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Real Estate in Tampa…More GREAT News on the growth of Downtown Tampa, Fl

If you’ve been following the news on Downtown Tampa Real Estate you’ll be interested in knowing how we are growing as a city.  I’ve been a believer that Downtown Tampa is a great place to purchase a condo and here’s more reasons.  Take advantage of the best buyers market we have seen in years. 

Downtown Tampa

Downtown Tampa

Studies and Reviews

We’ve got style!  Tampa captured spot 23 on American Stylemagazine’s Top 25 Arts Destination readers’ poll for mid-sized cities (population between 100,000 and 499,000). The eleventh annual poll allowed readers to vote for their favorite arts destinations based on city size and this is the fourth year in a row Tampa makes the list. In 2003 and 2004, Tampa and the city of St. Petersburg made the list as a region. The publication noted that Tampa was recommended by its readers “as a top destination for collectors and travelers who love art galleries, museums and festivals.” American Style, published bi-monthly, is a national arts lifestyle magazine featuring articles on arts travel and events, galleries and contemporary artists. Complete results of the annual reader’s poll are available on

 Seeing is Believing

IKEA is making great progress on its Tampa store.  Located on a few miles from downtown, this new retail store will have a huge impact on the area.  Globe recently took note of the development underway.  Read what was reported by clicking here.

Curious about who lives downtown?  Where do people hang out?  What types of people are opening new businesses in the urban core?  How is the arts scene?  The Partnership is excited to announce it will launch HiLife TV Tuesday (9/09)!  HiLife TV will take you inside the places and introduce you to the people who are making downtown Tampa into a true 24-hour urban neighborhood.  Find out what’s cool and happening, then get out and explore downtown Tampa for yourself.  Starting in September HiLife TV will be the place you will want to turn in to find out more about downtown Tampa.  Become a subscriber of HiLife TV so you are instantly notified of new episodes.  To subscribe to this service, click here.  HiLife TV is the newest addition to the Partnership’s Web site,

 Special Services District

 Downtown Tampa continues to see more and more retailers open for business.  DiSilva’s Coffee House & Roastery recently open for business in the TECO Plaza building.  Now Downtowners on the north end of the core have another choice when it comes to coffee.  Find out more about DiSilva’s Coffee House & Roastery by clicking here.

The Partnership’s monthly online magazine, InTown Tampa, is full of great “must read” stories for September.  Also, this month marks the start of a new partnership with local social networking site Brand Tampa.  Here is what you will find in the September issue:

  •  C’mon Baby, Do The LOCAL Motion!
  • Oceanic, Café Hey: A unique business mix
  • VIDEO STORY – Decorating Downtown Tampa with Sculpture
  • Streetcar expansion: Aiming for 2010
  • Tampa Downtown Market Planned

 Have you ever asked yourself what Tampa Bay will look like 5, 10 or 20 years from now?  Would you like to have a say in how your community is shaped?  Is transportation, water or infill development important to you?  As a Downtown-er your voice in how downtown Tampa will play a role in future growth should be heard.  Don’t miss your opportunity to share your thoughts with the people at One Bay.   

Why not live in Downtown?   see also Downtown Tampa Condos and Lofts

 Want to search for condos and lofts for sale?  Visit our website at www.TampaBayDwellings.comHave a question regarding Tampa Real Estate?  You may contact us at 813-784-7744


Written by Rae Catanese, Realtor

Licensed Realtor since 2002, Tampa Bay’s own Rae Catanese regularly gives expert advice and insider tips about the Tampa Bay real estate market via her blog, The Tampa Real Estate Insider. If you are thinking of buying or selling a home in the Tampa, St. Petersburg or Clearwater areas-then this blog is for you. I typically post articles once a week. To make sure you don’t miss my newest posts, you can subscribe here! Have a real estate question? Email me here!

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