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31
Jul

Davis Islands Real Estate Market Minutes July 2018

Watch our July 2018 real estate market snapshot for Davis Islands in Tampa, FL. Be in the Know!
DAVIS ISLANDS REAL ESTATE MARKET MINUTE
Lowest Priced Home Sold on Davis Islands $342,900 and Highest Priced Home Sold $1,450,000
Median Sales Price $852,000 (2018) vs $1,100,000 (2017)
Average Days on Market for Active Properties 37
List Price to Sales Price Ratio 97.9%(2018) vs 99% (2017)

31
Jul

Davis Islands Newsletter August 2018

 

 THE DAVIS ISLANDS NEWSLETTER

Welcome to the August issue of The Islands View newsletter.

Wow! The summer has flown by and if you are like us school preparation is in full swing. This month, we added a new section to the newsletter called Crime Activity, which pulls information from the Tampa Police Department for incidents in our area. Also, check out the events section for the annual DI Ice Cream Social date and time.Have a great rest of your summer and as always we will see you around the Islands.
Have a great month and we will see you around the Islands.
  Sig

 

 

Tampa Luxury Real Estate Agent Cristan Fadal

 

 

 

 

 

ISLANDS NEWS

Must be the Money

The Mayor’s proposed budget has been released for

This budget includes both the operational and capital expenditures for the City of Tampa.  Below are the proposed capital projects for Davis Islands.  The details of the entire budget can be downloaded on the City’s website here

DAVIS ISLANDS CAPITAL PROJECTS
Davis Islands Pumping Station Force Main Replacement ($770,000)
This project provides for the replacement of the existing wastewater force main from the Davis Islands pumping station. Project locations include Suwanee Circle, South Davis Boulevard, and Channel Drive. FY19 to FY23
Davis Islands Water Main Replacement ($3,655,200) 1/19 to 6/19
This project provides for replacement of 20,417 linear feet of existing distribution and transmission water pipe with new 6-inch and 16-inch diameter pipe on Davis Islands.
Davis Islands Fire Station #17 Renovation ($83,704)
This project provides for a complete kitchen renovation, including installation of stainless steel countertops and an exhaust fan hood, and expands the kitchen onto the covered patio
Davis Islands Seaplane Basin Park Complete Dock Improvements ($25,000)
This project provides for the Engineering Services for Davis Islands Seaplane Basin Park Dock Improvements to include preparation of permit and construction documents, permitting, and construction support services.
Davis Islands Complete Street Safety Improvement (DI under consideration)
This project provides for all user, multi-modal travel, and safety improvements including automobiles, pedestrians, and bicycles.  Davis Islands is one the areas under consideration.
The next public hearings on the proposed FY 2019 budget will be held at Old City Hall 315 E Kennedy Blvd (6pm Sept 13th).

Bayshore Little League Fall Registration Is Open
The 2018 Fall registration for Bayshore Little League “Fall Ball” is now open.  If your son or daughter is interested in playing America’s great past time then now is the opportunity to register.  We are so fortunate to have such great little league facilities right in our own backyard!  To register visit www.bsll.org
CRIME ACTIVITY JULY
We wanted to start a new section this month on Crime Reports on Davis Islands.  This section will be a monthly summary of REPORTED crime activity.  The Tampa Police Department has partnered with Lexis/Nexis Community Map to summarize incidences in our neighborhood.

THEFT – 7/9/2018 – Tampa General Hospital

AUTO BUGLARY – 7/8/2018 – Blanca Ave

BUGLARY RESIDENTIAL – 7/26/2018 – Marmora Ave

If you would like to search the database directly you can visit TampaGov.net

AUGUST EVENTS

Annual Ice Cream Social – Join the Davis Islands Civic association as they host their annual Ice Cream Social on August 11th from 2 to 4pm at the Roy Jenkins Pool (154 Columbia Dr). This is a great annual event with free ice cream for all!

