WATERFRONT COMMUNITIES IN St PETE/TAMPA BAY
Pinellas County and waterfront homes go together hand in glove. Every year thousands of people are realizing their dream of living on the Florida coast. From Tarpon Springs in northern Pinellas County all the way south to St Pete Beach, there is a myriad of waterfront options, with many homes on the Gulf, Bay, or even lakes.
Of course, the closer to water the more dollars per sq.ft you are looking to spend. You can expect to pay between $260 and $350 per sq.ft for a home with a boat dock anywhere on Intracoastal Waterway. Beachfront homes or condos won’t offer a private dock in the back yard but the sound of waves and view of the Gulf more than compensates. For a beach front home, you can easily expect to pay $300-500 per sq.ft.
When searching for a waterfront home, there are two main things you have to decide: your desired lifestyle and your budget.
Living in a condo can be fun, especially for you social folks since you can create new friendships with your neighbors at the pool, clubhouse, and other community facilities. With the usual association fees, landscaping and all amenities are generally well-maintained. Limited privacy, however, can make living in a house or a townhome more appealing for some. After all, it’s hard to beat your own private fishing dock or your own slice of the beach with a front row sunset view!
For fresh water fishing and water sports, there is Lake Seminole and Lake Tarpon featuring public and private boat launches and great waterfront communities. On the east side of our peninsula, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Safety Harbor and Oldsmar offer access to Tampa Bay waters. These communities often feature many historic homes and neighborhoods.
Opportunities for being on the water are ample and with some market knowledge and time on your hands you can find your perfect waterfront home in St. Petersburg and beyond.
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