South Tampa Real Estate Blog

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


Posted in South Tampa
Feb. 14, 2018

Red Carpet Mondays raising Tampa's business game.

If you are an up-and-coming young professional, breaking into the business arena in Tampa can be a challenge. It's a large city and networking efficiently might seem an impossible task if you don't know where to start. This is where Red Carpet Monday, a networking group designed to help high-flying professionals to meet others in their community, can help immensely. 

At most networking events, you're stuck sifting through a sea of people trying to find someone that A) is in your industry B) you actually want to talk to and C) actually wants to talk to you. Red Carpet Monday events are different, and for those who wish to up their networking game, membership options are also available. For just $130.00 a year, members can attend Red Carpet Monday events and have access to their exclusive database.  You'll be able to instantly identify people from your industry. Your guest name tag is color-coded, so making contacts based on a similar industry or profession is easy.

Red Carpet Monday was created to "provide successful business professionals and entrepreneurs a place to unwind while socializing, networking, and sharing business ideas with other like-minded individuals." This networking-events company is changing the face of business connection. Although a key-player in Tampa since 2007, they have impacted the city's business community through their quarterly events that host an average of 200 attendees, and are responsible for connecting thousands of professionals through offering various professional networking events.

Once participants have created a profile on the Red Carpet Monday website, they will automatically be invited to quarterly networking events where they can connect with like-minded professionals inside and outside of their industry. An online platform also allows them to continue building relationships long after the event is over.

Managing partner of the company, Ryan Deming, confirms that the online platform allows "business owners and entrepreneurs  to create in-depth business profiles featuring their company’s services, contact information, along with a personal bio, picture, and interests on a newly designed Social Business Network." This online component allows participants to market themselves to prospective contacts and maximize exposure.

"Our goal is to associate each member with their business," says Deming.

The quarterly events are hosted by some of the area's trendy spots. Venues change each quarter with offers of drink specials, a variety of appetizers,  a DJ spinning vibey tunes., and upon entry, you receive two drink tickets as well as some raffle tickets which puts you in the running to win some spectacular prizes.

You'll maximize your time spent and meeting new people. Plus it makes you and your area of expertise visible to an entire room full of potential clients, leads, and contacts. It's a definite win-win situation! 

Red Carpet Monday is in five markets presently, and membership gives you access to over twenty-five thousand professionals within the growing RCM network. You can network and attend events in other cities including Orlando, Dallas, Ft. Lauderdale, Atlanta, and Jacksonville, allowing you connect with professionals in other major markets and making you an even bigger mover and shaker than you were before.

Red Carpet Monday events offer more than just another ordinary networking opportunity: they are a complete Social Business Network. 


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Posted in South Tampa Events
Feb. 7, 2018

Best Neighborhoods In Tampa

Are you considering moving to Tampa or just want to visit? However long you decide on staying, the neighborhood you choose can make a significant difference in your experience.

Here are some of the best neighborhoods in Tampa to live in


A contemporary and trendy environment that combines work, home, and play in one space. Hyde Park village offers a lovely green, pet-friendly and tree-filled park with benches perfect for relaxing. There are also plenty of shops, theatres, restaurants, and a fitness center nearby.


Davis Island is an archipelago with a rich history, also known as " Florida's version of the Great Gatsby". It has some great architecture like the Palace of Florence ( Which is a three-story version of the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence) that was designed by Tampa's most noted architect, M. Leo Elliott. There are also shops, restaurants, a club and an Airport.


Downtown Tampa is great if you enjoy the City feel, but also like to escape to the water's edge often. Centrally located, this neighborhood has great shopping, restaurants, entertainment and has easy access to major highways. Many condos are within walking distance to the University of Tampa.

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With its many condos, lofts, and highrises, Channelside is perfect for those City slickers and provides stunning panoramic views of the city and water. This neighborhood offers many farmers and art markets, restaurants, retail spaces and is within walking distance to the aq2uarium, The St. Pete Times Forum, and many non-chain eateries.


A safe area with a close-knit and friendly community. There are plenty of family-friendly events happening throughout the year and it is close to great entertainment, Shopping, Supermarkets, restaurants, State Parks and Schools.




Posted in South Tampa Homes
Jan. 31, 2018

Music fan? Something for everyone here!

St Pete/Clearwater boasts many live performance venues which cater for all tastes and styles. And there are stunning dining options close to all the performance venues to give you that total entertaining experience. And this all in one place.

So, whether you are in the mood for a blues kind of an evening or seeking the thrills of a live performance, look no further. Amazing acoustics and designer settings make you feel a part of the music world. It is all happening here!

1.      Dunedin Brewery.

Florida’s oldest craft brewery, this is a perfect venue to stop off at if you are thirsty and love music. Musical performances at night range from a local jazz band to funk and rock. There are tours of the brewery on offer too.

Community: Dunedin
937 Douglas Ave.

Dunedin, FL 34698-4945

Phone: 727-736-0606


2.  Clearwater’s Capitol Theater

 This Vaudeville venue will leave you feeling as if you are back in the fabulous Hollywood heyday! It hosts live performances for up to 750 people, comedies, and you can also catch one of those are classic films in this immaculately restored cinema. Make a point of visiting this Mediterranean gem.

#floridaexplored #capitoltheaterclearwater #floridalife #loveflorida

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Community: Clearwater

405 Cleveland St.

Clearwater, FL 33756

Phone: 727-442-6152

3.       Sultry Jazz and Blues at Ruby's Elixir

If blues and jazz is your style, and you enjoy relaxing in a warmly lit club, then this is your place. Ruby’s has a definite Prohibition-era atmosphere with poster art from the 40s. A sophisticated venue that focuses on live music and social chit-chat. A must!

