Neighborhood: Port Charlotte Sec 065
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,381
Sq.Ft.
1993
Year Built
7
Days on Site
T3404445
MLS
Here's your little Florida bungalow! Not too big, not too small-just right. Placed on a single lot with mature tropical landscape. A 2 bedroom, 2 bath, open concept. Bright and airy feel with...
Open 10/1
10470 Coquina Ct Placida, FL 33946
$688,000
Neighborhood: Coral Caye
3
Beds
2
Baths
2,103
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
8
Days on Site
D6127565
MLS
Paradise is calling and Your New Home is waiting, you will not want to miss this beautiful home built in 2020 and nestled in the exclusive, gated community of Coral Caye. Coral Caye is a 33-acre...
$328,800
Neighborhood: Laporta Boca Ph 02
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,024
Sq.Ft.
1984
Year Built
8
Days on Site
A4548834
MLS
WATERFRONT CONDO END UNIT WITH DEEDED DOCK. Extremely
desirable corner unit in prestigious Punta Gorda Isles. Located on saltwater
canal with quick access to Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf...
$1,250,000
Neighborhood: Punta Gorda Isles Sec 03
3
Beds
2
Baths
2,008
Sq.Ft.
1988
Year Built
9
Days on Site
C7466395
MLS
Exquisite Sailboat Access home remodeled to perfection, located only 8 lots in from the Harbor! One of the most desirable sections of Punta Gorda Isles with deep draft access for Sail boaters or...
$987,000
Neighborhood: Port Charlotte (South Gulf Cove)
3
Beds
3
Baths
1,773
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
9
Days on Site
D6127549
MLS
Under Construction. The Custom Built M Merlot was designed as a Water Front Dream home placed perfectly with a rear Western Exposure to allow in those Beautiful Florida Sunsets looking over the Gulf...
$360,000
Neighborhood: Port Charlotte Sec 021
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,362
Sq.Ft.
1978
Year Built
9
Days on Site
D6127536
MLS
This home is an opportunity for someone to reside on the Auburn Waterway and have access to Charlotte Harbor right from your backyard. It needs a little TLC and all the amenities of living on the...
$319,900
Neighborhood: Silversands
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,049
Sq.Ft.
1980
Year Built
9
Days on Site
C7466635
MLS
Welcome to Paradise! Escape the Cold Winters and Enjoy this Wonderful, Waterfront w/Gulf Access Condo! Move In Ready! Recently Remodeled! Turnkey! This Great 2nd flr, End Unit, 2 Bed/2 Bath Condo...
$289,900
Neighborhood: Port Charlotte Sec 028
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,138
Sq.Ft.
1978
Year Built
9
Days on Site
C7466630
MLS
Check out this beautiful waterfront home in Port Charlotte. This home has 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, and 1 car garage. Has been updated with tile throughout, wood cabinets, granite counter tops, and Impact...
$575,000
Neighborhood: Port Charlotte Sec 04D
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,916
Sq.Ft.
1973
Year Built
9
Days on Site
N6123389
MLS
Enjoy the long views on this sailboat access no bridge home that is minutes from the open water of Charlotte Harbor. This home features a dock with a lift 2013, impact windows, title roof from 2013,...
$199,900
Neighborhood: Deep Creek Gardens Ph 13
2
Beds
2
Baths
860
Sq.Ft.
1987
Year Built
10
Days on Site
C7466182
MLS
Get ready to live the Florida lifestyle in this 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Lake front condo, located in the highly desired community of Deep Creek Gardens. As you walk in through the front door, you'll be...

4. Buying Waterfront and What you don’t know…

When buying on the waterfront, you are evaluating the location and lot as much as you are checking out the home itself. The location and quality of the waterfront may even be more important.  How will you use the home? To boat or just for picturesque water views, or specific water activities? Depending on your waterfront goals, this will dictate where and what to buy.

Boating and Bridges

If you are buying for boating, bridges can be a major consideration to make sure your boat can fit under the bridges to navigate to the Intracoastal or Gulf of Mexico. You will need to know the number of bridges, fixed or open, and bridge heights.  

Other boating considerations are the length of your boat and size of your boat for onsite docking.  The water depth and width of canal or Intracoastal can be additional considerations.  There are several construction projects underway to improve the bridges and infrastructure in Tampa Bay.

Other Considerations:
  • Water views also have considerations such as; sun exposure, boating, and beach traffic.
  • Do you want a western view in the backyard to enjoy our spectacular sunsets?
  • Do you care if there is boat traffic or do you prefer to be in no wake zone? 
  • Are you fine with living on a public vs. private beach?
  • Obstructed vs. unobstructed water views?
Insurance and Waterfront

Flood and Homeowners insurance will always be a consideration when purchasing on or near coastal waters.  The typical/normal homeowners insurance policy does not cover/insure homes from rising water.  Flood insurance is additional coverage to cover rising water.  There are government FEMA based policies and private companies.

Additional inspections needed for water property

Don’t skip inspecting the extras…it's important.

Seawalls, riprap and/or bulkhead, dock, and boat lift can be expensive items when they need to be fixed or replaced. It’s important to have these inspected as part of your home purchase.  

You want to make sure your property continues to be protected from water erosion and a home inspection will determine if the home has suffered any effects of saltwater. 

If you're purchasing on the beach, you will want to know where the Coastal Control Line is located in relation to your property and what the city deems to be private or public access…you may be surprised.

5. Hiring a Waterfront Buyer Broker

It is your hard earned money and the waterfront is not cheap. You need to hire the best Buyer Broker in the business, who will help you avoid the home buying pitfalls. 

The sellers/listing agent works to get the seller the highest price and most favorable terms ONLY for the seller…never you the buyer.

Home buying in Florida is not as simple as some other states…there are more nuances to uncover and more things to negotiate. The state laws protect the agent and never the consumer…in fact Florida is the only state that I know of that does not require agents to tell the buyer that they are really working for the seller. Most brokers work as “Transaction Brokers” who do not offer any fiduciary duties…no loyalty or full confidentiality. Yes, it is confusing…

Our office is dedicated to representing only the best interest of the home buyer and never the seller.  You will never wonder whose side we are really on as everyone in the entire office has a fiduciary duty only to you, the homebuyer, without any conflict of interest.

Our commission is paid no differently than any other office.  We are paid by the seller or the listing office at closing.  Check out our reviews.

For a complimentary phone consultation, or to get answers to your questions, please contact Buyers Broker of Florida 727-202- 9130.

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