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"Cigar City" - Historic Tampa, FL - A City Rich in Culture, History, and Heritage

Tampa Florida is a city rich in History and culture. The city of Tampa has a storied history and the lands surrounding Tampa Bay have a great story to tell. At Bullard Realty we specialize in the historic homes and neighborhood of Tampa Bay. You can perform a Tampa real estate MLS search for free by selecting our find a home page. Tampa Bay Florida real estate is searchable by address, MLS number or general characteristics. Real estate in Tampa Bay has never been easier to locate with the technology available on our website. If you need further assistance or the help of one of our Tampa Bay Florida real estate agents please call us or e-mail us today. Bullard Realty can set up an advanced search to find new homes in Tampa or any other type of real estate Tampa Bay. Homes for sale in Tampa Florida ranging from the most exclusive homes on Bayshore Boulevard in South Tampa to a basic Tampa condo can be found right here. Find all the Tampa Bay Real Estate available right now with a click of your mouse. Tampa Homes and condominiums are plentiful right now as the market slows and the inventory of fantastic Tampa homes and real estate grows. You can find every variety of Tampa homes for sale right now including many properties in the historic neighborhoods that make the Tampa Bay area so special. Call on a Tampa real estate agent in our office for the professional advice and guidance you need to select your new home. The slower market has even effected Tampa Bay luxury homes. Many of the most beautiful homes in Tampa Bay have been drastically reduced in price. When you are looking for prime real estate Tampa Florida, look no further than Bullard Realty. Tampa Bay area real estate can be a great investment and there are many commercial properties that are worth a look. Check for commercial real estate in Tampa Florida with our MLS search feature. To find new homes Tampa has to look to Bullard Realty and our MLS search. There is an abundance of Tampa FL real estate available right now. Find homes for sale in Tampa FL any time 24 hours a day. Search Tampa Florida real estate in your pajamas! Tampa Bay real estate MLS is full of real historic homes, each with a story to tell. Tampa homes and Florida real estate can be an exciting way to buy a piece of history. Let Bullard Realty be your Tampa real estate agent and assist you in your search of Hillsborough real estate MLS listings. Finding the right Tampa Real Estate can be a challenge. Don’t try to find your own Real Estate Tampa, let Bullard Realty be your guide. We know Tampa Florida real estate and what it takes to make the right choice for your next Tampa Bay real estate purchase. Historic Hyde Park Tampa Homes can be a great buy right now if you have the right guide to help you in your search. Bullard Realty can set up a search that will find only the Tampa homes for sale that you are interested in and then make all the arrangements to see the properties and purchase the home of your dreams.

A Brief Timeline of Tampa Bay History

Navarez1528, Narváez Expedition arrived near Tampa to start colonization

tampa history1763, Great Britain acquired Florida and what is now Tampa Bay was named Hillsborough Bay, for Lord Hillsborough, who at the time was Secretary of State for the American Colonies, the County would later be named Hillsborough County

1783, Spain gets control of Florida and what would later become Tampa Florida as the Treaty of Paris was signed at the culmination of the American Revolution

1823, “Cantonment Brooke” or Fort Brooke was established in what is now downtown Tampa Florida by Colonel George Mercer Brooke on what is now known as Tampa Bay

1861-1865 Florida seceded to the Confederate States of America and Fort Brooke is controlled by Confederate troops

1885, the Tampa Board of Trade brokered a Tampa real estate deal with Vicente Martinez Ybor to relocate his cigar manufacturing to Tampa

H B Plant1891, Florida and Tampa real estate and railroad tycoon Henry B. Plant built a luxury resort hotel called the Tampa Bay Hotel which now houses the University of Tampa

1920s, construction of Bayshore Boulevard, running along Hillsborough Bay from Downtown Tampa to some of the finest Tampa real estate and Tampa homes of South Tampa.

1949, Babe Zaharias Golf Course in the Forest Hills area of Tampa is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. ‘Babe’ owned a Tampa home nearby.

Ybor City1929, over 500,000,000 cigars were hand rolled in Ybor city and the Tampa Florida area

1956, University of South Florida was founded, sparking development in northern Tampa and nearby Temple Terrace.

1976, Tampa Bay Buccaneers became Tampa Florida’s first major sports franchise

1973, First Financial Bank of Florida, the first skyscraper in Tampa is finished

1992, The National Hockey League created the Tampa Bay Lightning

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