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Davis Islands Newsletter February 2019

THE DAVIS ISLANDS NEWSLETTER

Welcome to the February Islands View newsletter. January flew by and as of this writing super cold weather is hitting the midwest.  For us here in Florida the weather is fine and that gives us a chance to take advantage of all the great activities our Islands have to offer.

As always, have a great month and we will see you around the Islands!

ISLANDS NEWS

How to Experience Islands Living in 2019!

As Islands residents we can sometimes forget about all the great amenities we have at our fingertips.  In fact I would venture to say that we have more amenities than any other neighborhood in the City of Tampa.  To this end, I compiled a list of things you can do this year:

  • Take a Walk or jog on the 1.3 mile Davis Islands trail.
  • Take a Dip in the Roy Jenkins Community Pool that is now heated and open year round.
  • Play a Game, set or match at the Sandra Freedman Tennis Complex’s clay courts.
  • Take Fido for a swim or run at the Davis Islands Dog Parks.
  • Launch your Boat or kayak at the Davis Islands Public Boat Ramp.
  • Picnic and Play at Seaplane Basin or the Thumbprint on the South Part of the Islands
  • The Plane the Plane watch the plains take off and land from Peter O Knight air port.
  • Ride the “Tour de Islands” i.e. join one of the many road bike groups that cycle week.
  • Rent a Bike from “Coast” bike share and ride from the Islands to Downtown.
  • Take the Pirate Taxi Boat from Channel Dr. (near the ball fields)
  • Take in a Little League baseball or softball game at the Bayshore Little League fields on Columbia Dr.
  • Find a Special spot around the Islands to take in a little fishing.

Events

February 9: Sant’Yago Knight Parade – Ybor City 

February 12 : Lightning Watch Party 7pm – Molly Malone’s
February 23-24: Gasparilla Distant Classic

DI Civic Association Monthly Meeting

The next meeting of the DI Civic Association will be held Tuesday February 5th at the Sandra Freedman Tennis Complex, starting at 7pm..

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 – Davis Islands

Are you interested in staying updated on Islands activity, events and safety?  Then I encourage you join over 2,563 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.

DAVIS ISLANDS LAND DEVELOPMENT & ZONING ACTIVITY

Davis Islands Apex Median

We 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 Variance   none this month   Rezoning   none this month

Design Exception
DE2-19-11: 612 Channel Drive – Reduce front yard setbackDE2- 18-56: 90 Columbia Dr – Alt Exception to increase building from 30′ to 33′ (2/7/2019 @ 10:30am)
Variance Review
VRB-19-26: 177 Cyprus Ave – Reduce rear and side yard set-backs (2/12/2019 @ 6:30pm)
Rezoning
REZ-19-01: 100 W Davis Blvd – RS-75 to PD – (2/14/2019 @ 6:00pm)

CRIME ACTIVITY JANUARY 2019

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.

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

BURGLARY – 1/19/2019 – TGHPT/GT – VEHICLE TAG – 1/22/2019 – TGH

THEFT – 10/2/2018- Tampa General Circle

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

REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATED JANUARY 2019

This month the real estate market on Davis Islands saw a surge in activity. In particular there were 13 new homes that came to market with with 8 homes going under contract.  In the January period there were 8 homes sold with 32 currently for sale.
The details for January
– The lowest priced home currently for sale came in at $369,900 while the highest priced at $4,495,000
– The lowest priced home that sold closed at $410,000 and the highest priced home sold at $2,625,000.
– The Median Sales Price is $612,500 vs $825,000 in 2018
– The Original List Price to Sales Price Ratio is 91.5% vs 100% in 2018 and finally
– The Average Days on Market for active properties is 49

In summary: Homes sales were robust over the last month. New homes coming to market did spike significantly while inventory of $1 million plus composed 50% of the active market

OUR MARKET ACTIVITY

 414 CHIPPEWA AVE | JUST LISTED

The perfect blend of style and space is offered in this fantastic Davis Islands residence.  This is your chance to own a gem of a home in South Tampa’s premier waterfront neighborhood. Click for details

 438 E DAVIS BLVD | ACTIVE

438 EAST is THE one-of-a-kind, Mid-Century modern inspired residence that sets a new standard of seamlessly blending luxury style with desirable function, all encompassed in a perfect urban setting. Click for details

726 S DAVIS BLVD | JUST LISTED/UNDER CONTRACT

The opportunities are plentiful with this special 1950’s ranch style home on Davis Islands.  This home sits on 67 ft of frontage with a 8,000 + sq ft lot, plenty of room for a renovation project or new construction. Click for details

481 W DAVIS BLVD | UNDER CONTRACT

Fantastic opportunity to build your dream home on the waterfront community of Davis Islands. This oversized lot has an expansive 85 ft of frontage and an overall size for future building potential which is unparalleled to existing land on the market. Details

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. Download our  Features & Floorplan Guide

CONSIDERING THE SALE OF YOUR ISLANDS HOME?GET TO MARKET FIRST WHILE PRICES ARE STRONG!

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