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93º | 10% chance of precipitation | Sunrise 6:41 a.m. | Sunset 8:29 p.m.| Tides | Old Tampa Bay | High: 7:45 a.m. + 6:02 p.m. | Low: 11:51 .m. | Clearwater Beach | High: 2:36 p.m. | Low: 8:30 a.m. + 9:44 p.m. | Full Weather Report | Traffic Report

Primed and ready for memories
A home sits right on the water
The buyer of this home can choose from a range of exterior styles. |Rendering via Jennifer Zales
The Tampa Bay housing market is one of the hottest in the nation ... and not just because of the Florida temps.

We really do have every kind of pad available — from Derek Jeter-worthy waterfront estates and tricked-out condos to meticulously maintained Craftsman style homes and beachy cottages.

Today we’re taking a peek at some homes that just hit the market. And bells and whistles? These homes have all of them.

34 Adalia Ave., Tampa | $11.9 million

Located on a prime parcel on Davis Islands, this custom home is sure to be an entertainer’s dream with six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a boat dock, and a European-inspired kitchen. The best part? A massive rooftop porch where you can drink in the Bayshore Boulevard and Downtown Tampa skylines all night long.

A modern home with a pool

Imagine spending the summer in this Snell Isle pool.


Photo via Diana Geegan

1401 Brightwaters Blvd. NE, St. Petersburg | $7.29 million

Built in 2023 and perched right off Downtown St. Pete in the waterfront Snell Isle neighborhood, this home is tough to beat. The hurricane-rated pad has four bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, a saltwater pool, and touches like hardwood floors made with wood from Brazil, a wine wall, and a chef’s kitchen.


Relax out in the luxe living room with waterfront views.


Photo via Jennifer Zales

20 Sandpiper Rd., Tampa | $10.9 million

Decked out in modern flair, this Beach Park home is a forever kind of place with six bedrooms, a stunning floating staircase, a glass elevator, and a new dock and seawall to enjoy its prime bayfront access. Boat not included.

5102 W. Longfellow Ave., Tampa | $12.5 million

Dreaming of living in Sunset Park? This not-yet-built custom home will soon be a hosting wonderland with five bedrooms, seven full baths, and a massive outdoor area looking right out on Tampa Bay — no need to watch the sunset from Salt Shack.

2926 Coffee Pot Blvd. NE, St. Petersburg | $7.9 million

Built in 2022, this Sunshine City escape boasts four bedrooms, five-and-a-half baths, an elevator, a saltwater pool, and floor-to-ceiling windows + a wrap around porch to take in the views.
Which house would you make your home?