 

BOOK OF THE MONTH

 

A few months ago our book of the month focused on the great father of self-improvement and public speaking, Dale Carnigie. This month’s book is by a close associate of Mr. Carnigie’s, Frank Bettger. Many people might not have heard of Bettger, but he wrote a great little book.
How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling written by Frank Bettger.  This book was written in 1947 but its principles and stories are just as relevant today as they were then.
While the name of this book leads some to think its contents relate just to selling, it more importantly focuses on the ATTITUDE one needs to obtain success in any course of business or life.  While it is great to read books by modern motivational speakers, I always find it helpful to get back to the basics.

 

Davis Islands Welcome Packet

If you are new to Davis Islands this month I encourage you to download our updated New Resident Packet.  This will give you great information on the Islands History, Islands Business Directory and Common Contact numbers for our great amenities.

 

Nextdoor.com on Davis IslandsNEXTDOOR.COM – Davis Islands

Are you interested in staying updated on Islands activity, events and safety?  Then I encourage you join over 2,410 islands residents at Nextdoor.com.  Register for free @ Nextdoor.com/DavisIslands  Also if you are already a member please invite one other person and remember this is just for Davis Islands residents.

Next Davis Islands Civic Board Meeting   
The next meeting of the DI Civic Association will be held Tuesday August 7th at the Sandra Freedman Tennis Complex, starting at 7pm.

 

DAVIS ISLANDS LAND DEVELOPMENT & ZONING ACTIVITY

Davis Islands Apex MedianWe thought it would be helpful to keep residents updated on requests made to the City of Tampa for zoning, variance or design changes for properties on the Islands. Each month the City of Tampa publishes these filings for all City of Tampa residents, it is called the C.A.R.E. S Newsletter. Details on the filings can be found by logging into the City of Tampa Online Portal This months requests are as follows:

Variance Review Board
VRB-18-77: 804 S Davis Blvd – Laurel Oak Removal 8/14/2018 @ 6:30pm
REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATED JULY 2018
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Davis Islands Real Estate Market Minute July 2018
OUR MARKET ACTIVITY
THE ISLANDER CONDOMINIUMS  | UNDER CONSTRUCTION
The Islander Condominiums of Davis Islands is the newest Mid-Rise residence to take shape in South Tampa. These limited edition units blend luxury living with the active lifestyle of South Tampa’s most amenity rich neighborhood.

OUR MARKET ACTIVITY

626 ONTARIO AVE | COMING SOON
Wonderful ranch style home that is as cute as a button and tucked away in the beautiful streets of Davis Islands.  This 3 bedroom/ 2 bath home has 1,392 sq ft of living space, 2 car garage, terrazzo floors and site on an 80 ft wide lot.  For a preview before this home hits the market call us at (813) 391-9240Click for details
319 COLUMBIA DR | DAVIS ISLANDS – RENTAL AVAILABLE
Single Family Home, 5 Bed, 4 Baths, 2,900+ Sq Ft.  Lawn maintenance included $3,500 month

 512 COLUMBIA DR  | UNDER CONTRACT

Multiple options with this home and lots.  First, this property has two 50 by 110 buildable lots for two single-family homes.  The second option is to purchase this home with detached garage and in-law apartment and perform an nice renovation. Click for details
08
Jul

3014 Grovewood Ct | South Tampa

As you pull into the gated townhome community of Hacienda Anna Maria, you will immediately feel right at home.

he Mediterranean styled residences have a light façade and beautifully Spanish tiled roofs. Pull into your spacious two-car garage and get ready to relax. Your private stairway will take you into the comfort of your living space. The first thing you will notice is your beautiful wood cabinets, thick granite countertops, open floor plan and plenty of light from your large picture windows which reflect the soft color palette on your walls. Open your wine refrigerator and enjoy a glass as you relish being home. This space is complete with meticulously maintained tile floors, dining area, crown molding and a convenient half bath for visiting friends.  As you head upstairs you will notice the gorgeous wood plank floors, which flow throughout the second story. Your spacious master bedroom and on suite bath can be your oasis. Soaking tub, travertine floors, semi frameless shower, granite countertops and chandelier will make beginning or ending your day a pleasure. When you are ready, curl up in bed with a good book. As you look out of the window, what do you see? A view of the bay in the distance! Your second bedroom is perfect for your office or guest getaway. Your home is truly light, airy and the place you want to hurry back to at the end of the day. Your location is fantastic. You are just two blocks from Bayshore and our beautiful bay. Feel like walking to dinner? Pane Rustica, Village Health Market, Cheese Please and Datz are in your neighborhood. Need to jump on the crosstown? You are mere minutes away. Make Hacienda Anna Maria your casa today!

