Escape from New York

5 houses for sale in Tampa, if you want to join the exodus to Florida

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
February 4, 2022 - 9:30AM

This five bedroom, three bath is listed for $790,000. 

Keller Williams Tampa Central/Zillow

If you’re considering joining the droves of New Yorkers who recently moved to Florida, you might want to check out Tampa. That’s because the city is expected to be the U.S.’s hottest real estate market in 2022 thanks in part to its strong job market, according to Zillow. But that strong demand means prices are rising and you’ll face competition for houses.

Still the sunshine state has many perks for New York buyers. For one, there’s no state income tax, property taxes are lower than the national average, and there’s a first-time homebuyer’s program with fixed-rate mortgages. 

When it comes to buying a house in Tampa, the current median sales price is $350,000, according to There are currently 438 single-family houses listed on the site. Because the city is spread out, you can find houses on the waterfront, near downtown, and farther out in the suburbs. There are also many to-be-built new construction listings. 

There’s a lot to do here—especially if you like the outdoors. Some popular attractions include Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, The Florida Aquarium, Tampa Museum of Art, Lettuce Lake National Park, shopping destinations like Hyde Park Village, and as you would expect, many white sand beaches along the Gulf of Mexico. 

Sound like a fit? Check out these five houses for sale in the area including a waterfront four-bedroom house with an inground pool. 

11736 Forest Hills Dr. 

This three bedroom, two and a half bath is listed for $624,900. The lakefront house features a wood-burning fireplace, wallpaper, curved archways, hardwood floors, recessed lighting, ceiling fans, central air, stainless steel appliances, a large sunroom, backyard, new roof, and new HVAC.

1738 W Spruce St. 

This five bedroom, three bath is listed for $790,000. The renovated house has a covered porch, hardwood floors, recessed lighting, modern light fixtures, stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, central air, oversized windows, a breakfast nook, walk-in pantry, and walk-in closet. 

4012 W El Prado Blvd.

This three bedroom, two bath is listed for $829,000. It has an open floor plan, hardwood and tile floors, recessed lighting, ceiling fans, central air, stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, a patio, landscaped yard, and an attached two-car garage. 

10567 Cory Lake Dr. 

This four bedroom, four bath is listed for $1,200,000. The waterfront house features an inground pool, hot tub, covered patio, four-car garage, tile and hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, moldings, oversized windows, and central air. There’s an annual $250 homeowners association fee. 

632 Bosphorous Ave. 

This four bedroom, three and a half bath is listed for $1,750,000. The house has an inground pool, patio, two-car garage, wood-burning fireplace, hardwood floors, ceiling fans, central air, recessed lighting, stainless steel appliances, and granite countertops. 



Austin Havens-Bowen

Staff Writer

Staff writer Austin Havens-Bowen covers the rental market and answers renters' questions in a column called Realty Bites. He previously reported on local news for the Queens Ledger and The Hunts Point Express in the Bronx. He graduated from Hunter College with a BA in media studies. He rents a one-bedroom apartment in Astoria with his boyfriend and their two cats.

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