Tarpon Springs

In the later part of the 19th Century, Tarpon Springs was a small resort village named for the leaping fish splashing in Spring Bayou.  The discovery of a plentiful sponge supply in the surrounding Gulf waters soon brought islander Greeks from the Mediterranean to harvest sponges, a trade that turned out to be very profitable. In the 1930s the sponge industry was Florida’s largest, outstripping even tourism.

Tarpon Springs still benefits from that boom. First of all, the Greek heritage in the town gives it a unique Eastern Mediterranean ambiance that has a wonderful transporting power. Secondly, the sponge docks are thriving still with the sponge industry having experienced a revival starting in the late 20th Century. The sponge docks are a great getaway where you can eat a great meal on the water, shop at souvenir shops, take a cruise up the Anclote River, or simply stroll and gawk.

Theoretically, a youngster could go from pre-school through college without leaving the city limits. In respect of local heritage, Tarpon Springs High School offers courses in the Greek language. Additionally, St. Petersburg College maintains a campus in Tarpon Springs.

The city supports several parks, as well as the downtown Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center and the Cultural Center. On January 6 of each year, the Greek Orthodox community presents the Epiphany Celebration in which selected young men dive for the cross in Spring Bayou. The event is the largest of its kind in the U.S. and draws thousands of spectators and certainly lots of media attention. Later in the spring the Fine Arts Festival, a juried arts show, comes to town and is one of Florida’s largest

Tarpon Springs, FL
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$9,850,000
Single Family Home For Sale
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9
BED
17
TOTAL BATHS
20,519
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3255 Buffalo Run
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
BISON CREEK ESTS PH I Subdivision
$2,499,999
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
7
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
7,551
SQFT
1235 N Florida Avenue
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
SERENE HEIGHTS Subdivision
$2,000,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
6,301
SQFT
199 Old East Lake Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
EAST LAKE Subdivision
$1,598,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
5,412
SQFT
1634 Seabreeze Drive
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
SEA BREEZE ISLAND Subdivision
$1,400,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,327
SQFT
1216 East Lake Drive
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
 
$1,399,900
Single Family Home For Sale
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4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,469
SQFT
978 Bayshore Drive
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
PIONEER POINT Subdivision
$1,399,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
4,314
SQFT
1508 Riverside Drive
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
SUNSET HILLS COUNTRY CLUB Subdivision
$1,300,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
4,434
SQFT
1265 N Jasmine Avenue
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
SAIL HARBOR Subdivision
$1,300,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
6,336
SQFT
1021 Ranch Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
KEYSTONE RANCHETTES UNIT ONE Subdivision
$1,275,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
5,178
SQFT
1465 Meyer Lane
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
TARPON SPGS OFFICIAL MAP Subdivision
$1,250,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
4,458
SQFT
2035 N Pointe Alexis Drive
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
POINTE ALEXIS NORTH PH I REP Subdivision
$1,184,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,970
SQFT
771 Chesapeake Drive
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
CHESAPEAKE POINT Subdivision
$1,175,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
6
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
6,295
SQFT
3009 Kensington Trace
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
WENTWORTH Subdivision
Price Change - 3 weeks ago
$1,150,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
8
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
6,284
SQFT
725 Ranch Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
KEYSTONE RANCHETTES UNIT ONE Subdivision
$1,125,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
5,420
SQFT
208 Rue Des Lacs
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
CHATEAUX DES LACS Subdivision
Price Change - a week ago
$1,100,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,658
SQFT
1589 Mary Lane
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
SAIL HARBOR Subdivision
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$1,099,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,450
SQFT
101 Old East Lake Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
 
$1,095,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,490
SQFT
2047 N Pointe Alexis Drive
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
POINTE ALEXIS NORTH PH I REP Subdivision
$999,999
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,546
SQFT
2081 N Pointe Alexis Drive
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
POINTE ALEXIS NORTH PH III Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$999,999
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,355
SQFT
1376 Hillside Drive
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
RIVERSIDE OAKS Subdivision
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