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Welcome To Indian Shores And Indian Rocks Beach Florida
Dated: January 12 2021
Welcome To Indian Shores And Indian Rocks Beach Florida
Longing for small-town charm, blue skies, and white-sand beaches? There is a 5.2 mile stretch of barrier islands along the Gulf of Mexico that is just the place you've been looking for…Welcome to Indian Shores and Indian Rocks Beach in Pinellas County, Florida! Bordered by the Intracoastal Waterway to the east and the Gulf of Mexico to the west, these 2 small town communities are beloved by locals and visitors alike.
Indian Shores and Indian Rocks Beach are not only reminiscent of sleepy 'Old Florida' beach towns from days past but are conveniently located just minutes from the action of Clearwater Beach, Tampa, and Downtown St. Petersburg. However, they're far enough away from the crowds to truly relax and take in the gentle blue-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
For visitors, there are ample activities to enjoy along the beaches, such as chartering a fishing boat, renting scooters or beach cruiser bicycles, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, or heading over to the mainland to enjoy a round of golf at one of the many pristine golf courses in Pinellas county. Did someone say shopping? Whether you're looking for a Home Goods to decorate your beach condo or smaller boutiques carrying specialty items, just 3 miles over the Park Blvd Bridge, you'll find an outdoor mall at Seminole City Center. This shopping complex features a Studio Movie Grill, an ULTA, tons of shopping, and casual restaurants. If you're looking for department stores, Tyrone Square Mall is only 8.7 miles away and approximately a 20-minute drive. For luxury shoppers looking to splurge, Tampa's International Plaza Mall and Restaurants is only 23.3 miles away and roughly a 30-40 minute drive (over the beautiful Howard Frankland Bridge overlooking Tampa Bay!).
Looking for coffee and espresso in paradise? Don't worry. These little beach towns have that covered too. Head over to the famous Café de Paris Bakery or Indian Shores Coffee, both located on Gulf Blvd, just steps from Public Beach access points! Need a midday break from the beach and somewhere to take the kids? Don't miss some of the best ice cream on the beaches at LuLu's Ice Cream Shop, Tropical Ice Cream, or the Kooky Coconut for a wide selection of cool treats. For lunch, head over to Dj's Clam Shack, Slyce Pizza Bar, or PJ's Oyster Bar. If it's a memorable dinner, you're in the mood for, try Salt Rock Grill (a local favorite for over 30 years) accessible by car or boat, Guppy's, or Casa Italia. Looking for live music & libations? Try The Original Crabby Bill's Loading Dock, JD's Restaurant & Lounge, or the famous dive bar, Mahuffer's!
Whether you're vacationing or looking to live in paradise full time or part-time, this stretch of beaches is an excellent investment as values continue to rise. The median home price in Indian Shores/Indian Rocks Beach from December 2018- December 2020 has increased 25% from $425,000 to $535,000. As far as these small towns' popularity goes, tourists have slowly but surely been discovering this area over the past decade. As of January 11th, 2021, when we checked VRBO, 75% of the available rental listings were already booked for Spring Break.
Speaking of vacation rental properties, investors have been flocking to Indian Rocks Beach more than ever, thanks to the City's reasonably easy process of licensing residential properties as short-term rental properties. With the ever-growing popularity of Airbnb style rental properties, cities like Indian Rocks Beach that have allowed rentals to thrive are becoming more popular than ever among real estate investors who specialize in vacation rentals. Check out the info from the City of Indian Rocks Beach HERE for the latest rules and regulations regarding short-term rentals.
Suppose you've been thinking about moving to the Florida Beaches for the long term. In that case, you'll be happy to know that Indian Rocks Beach and Indian Shores both offer a wide variety of housing options from condos, single-family homes, townhouses, and more. Depending on your budget, you may want to live on the beautiful boating water of the Intracoastal or look out onto the beaches from the balcony of your very own beachfront condo or house. Check out the latest listings in these areas HERE to see what's currently available for sale.
If you're interested in investing in real estate on Indian Rocks Beach or Indian Shores, don't hesitate to reach out to us at The Sandy Hartmann Group. Use our free website to search available properties, set up new listing alerts, check out comparable beach areas along the Gulf, and so much more. We've been selling paradise in Tampa Bay for over 30 years and have the expertise you need to meet all your real estate goals. Be sure to give us a call with any additional questions you may have about investing or living in Indian Shores or Indian Rocks Beach today! (727) 400-3315
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