Left to right: Justine Assal, VP of Marketing and Communications with BTI Partners; Dennis MacDonald, CEO of Greater Tampa Realtors; Tampa Mayor Jane Castor; Craig Richard, CEO of Tampa Bay EDC; Chris Minner, EVP of the Tampa International Airport; Noah Breakstone, President of BTI Partners; and Maria Grulich, Global Director of Florida Realtors.
Tampa Bay Emerges as One of the Hottest Real Estate Markets in the U.S.
On March 11, esteemed regional leaders and industry experts spoke at Marina Pointe about Tampa’s exponential rise as a real estate hot spot. Mayor Castor started the event with an announcement that in the year 2020, City of Tampa permits increased by $1.4 billion and construction value increased by 45%. The Mayor also discussed the great strides Tampa has made in making the permitting processes easier for both developers and homeowners.
Why has the spotlight been shining even brighter on Tampa?
Among many factors, Tampa has been making national headlines with ranked beaches, large sporting events, and even sports championships. Within the past year, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won the Super Bowl, the Tampa Bay Lightning brought home the Stanley Cup, and the Tampa Bay Rays made an appearance in the World Series.
Why are companies and their employees choosing Tampa?
Craig Richard of the Tampa Bay EDC also shared why several corporations, such as Suzuki Motors, have decided to either expand to or completely relocate their headquarters to Tampa. The quality of life and beautiful weather may be attractive to individuals and companies, but Tampa International Airport also offers easy access both internationally and within the United States.
Want to watch more?
If you missed the live stream of the panel discussion, we invite you to watch and learn more about why Tampa continues to grow and make headlines across the country. Each of the panelists offered phenomenal insight into where people are moving from, why this market is so desirable, and how Tampa is welcoming the growth.
“To say that the Tampa market is on fire, it would probably be an understatement. Anyone who was on the fence about purchasing property in Tampa Bay immediately jumped over that fence.”
– Dennis MacDonald, CEO of Greater Tampa Realtors
Winter? No. In Tampa, Florida, boating season is still in full swing. Not only are we graced by beautiful bays, crystal clear springs, and nationally ranked beaches nearby – we are lucky enough to be able to enjoy it all year-round. At Marina Pointe, residents will have stunning bay views and unrestricted access to Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. The private yacht harbor and state-of-the-art deep-water marina is complete with over 150 slips accommodating vessels from 40 to 90 feet in length.
Islands & Beaches
From your doorstep to the dock, our favorite boating destinations throughout the Tampa Bay area are less than an hour cruise from the private marina.
Shell Key – Shell Key Preserve is a beautiful 195-acre barrier island that is only accessible by boat. Boaters can pull right up to the island and explore the soft sands and wildlife while swimming in the blue waters and searching for a few shells.
Fort Desoto State Park – A mix of history and fun with over seven miles of waterfront and five interconnected islands. Fort Desoto offers floating docks to dock your boat and experience everything this 1,136-acre park has to offer.
Bunces Pass – At the mouth of Tampa Bay you will find plenty of sandbars to enjoy, with the most popular being Bunces Pass. This channel sits south of Shell Key and north of Fort Desoto and is a popular boating destination with beautiful waters.
Beer Can Island / Pine Key – Pine Key, more popularly known as Beer Can Island – is positioned in Tampa Bay just north of Apollo Beach. This privately owned island invites boaters to camp, enjoy the day, or indulge at the tiki bar.
Egmont Key – Primarily a wildlife refuge, this lush island offers pristine beaches and is located just at the mouth of Tampa Bay. Egmont Key island is only accessible by boat and allows you to explore historic ruins, snorkel in the blue waters, or maybe even spot a gopher tortoise wandering around.
Dining & Entertainment
There’s plenty of places to walk or drive to from Marina Pointe. But, if you dock your boat in our private marina, it is just as easy to walk down to your slip and cruise to these favorite boat-accessible destinations.
Hula Bay & Salt Shack – Just south of Marina Pointe, these two restaurants offer waterfront dining, live music, great drink specials and so much more!
Circles Waterfront Restaurant – Located at Lands End Marina in Apollo Beach, this restaurant has the best of both worlds with fine dining, or a more casual experience on the patio or at the tiki bar.
Armature Works – Spend some time enjoying the Riverwalk or enjoy a nice meal at one of the many local restaurants. Boaters are able to dock at the Heights Public Boat Docks at Armature Works at an hourly rate.
Downtown Tampa at The Sail Pavilion – Dock at The Sail Pavilion, enjoy a waterfront cocktail, and explore beautiful Downtown Tampa. If this doesn’t already sound like a perfect day, you can cap it off with an amazing meal at Jackson’s Bistro or American Social before boating back to your private marina.
Downtown St. Petersburg – Cruise the bay and enjoy all that Downtown St Petersburg has to offer by docking at Demens Landing. Head to the Dali Museum or the Mahaffey Theater to truly immerse yourself in the arts.
At Marina Pointe – your perfect day on the water can be curated only by how much you want to explore. Cruising for a sunset dinner, swimming the day away at an island, or docking for a day downtown are all just steps from your door. Take a look at our luxury residences or make a private appointment to truly begin exploring your new life on the water.