02
Jul

Davis Islands Newsletter July 2018

 

 THE DAVIS ISLANDS NEWSLETTER

Welcome to the July issue of The Islands View newsletter.

I hope everyone is having a fantastic summer. This month, there is a great first time event on the Islands-the July 4th golf cart and bike parade. This event is sure to be well attended with our Islands spirit and the American spirit shining strong. Speaking of bicycles, I have included information on bicycle safety, something we can all use as we cruise the Islands on our two wheelers.

Have a great month and we will see you around the Islands.
  Sig

 

 

Tampa Luxury Real Estate Agent Cristan Fadal

 

 

 

 

 

ISLANDS NEWS

TOUR DE TAMPA

Well if you enjoy cycling as much as I do then you are probably preparing to watch the start of the Tour de France. You know the great annual road race that takes professional cyclists across France for three weeks. Well even if you are not a professional but enjoy riding around the Islands I thought it would be an appropriate time to provide a little insight on bicycle safety, in particular some of the rules of the road for cyclist.

Quick Summary

  • Bicyclists have the same rights to the roadways, and must obey the same traffic laws as the operators of other vehicles. These laws include stopping for stop signs and red lights, riding with the flow of traffic, using lights at night, and yielding the right-of-way when entering a roadway.
  • When riding on sidewalks or in crosswalks, a bicyclist has the same rights and duties as a pedestrian.
  • A bicyclist riding on sidewalks or in crosswalks must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians and must give an audible signal before passing.
  • Persons riding bicycles upon a roadway shall not ride more than two abreast except on paths or parts of roadways set aside for the exclusive use of bicycles. Persons riding two abreast shall not impede traffic when traveling at less than the normal speed of traffic at the time and place and under the conditions existing, and shall ride within a single lane.
  • Moving violations, such as running stop sign or signal, riding against traffic have a civil penalty of $52

If you would like a more in-depth review you can always visit the City of Tampa’s website on Bicycle Law Highlights or Florida Uniform Traffic Control Law Chapter 316 Florida Statues

 

TAKE A TRIP
As my family and I do our routine walks around the Islands we are mostly looking up enjoying our community and environment.  That being said, sometimes it is important to just look DOWN and avoid that raised or cracked sidewalk before you TRIP.  We have had a few stumbles recently to say the least.
Based on these TRIPPY events I thought it would be helpful to mention that the City of Tampa provides a call in number 813-274-3101 as well as a Sidewalk Damage Request Form to report damaged and or new needed sidewalks.  For more information on this great program visit Sidewalk Program City of Tampa.

Youth Sailing Summer Camp

Are you still trying to figure out great activities for your son or daughter to participate in this summer?  Why not register them for a week of Youth Sailing at the Davis Islands Yacht Club.  For the past two years my son Sebastian has participated in this program and it was great, so much so that we registered for him to do it again.  It was an excellent opportunity for him to learn the basics and just get more comfortable on the water.  You can register and find out more at DIYC Youth Sailing.  FYI, you do NOT need to be a member of DIYC to participate.

 July Events

July 4th Decorated Bike and Golf Cart Parade

Get in the Independence Day spirit and join Islands residence as they host the first Annual 4th of July Decorated Bike and Golf Cart Parade.  Carts and Bikes will meet at the Marjorie Park Marina at 9am.

 

Book of the Month

This month’s book I decided to switch gears and head back to more of a motivational focus.  The book I selected was written in 1987 and recommend by a good friend of mine.
Living Above the Level of Mediocrity written by Charles “Chuck” Swindoll, is an great book on mindset and in particularly thinking beyond our current state.
Major themes of this book focus on Living Differently, Thinking Clearly, Fighting Fiercely and Standing Courageously.  One of the first quotes out of the book that really stuck with me was “…it is a wretched Tates to be gratified with mediocrity when the excellent lies before us”.  Isaac D’Israeli, 183

 

Davis Islands Welcome Packet

If you are new to Davis Islands this month I encourage you to download our updated New Resident Packet.  This will give you great information on the Islands History, Islands Business Directory and Common Contact numbers for our great amenities.

