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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$17,700,000
Single Family Home For Sale
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9
BEDS
14
TOTAL BATHS
12,757
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2450 Bryan Lane
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
Lake Tarpon Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$7,400,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
7
BEDS
8
TOTAL BATHS
10,596
SQFT
2690 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
 
$3,645,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
6,759
SQFT
1141 Marina Drive
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Anclote Isles Subdivision
$3,150,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
5,276
SQFT
710 E Lake Drive
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
Cypress Run Subdivision
$2,595,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
5,521
SQFT
156 George Street S
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
Acreage Subdivision
$2,500,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
7
TOTAL BATHS
7,264
SQFT
550 E Lake Road N
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
Moss Branch Acres Subdivision
$2,200,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
8
BEDS
8
TOTAL BATHS
7,285
SQFT
2660 E Klosterman Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Lake Highland Sub Subdivision
$1,995,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
6,301
SQFT
199 Old East Lake Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
East Lake Subdivision
$1,835,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
4,599
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783 Ranch Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
Keystone Ranchettes Unit One Subdivision
$1,499,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
5,101
SQFT
293 Tall Oak Trail
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
Crescent Oaks Country Club Subdivision
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$1,299,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,264
SQFT
909 Bayshore Drive
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Glendi Cove Sub Subdivision
$1,125,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,908
SQFT
583 Lora Lane
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
Paul Caple Ranchettes Subdivision
$1,014,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,148
SQFT
1145 Marina Drive
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Anclote Isles Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$999,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,311
SQFT
3042 Wentworth Way
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
Wentworth Subdivision
$985,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,232
SQFT
1440 Riverside Drive
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Sunset Hills Country Club Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$985,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
6,223
SQFT
702 N Highland Avenue
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
Tampa & Tarpon Spgs Land Co Subdivision
$970,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
4,510
SQFT
2007 N Pointe Alexis Drive
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Pointe Alexis North Ph I Rep Subdivision
$950,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,828
SQFT
1747 Morrow Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
Tampa & Tarpon Spgs Land Co Subdivision
$949,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
4,412
SQFT
2951 Wentworth Way
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
Wentworth Subdivision
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$945,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,470
SQFT
935 Riverside Ridge Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
Riverside Subdivision