Harbour Island: Information for those relocating to Tampa FL

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Harbour Island Homes
Harbour Island homes range from the low $200Ks for a 2 bedroom condo in Parkcrest or Harbour Place to over $5.5 million for a Single family home in The Point at Harbour Island.

Current Harbour Island property for sale.

Harbour Island Neighborhood

Harbour Island is a private, gated, master-planned community in South Tampa and is directly linked to downtown Tampa by two bridges. Secluded and worlds away from the stresses of day-to-day life, this unique community is Tampa's island paradise in the city. With the Harbour Island Athletic Club, restaurants, and boat slips close at hand. There is a healthy mix of single family homes, townhomes, and condos on Harbour Island giving a choice to a wide range of people. It is just a short walk over the bridge to Channelside bars and restaurants, the St. Pete times forum, and the Tampa Aquarium. Though during major events, traffic can be a concern, it is urban living at it's best. Harbour island is in the Gorrie elementaryWilson Jr High, and Plant High School dist. Harbour island has a few scenic ponds and a walking path down the center known as central park.

Harbour Island History

Harbour Island was first Known as Seddon Island. It was named after W. L. Seddon, chief engineer for the Seaboard Air Line railroad. In August of 1906, a public hearing was held to figure out plans for the city's new port. Seddon's plans were adopted and soon his company was dredging a channel and establishing a port facility on Grassy Island.

The 177-acre island was much later bought by the Beneficial orporation, a consumer finance and insurance company based in Wilmington, Del., from the Seaboard Coast Line in 1979 for $2.9 million. The Beneficial Corp. had plans for a mixed Residential, office, and retail development. The vision took a long time to materialize. The first phase was begun in 1985. It included a 300-room hotel, a 199,000-square-foot office building and a 66,000-square-foot retail center. The projects had their problems, but the retail did by far the worst. In the end, the only thing that has lasted is Jackson's Restaurant, which still serves great food. Also around this time the first condo projects, the 3-story Seddon Cove waterfront condo and Alder Court a 6-story condominium, were built.

For about 6 years, Harbour Island stayed all but dormant. In fact the development company was losing tens of millions of dollars a year. Only in 1991, did development restart in the form of Island Walk Apartments, Harbour Homes, and Island Homes. Soon the development could not be stopped. In the 1990's, Port Royal and St. Tropez on Seddon Channel, The Keys and Harbour Side townhomes on the East side channel were completed. The few pieces of land left became the Point, which are large single family homes on the south tip of Harbour Island, and the Park crest and Plaza condos, which are just being completed.

Harbour Island Map

 

Other articles about South Tampa and other Tampa real estate:
What is South Tampa l Hyde Park Tampa l South Tampa waterfront l Moving to Tampa l Davis Islands l New Suburb Beautiful l Harbour Island l Beach Park l Palma Ceia l Parkland Estates l Culbreath Isles l Westchase l Avila l Downtown Tampa Condos 

If you would like a free list of homes for sale in Harbour Island and would like more information about South Tampa or would like to be the first to know about hot new listings before other buyers do: South Tampa listings

For more info about different areas in South Tampa, please visit:
South Tampa Homes and Real Estate for great info on all the South Tampa neighborhoods.

A more specific list of recent sales for properties in Harbour Island can be found at: Harbour Island real estate

Jeanne Wolfe, Scott Wolfe, Liz Wolfe P.A.
Broker-Associate
Smith & Associates
cell-813-997-7645 fax-813-254-6636
http://www.jeannewolfe.com/

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Hello! We already live here in Harbour Island and we really want to move to the Seddon Cove. We are from Brazil and moved here last year, we own a business here as well! As we establishing credits and all that I would like to know if the owner would like to rent the first year with an option to buy afterwards... Please contact me!!ASAP Thanks

My number is 813-9176627 or 813-3493641

 

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