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Tampa, Florida: 10 Amazing Time-Lapse Images Show a New and Improved City

Tampa Time Lapse

Trendy Tampa, Florida is attracting attention and real estate investors from across America, and around the globe. The city’s new face is both a symptom of it, and reason for it.

Downtown Tampa has undergone major development in an effort to become a vibrant 24-hour city. Moreover, the Tampa Bay Area as a whole is resurging as a trendy international destination, and has the fundamentals to back it up.

Tampa was already popular with international investors before 2008, so how has the skyline of this colorful city and foodie heaven changed since then? With the help of Google Street View we created 10 amazing before-and-after images of the city’s evolution. Hold and drag the arrow left and right to see the changes.

1. SkyHouse Channelside – Channel District

Year Built: 2015

The SkyHouse is one of the newest luxury apartment buildings in Tampa, FL. The 23-floor building with 320 rental units and commercial space on the ground floor sports a beautiful amenities deck, floor-to-ceiling windows, and is situated in the hot Channel District.

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2. The Slade – Channel District

Year Built: 2009

Offering studio to 3-bedroom luxury Tampa apartments, The Slade boasts a monumental tower entrance, with spectacular pool deck, and is pet-friendly. A prime choice for the active renter, the new complex is in close proximity to major highways, Amtrak trains and the airport.

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3. Tampa Bay History Center – Downtown

Year Built: 2009

The 60,000-square foot Tampa Bay History Center ensures that even amidst furious modern development, the area’s culture will never be forgotten. The cutting edge facility with engaging activities for kids traces 12,000 years of Florida history.

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4. 2Bayshore Apartments – Downtown

Year Built: 2014

Tampa’s apartments at 2 Bayshore offer spectacular urban living with views of the bay and incredible walkability. A gym, business lounge, poolside cabanas and a fire pit, with plenty of notable Tampa eateries within steps all add to the lifestyle.

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5. The Ella at ENCORE! & The Reed at Encore! – South Nebraska

Year Built: 2012

The Ella and The Reed are two of the Encore! Community’s newest buildings. Encore! is a 12-block development, with green initiatives, built over the area music artist Ray Charles once called home. Both are 7 story multifamily buildings. Ella and Reed are senior housing developments for those aged 62+.

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6. 6919 North Dale Mabry Highway – Egypt – Lake Leto

Year Built: 2012

Clean modern lines outline this stylish new 3-story, Class A medical office building in Tampa. The property offers a total of 56,000 square feet, with rents at $22 per square foot as of 2016.

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7. Element – Downtown

Year Built: 2009

The Element is a soaring 35-floor Tampa condominium tower with 395 units. Commercial business space occupies the ground floor, while the adjoining parking garage has 190 parking spaces dedicated to TECO Energy Plaza employees.

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8. Eddie V’s Prime Seafood, TD Ameritrade, Carver City-Lincoln Gardens

Year Built: 2013

One of several buildings on the list in the Carver City–Lincoln Gardens area of Tampa, Florida, Eddie V’s Prime Seafood is a delicious and exciting restaurant and lounge which epitomizes Tampa’s new upscale foodie scene. The new neighboring TD Ameritrade branch at 4410 W Boy Scout Blvd. shows the appetite financial firms have for participating in the city’s booming success.

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9. Corporate Center IV at International Plaza, Carver City-Lincoln Gardens

Year Built: 2008

Adding to the busy transformation of W Boy Scout Blvd., Corporate Center IV at International Plaza is an 8 floor, almost all glass office building. Corporate Center IV is GOLD LEED certified, with over 250,000 rentable square feet.

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10. Metwest One & Two, Retail Village, Carver City-Lincoln Gardens

Year Built: 2013

Metwest International offers a shining office and retail complex with hundreds of thousands of square feet of office space, banks, and over 7 spectacular eateries at Retail Village. Metwest Two is 100% occupied by PwC. Metwest One sports an on-site fitness center, and won awards in 2010 and 2012.

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Nadia Balint

Nadia Balint is a senior creative writer for RENTCafé. She covers news and trends in residential and commercial real estate and their impact on our everyday life, including rental housing, for-sale housing, real estate development, homeownership, market reports, insurance, landlord-tenant laws, personal finance, urban development, economy, sustainability, and social issues. Nadia holds a B.S. in Business Management from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. You can connect with Nadia via email.

Nadia’s work and expertise have been quoted by major national and local media outlets, including CNN, CNBC, CBS News, Curbed, The NY Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Denver Post as well as industry publications, such as GlobeSt, Bisnow, Inman News, Multifamily Executive, and The Commercial Real Estate Show. Nadia also wrote for Multi-Housing News, Commercial Property Executive, HubSpot, and more. Prior to entering the real estate industry, Nadia worked in the legal field, where she gained over 10 years of experience in business, corporate, and real estate law.

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