A. The modern Coffee Pot Boulevard pad
B. The Beach Park escape
C. The Davis Islands dream house
D. The Snell Isle estate
E. The Sunset Park wonderland
Wednesday, July 10
  • The Art of Analysis | Wednesday, July 10 | 5-7 p.m. | Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, 1630 E. 7th Ave., Tampa | $82 | Delve into the basics of photography with composition tips and filmmaking fundamentals — bring your own DSLR camera or cellphone.
  • New World Tampa Presents: Pints Of Science | Wednesday, July 10 | 6:30-9 p.m. | New World Music Hall, 810 E. Skagway Ave., Tampa | Free | In this installment, three local scientists share sessions on living shorelines, pollination, and sociology while you sip on brews — RSVP in advance.
Thursday, July 11
  • Princess Martha Anniversary Porch Party | Thursday, July 11 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 411 1st Ave. N., St. Petersburg | $25-$30 | Celebrate the iconic local landmark’s 100-year anniversary with light snacks, a donation bar, and lots of hobnobbing.
  • July Floating Sound Bath | Thursday, July 11 | 7:45-9:15 p.m. | Hotel Haya, 1412 E. 7th Ave., Tampa | $35-$80 | Let the sounds of crystal singing bowls and violin wash over you as you float away your worries.
Friday, July 12
  • Tecovas Grand Opening Party | Friday, July 12-Sunday, July 14 | Times vary | International Plaza and Bay Street, 2223 N. West Shore Blvd., Tampa | Free entry | Stomp on over to browse luxe boots + enjoy chainstitching with Rose James Studio, drinks, and swag for the first 50 folks through the door.
Saturday, July 13
  • Charity Puppy Yoga with Mercy Full Project | Saturday, July 13 | 9-10 a.m. | Public Studio, 1630 W. Snow Ave., Tampa | $25 | Flow alongside adorable pups at this session benefitting the Mercy Full Project — bring your own mat and towel.
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News Notes
  • Calling all Downtown Tampa drivers. The intersection of Kennedy Boulevard and Willow Avenue is closed through at least the night of Thursday, July 11. City officials recommend bypassing the closure and taking Interstate 275 or Swann Avenue instead. (Tampa Bay Business Journal)
  • Life Time Harbour Island officially opened earlier this week. The renovated Harbour Island Athletic Club property now features tons of gym equipment, group fitness classes, tennis and pickleball courts, and a four-lane swimming pool — plus a $1,000 initiation fee. (Tampa Bay Business Journal)
  • Ten Rooms Ybor has closed its doors. The news comes just three months after the swanky food hall opened. Plans for what will replace the cafe, bar, and restaurant in the historic 1892 Centro Español building have not been announced. (Tampa Bay Business Journal)
Coming Soon
  • Speaking of food halls, we have an opening timeline for Central Park St. Pete. The 551 Central Ave. hub will open this fall + house seven fast-casual eateries, a members-only club, and a swoon-worthy rooftop bar. (Creative Loafing Tampa Bay)
  • Do you remember the Tampa Sportatorium? The building, which hosted a television studio and office for Florida Championship Wrestling from 1965 to 1987 is set to be torn down. The land will be transformed into an eight-story building with 235 living units. Take a sweaty trip back in time. (Tampa Bay Times)
Plan Ahead
  • The Cigar City is celebrating the big 137 on Monday, July 15. Tampa is planning a whole week of celebration. The lineup includes the “Everything Musical” at the Henry B. Plant Museum + a talk about the Cigar Industry in Tampa at Ybor’s J.C. Newman Company. (That’s So Tampa)
  • The Historic Beach Theatre may be coming back. Now under new ownership, the old school St. Pete Beach movie palace will tentatively start entertaining moviegoers next April. Plans for the space include an expanded stage, cabaret, and beer and wine. (I Love the Burg)
  • The Rays got swept in Texas. Get game coverage, analysis, insights, interviews, and more from local experts of the Tampa Bay Rays with Locked On’s daily podcasts.
    • Did you know you could finance your fixer-upper with home equity? You could get up to $50K with a HELOC — calculate your payment.*
    Travel and Outdoors
    🌊 Protecting our beaches
    A shoreline is hugged by palm trees and greenery
    Volunteers and city staff will work to fortify this stretch of beach. |Photo via Tampa Bay Watch
    Flooding and beach erosion are top of mind right now around TBAY, and (because we’re all about the positive around here) we have some good news for you.

    This week, the City of St. Pete + Tampa Bay Watch kicked off work on a new living shoreline — otherwise known as a “protected, stabilized coastal edge” — project at Maximo Park. Volunteers and city staff are placing hundreds of oyster reef balls and shell bags along the southern shoreline of Maximo Park, Pinellas Point Drive South, and Sunshine Skyway Lane South, according to a release.

    Once finished, the shoreline will span 7,842 sqft and help fortify the area and its coastal habitats against future erosion. The project will also improve the coastline’s biodiversity, and boost water quality. The next phase of the project includes planting native coastal plants for upland restoration, which aims to further defend the beach during storms.
    The Buy
    Cozy Earth’s Bamboo Viscose Sheet Set, so you can enjoy soft, luxurious sheets that also keep you cool. How you know they’re good: The sheets were featured on Oprah’s 2018 Favorite Things list.
    The Wrap
    Bailey Lefever in a park near a pond Today’s edition by:
    From the editor
    If you’re asking me — which no one is — I would choose the Coffee Pot Boulevard pad. Solely because I would love to walk my chocolate lab along the waterfront every morning. Speaking of doggone good walks, check out our parks guide for your latest trek.
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