Cuban Pathways at the Tampa Bay History Center

All Month Long

Taíno Indians, enslaved Africans, Chinese laborers and pastel-wearing U.S. tourists all traveled to and from Cuba over the last 500 years. Their experiences and labors made the largest island in the Caribbean a hub of the modern Atlantic World. Cuban Pathways tells the stories of these individuals and more, whose toil, vacations and political crusades shaped the island’s modern history.

Click Here For More Information

July 4th Boat Parade and Fireworks on the Tampa Riverwalk

Monday, July 4th, 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Celebrate July 4th with Friends of the Riverwalk as they host the 2nd Annual July 4th Boat Parade and Blessing of the Fleet. Boats will be decked out in red,…

296 Views, 0 Comments


"The Fourth" Independence Day Celebration at the Pier

Monday, July 4th, 4p.m. - 10p.m. | The St. Pete Pier

The second annual extravaganza brings a festival feel to Spa Beach Park on Independence Day with a fun run, vendor market, food trucks, craft beer garden, live music, and of course, fireworks. Attendance is free, though VIP tickets are available, and the fireworks show at 9 p.m. will be visible throughout the downtown waterfront.

Click Here For More Information

Celeste Barber at The Mahaffey

Thursday, July 14th | The Mahaffey

Celeste Barber is one of the world’s most popular comedians, and tickets are on sale now for her world tour show “Fine, Thanks.” Hailed as the “Australian Queen of Comedy”, Barber released her…

306 Views, 0 Comments

St. Petersburg Neighborhood Guide: Best Neighborhoods In St. Pete, FL

The music. The art. The beach. The sports. If you’re looking for a little bit of everything—and a little more—the neighborhoods in and around St. Petersburg has it all. From the artsy, brick-lined streets, to the beaches and waterfront jaunts, and shopping, restaurants, bars and cultural attractions of the downtown area, St. Petersburg continues to be a place people want to call home.

If you’re in the mood for art and history, check out the Salvador Dali Museum. You want a taste of the beach scene, head out to the 26-acre St. Pete Pier. And if you just want to hang out and bide your time in a community-like atmosphere, take a stroll in the ever-active downtown scene.


937 Views, 0 Comments

Top 7 Richest Neighborhoods In Tampa

Davis Islands

At $22.5 million, the custom mansion on Davis Islands in Tampa garnered the highest price ever for a home sale in the area. Smith & Associates sold the home. As one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the Tampa area, Davis Islands is home to some of the most stunning views of Downtown Tampa. It also is home to a bevy of lavish, pastel-colored Mediterranean-style buildings dating back to the 1920s.

Add in an eclectic mix of cafes and pubs, the always relaxing Dog Beach, a canine-friendly stretch of sand with views of boats and yachts, and Davis Islands Park, a green space with kids’ play equipment, and Davis Islands has everything that the richest, nicest communities have to offer.


1396 Views, 0 Comments

Smith & Associates gives $150,000 in grant awards to non-profits in Tampa Bay

a group of people in white -shirts holding a large check, and orange and white banners

Smith & Associates Real Estate has spent decades supporting residents, businesses, and nonprofits in the Tampa Bay region. The firm has helped so many locals find their first home, their dream home, or a nice place to set roots in this growing area. In addition to being the hypotenuse for buyers and sellers, the agents and team at Smith are committed to supporting the helpers in the cities they represent. With the Smith & Associates Real Estate Foundation launch in the Spring of 2021, the organization further cemented its commitment to giving back to the neighborhoods they serve. In March of 2022,…

551 Views, 0 Comments

Just how attractive is Tampa's growing real estate market? Ask Netflix, which decided to spin off one of its popular shows, "Selling Sunset," into a series about Tampa's beautiful communities, sunny shores, and Floridian charm. The widely successful series "Selling Tampa" is one of the many attributes funneling attention to what is quickly becoming Florida's favorite real estate destination.

Where to start?

Tampa has 2022's hottest housing market. Not only is Tampa beating out other Florida cities like Jacksonville, Miami, and Orlando, but also major metro areas like Phoenix, AZ, and Austin, Texas*.

Suppose you're looking for the distinctive attributes that lifted Tampa over the rest. In that case, today's home buyers are driven to the area for…

1293 Views, 0 Comments

Home value growth. Scarcity. Availability. The number of potential buyers. When potential buyers scout out the best places to find real estate, these are some items that top their lists—a set of factors that strike at the heart of what people are looking for when investing in a place to call home.

The secret has long been out: Tampa has it all—and more. Along with being ranked the US' hottest housing market in 2022*, the area is steeped in attributes, including beautiful homes and schools, a thriving job market, and a place that continues to be resistant to market fluctuations—housing, economic or otherwise.

That's not all. With home values growing faster than nearly anywhere else in the state—as well as the top national rankings—Tampa is becoming a…

680 Views, 0 Comments

Smith & Associates Sells-Out Tampa’s First 5-Star Hotel-branded Condominiums

The Residences at Tampa EDITION Sell Out at Water Street Tampa


Tampa, FL (April 25, 2022) - Smith & Associates Real Estate is proud to announce that The Residences at The Tampa EDITION are now sold out. The 38 ultra-luxury homes offer urban resort-style living on the top floors of Tampa's first five-star hotel, The Tampa EDITION. Impeccably designed and envisioned by Ian Schrager and Marriott International, the hotel is one of only three buildings in the world to offer EDITION-branded residences.

"The Residences at The Tampa EDITION gained immediate traction in the market. Water Street Tampa has garnered national attention, and people want to be a part of this…

524 Views, 0 Comments

20 Acre Riverfront Property Hits the Market for $12 Million 

Rare development opportunity for a single-family home community or family compound


TAMPA, Fla. (April 28, 2022) –  Six parcels of land owned by The Carol Martin Estate have hit the market in Tarpon Springs. Located on the Anclote River, the property has a combined water frontage of over 1,200 feet. Boat lovers will note the easy access to the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the two deepwater marinas located nearby.

The landscaped parcels have an Old-Florida feel with lush, tropical landscaping and are fenced and gated for privacy and security. Priced at $12 million, the 20-acre properties are zoned for 5 units per acre but are currently home to a large private…

537 Views, 0 Comments

Dramatic Increases in 2021 Luxury Home Sales for Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay’s largest independently owned real estate company, Smith & Associates Real Estate, announced record-breaking sales volume for 2021. The company posted sales of $2.18B, marking a sales growth of 33% for the organization. The banner sales year secures the firm’s dominance as the leader in luxury real estate sales in Tampa Bay.



“Tampa Bay real estate sales soared last year, and we benefited as an organization from our history as being the leader in the Luxury markets and by our unique understanding of serving affluent buyers and sellers in the markets for generations. This year the value range of luxury took a jump proving that Tampa Bay is following the trends of the…

801 Views, 0 Comments