Community: St. Petersburg
15 Third St. N.

St. Petersburg, FL 33701


4.       Festivals at Coachman Park.

Everyone loves an outdoor concert and even more so when you can listen to your favorite artist in an idyllic setting. It is probably most known for its Jazz Holiday in mid-October which sees some the world’s greatest jazz artists gather for this live event, and for its themed festivals.

Tough to beat this setting. Perfect night of @clearwaterjazz ahead! #LiveAmplified #nofilter #Cleargram #LoveFL

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 Community: Clearwater

301 Drew St.

Clearwater, FL 33756

Phone: 727-562-4800


5.       The local 662

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Diversity is the name here; music, art, video, and fashion are the game. Live and electronic music from all genres, this club caters for all types of performances. Depending on what you are looking for, you can enjoy the latest rock or indie bands or enjoy a more up-close encounter with the punk rock performer. Motorcycle, skateboards, and pets welcome! The diversity of this performance event makes it a very popular one.

Community: St. Petersburg

662 Central Avenue

St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Phone+1 727-258-4829


6.       Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater

center stage...hahah. the plus is, nobody can sit behind us!

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This elegant venue in downtown St. Pete hosts a diverse array of performances from Broadway musicals, comedy shows, and orchestra recitals to great singer-songwriter productions too. Its proximity to the Dali Museum and Tampa Bay gives you something to look at before or after the show from the plaza outside the theater.

Community: St. Petersburg

400 First St. S

St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Phone: 727-893-7832


7.       The Hideaway Café


This is a fun venue whose delicious menu of great food and craft beer on offer complements the local and sometimes national talent it showcases. This is a music café and a production studio all in one. This venue is easy on the ear, and taste buds.

Community: St. Petersburg   

1756 Central Ave.

St. Petersburg, FL 33730

Phone: 727-644-7895


8.       The State Theater.

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This is a venue of great contrast. An elegant Beaux Arts façade belies the ultra-modern yet retro-feel interior. Whether you are upstairs on the balcony listening to jazz or punk rock or chilling in one of the theater’s 4 bars listening to a contemporary band, you will love the ultra-hip atmosphere.


Community: St. Petersburg

687 Central Ave.

St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3625

Phone: 727-895-3045


9.       Jannus Live


Stellar performers the likes of Eminem and the Red-Hot Chilli Peppers have put this little hideaway in downtown St. Pete on the map. With its magic acoustics and drink carts, enjoying a live performance under the stars in the outdoor courtyard makes this a worthwhile experience.

Community: St. Petersburg

Corner of 1st Avenue North & 2nd Street

St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Phone: 727-565-0550


10   Neptune Lounge and Cyclery


Who would have associated music and cycling? But at this venue, you can head to the Cyclery fresh off the Pinellas Trail during the day for all things ‘bike’, and then at night, the Lounge comes alive with chilled music by local bands and some cold wine and beer to quench your thirst.

Community: Tarpon Springs
13 Safford Ave. S.

Tarpon Springs, FL 34698

Phone: 727-943-5713


11   The Ringside Café.

As its name suggests, this was iconic an old boxing center which has replaced its fighters with rock and blues musician. Built in 1912, it is centrally located only 10 minutes North of downtown St. Pete and there is food and drinks on offer while you are enjoying your musical experience.

Community: St. Petersburg

16 2d St N

St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Phone: 727-894-8465


Classical jazz, blues, rock, opera, dance, and comedy. It all happens here in this historic theatre in downtown St. Pete. There are two venues in one building: the 175-seat The Side Door Cabaret and the 850-seater Hough Hall.

Community: St. Petersburg

253 5th Ave. N.

St. Petersburg, FL 33701


Phone: 727-822-3590


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Posted in South Tampa
Jan. 24, 2018

5 Reasons You Should Move To Tampa Bay

Known as one of the top 5 Cities in the U.S, Tampa is dream destination to call home.

If you do not yet live in Tampa you're and looking for an excuse to move there, here are 5 good reasons to:

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1. Tropical Weather

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You don't ever have to worry about icy cold weather, snow, or sleet when you're in Tampa. The sun is shining most of the year, even in the coldest winter months the average temperature is around 21 degrees Celsius. Meaning you can enjoy the outdoors all year round.

2. Award Winning Beaches

Tampa is known to be one of the top beach destinations with its stunning white sand that seems to stretch for miles on end and warm clear water that is perfect for swimming.Tampa's St.Pete's Beach and Clearwater Beach are both award winning beaches and thanks to the great weather in Tampa, it's beach season all year round. 

3. Craft Beer

Microbreweries are popping up everywhere and Tampa has quickly become a hub for craft beer connoisseurs. So if you are passionate about your beer, Tampa is the place to be!

READ: Top 5 Hottest Bars Tampa

4. Sports

Also thanks to the weather of Tampa, you can enjoy a large number of outdoor sporting events all year round.

Tampa is also home to three major league sports teams. The NFL Football Team "Tampa Bay Buccaneers", The NHL Hockey Team "Tampa Bay Lightning", and The MLB Baseball Team " Tampa Bay Rays".

You can find the best golf courses right here in Tampa, as it is considered to be one of the best golfing destinations in the world.

5. Prosperity 


READ: Tampa ranks 7th in Yelp's Up and Coming cities!

Tampa's economy is booming with start-up companies popping up all over the city. In the U.S, Tampa ranks in the top 100 of the most prosperous and fastest growing cities and in 2016 it rated as the 4th fastest growing job market it the U.S. 

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