Bimini Bay is a gated waterfront community in the heart of Apollo Beach, Florida. Apollo Beach is a census-designated place in Hillsborough County, about thirty minutes from Tampa, on south Tampa Bay. The Bimini Bay neighborhood is right by Interstate 75, Route 41, and the up and coming South Shore Commons Outdoor Mall giving locals easy access to the opportunities around them.
The luxurious waterfront location is a dream come true for many homeowners and buyers. The community has a clubhouse for gatherings, as well as a swimming pool to cool off in during the hot summer months. Residents have many home options to choose from, including townhomes, condos, villas, and custom luxury homes. The area is surrounded by lush tropical vegetation, enhancing the coastal atmosphere of the neighborhood.
The homes in Bimini Bay resemble a Florida Key West style. Some of the features include metal roofs, brick paver driveways, 2-story block construction, spacious porches, and more. Granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances give these homes a nice modern touch. The homes are designed with beautiful coastal landscaping adding to the allure of the community. Bimini Bay has homes starting in the $250,000s for buyers interested in an affordable beach home on the west coast. Apollo Beach Elementary School is conveniently located right across the street, so younger kids can enjoy a short walk to and from school.
You will find all of your grocery shopping needs can be taken care of at Apollo Beach Plaza with grocery stores like Winn-Dixie, and all-purpose stores like CVS and Dollar General. ATMs, banks, salons, spas, barbers, and restaurants are also located at the plaza if you need to get things like that taken care of while you’re on your errand run. Indulge in your sweet tooth or grab a coffee before work at Dunkin Donuts around the corner. If you love Chinese takeout, it doesn’t get any better than China Wok. Grab some takeout on the nights where the work day just felt too long and you need to relax, or do it just because you Chinese takeout is yummy and right by your new home.
If you like to eat out every now and then, there are several restaurants in the area. Beef O’ Brady’s and Ricky’s are great family-friendly restaurants for the whole family to eat at. Pita Kebob provides fresh Mediterranean food like chicken kebobs, falafel, lamb, gyros, Greek salads, and more. China Wok has all of the traditional Chinese takeout options you love including egg rolls, teriyaki chicken, Chow Mein noodles, soup, pork, and fried rice. Dine-in or take-out your Chinese favorites, and take advantage of the extremely affordable daily lunch special. Ricky’s has a variety of daily specials, so there’s always something fun to do. The steak dinner special is on Friday. Saturday is one dollar drinks for ladies and All You Can Eat Fish. Sunday has live entertainment, and a deal on wings and domestic beer. If you love saving money, you’ll love the daily lunch, dinner, and drink specials here. Apollo’s Bistro is a casual upscale restaurant is popular for wedding receptions. Enjoy a relaxing evening out with no television or game room distractions. Have your favorite glass of wine with a delicious order of calamari, seared tuna, lobster bisque, Kobe burgers, or mango shrimp. The food is spectacular and so is the service. Treat yourself to a gourmet meal by the water on your next night out.
There is more to the area, however, than all of the food you are going to want to eat. Flip Flops and Fitness, a gymnastics facility, is a great place for all ages to get fit, bendy, and improve their balance at a very affordable price. Right down the street, you can lay out on the beach and enjoy the warm sun. There is also the Apollo Beach Nature Preserve right on the shore for locals to enjoy nature-related activities. The Manatee Viewing Center is down the road. The center is a protected marine habitat with a 50-foot observation tower to view manatees from afar in the winter time. You can make an afternoon out of the short trip here by checking out the walking trails, the boardwalk, and the butterfly gardens. There is also a café for souvenirs and hot beverages to keep you warm when it gets too cold during the winter months. If you love shopping and need more than what Apollo Beach can give you, there are several cities nearby that can take care of that. Shopping Centers and malls are available all around you in Sarasota, Bradenton, Brandon, Tampa, and St. Petersburg. While you are out discovering which city will be your shopping hot spot, explore the other things these cities have to offer you. Find your favorite beach, your favorite museum, theme park, restaurant, and more. I am sure each city has something for you, so you’ll never run out of things to do. When you’re all worn out, come back home to rest on the relaxing shores of south Tampa Bay.
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