South Tampa Real Estate Blog

Nov. 22, 2018

Coming soon to Rattlesnake Point – Salt Shack on the Bay

Salt Shack on the Bay – a boat-up restaurant that will serve fresh seafood and tropical cocktails – is under construction on Tampa's Rattlesnake Point, just south of the Gandy Bridge.

The group behind Salt Shack – Screamin’ Willy’s LLC – is under the same management as Viper Ventures, which owns 31 acres on Rattlesnake Point overlooking Old Tampa Bay. Two years ago, Port Tampa Bay approved a lease with Screamin' Willy's, which allows a waterfront restaurant to build a walkway and a floating dock with 12 boat slips.

According to the restaurateurs: “Salt Shack is a rare combination of spectacular bay views, gulf to table food, and casual waterfront bar scene. The rustic-refined beach getaway will feature an island-inspired menu, offering seasonal cuisine, fresh-caught fish and tropical cocktails. Accessible by land or sea, guests will able to dock up or drive up.”

Salt Shack is the most recent of various developments and investments in that area of the Gandy waterfront. Rattlesnake Point is just south of Westshore Marina District, where hundreds of millions of dollars of multifamily units are under construction, with condo towers and retail to break ground in the coming months.

The restaurant is set to open in early 2019.


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Nov. 21, 2018

Selling South Tampa Annual Holiday Social at Watervue on Harbour Island

Watervue Grille Harbour Island Tampa

Selling South Tampa/South Tampa is Awesome Holiday Social at Watervue

Watervue Grille Harbour Island

700 Harbour Post Drive
Tampa, FL  33602
Link to Website Here
Date/Time Information:
Wednesday, December 5th, 2018
5:30-7:30PM  Facebook Event:
Sponsored By
South Tampa is Awesome Sponsors
Contact Information:
Buster Levin 813-294-1420
No Entry Fee.
Please bring a toy for a child in need.
Nov. 9, 2018

Bye-bye congestion, hello efficient transportation

With the majority of Hillsborough County voters having given the transport referendum the green light, thereby making the decision to invest in the county's transportation, congested roads and bridges, potholes and lack of funding for transportation projects should now become things of the past.


To help fund the region's transportation projects, Hillsborough County will now have an extra one-penny sales tax.


Jeff Vinik - Tampa Bay Lightning owner and a partner in Water Street developer, Strategic Property Partners - has been heavily invested in the referendum. "This is far more important to Hillsborough County than Water Street. Our citizens decided to sacrifice and tax themselves because they understand the importance of infrastructure. It's incredibly satisfying to know our citizens decided to invest in our county," said Vinik.


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Nov. 9, 2018

Progress on Tampa Bay's biggest construction projects

Last month, the construction projects currently transforming the Tampa Bay area made a lot of progress! Ranging from Virage Bayshore - a luxury condo tower on Bayshore Boulevard - to apartments in downtown Tampa, to a boutique hotel in Ybor City - the region's biggest new developments are certainly taking shape.


Here are the details on some of these developments:

Altis Grand Central

Where: Across Grand Central Avenue from Oxford Exchange


Site: 2.5 acres bound by Grand Central Avenue to the north and Cleveland Street to the south, Cedar Avenue to the east and Magnolia Street to the west

Project: 314 residential units and 9,750 square feet of retail space

Developer: Altman Cos. of Boca Raton

Manor Riverwalk

Where: 202 S. Parker St.

Site: 4.4-acre former Tampa Tribune property

Project: 400 apartments and 10,000-square-foot restaurant

Developer: Related Group of Miami

Channel Club

Where: 1105 E. Twiggs St.

Site: Between Grand Central at Kennedy and Bell Channelside

Project: 21-story, 323-apartment tower and Publix Super Markets Inc. store

Developer: Mercury Advisors of Tampa

The Cove at Rocky Point

Where: 4050 Dana Shores Drive

Site: Former A La Carte property

Project: 16 single-family homes beginning at $1.25 million; 40 townhouses in the $500,000s

Developer: Taylor Morrison

Virage Bayshore

Where: 3401 Bayshore Blvd.

Site: Former Colonnade Restaurant

Project: 24-story, 71-unit condo tower with units beginning at $1 million

Developer: Ascentia Development Group and Batson-Cook Development Co.

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Posted in South Tampa
Nov. 8, 2018

Water Street Tampa - a synopsis to help you understand it all

This project has marked several big milestones so far this year:


  1. The groundbreaking of its first phase: This happened towards the end of April with the construction of a 26-story JW Marriott hotel - developer Strategic Property Partners’ first vertical construction within Water Street.

