Box Factory Lofts are the perfect combination of old and new, pictured in a new condominium community located in the historic Ybor City, Tampa. In the 1890’s, the building was a factory that manufactured cigar boxes whose design featured many traditional elements reminiscent of the early days of Tampa and Ybor City.

In that period, Tampa was famous for its cigars that were usually packed in outstanding wooden boxes manufactured in this exact same building. As a result, Tampa was often referred to as the cigar capital of the world.

Nowadays, the building looks rather different. The loft units spread on two stores improve the former industrial space with their large and spectacular beams, as well as amazing windows that are a perfect combination between architectural artistry and modern design. The building contractor has provided the condominium with premium surfaces designed to match the other details of the building.

What’s great about these lofts is that they vary in size, giving customers the opportunity to find a home perfect for their needs. You can enjoy every moment of your life in a smaller loft with a living space of 950 square feet or in a bigger one with a surface of 1,700 square feet. If you don’t like too much silence, you’ll be pleased to know that the building is at five blocks from the stirring nights of Ybor City. And there’s more: the beloved store Ikea is situated right across the street.

General Amenities of the Box Factory Lofts

The Box Factory Lofts are beautifully designed for both singles and couples. Prices are between $100,000 and $300,000. Some of the most important amenities include:

  • Granite countertops
  • Stainless steel appliances
  • Beautiful décor
  • Covered parking
  • Volume ceilings
  • Concrete walls
  • Pool area

About Ybor City in Tampa, FL

Ybor City is situated northeast of downtown Tampa, Florida and it is regarded as the city’s best-known historic neighborhoods. It was established in the 1880’s by important cigar manufacturers who managed to create the perfect working conditions for immigrants. As a result, Ybor City was soon populated by Spaniards, Italians and Cubans. The city became so important for the cigar industry that the number of cigars rolled annually reached to millions.

The population of this city was different from the other communities of immigrants because it consisted of many races and ethnicities that had to learn to live together and help each other. However, the slow exodus that had been present from the Great Depression became more powerful after World War II and the area was slowly submitted to abandonment.  Fortunately, after years of neglect, a part of the neighborhood has turned into an entertainment district that is famous for its night clubs.

Ybor City is one of the National Historic Landmark Districts, and many of its buildings are recognized as national historic places. Plus, its main avenue was featured on the American Planning Association’s top 10 great streets in America. For some genuine entertainment in Ybor City you might want to check out:

  • Ybor City State Museum
  • The Old Cigar Factory
  • 7th avenue
  • Ybor Square

For more information on Box Factory Lofts and Tampa Real EstateClick Here or Call (813) 817-0345 to schedule a free consultation from Mike & Michelle Grizzell.

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It is good to know the history of the Ybor City. People will know in this article their big contribution in the cigar industry. This city became so important for the cigar industry that the number of cigars rolled annually reached to million.

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