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
$7,400,000
Single Family Home For Sale
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7
BEDS
8
TOTAL BATHS
10,596
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2690 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
 
$4,500,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
5,127
SQFT
2027 Harbour Watch Circle
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Pointe Alexis North Ph Iii Subdivision
$4,125,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,797
SQFT
1130 Anclote Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Tampa & Tarpon Spgs Land Co Subdivision
$3,645,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
6,759
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1141 Marina Drive
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Anclote Isles Subdivision
$2,995,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
9
BEDS
9
TOTAL BATHS
7,883
SQFT
504 Riverside Drive
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Sunset Hills Subdivision
$2,875,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
7
TOTAL BATHS
6,399
SQFT
1403 Circle Drive
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Sunset Hills Country Club Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$2,800,000
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
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$2,750,000
Single Family Home For Sale
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5
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
6,301
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199 Old East Lake Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
 
Price Change - yesterday
$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
$2,450,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,952
SQFT
1080 S Florida Avenue
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
 
Price Change - a week ago
$2,400,000
Single Family Home For Sale
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5
BEDS
7
TOTAL BATHS
7,264
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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
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$2,000,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,750
SQFT
1372 Hillside Drive
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Riverside Oaks Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$1,799,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
4,599
SQFT
783 Ranch Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
Keystone Ranchettes Unit One Subdivision
Price Change - a week ago
$1,675,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,492
SQFT
2041 Harbour Watch Circle
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Pointe Alexis North Ph Iii Subdivision
$1,500,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
7
TOTAL BATHS
7,041
SQFT
160 Read Street
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Cheyneys J K Sub Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$1,495,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
3,519
SQFT
1308 Belcher Drive
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Serene Hills Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$1,494,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,105
SQFT
262 S Beach Drive
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Tarpon Shores 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