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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$16,500,000
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
$12,000,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
9
BEDS
15
TOTAL BATHS
11,024
SQFT
741 Anclote Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Farquhar'S, A.A. Sub And Riverside Farms Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$6,250,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,424
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1251 Ranch Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
Keystone Ranchettes Unit Three Subdivision
$4,750,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,260
SQFT
1725 Gulf Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Wegeforth Sub Subdivision
$3,750,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
6,993
SQFT
1650 Morrow Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Salt Bayou Subdivision
$3,650,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,766
SQFT
100 Shore Drive
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Clarks Hl Sub Subdivision
$2,999,999
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
7,789
SQFT
242 Rue Des Chateaux
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
Chateaux Des Lacs Subdivision
$2,995,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
9
BEDS
9
TOTAL BATHS
7,883
SQFT
504 & 518 Riverside Drive
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Sunset Hills Subdivision
$2,250,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,952
SQFT
1080 S Florida Avenue
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
 
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$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
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$1,700,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,228
SQFT
816 Bayshore Drive
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Fergusons Estates Rep Subdivision
New Listing - 14 hours online
$1,500,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,267
SQFT
334 Manatee Lane
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Whitcomb Point Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$1,500,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,333
SQFT
952 Bayshore Drive
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Casa Mia Unit 1 Subdivision
$1,450,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,846
SQFT
425 Craig Drive
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Lake Butler Villa Cos Sub Subdivision
$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
$1,400,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,952
SQFT
1126 S Florida Avenue
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Coquina Beach Subdivision
$1,399,999
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
6
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
5,269
SQFT
2975 Cypress Lakes Estates Court
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
Cypress Lakes Estates Subdivision
$1,390,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,972
SQFT
2987 Wentworth Way
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
Wentworth Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$1,199,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,102
SQFT
1339 N Jasmine Avenue
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Sail Harbor Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,150,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,785
SQFT
124 Waterberry Drive
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
Waterberry Private Land Reserve Subdivision