Known as the city with the highest population of Greek Americans, Tarpon Springs Florida has a diverse and intriguing culture. Because of its proximity to the St Joseph Sound, there are ample water front properties in Tarpon Springs that are very reasonably priced. This community has diverse housing options. In North Tarpon Springs, there are newer developments under construction that offer modern single-family homes. In the central part of the city near the Spring Bayou, there are groups of historic estates that showcase pristine architecture.
Although it has a wonderful history that is showcased in the homes, many of the homes and the city in general have many modern amenities that suit the general population. Along Dodecanese Boulevard and bordering the 595 are a host of small, local shops that sell everything from authentic sea sponges, to candy, and even fish. In addition to the local charm of these fun shops, the town is known for its amazing Greek cuisine. You can rely on the authenticity and classic quality of the food because of the strong Greek influence in the community. To absorb more of the Greek culture, you can also visit the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral that is a popular site to view beautiful architecture.
Because of its proximity to the Gulf of Mexico, you are never that far from tropical climates and nice water. The city is known for its amazing boat tours that cruise throughout the Gulf and give you a wonderful view of Florida. In addition to its strong Greek influence, Tarpon Springs is also known as the sponge capital of the United States. The Sponge Docks are widely known as a site a feel similar to being in a costal village in Greece. For those that enjoy the arts, Tarpon Springs has performing arts and cultural centers that offer diverse displays of art, history, and theater. For more culture, you can visit the Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum in Craig Park. This museum provides an in depth look at the unique history of this area. If you need convenient transportation, the Tampa International Airport is under 18 miles from Tarpon Springs for easy access to flights. Although there are hot, humid summers, the winters are mild and make the area nice for those who do not like the cold. If you want to absorb Greek culture and be within walking distance of the scenic Gulf of Mexico, Tarpon Springs is perfect for you!