Sometime soon, take a walk down Ybor City’s Seventh Avenue. Not a buzzed stagger at night, mind you (though that can have its own allure), but a stroll on a nice day. You will see brick buildings, some constructed near the turn of the last century, and the famed mutual aid societies, which revolutionized both the immigrant experience and the health care system. You will see dozens of restaurants, many claiming to have the best Cuban sandwich and most authentic Spanish bean soup. And you will be doing all of this in one of only two National Historic Landmark Districts in the state (the other...
While the former has long since come roaring back, residents have come back to Ybor more slowly. But with the district’s mix of apartments, condos and even small single-family homes, Michael Mincberg, the principal of Ybor’s Sight Development, says that all the pieces of “live, work, play” are coming together in the neighborhood. Inventory is low across the board, partially thanks to height restrictions in the historic district limiting vertical growth. But owning a piece of Ybor property, especially a single-family casita, puts homeowners in rarefied air. “You have a piece of art,” Mincberg...
01. Luxury Condo Marina Pointe Finishes Vertical Construction
One of Tampa’s most luxurious condominium high rises, Marina Pointe, has been topped off and will be ready for buyers to move in during the second half of 2022. The water-inspired 17-story complex is located in the Westshore Marina District near the Gandy Bridge in South Tampa. It offers a 24-hour doorman and concierge, a fitness center, an amenity deck overlooking the marina, a resident club with an entertainment room and a virtual golf simulator, and more.
Darius Rucker will be performing at the Tampa Pig Jig (PHOTO: Courtesy of...
Starts June 23 and runs through September
10165 McKinley Drive
Park hours are extended later in the night with a fireworks show on select nights.
Free Golf for Kids
9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
12910 Boyette Road
Ace Golf is providing a free bucket of range balls to kids between the ages of 5 and 15 to encourage young people to get out on the golf course.
PRIDE on the Plaza
7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
The Mahaffey Theater
400 1st St. S.
Outdoor live concert where you can enjoy music with friends for free. Food trucks and outdoor bars...
Inhabited and utilized for thousands of years, Tampa’s downtown has been home to countless people, businesses and commercial ventures. The development of Tampa as a city, which dates back to the establishment of Fort Brooke in 1824, has had a profound effect on the region. Growth began in earnest in 1847, when the village of Tampa — what we now consider downtown — was first platted into blocks by John Jackson. Six years later, he completed a plat of Tampa that is still used today as the legal description for downtown land transactions.
Fort Brooke remained a fixture of Tampa throughout the mid-19th...
Thanks to the rise in remote work and the influx of people relocating to Tampa from elsewhere in Florida, the Northeast and the Midwest, the average income of new downtown residents — renters and buyers alike — is going up, according to Sam Chandler, a Smith & Associates Realtor who specializes in the downtown marketplace. He says migration trends, the blossoming of the Water Street Tampa project and the resulting development in surrounding areas has accelerated downtown’s growth and made it a place people want to live even sooner than expected. “I think the transformation in Downtown Tampa...