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Davis Islands Newsletter October 2018

 

THE DAVIS ISLANDS NEWSLETTER

Welcome to the October Islands View newsletter. This month, two great events are happening on the Islands.  One event is now in its 10th year and the other is for the 1st time. Also, there is a new business opening in the Davis Islands Village, which will be a great addition. 
 
As always, have a great month and enjoy the islands!
  Sig

 

 

Tampa Luxury Real Estate Agent Cristan Fadal

 

 

 

 

 

ISLANDS NEWS

Coming to the DI Village

The newest business to join the Davis Islands Village is Florist Fire Design House. Florist Fire has quickly become the Tampa Bay Area’s leading wedding and event florist.  They are making their new home in the former Serendipity space and will be opening on October 1st.

Early Bird Reminder – S.W.E.E.P Program

Start planning for the City of Tampa’s annual S.W.E.E.P program coming to the Islands – October 22-26th.  It is that time of year where the City will collect larger items for disposal that are not collected during routine bi-weekly waste collection.  Mark your calendars now so you don’t forget.  For details on what is collected refer to the City’s website here

 

EVENTS

 

Halloween in the Village 10th Anniversary

Join the Davis Islands Businesses as they host the 8th Annual Halloween in the Village on October 27th from 11am-3pm.  As in years past the day is full of exciting activities.
  • Trick or Treat in the DI Village (11am – 2pm)
  • Caricature Artist (11am-2pm)
  • Shutter Photo Booth (11am-2pm)
  • Pet Costume Contest (12:00pm)
  • Silly Sam’s Halloween Show (1:00pm)
  • Kid’s Costume Contest (2:15pm)
  • Chance Drawing (2:45pm)

 

Night of Dancing

Join the Davis Islands Civic Association and Librero’s Dance Studio for a night of Dance Lessons and Refreshments.  October 13, 2018 from 6-8pm.  150 E Davis Blvd 2nd Floor.  Wine compliments of Librero’s, refreshments by 220 East.

Movies in the Park

Movies in the Park is back!  With the screening of Polar Express, so mark your calendars now for December 1st, starting at 5:30pm at the Sandra Freedman Tennis Complex.  As always this is a FREE, FUN & FAMILY event hosted by the Davis Islands Civic Association

 
 
 
 

BOOK OF THE MONTH

 

As a Man Thinketh written by James Allen, is a quick 25 page book that more than anything summaries the importance of thought on a persons life.  While we have mentioned books such as the Power of Positive Thinking, this short read is really more of a topping off of the tank on the impact of thought on our lives.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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 2,454 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 October 2nd 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 Variance
DE2-18-67: 199 Ceylon Ave – Build a new 2 story home
Rezoning
REZ-18-56: 46 Columbia Dr – RS-60 to PD – 10/25/2018 @ 6pm

 

CRIME ACTIVITY SEPTEMBER 2018

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.

AUTO BURGLARY – 9/7/2018 – 600 Block Riviera Dr

MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT – 9/8/2018 – Martinique Ave

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF – 9/21/2018 – Severn Ave

THEFT – 9/24/2018 – Tampa General Circle

 

REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATED SEPTEMBER 2018

This month the real estate market on Davis Islands continued to stabilize. In particular there were 6 new homes coming to market with 9 homes going under contract.  In the September period there were 12 homes sold with just 30 currently for sale.
The details for September:
The lowest priced home currently for sale came in at $380,000 while the highest priced at $6,999,000
The lowest priced home that sold closed at $192,000 and the highest priced home sold at $1,347,500.
The Median Sales Price is $572,500 vs $707,000 in 2017
The Original List Price to Sales Price Ratio is 96.5% vs 89.1% in 2017 and finally
The Average Days on Market for active properties is 43
In summary: Homes sales were steady for the month similar to August. New homes coming to market did slow while inventory numbers remained in the low 30’s.

 

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 | UNDER CONTRACT
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) 391-9240

 

481 SEVERN AVE | DAVIS ISLANDS – SOLD FULL PRICE
Single Family Home, 5 Bed, 5 Baths, 4,124 Sq Ft, Pool, 3 Car Garage

 

208 DANUBE AVE #102| DAVIS ISLANDS – SOLD

Wonderful opportunity to live the urban lifestyle on Davis Islands, South Tampa’s amenity rich neighborhood!  The Retreat at Davis Islands is all about location, situated in the heart of the Islands business district, with its numerous restaurants and shops.