 

Nextdoor.com on Davis IslandsNEXTDOOR.COM – Davis Islands

Are you interested in staying updated on Islands activity, events and safety?  Then I encourage you join over 2,366 islands residents at Nextdoor.com.  Register for free @ Nextdoor.com/DavisIslands  Also if you are already a member please invite one other person and remember this is just for Davis Islands residents.

Next Davis Islands Civic Board Meeting   
There will be NO DI Civic Association Meeting in July.  The next meeting of the DI Civic Association will be held Tuesday August 7th at the Sandra Freedman Tennis Complex, starting at 7pm.

 

DAVIS ISLANDS LAND DEVELOPMENT & ZONING ACTIVITY

Davis Islands Apex MedianWe thought it would be helpful to keep residents updated on requests made to the City of Tampa for zoning, variance or design changes for properties on the Islands. Each month the City of Tampa publishes these filings for all City of Tampa residents, it is called the C.A.R.E. S Newsletter. Details on the filings can be found by logging into the City of Tampa Online Portal This months requests are as follows:

Variance Review Board
VRB-18-58: 625 Luzon Ave – Reduce rear yard setback screen enclosure 7/10/2018 @ 6:30pm
REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATED JUNE 2018
(Click to Watch)
OUR MARKET ACTIVITY
THE ISLANDER CONDOMINIUMS  | UNDER CONSTRUCTION
The Islander Condominiums of Davis Islands is the newest Mid-Rise residence to take shape in South Tampa. These limited edition units blend luxury living with the active lifestyle of South Tampa’s most amenity rich neighborhood.

 

319 COLUMBIA DR | DAVIS ISLANDS – NEW RENTAL
Single Family Home, 5 Bed, 4 Baths, 2,900+ Sq Ft.  Lawn maintenance included $3,600 month

 512 COLUMBIA DR  | JUST LISTED

Multiple options with this home and lots.  First, this property has two 50 by 110 buildable lots for two single-family homes.  The second option is to purchase this home with detached garage and in-law apartment and perform an nice renovation. Click for details
31
May

Davis Islands Real Estate Market Minute May 2018

Watch our May 2018 real estate market snapshot for Davis Islands in Tampa, FL. Be in the Know!
DAVIS ISLANDS REAL ESTATE MARKET MINUTE
Lowest Priced Home Sold on Davis Islands $298,000 and Highest Priced Home Sold $2,885,000
Median Sales Price $791,000 (2018) vs $564,000 (2017)
Average Days on Market for Active Properties 53
List Price to Sales Price Ratio 97.5%(2018) vs 98.8% (2017)

01
May

Davis Islands Newsletter May 2018

 

 

 

 THE DAVIS ISLANDS NEWSLETTER

Greetings and welcome to the May issue of the Islands View newsletter.

This month there are two events worth participating in.  The first is occurring nearby at Curtis Hixon park and the second is at Peter O. Knight Airport.
A special thanks to Islands residents who work so hard to keep our community clean. The Coastal Cleanup was a success!
Hope everyone has a great May and we will see you around the Islands!
  Sig

 

 

Tampa Luxury Real Estate Agent Cristan Fadal

 

 

 

 

 

ISLANDS NEWS

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The DI Village will be in Bloom Soon!

The word on the street is that a florist will take residence at the space previously occupied by Serendipity.  At this point the details are very limited so stay tuned for more!

