Tomlin St Cyr’s new Luxury Collection is here to showcase Tampa Bay’s most desired and refined properties! The focus of the Luxury Collection is to deliver a tailored experience to those looking for high-end homes with features such as waterfront locations, exclusive access to country clubs, private, gated neighborhoods, and even acreages.
Tampa Bay Sees Influx of Luxury Home Buyers
The Tampa Bay area has become an increasingly desirable spot for real estate. Buyers from all over the globe are looking for the Florida lifestyle they have always dreamed of. With ample coastline, two major cities, multiple professional sports teams (and MLB spring training destinations), an award-winning international airport, a great local food scene, and land for room to breathe and take in nature, are why so many have chosen to call Tampa Bay home! Buyers from expensive cities in the Northeast, California, and abroad are amazed at how much their money will buy.
Endless Luxury Home Options
Waterfront options range from gulf-front homes with the nation’s top-rated beaches in your backyard to intercoastal waterfront homes with your boat just a few steps from the house. Choose between the vibrant downtown St. Petersburg high-rises or beautiful luxury condos on Bayshore Blvd in Tampa. Find more acreage for quiet estate living in Odessa, Lutz, Tarpon Springs, or Thonotosassa.
Historic residences in South Tampa, like Hyde Park, are within walking distance of high-end shopping, restaurants, entertainment, and culture. Waterfront mansions on Davis Islands offer a secluded feel while still close to all the action. Those looking for a golf course view will fall in love with Avila in northern Tampa, Innisbrook in Palm Harbor, or Golfview in South Tampa.
Luxury Condo Development
Urban areas of downtown St. Pete and Tampa are developing more luxury condo options. Last year the Virage Bayshore opened on Bayshore Blvd, and more on the iconic waterfront boulevard are currently under construction. Bayshore’s Hyde Park House and The Sanctuary boast stunning water and city views and are well underway. Thirty-seven condos top the Edition Luxury Boutique Hotel in downtown Tampa, making them among the most expensive real estate in the city.
St Pete’s Saltaire commands the skyline and comes with dazzling views of the bay. Several luxurious condo buildings grace Beach Dr in St. Pete, giving its residents access to beautiful parks, delicious dining, and the award-winning St. Pete Pier that extends a resident’s backyard right into the bay.
Condos with high-end marinas include Marina Pointe, Aquatica On Bayshore, Plaza One in St. Pete, and Signature Place. Luxury beachfront condos include the Sand Pearl Resort and The Grand on Sand Key in Clearwater Beach.
Suburban Luxury Living
Houses with more space allow homeowners to escape, but that doesn’t mean it will be a long commute. Odessa, Lutz, and Tarpon Springs are less than an hour from downtown Tampa and the globally recognized Tampa International Airport. Stillwater, Steeplechase, and Citrus Green are all in Odessa, with generous lot sizes and custom-built estate homes with release options or the ability to build from scratch.
Lakefront views appear on the northern side of Pinellas County or North Tampa, where Lake Keystone has over 234 acres, and Lake Tarpon has 2,500 acres with beautiful custom estate homes. Thonotosassa, east of Tampa but close to I-4, makes downtown Tampa and Orlando easily accessible. Among the gated neighborhoods is Stonelake Ranch, surrounded by abundant farmland and open space, adding to the privacy and seclusion.
Ocean waterfronts stretch from Clearwater to St. Pete, with many different options. Belleair Beach has a charming feel, with fewer vacationers than in other intercoastal areas and an excellent selection of homes on the beach and mainland. St. Pete’s “boat in your backyard” choices include Snell Isles and Venetian Isles, which have beautiful homes on the waterfront with easy access to absolutely everything the bay area has to offer.
On the Tampa side are Davis Islands, Beach Park, and Culbreath Isles, all close to downtown Tampa, in an excellent school system, and a short trip to the airport. Here, boats can also access the Hillsborough River that feeds into the bay.
Because of Tampa Bay’s rich history dating back to the early 1900s, there are very few vacant parcels closer to the city centers. However, also consider purchasing a re-sale home if the price is right and the lot is exactly what you are looking for. Builders can build in the cost to take a previously constructed home down to build your dream home.
There are many options to consider when shopping for the right builder. A custom build will be the right option for those who enjoy selecting every detail within the home. There are also many builders with existing floorplans that can make the build process streamlined if you like what they have to offer for selections.
Living on the Green
Golf course options in Tampa Bay include Avila in northern Tampa, with a gorgeous country club and private golf club. Some of Tampa’s most famous residents live in Avila’s custom-built homes that range in style and size. Most homes are ready for move-in, but a few new construction options exist. Golfview, located in South Tampa, borders the private Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club. The Innisbrook area is excellent for custom homes and has a beautiful golf course that hosts a well-known PGA Tour championship each year. Belleair also includes a fantastic country club right along the waterfront.
The possibilities are endless, and luxury home inventory is growing to meet demand. If you haven’t considered Tampa Bay as a place to buy a luxury home, you will now. Contact a Tomlin St Cyr agent today to learn more about our Luxury Collection or to tour one of the lavish properties Tampa Bay has to offer!