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The History of Tampa, Florida

The city of Tampa is located in Hillsborough County, on the west coast of Florida, 85 miles southwest of Orlando. Although there is some debate, the name of the city is thought to be derived from a Native Calusa word meaning “sticks of fire,” which may be in reference to the volume of lightning strikes that occur in the area during the summer months. Throughout its many years of history, the area of Tampa has passed through many hands—from the Calusa to the Spanish to the British, to the Spanish again, and finally to the United States through the Adams-Onis Treaty of 1819. One of the first acts of the U.S. government in the area was to build a series of forts and trading posts that would help in gaining control of the wilderness along the Gulf Coast and other parts of the state. Fort Brooke, which was located at the site of the current Tampa Convention Center, was built in 1824 and served to protect the area’s first settlers from Seminole Indians in the Second Seminole War. Once the fighting ceased, and the Seminoles were forced to flee the Tampa region, Tampa’s population began to grow steadily and by 1855, the settlement was incorporated as a town of over 1,000 residents.

Tampa’s early economy boomed in the late 19th century with the discovery of phosphate (essential in the production of fertilizers) and the arrival of Henry B. Plant’s railroad line, which supported the commercial fishing industry and jumpstarted the region’s tourism. Also, in 1885, Vicente Martinez Ybor moved his cigar manufacturing center from Key West to Tampa, and the industry not only boosted Tampa’s economy, but boosted its population as well; many Cuban and Spanish cigar workers, and Jewish and Italian immigrants made their living in and around Ybor City. Ybor City—now a lively Latin quarter that attracts many visitors and residents to its exciting shopping centers, theaters, and nightlife—remains as one of Tampa’s most important historical neighborhoods.

Tampa Home inventory breakdown by property type

Of the 225 homes for sale in Tampa, the breakdown of property types is as follows:
84% Single Family, 5% Rental, 2% Land/lot, 0% Multi Family and 8% Other.

84% Single Family
5% Rental
9% Other

Area details, home facts and figures

Homes for sale 225
Average Home Size 2,735 ft² / 254 m²
Price Range ($1,095 - $7,500,000)

Weather in Tampa

The average high temperatures in Tampa range from 71 in January to 90 in July

Average home income in Tampa

The average household income of a Tampa resident is $71,238 with an average home value of $234,496

Population of Tampa

Tampa has 744,768 residents.

Home ownership in Tampa

The average level of home ownership in Tampa is 52%.

Education breakdown of Tampa

Education levels of residents of Tampa include: highschool 27%, associate 9%, bachelor 20%, graduate 11%.

Households in Tampa

Tampa has 297,260 homes, built on average 40 years ago.

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You are Viewing 1 to 20 of 225 homes for sale in Tampa. These homes are comprised of Single Family, Rental, Land/lot, Multi Family and Other. The average list price of these property results is 760,611. Prices are listed as US Dollar. For more information on these homes for sale in Tampa please contact our member brokerages to schedule a showing or view an open house.

The 225 homes for sale in Tampa, FL are represented by 5 member brokerages serving the Tampa area. Member brokerages representing the 225 homes include Smith & Associates Real Estate, Florida Executive Realty, Dennis Realty & Investments Corp, WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Yates & Associates and Watson Realty Corp..