 

Davis Islands Cleanup
Thank you to the wonderful groups and volunteers who offered up their cleaning services on April 28th to help keep our islands clean.  As always thank you to Dan Lavender who always comes through w/ Dunkin’ Donuts & coffee!
  • A very special thank you to Tanya and TJ King who are responsible for organizing and coordinating this entire event multiple times each year.
 May Events

Riverfest 2018 – The 4th Annual Riverfest will be held May 4th & May 5th along the Tampa Rivewalk.  Additionally, it was just announced that a Tampa Bay Lightning watch party Game 4 will be held at Curtis Hixon park as part of the festivities.  For more information visit Riverfest 2018
 
Cars and Coffee on Davis Islands: Join the Dupont Registry as they host the 2nd Annual Cars and Coffee at Peter O’Knight airport on Davis Islands May 19th from 7AM to 10AM.  For more information visit Dupoint Registry Cars and Coffee
Resident Social (Davis Islands Civic Assoc.) – Join the Davis Islands Civic Associations as they host their resident social on May 16th from 4:30 to 6:30 pm at Islands Cantina.
Book of the Month

This month one of the books I pulled off my shelf is quite possibly in my list of top three favorite books.  “How to Stop Worrying and Start Living” by Dale Carnegie.
Today, we unfortunately hear stories about people and particularly young folks that are having a hard time coping with the challenges life presents. While this book is not a cure all it certainly gives practical techniques as well as thought provoking statements that help to expel the fear we might feel. Fear that at times can hold us back.
After reading this book I encourage you to pass it along to someone who might be going through a trial, low self confidence or fear of the unknown.

Davis Islands Welcome Packet

If you are new to Davis Islands this month I encourage you to download our updated New Resident Packet.  This will give you great information on the Islands History, Islands Business Directory and Common Contact numbers for our great amenities.

Nextdoor.com on Davis IslandsNEXTDOOR.COM – Davis Islands

Are you interested in staying updated on Islands activity, events and safety?  Then I encourage you join over 2,294 islands residents at Nextdoor.com.  Register for free @ Nextdoor.com/DavisIslands  Also if you are already a member please invite one other person and remember this is just for Davis Islands residents.

Next Davis Islands Civic Board Meeting   
The next meeting of the DI Civic Association will be held Tuesday May 1st at the Sandra Freedman Tennis Complex, starting at 7pm.

 

DAVIS ISLANDS LAND DEVELOPMENT & ZONING ACTIVITY

Davis Islands Apex MedianWe thought it would be helpful to keep residents updated on requests made to the City of Tampa for zoning, variance or design changes for properties on the Islands. Each month the City of Tampa publishes these filings for all City of Tampa residents, it is called the C.A.R.E. S Newsletter. Details on the filings can be found by logging into the City of Tampa Online Portal This months requests are as follows:

Design Exceptions
DE 2-18-36:  804 S Davis Blvd – Reduced side setback from 7 to 6.8 on west side based off where foundation was built
REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATED APRIL 2018
OUR MARKET ACTIVITY

415 E DAVIS BLVD | DAVIS ISLANDS-  SOLD
This residence was designed and built by luxury Islands builder Homeworks and the home has EVERYTHING you should expect in a luxury home. This property has 4 Beds, 3.5 Baths, 2,900+ sq ft, 2 Car Garage and a Pool.  Click  for more details
208 DANUBE AVE # 102 | DAVIS ISLANDS-  UNDER CONTRACT
Live the urban lifestyle in this New Orleans inspired 2 Bed/ 2 Bath Davis Islands Condo.  With granite counter tops, wood cabinets and one block from the DI Village this is an excellent opportunity for Islands Living.  Click  for more details
319 COLUMBIA DR | DAVIS ISLANDS-  NEW RENTAL
Single Family Home, 5 Bed, 4 Baths, 2,900+ Sq Ft.  $3,500 month – Available for occupancy the first week of June

UPDATED BUYER NEEDS FOR DAVIS ISLANDS

 

01
May

Davis Islands Market Minute April 2018

Watch our April 2018 real estate market snapshot for Davis Islands in Tampa, FL. Be in the Know!
DAVIS ISLANDS REAL ESTATE MARKET MINUTE
Lowest Priced Home Sold on Davis Islands $725,000 and Highest Priced Home Sold $2,900,000
Median Sales Price $1,525,000 vs $705,215 (2017)
Average Days on Market for Active Properties 50
List Price to Sales Price Ratio 96.4%(2018) vs 95.1% (2017)

18
Apr

Make Your Mark Monthly: Patience

When you think of Spring Break, images of sandy beaches, powdery snow or even days on your sofa might run through your mind.  For my family this year was different.