  1. A major land acquisition: In October, Water Street acquired some crucial acreage. Strategic Property Partners purchased 3 acres from the Ardent Mills flour mill, which will move out of downtown Tampa. This will connect the Channel district to the central business district. The developer also struck a deal to purchase several parcels along the reconfigured Brorein Street from the Tampa-Hillsborough County Expressway Authority.

  1. The long-awaited transformation of Channelside Bay Plaza: Sparkman Wharf, the redeveloped Channelside Bay Plaza, will include 180,000 square feet of loft-style office space. There will also be 65,000 square feet of retail space overlooking the lawn. Sparkman Wharf is set to officially open on November 30.

Some other developments you can expect

The second building to break ground will be 815 Water Street, a retail-and-residential building with a ground-floor grocery store at Channelside Drive and Water Street.


Another critical component of the Water Street development is office space. Plans for a headquarters within Water Street, with new office buildings and new corporate tenants have been public since 2014. In the second quarter of 2019, the developer will break ground on a speculative, 20-story tower at 1001 Water Street, which will be built at the northeast intersection of Channelside Drive and Water Street.


These are just a few of the exciting things happening in Water Street - WATCH THIS SPACE!


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Posted in South Tampa
Oct. 22, 2018

Tampa Bay Real Estate Market Report August 2018

South Tampa Real Estate Market Report

The August 2018 housing market data for Hillsborough County and the Tampa-St. Pete-Clearwater MSA is now available. The information is provided by the Greater Tampa Realtors. Click to view the video by GTR consulting economist Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. Click the link to view or download the complete Tampa Bay market stats.

April 10, 2018

Selling South Tampa’s 9th Annual Tax Time BBQ

Selling South Tampa’s 9th Annual Tax Time BBQ


Thursday, April 26th, 2018 5:30-8PM


Join the Selling South Tampa Team along with the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce and Domain Homes for our 9th Annual Tax Time BBQ. Great food and networking so come hungry and bring guests. A complimentary South Tampa is Awesome Event, and guests are welcome.

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South Tampa BBQ

March 14, 2018

Quick Trips Out of Florida for Weekend Fun

Do you have a free weekend and feel like a quick getaway? Tampa is less than a day’s drive from all of these beautiful out-of-state locales boasting natural beauty, history, and charm. Check out the list below of great really quick trips out of Florida for some weekend fun. There is something for everyone.

Asheville, North Carolina

If it's quirky shops, great music, craft brews and stellar views you are seeking, nothing beats Asheville, North Carolina. Nature lovers can drive through part of the 469-mile Blue Ridge Parkway or hike a segment of the Appalachian Trail. Visit the Folk Art Center, Asheville Art Museum or the Pinball Museum. Music is in the air, whether you’re attending festivals or simply strolling the downtown streets listening to the buskers. No visit to this mountain town is complete without a stroll through the grounds of the Biltmore.

Charleston, South Carolina

Travel East to enjoy the southern charms of Charleston, South Carolina. Gaze at the Battery with its elegant homes that have housed generations of the same family, or wander through the Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. Shop for local crafts from the Charleston City Market and dine at one of the town’s excellent restaurants. While there’s plenty of history to be absorbed by walking, taking a boat tour is also a fulfilling way of sampling what this beautiful city has to offer.

Savannah, Georgia

If Charleston is a southern belle, Savannah is her slightly wicked sister, made famous by the Kevin Spacey thriller, “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.” Start with an Old Savannah hop on, hop off tour, and then visit some of the local haunts, such as the Mata Hari Speakeasy or the Savannah Bee Company, where you can sample local honey. delight in the ghost stories at the Dresser Palmer House and the Mercer House. Take a cycle rickshaw down cobbled streets to the Riverfront to eat oysters while you watch the boats pull up, and end the night with a Savannah staple—a ghost tour.

New Orleans, Louisiana

When you think of New Orleans, you might think  'party'!  But you can choose a quieter weekend to visit this saucy southerner and stroll through the French Quarter to relish in the jazzy vibe. Wander down Bourbon Street for glimpses of lush courtyard gardens. Spend a quiet afternoon at the National World War II Museum or the New Orleans Museum of Art, but then put on your party dress and let the good times roll bar hopping through the Sazerac, Empire, Carousel, French 75 and the Napoleon House. Too much fun!

