Tarpon River is an eclectic waterfront neighborhood. It combines one-third mid-rise (up to five stories) condominiums, one high-rise condominium, and one-third private homes.
PICTURESQUE AND ECLECTIC . . .
This is a community of change. "Many older homes built in the '40s and '50s which are in the majority - are being brought up to code,” said Reid Morgan, former President/Council of Civic Associations. The neighborhood-oriented area is transitioning from private homes to three-story duplexes. Homes have increased in value and with asking prices on the rise.
Gardens are common and kept in prime condition. Hundreds of flowering trees have recently been planted by the Beautification Committee.
Tarpon River is both an ideal location for those who work and play in the downtown area and those seeking an ideal walking and bike-riding community. Picturesque River Walk, on the historic New River, is within walking distance of Tarpon River. Restaurants and a modern Publix Market with undercover parking are nearby.
In years past, the neighborhood was home to DINKS (Double Income, No Kids). That has changed. Those coming into the area more recently are families with children. There is bussing to nearby schools. Nearby Hardy Park has been upgraded from a four acre park into nine acres. Several houses of worship are located in and around Tarpon River.