A friend’s Facebook post and our son’s interest in a “wild adventure” led us to become tourists in our home state of Florida.  The destination? Florida Caverns State Park.

Did you know there were caves in Florida? Neither did we. But one rainy afternoon, we embarked on a journey, taking us below the surface, down into Florida’s only air filled cavern. Best of all was the intriguing beauty of the stalagmites, stalactites and other limestone formations.

Most impressive was this one fact. Stalactites and stalagmites grow at an unbelievable rate of 10cm every 1,000 years. Think about it this way: a12-inch ruler is 30 centimeters long. So, to grow a ruler’s length, we are talking 3,000 years!

My wife and I were just as amazed as our six year old to learn this fact and discussed it on the way home. We related it to personal growth and how we are always so needy for immediate gratification. Lose weight? It should only take a few weeks.  Get that work promotion? It should occur on day one. Reaching that financial goal? The money should come pouring in this week.

But really, growth can happen at a snail’s pace- unapparent to the naked eye. The stalactites form from a consistent drop of mineral filled precipitation dripping from the limestone cave ceiling. This slow and steady movement of water builds upon itself over and over again, creating beautiful, unique and strong formations that last thousands of years. (Some date back 190,000 years).

So how about us? How about our own development? To achieve success and growth in our own lives, shouldn’t we expect the same? True and lasting growth occurs through the steady building of experiences, knowledge, successes and failures.  The quick and easy might give short term results, but they are fleeting, rather for lasting growth a foundation must be built and then continuingly built upon.

Another interesting fact is that these limestone formations are sensitive to human touch; the oil from our fingers actually stunts the growth by preventing the mineral precipitation from attaching to the previous layer.  How much similar is that to our growth when we allow outside influences, short cuts or negative thoughts into our minds, which then stunt our personal development.

After our journey to North Florida, it became more apparent that we are a continual work in progress.  Each step we take towards developing ourselves should be taken with the same consistency, persistence and PATIENCE as these limestone formations. While we may not always realize the changes occurring immediately, they do build upon themselves, until finally one day we experience and see the beauty that has been created.

This month I encourage you to continue your journey forward in what is important to you and to have the patience and persistence to see it through.

Have a great month!

 

 

 

Cristan Fadal

 

“Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential”

 – Winston Churchill –

10
Apr

Davis Islands Market Minute March 2018

Watch our MARCH 2018 real estate market snapshot for Davis Islands in Tampa, FL. Be in the Know!
DAVIS ISLANDS REAL ESTATE MARKET MINUTE

31
Mar

Davis Islands Newsletter April 2018

 

 

 

 THE DAVIS ISLANDS NEWSLETTER

Greetings and welcome to the April issue
of the Islands View newsletter.

This month there are a few fun events to participate in on the Islands. The First Responders Day at the DI Fire Station is always a special treat for the kids, the resident’s social this month is in a beautiful location and there is a great opportunity to clean up our Islands.

As Spring gets into full bloom, I encourage you to get out and meet your neighbors and fellow Islanders. We are a great community with a ton of amenities; at the same time, it is really the people that make our home so special.

Have a great month and I hope to see you around the Islands!

  Sig

 

 

Tampa Luxury Real Estate Agent Cristan Fadal

 

 

 

 

 

ISLANDS NEWS

Annual Egg Hunt on Davis Islands

iOn March 24th, eighty children gathered at the Davis Islands Garden Club to hunt over 2,000 eggs!

This annual event has become a huge hit on the Islands with each year growing larger.  The event was hosted by the Davis Islands Civic Association with the Davis Islands Garden Club offering their wonderful waterfront location for the event.
Keep up to date on the DI Civic Association on their facebook page!

