Tampa, FL Real Estate

Tampa’s 20 Best Suburbs to Live In

The cost of living in the Tampa area is way up. Houses cost more. Rents are higher. Gas and groceries are more expensive. One way to save a little bit of money is to check out the suburbs. You get a little more bang for your buck and don’t have to deal with all of the hustle and bustle of the city. None of the Tampa area suburbs on this list are particularly cheap by any means. But Niche compiled this list based on information from the US Census and other agencies measuring things like the cost of living, schools, crime rates, and property values.
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Largo approves purchase of Pinecrest Golf Course for $600K

LARGO — The city of Largo owns and operates one golf course. By the end of the year, it could own two. However, it has no intention of keeping the Pinecrest Golf Course property at 1200 Eighth Ave. SW a golf course. City commissioners on May 17 approved an...
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Developer returns with plan to build warehouses on Largo site

LARGO — When the City Commission was considering developer Carlos Yepes’ proposal to construct a 231-unit apartment complex at Eighth Avenue Southeast and Donegan Road in October, he said his only other option would be an industrial project that might not be as good a fit for the community.

More startups push into Tampa Bay’s competitive housing market

For nearly a month, Julie Youngblood has been traveling across Florida to meet with real estate agents. She’s helping the Austin-based company Homeward — which pays cash for homes upfront while homebuyers finalize their own financing — launch in the state’s hot housing market. From city to city, Youngblood trained local Realtors on this alternative home-buying method meant to help people compete against cash-flush investors.

Leaders share input from attending affordable housing conference

Leaders from the Tampa Bay area gathered May 6 at the Resiliency and Energy Assessment of Communities and Housing conference in St. Petersburg to discuss the affordable housing crisis and to share ideas of what each respective county is doing to make it better for its residents. Pasco County Community...

Here’s What Homes Sold in Gulfport May 7-13

6227 Pasadena Point Blvd. S. (Pasadena Yacht & Country Club) This 2,415-square-foot home, built in 1996, has four bedrooms and three bathrooms. It listed for $1,145,000 and sold for $1,100,000. 5950 Pelican Bay Plaza S. #702 (Pasadena Yacht & Country Club) This 1,912-square-foot condo, built in 1982, listed for $775,000...

Plans filed for 54-story downtown Tampa tower, region’s tallest skyscraper

A developer is planning a 54-story residential tower in downtown Tampa that would, if built, be the tallest skyscraper on Florida’s west coast. Kolter Urban of Delray Beach filed plans Monday to build the 311-unit One Tampa at 507 N Ashley Drive, just southeast of Curtis Hixon Park. The building would encompass the entire block bordered by Ashley Drive and Twiggs, Tampa and Madison streets.

Redington Beach home sells for $7.65 million

A home on the Redington Beach waterfront has sold for $7.65 million. The waterfront home sits on approximately 0.23 acres at 16124 Gulf Blvd. The home is 7,787 square feet and has an eight-car garage. With six bedrooms and eight and a half baths, the property has 52 feet of beach frontage, a 35-foot by 36-foot infinity pool, and a floating spa.

Tampa, Florida: Downtown Tampa

- Median home price: $524,921 ($708 per square foot) - Median rent: $1,458 - Neighborhood population: 1,968 - Walk score: 76 - Bike score: data not available - Transit score: 66