Historic Ybor City Homes For Sale
Historic Ybor City isn’t just a hub of entertainment and Florida history, it’s a thriving residential neighborhood full of charm. Often compared to New Orleans, it an urban oasis that combines the fun of shops, restaurants and businesses with a sense of community. Homes for sale in historic Ybor City range from Traditional single-family homes to cigar factories that were converted into modern lofts and condos.
Historic Ybor City Homes & Condos for Sale
|All Listings||Under $100,000||$100,000 - $200,000|
|$200,000 - $300,000||$300,000 - $400,000||$400,000 - $500,000|
|$500,000 - $600,000||$600,000 - $700,000||$700,000 - $800,000|
|$800,000 - $900,000||$900,000 - $1,000,000||Over $1,000,000|
Restaurants and Entertainment
About a century ago, historic Ybor City saw an influx of immigrants from Cuba, Spain and Italy. They created a booming cigar industry, built amazing brick buildings and created an environment filled with culture. Today’s restaurants are influenced by this heritage and provide residents and visitors alike with the best in Cuban, Spanish, Italian, Greek and other fine dining cuisines. Real estate agents can show you homes for sale in historic Ybor City that are located near these restaurants. Some even feature apartments right upstairs. Ask your realtors about what makes historic Ybor City so great, and they’ll tell you it’s the community. With movie theaters, a comedy club, music venues, nightclubs and more, there’s always something to do. Community events bring neighbors close together to celebrate. Ybor City hosts the Sant’Yago Knight Parade in conjunction with Tampa’s Gasparilla Pirate Festival in February. Festa Italiana in April and the Tampa Cigar Heritage Festival in November make this a great neighborhood to begin exploring the World of Tampa Bay. Ask your realtors about this historical district.
History of Ybor City
A Cuban man named Vincente Martinez Ybor founded historic Ybor City as a hub for cigar making. He convinced cigar makers in Key West, Cuba and New York to abandon their current locations and come to Tampa. Under his guidance, it became a company town unlike any other. Employees owned their own homes and entrepreneurs were allowed to bring in new business. It grew and thrived with cobblestone streets, brick buildings and buckets of charm. Today, the homes for sale in historic Ybor City can provide a touch of that history. Casitas, the small cottages built for cigar workers, are still available through your local real estate agents. After WWII, cigar demand dropped dramatically and was nearly halted when U.S./Cuban embargos came about in the 1960’s. For the next couple of decades, historic Ybor City saw a decline. But in the 1980’s, it became recognized as the only National Historic Landmark District in Florida. It regained popularity and was rejuvenated. Real estate agents can show you homes for sale from before and after this period. Located in the heart of Tampa, it is easily accessed by I-4, US 275, and the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway. Historic Ybor City, and the rest of Tampa, is easy to access on foot, by streetcar, or a short drive. The Channelside District is just moments away. Other fun Tampa locations like Busch Gardens, The Florida Aquarium and more are right around the corner. Contact your realtors for more information on homes for sale in historic Ybor City.