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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$19,000,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
9
BED
14
TOTAL BATHS
12,757
SQFT
2450 Bryan Lane
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
LAKE TARPON Subdivision
$6,200,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
7,804
SQFT
3225 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
BISON CREEK ESTATES PHASE I Subdivision
$4,750,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,424
SQFT
1251 Ranch Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
KEYSTONE RANCHETTES UNIT THREE Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$3,499,000
Single Family Home For Sale
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11.01
ACRES
PINELLAS, FL
COUNTY
710 E Lake Drive
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
 
$2,400,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
6,301
SQFT
199 Old East Lake Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
EAST LAKE Subdivision
$2,395,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
5,521
SQFT
156 George Street S
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
ACREAGE Subdivision
$2,250,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
8
TOTAL BATHS
6,013
SQFT
780 S Florida Avenue
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
TAMPA & TARPON Subdivision
$2,250,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
7
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
7,400
SQFT
1235 N Florida Avenue
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
SERENE HEIGHTS Subdivision
$1,975,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
7
TOTAL BATHS
7,264
SQFT
550 E Lake Road N
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
MOSS BRANCH ACRES Subdivision
Price Change - a week ago
$1,350,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
5,412
SQFT
1634 Seabreeze Drive
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
SEA BREEZE ISLAND Subdivision
$1,275,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
5,111
SQFT
651 George Street N
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
TAMPA & TARPON SPGS LAND CO Subdivision
$1,225,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
7
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
6,099
SQFT
2595 Bryan Lane
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
ACREAGE & UNREC Subdivision
$1,199,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
19.63
ACRES
PINELLAS, FL
COUNTY
Old East Lake Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
 
Price Change - 5 days ago
$1,199,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,327
SQFT
1216 E Lake Drive
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
 
Price Change - 4 weeks ago
$1,199,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,099
SQFT
860 S Florida Avenue
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
HOADLEYS E L ADD Subdivision
$1,195,000
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
$1,150,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
7
TOTAL BATHS
5,336
SQFT
2817 Roehampton Close
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
WENTWORTH Subdivision
$1,125,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
6
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
5,706
SQFT
662 Richmond Close
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
WENTWORTH Subdivision
$1,099,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,947
SQFT
34 Central Court
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
VAN WINKLES SUB Subdivision
$1,099,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,417
SQFT
1725 Mandalay Drive
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
GULF ESTATES Subdivision
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