Harbour Island, Florida Real Estate and Community Info.

Harbour Island, Florida Real Estate and Community Info.

Located within the city limits and the sub-district of downtown Tampa, Florida is the island neighborhood of Harbour Island, which lies adjacent to downtown Tampa across the Garrison Channel. The island is connected to downtown and other main districts by the Harbour Island Bridge; in addition to automobile transport, one can choose trolley or streetcar access.

Harbour Island consists mainly of residential areas as well as an urban section at its northernmost tip, which houses nightclubs, restaurants and hotels. The unique nature of the island and its close proximity to vibrant downtown Tampa and the city’s other historic districts makes Harbour Island real estate highly valuable and desired. There are luxurious spaces available, as well as affordable single-family homes and townhomes. At the end of the day, it’s like owning your own private island in the city.

Dream Location

For most folks, living on an island is just a dream, but in Harbor Island one can buy an island home at an affordable price and still be close to everyday needs and amenities. Living in Harbour Island offers exclusivity and privacy while at the same time, the opportunity to experience the raw excitement of living in the heart of downtown Tampa. Public transport allows for convenient access to popular areas, and makes owning a car optional. In fact, most areas are easily accessible by foot, so you don’t have to ride the trolley if you want some exercise. Even drivers will benefit from the convenience and accessibility of the island, as the interstates are only minutes away. Taking the kids to school is also made easy, as there are three public schools on the island itself.

Things to Do

After peering across the Harbour Island Bridge, you may spot your activity for the day, but there are many recreational offerings for outdoorsmen and night owls alike right on the island. If you live on the island you have easy access to championship golf courses, fishing charters, and private health and tennis clubs including the Harbour Island Athletic Club, virtually outside your door. You can also take the family to the Florida Aquarium or to one of the many fine dining or shopping venues located on Harbour Island. And when the sun goes down and the children go to bed, the fun doesn’t have to end. One hotspot is Jackson’s Bistro, which since its opening in 1997, has continued to dish out their potent and signature combination of bistro dining, live entertainment, an exotic-yet-casual ambiance and most importantly, great bargains.

Living

Harbour Island real estate comprises 177 acres that feature a gated community, but also provides easy access to more urban areas. It is a perfect home for young professionals, who don’t mind using public transportation as their main mode of travel; at the same time is also perfect for families and retirees who desire a unique but satisfying blend of sophistication, privacy and affordability.

Harbour Island Real Estate is occupied by waterfront homes, townhomes, poolside and tower residences and condominiums; many of which feature a seemingly endless number of amenities. One commonly finds outdoor kitchens, 24-hour security, valet services and state-of-the-art fitness centers. Condos can vary in price but tend to be within the $300,000-$500,000 range. However if you are looking for single-family homes in a residential area, you can find affordable Harbour Island homes for sale, with some as low as $200,000. Living on an island isn’t such a far-fetched concept after all.

 

If you are thinking about buying or selling a home, give us a call at (813) 739-5965 if you're thinking of selling, (813) 739-5925 if you're thinking of buying, or send us an email to explore your options and to find out when is the best time for you to make a move.

Contact Information

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Nathan Bangs & Associates
Keller Williams Realty
3502 Henderson Blvd.
Tampa FL 33609
For Buyers: 813-739-5925
For Sellers: 813-739-5965
Fax: 813.936.6205