Atlanta, Georgia

Good eating and fun sights for the whole family when you Check out the Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Martin Luther King Jr.’s House, College Football Hall of Fame, World of Coca-Cola and CNN studios to mention a few of the highlights. Pop in for a bite to eat at the ever popular eateries such as J.R. Crickets, Holeman & Finch, Community Q or Bone Lick, and sample the foamy-tipped brews at Brick Store Pub, The Porter, Second Self Beer Company or Three Taverns Brewery.

Nashville, Tennessee

It is not only for the Country music fans. Sure, country music lovers will visit The Grand Ole Opry or Country Music Hall of Fame, but foodies and craft beer aficionados also flock to popular eateries and watering holes such as Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery, Paradise Park Trailer Resort, Pinewood Social, The Catbird Seat, The Patterson House, Jackalope Brewing Co. and Tennessee Brew Works. Want to while away a sunny afternoon on a full stomach? Check out the collections at the Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and Museum of Art.

A very short flight or days drive, with plenty to see and do along the way, these are a few favorite places for quick weekend trips out of Florida. 



Feb. 28, 2018

Staying Healthy in Hyde Park Village, Tampa


Hyde Park Healthy: Keeping Up With Your Resolutions So That You Can Still Brunch



You over-indulged in the holidays and you are trying to get back on the 'healthy eating track' or you are just trying to maintain your level of personal fitness. Whatever your situation, Hyde Park Village is now offering free fitness classes to help you keep your New Year's resolutions on track, and to have a bit of fun while you're doing it.

From now through June, Hyde Park Village is hosting awesome weekly fitness events in the Village Circle on Saturday mornings from 9 - 10 a.m. There's something for everyone, from classic group classes like yoga and barre classes to "stroller strides" for all you new moms out there. Classes are good for all skill levels, whether you can do a handstand or barely stand on your own two feet.

The weekly pattern of classes below will continue each month until further notice:

·         Week 1: Yoga / Circuit Blend taught by CAMP

·         Week 2: Hyde Park Healthy - Barre taught by Pure Barre Tampa

·         Week 3: Barre taught by Pure Barre

·         Week 4: Hyde Park Healthy - Stroller Strides taught by Fit4Mom

Classes are free, but space is limited so a reservation on their website is required (find the links on Hyde Park Village's events calendar). Each weekly link goes live on the Monday prior to the class. If you want to "down dog" near downtown, be ready to sign up when the links come online... especially while the weather is still nice!

BTW BYOMW -- By the way, bring your own mat and water. If you need additional hydration afterward, Buddy Brew Coffee will have coffee and some complimentary light snacks on hand to refuel and re-energize you. If you know you might need to refuel,  make your hour workout count so your brunch calories won't! (We all know once Better Byrd arrives in Hyde Park Village, we're all going to need as many free fitness classes as possible.)

There are two sides to being healthy, of course... the other side is eating well. While The Hyppo Tampa and the Sprinkles Cupcakes and Ice Cream are quite tempting and right there in Hyde Park Village, don't forget to get your healthy staples the first Sunday of each month at the Fresh Market at Hyde Park from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. With around 100 vendors on hand, you can pick up anything from fresh produce to more environmentally-friendly hand soaps. The Fresh Market also offers fresh, healthy food trucks and sustainable food to help you keep off the pounds you burned at barre class.

Hyde Park Village is even family and dog-friendly, so leave your excuses at home, bring your workout towel and your sunny attitude down to the Village Circle on the weekends, and enjoy some good eats and great fitness classes!

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Posted in South Tampa
Feb. 21, 2018

The Best Spots in Tampa To Go For A Bike Ride

The weather in Tampa just calls for a nice bike ride outside. Here are the 9 of the best trails to go for a bike ride with friends and family.

1. The Tampa River Walk

where: From the Waterworks Park to the intersection of Channelside & Beneficial drives

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2. Upper Tampa Bay Trail

where: From Copeland Rd to Montague St

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3. Bayshore Boulevard

where: From Platt Street to West Gandy Blvd

4. Flatwoods Park

where: From Flatwoods Park Entrance on Bruce B. Downs Blvd to Morris Bridge Rd

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5. North Bay Trail

where: From First Avenue & Bayshore Dr, St Petersburg to 81st Avenue & Macoma Dr NE

6. Ream Wilson Clearwater Trail

where: From Coachman Ridge Park to Safety Harbor Waterfront Park

7. Selmon Greenway

where: From Ashley Drive and East Brorein St

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8. Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail 

where: From Highway 19 on North Jasmine Ave to First Ave & Bayshore Drive, St Petersburg

9. Town-n-Country Greenway

where: From Sheldon Rd to George Rd


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