Tarpon Springs is an area rich in history and culture. It is located in Pinellas County, FL and is approximately 45 minutes to Tampa. In 1905 the technique of sponge diving was introduced to Tarpon Springs by recruiting divers and crew members from Greece.
The sponge industry soon became one of the leading maritime industries in Florida and the most important business in Tarpon Springs, generating millions of dollars a year. Today the sponge docks remain a hugely popular tourist destination, housing shops, wonderful Greek restaurants/bakeries and the famous glass bottom boat tours.
It’s is also home to beautiful beaches which are popular destinations for boating, picnicking, shelling and other water sports. One of the more famous islands, Anclote Key, is home to a historic lighthouse and pristine beaches. The area is also abundant in culture/arts.
The Heritage Museum houses exhibits showcasing the area’s Greek community and the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center is a 300-seat theater which attracts national touring artists, musicians and dancers.
Whether you are looking for a new home subdivision or a historic bungalow, there are several communities in area to choose from.
Prices range in the $100s to over a million for luxury waterfront properties.
Come spend the day in this charming and historic community and you will easily understand why it has become a popular relocation destination.
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