Waterfront Living

Enjoying private access to Tampa Bay or the Gulf of Mexico is the primary motivator for buyers seeking a waterfront property. It’s important to consider how you intend to use your waterfront. For boaters, evaluate the moorage at the property. Is the water deep enough for your particular type of boat? Is there a boat lift or a marina nearby? If you have jet skis, kayaks or paddleboards, is there a place to store them?

Another important factor in waterfront living is the view. Does a morning sunrise with your cup of coffee or tea excite you or do you prefer sunsets? In general the west-facing waterfront is preferable but also consider the full one force of the sunset.

When looking for waterfront property in Florida, it’s all about the location and the view. Property value on water is higher but a premium sunset view is the ultimate! You can always renovate the home, but you cannot change the location. The proximity to the water is important here in Florida. The main concern is the flood elevation. As of 2018 the flood elevation must be over 9’ in order to get a price break on flood insurance.

Waterfront properties are subject to a whole new set of rules and regulations from the local, state and federal agencies. If the property requires a new dock or bulkhead, it’s important to know that this can be a very challenging process given the multiple government agencies involved. These limitations are likely to get even more restrictive in the near future as the shoreline regulations are being updated. A renovation involving an extension of the home will require additional analysis due to FEMA so make sure during your 15 day inspection period to hire an architect to do a feasibility study.

There are many townhomes and condos on the West Coast of Florida which will involve “shared” waterfront. Know your rights. Some shared waterfront properties have a specifically deeded boat slip, though many others share an interest in a community dock. The master association documents should have this information.

Having a Waterfront Lifestyle is a life-long dream for so many people. Especially here in Florida. It is a significant financial investment and very unique type of real estate. For this reason, it is critical to engage professionals who understand the complex issues inherent in waterfront properties. Equipped with the right expertise, guidance and knowledge, you’ll be ready to turn to your waterfront dream into a reality. Make your “someday” happen today!

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$17,999,999
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
8
TOTAL BATHS
10,410
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12147 S 41st Highway
Gibsonton, FL 33534
ACREAGE & UNREC 03-31-19 Subdivision
$15,900,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
14
BED
17
TOTAL BATHS
23,919
SQFT
802 Druid Road S
Clearwater, FL 33756
HARBOR OAKS Subdivision
$11,900,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
9
TOTAL BATHS
17,599
SQFT
14275 Siesta Road
Largo, FL 33774
SIESTA WOODS Subdivision
$9,250,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
7
TOTAL BATHS
9,149
SQFT
204 Harbor View Lane
Largo, FL 33770
HARBOR BLUFFS SEC 1 REP Subdivision
$7,900,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
6
BED
8
TOTAL BATHS
12,935
SQFT
144 Willadel Drive
Belleair, FL 33756
WILLADEL REV Subdivision
$7,595,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
10
TOTAL BATHS
11,622
SQFT
140 Willadel Drive
Belleair, FL 33756
WILLADEL REV Subdivision
$6,999,999
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
8
TOTAL BATHS
8,194
SQFT
5217 W Neptune Way
Tampa, FL 33609
BEACH PARK Subdivision
$6,950,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
8
TOTAL BATHS
7,608
SQFT
38 Sandpiper Road
Tampa, FL 33609
BAYSHORE ESTATES 4 Subdivision
$6,950,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
8
BED
7
TOTAL BATHS
10,122
SQFT
14201 Carol Manor Drive
Largo, FL 33774
CAROL MANOR Subdivision
$6,495,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
6,178
SQFT
15912 Gulf Boulevard
Redington Beach, FL 33708
LONE PALM BEACH 2ND ADD Subdivision
$6,200,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
5,745
SQFT
2044 Brightwaters Boulevard NE
St Petersburg, FL 33704
SNELL ISLE BRIGHTWATERS UNIT D-BLOCK 1 Subdivision
$5,995,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
7
TOTAL BATHS
7,311
SQFT
820 Gulf Boulevard
Belleair Shores, FL 33786
BELLEAIR BEACH UNIT 1 UNREC Subdivision
$5,950,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
6,520
SQFT
5131 W Neptune Way
Tampa, FL 33609
BEACH PARK Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$5,900,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
5,189
SQFT
2701 Sunset Way
St Pete Beach, FL 33706
NORTH PASS-A-GRILLE SEC A Subdivision
$5,700,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
8
TOTAL BATHS
7,828
SQFT
1918 Brightwaters Boulevard NE
St Petersburg, FL 33704
SNELL ISLE BRIGHTWATERS UNIT C Subdivision
$5,490,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
7,110
SQFT
5157 W San Jose Street
Tampa, FL 33629
SUNSET PARK ISLES UNIT 5 Subdivision
$5,400,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
8
TOTAL BATHS
7,528
SQFT
960 Gulf Boulevard
Belleair Shores, FL 33786
BELLEAIR BEACH UNIT 1 UNREC Subdivision
$5,200,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
5,822
SQFT
515 Brightwaters Boulevard NE
St Petersburg, FL 33704
SNELL ISLE BRIGHTWATERS SEC 1 REP Subdivision
$5,000,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
7
TOTAL BATHS
7,208
SQFT
1104 Culbreath Isles Drive
Tampa, FL 33629
CULBREATH ISLES UNIT 01 A ADD Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$4,999,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
7,269
SQFT
2785 S Bayside Drive S
St Petersburg, FL 33705
LING-A-MOR ADD Subdivision
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