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Ballast Point - "Where the Grand Oaks Meet the Bay"

Ballast Point MLS SearchBallast Point is one of the most beautiful and historically significant neighborhoods in South Tampa FL. The beautiful Old Victorian style homes and oak-shaded streets elicit new feelings of relaxation and separation from the ordinary. Ballast Point offers the best in the simple luxuries that every hard-working individual deserves.

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With the beautiful lawns and regal exteriors, Ballast Point area homes are a far cry from the modern style, generic homes and bland, sun-scorched sidewalks that have become so common. Historically, Ballast Point is one of the most prevalent and respected communities in Tampa. Ballast Point has been the symbol of South Tampa since the city was founded in the 1900s. This neighborhood is one of Tampa's original areas of development; many of the homes within this area fall into the Historic District, some places dating back to the Roaring Twenties and even earlier. Although Ballast Point has a number of marvelous amenities and activities that appeal to homeowners, one of the most appealing factors is the separation from the noise and chaos of the city. Ballast Point is a beautiful area that is close enough to be involved in all the day-to-day activities, but miles away from the hustle and bustle.

Ballast Point is located on Bayshore Boulevard, one of the most famous streets in Tampa with the longest continuous sidewalk in the state! Bayshore Sidewalk is the choice for many walkers, joggers and cyclists. Fishermen also chose this as their prime location for hooking that perfect catch. During the Gasparilla Parades and festivities, Ballast Point homeowners have a front row seat to all the action and can enjoy some of Tampa's most colorful activities! Although Gasparilla is a fun time for all, Officials at Ballast Point make certain that everything is safe and secure for Ballast Point homeowners by patrolling the neighborhoods and sidewalks. This is designed to protect the homeowners and the homes within the area from any possible incident that may occur due to the increased traffic flow association with the Gasparilla Parades.

Ballast Point is home to the Neighborhood Association, a board of representatives that meet once monthly to preserve the character and improve the quality of life for current and future homeowners. Although this Neighborhood Association is made up of a selected few individuals, volunteers are accepted with open arms. This is a great chance to get involved and to help keep Ballast Point alive as a neighborhood that changes over time but maintains and builds upon its individuality.

Located within Ballast Point is the Ballast Point Park, also known as the Pier Park. This park dates back to the earliest days of Tampa as a city. This beautiful and historic park includes a Concession Stand, Boat Ramp, Picnic Area, Restroom, Grills and a Pier. The Pier is undergoing renovations to provide new services with a contemporary style. At the entrance of the park there is the Fitness and Wellness Center. This center offers many classes for various age levels. A unique feature of this park is that it is completely Dog Friendly! So grab a leash and take Man's Best Friend for a day at the park!

The four most appealing factors about Ballast Point are: The location to Ybor, Tampa, Channelside and MacDill, the astounding number of beautiful mature Grand Oaks that decorate the area and add to the beauty and appeal, the scenic waterfront and waterfront parks, and the geographic location that limits the traffic that moves through the neighborhood on a daily basis, thus creating a safe environment for children to play. In addition, the proximity to the interstate systems makes Ballast Point an obvious choice for the person who regularly travels to Tampa, MacDill, and Brandon Florida, the Bay Area Beaches or anywhere else! A trip that would normally be hectic is made easier and more economic with this neighborhood's location. Ballast Point homeowners also have an easy access to the Tampa International Airport, so the frequent flyer will appreciate this area more and more!

In the area surrounding Ballast Point, there are several small local flavors that, combined with the everyday names, are the heart of South Tampa. Several local restaurants are available from casual meals to the most luxurious fine-dining are available, including the famous Burns Steak House, which has long been a symbol of South Tampa's splendor. In addition to the dining and shopping options, Ballast Point has a close location to health care, including Tampa General Hospital, where a polite and courteous staff of knowledgeable medical professionals will treat you and your family with the respect you deserve. South Tampa has a wide variety of world class surgeons and post-operation recovery clinics where patients can work with trained professionals to regain their strength.

Within the Ballast Point area, families have numerous options for education. Some of the most highly ranked schools, both in athletics and in academics are located in the South Tampa area. The public and private schools in the area offer different levels and curriculums that are designed to present your child with the opportunity to excel! In addition, Ballast Point and the South Tampa area are within minutes to the University of Tampa, making the commute to college easy and convenient!

The Ballast Point community is an amazing opportunity for homeowners to own a slice of Tampa History. Within Ballast Point there are gorgeous Single Family Homes and Condos at The Pavillions at Ballast Point. Beautifully landscaped areas and prestigious homes combine to form a tremendous opportunity! For more information on availability in the Ballast Point area, call your local Twin Palms Realty Inc Agent Today!

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