Tampa is one of the few metropolitan areas where you can find plenty of waterfront property. When thinking about purchasing Tampa waterfront property, you have to decide what kind of waterfront you desire and whether you’re looking for a Tampa waterfront home or a Tampa condo, instead. Fishing, boating and water activities are favorite past-times in the area and there are plenty of places to consider.
Tampa waterfront properties may include beaches, bay-frontage, lakes that allow motorized vehicles or those that don’t. You may need to decide whether you prefer to live on a river or retention pond. There are plenty of inland lakes, even if you can’t afford to live on the Gulf or on Tampa Bay.
The closer you get to the water, the pricier the property is going to be. Over on the west side of Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, Clearwater and the Gulf frontage are very pricey. If you go to the Tampa Bay area and the causeway, boaters may find many high-rise condos and lofts to be the ideal consideration, even though the water is a little murkier.
Apollo Beach is a newer waterfront area, being built-up in the last couple decades. For those seeking newer properties, this area may offer an affordable solution, even though the commute to downtown Tampa is a short drive further.
The Hillsborough River has many fine properties, although it has alligators and some of the other inland lakes have alligators. Those bodies of water that allow water-skiing usually don’t have alligators, but you have to be willing to tolerate the sound and action of motorized traffic. Even retention ponds will have alligators, but you’ll come to expect that in Florida, regardless of where you purchase your Tampa waterfront property.