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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$7,400,000
Single Family Home For Sale
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7
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8
TOTAL BATHS
10,596
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2690 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
 
Listing courtesy of Christina Devine of COASTAL PROPERTIES GROUP
$4,250,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
6,200
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3530 Old Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
Unincorporated Subdivision
Listing courtesy of Christine Lawless of FUTURE HOME REALTY
$4,125,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,797
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1130 Anclote Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Tampa & Tarpon Spgs Land Co Subdivision
Listing courtesy of Glen Bigness of PREMIERE PLUS REALTY CO
$3,750,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
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6
TOTAL BATHS
6,993
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1650 Morrow Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Salt Bayou Subdivision
Listing courtesy of Sylvana Murphy of MAVEN ESTATES, LLC
$3,100,000
Single Family Home For Sale
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5
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
7,789
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242 Rue Des Chateaux
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
Chateaux Des Lacs Subdivision
Listing courtesy of Sammy Haji of CHARLES RUTENBERG REALTY INC
$2,995,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
9
BEDS
9
TOTAL BATHS
7,883
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504 Riverside Drive
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Sunset Hills Subdivision
Listing courtesy of Roger Fruits of HOMEFRONT REALTY
$2,875,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
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7
TOTAL BATHS
6,399
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1403 Circle Drive
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Sunset Hills Country Club Subdivision
Listing courtesy of Ginger DeRocker of BHHS FLORIDA PROPERTIES GROUP
$2,800,000
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4
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
5,276
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710 E Lake Drive
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
Cypress Run Subdivision
Listing courtesy of Joan Poppleton of VIEWPOINT REALTY INT'L INC
$2,745,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
5,100
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57 Central Court
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Van Winkles Sub Subdivision
Listing courtesy of Rafal Wazio of COLDWELL BANKER REALTY
$2,250,000
Single Family Home For Sale
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3
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3
TOTAL BATHS
3,952
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1080 S Florida Avenue
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
 
Listing courtesy of Mark Ganier of RE/MAX REALTEC GROUP INC
New Listing - 4 days online
$2,189,000
Single Family Home For Sale
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5
BEDS
7
TOTAL BATHS
6,005
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500 N Highland Avenue
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
Tampa & Tarpon Spgs Land Co Subdivision
Listing courtesy of CeCe Cosgrove of ABBAS REALTY GROUP LLC
$2,090,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
8
BEDS
8
TOTAL BATHS
7,285
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2660 E Klosterman Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Lake Highland Sub Subdivision
Listing courtesy of Daniel Julian of TARAPANI BANTHER & ASSOC LLC
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,999,900
Single Family Home For Sale
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6
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
7,411
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984 Riverside Ridge Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
Riverside Subdivision
Listing courtesy of Cindy Fazzini of RE/MAX REALTEC GROUP INC
Price Change - 4 weeks ago
$1,975,000
Single Family Home For Sale
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4
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4
TOTAL BATHS
3,750
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1372 Hillside Drive
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Riverside Oaks Subdivision
Listing courtesy of John Marra of LUXURY & BEACH REALTY INC
New Listing - 13 hours online
$1,900,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,924
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1727 Grand Central Drive
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
El Nido Sub Subdivision
Listing courtesy of Dana Chase of FLORIDA SMART LISTINGS LLC
$1,895,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
4,136
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1667 Sea Breeze Drive
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Sea Breeze Island Subdivision
Listing courtesy of Niel Allen of DOUGLAS ELLIMAN
$1,599,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
7
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
6,099
SQFT
2595 Bryan Lane
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
Acreage & Unrec Subdivision
Listing courtesy of Sandy Schmuff of UNITED REAL ESTATE SUNCOAST
$1,400,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
8
BEDS
9
TOTAL BATHS
3,948
SQFT
427 E Tarpon Avenue
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Tarpon Spgs Resub of Blk 30 Subdivision
Listing courtesy of Madeline Carriger of SMITH & ASSOCIATES REAL ESTATE
$1,250,000
Single Family Home For Sale
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5
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,481
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508 Austin Drive
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
Lakeplace Subdivision
Listing courtesy of Janet Cochran of COASTAL PROPERTIES GROUP
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$1,249,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
3,519
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1308 Belcher Drive
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Serene Hills Subdivision
Listing courtesy of Jim Wilson of BULLFROG AND DOG REALTY INC