Located on the east side of Hillsborough Bay on the west coast of Florida, with a population of nearly 15,000 residents, lies Apollo Beach, a thriving community which offers many amenities in a tropical climate. Known for its natural beauty and great neighborhoods, it is home to some of the best Florida has to offer.
Weather here is simply spectacular, with warm, balmy summers, super-mild winters, and gorgeous spring and fall seasons. The area is conveniently located, with the city of Tampa to the north and Sarasota to the south. Schools in the area include Apollo Beach Elementary, Inez Doby Elementary, Eisenhower Middle School, and East Bay High School; there are also four private preschools serving the community.
Apollo Beach Real Estate
The community is primarily known for its new construction, and terrific neighborhoods, with many different types of single family residences, townhomes, and condominiums. It boasts a wonderful balance, being an ideal place to raise a family, to purchase a vacation property, or to relocate from out-of-state.
The average listing price is approximately $349,300, with a median sales price that's quite affordable, coming-in at $216,000. The price per square foot averages $128, and the real estate market is a healthy one, as homes sell quickly after being listed. Because of its great location, appreciation values are strong, delivering an impressive return on investment.
Things to See and Do
There is much to see and do in Apollo Beach, and since it's situated in the sub-tropics, it offers plenty of outdoor recreational opportunities practically every day of the year. These include such things as boating, sailing, fishing, hiking, biking, sightseeing, and experiencing new delights. Parks nearby the community include Apollo Beach Park and Skate Park, Cockroach Bay Preserve State Park, E.G. Simmons Park, and Little Manatee River State Park.
For golfers, there are several choices such as Caloosa Golf and Country Club, Scepter Golf Club, and Sandpiper Golf Club, just to name a few. Retail therapy is never far away, from Apollo Beach Plaza, to Westfield Brandon, to Hyde Park Village. Fare of all kinds is also available, with several dining choices, ranging from come-as-you-are casual, to eclectic and exotic, to white table cloth.
The little ones will love the TECO Manatee Viewing Center, Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, the Glazer Children's Museum, and Lowry Park Zoo. Adults will delight in the energetic nightlife and performing arts at the Straz Center, and live entertainment hosted at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.