Sitting along Florida's Gulf Coast, south of New Port Richey and north of Clearwater, Tarpon Springs is a city known for its fish and sponges! Known as the "Sponge Capital of the World," Tarpon Springs is home to the Sponge Docks, where visitors can find a vast array of natural sponge beds. The area has a strong Greek heritage, with many sponge divers immigrating to Tarpon Springs to take advantage of the natural sponges off the Anclote River. With 51 miles of prime waterfront land, Tarpon Springs is a true beach community with strong roots in fishing.
Residents know all too well the benefits of living in Tarpon Springs. From a low cost of living to tons of local amenities, the locals have access to not only all modern conveniences, but also to a plentiful coast and excellent weather. Because of its position on the coast, and its strong heritage, Tarpon Springs does have its fair share of tourists, but residents see the benefit of visitors in the extra amenities, shopping and dining that have found their home in Tarpon Springs. From art galleries, antique stores, and specialty shops in the Historic district, to quiet and comfortable neighborhoods and public services, Tarpon Springs promises the ease of a high quality of life with excitement, events, and of course the great Florida coast.