April Islands Events

April 19th (6:30pm) Resident’s Social – The next resident’s social will be held at the Davis Islands Yacht Club.  This is a great event for Islands Residents to meet each other as well as their Civic Association board members. And if you haven’t been to our yacht club, the view is a must see.
April 28th (11am-1pm): First Responder’s Appreciation Day at the DI Fire station.  This is a wonderful event for Islands residents especially their children to meet our first responders and even take a tour of a fire truck.
April 28th (9am-12pm) Great American Cleanup: Join your neighbors as we clean up the Islands. Meet in the parking lot between the dog parks on DI and by the boat ramp. Registration begins at 8am and the event runs through noon. Clean up the green spaces on DI and the coastal areas. There is usually plenty of coffee and donuts for the volunteers! Thanks to Tanya, TJ and Eli King for leading this effort year after year!
Thursday Night Races – each Thursday the Davis Islands Yacht Club has sailing races from now until October 18th.  The wonderful thing about this weekly activity is that NonMembers are encouraged to come and participate.  This is a great way to learn more about sailing and actually get your feet wet.  For more information visit DIYC.com

Book of the Month

As you probably can guess by now I enjoy reading books that improve myself professionally, personally and spiritually.  Included in this list are autobiographies of people that have reached the pinnacle of success in whatever they desire to accomplish.  This month I focused on “Richard Branson Losing My Virginity”. While the title of this book might raise an eyebrow, the content is anything but.  The stories that Branson shares regarding his personal and professional challenges/successes are both entertaining and motivating.  From his hot air ballon flights around the world, to the creation of the Virgin Company.  His first hand accounts give you real insight into the personality, mind and determination of a successful entrepreneur who did it his way.

Davis Islands Welcome Packet

If you are new to Davis Islands this month I encourage you to download our updated New Resident Packet.  This will give you great information on the Islands History, Islands Business Directory and Common Contact numbers for our great amenities.

Nextdoor.com on Davis IslandsNEXTDOOR.COM – Davis Islands

Are you interested in staying updated on Islands activity, events and safety?  Then I encourage you join over 2,256 islands residents at Nextdoor.com.  Register for free @ Nextdoor.com/DavisIslands  Also if you are already a member please invite one other person and remember this is just for Davis Islands residents.

Next Davis Islands Civic Board Meeting   
The next meeting of the DI Civic Association will be held Tuesday April 3rd at the Sandra Freedman Tennis Complex, starting at 7pm.

 

DAVIS ISLANDS LAND DEVELOPMENT & ZONING ACTIVITY

Davis Islands Apex MedianWe thought it would be helpful to keep residents updated on requests made to the City of Tampa for zoning, variance or design changes for properties on the Islands. Each month the City of Tampa publishes these filings for all City of Tampa residents, it is called the C.A.R.E. S Newsletter. Details on the filings can be found by logging into the City of Tampa Online Portal This months requests are as follows:

Design Exceptions
DE 2-18-27:  596 Riviera Dr – Requesting additional 10% for total building height
DE 2-18-30:  631 Bosphorous Ave – Reduce front & side yard setbacks
REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATED MARCH 2018
OUR MARKET ACTIVITY

415 E DAVIS BLVD | DAVIS ISLANDS-  JUST LISTED
This residence was designed and built by luxury Islands builder Homeworks and the home has EVERYTHING you should expect in a luxury home. This property has 4 Beds, 3.5 Baths, 2,900+ sq ft, 2 Car Garage and a Pool.  Click  for more details
208 DANUBE AVE # 102 | DAVIS ISLANDS-  AVAILABLE
Live the urban lifestyle in this New Orleans inspired 2 Bed/ 2 Bath Davis Islands Condo.  With granite counter tops, wood cabinets and one block from the DI Village this is an excellent opportunity for Islands Living.  Click  for more details
150 BOSPHOROUS | DAVIS ISLANDS SOLD PREMARKET/FULL PRICE
Single Family Home, Pool, 4 Bed, 2.5 Baths, 2080 Sq Ft

 94 COLUMBIA #A | DAVIS ISLANDS-SOLD PREMARKET/FULL PRICE

Two story townhome with waterviews, 2 bed, 2.5 bath, 2 car garage, 1,264 sq ft.
726 S DAVIS BLVD | DAVIS ISLANDS-  SOLD
The perfect blend of style, space and location is offered in this fantastic updated Davis Islands residence.  This home has 3 bedrooms/ 2 baths / 2 car garage and completely renovated.  For a walking tour click

UPDATED BUYER NEEDS FOR DAVIS ISLANDS