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
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9
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14
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12,757
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2450 Bryan Lane
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
LAKE TARPON Subdivision
$3,499,000
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4
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5
TOTAL BATHS
5,276
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710 E Lake Drive
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
CYPRESS RUN Subdivision
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$2,900,000
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17
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17
TOTAL BATHS
14,055
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160 Read Street
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
CHEYNEYS J K SUB Subdivision
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$2,900,000
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14,055
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404 Canal Street
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
CHEYNEYS J K SUB Subdivision
$2,400,000
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5
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6
TOTAL BATHS
6,301
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199 Old East Lake Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
EAST LAKE Subdivision
$2,300,000
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5
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7
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7,264
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550 E Lake Road N
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
MOSS BRANCH ACRES Subdivision
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$2,150,000
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7
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6
TOTAL BATHS
7,400
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1235 N Florida Avenue
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
SERENE HEIGHTS Subdivision
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$2,100,000
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6
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8
TOTAL BATHS
6,013
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780 S Florida Avenue
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
TAMPA & TARPON Subdivision
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$1,699,000
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6
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6
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4,599
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783 Ranch Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
KEYSTONE RANCHETTES UNIT ONE Subdivision
$1,350,000
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5
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4
TOTAL BATHS
4,264
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909 Bayshore Drive
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
GLENDI COVE SUB Subdivision
Price Change - 4 weeks ago
$1,187,500
Single Family Home For Sale
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4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,327
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1216 E Lake Drive
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
 
$1,155,000
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5
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3
TOTAL BATHS
4,434
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1265 N Jasmine Avenue
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
SAIL HARBOR Subdivision
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$1,099,000
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4
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4
TOTAL BATHS
4,890
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468 N Highland Avenue
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
TAMPA & TARPON SPGS LAND CO Subdivision
$1,090,000
Single Family Home For Sale
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4
BED
7
TOTAL BATHS
5,336
SQFT
2817 Roehampton Close
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
WENTWORTH Subdivision
$1,089,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
5,420
SQFT
208 Rue Des Lacs
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
CHATEAUX DES LACS Subdivision
$999,999
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
8
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
6,284
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725 Ranch Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
KEYSTONE RANCHETTES UNIT ONE Subdivision
$999,999
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,099
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860 S Florida Avenue
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
HOADLEYS E L ADD Subdivision
Price Change - 3 days ago
$999,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,088
SQFT
244 S Beach Drive
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
TAMPA & TARPON SPGS LAND CO Subdivision
$995,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,947
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34 Central Court
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
VAN WINKLES SUB Subdivision
$985,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,232
SQFT
1440 Riverside Drive
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
SUNSET HILLS COUNTRY CLUB Subdivision
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