Symphony Isles is a vibrant and secluded neighborhood in Apollo Beach, Florida. This community is located right on the coast of south Tampa Bay. The homes in Symphony Isles are all on wide deep-water canals that lead straight into the bay, so the water is only steps away from your home. Apollo Beach is in Hillsborough County about thirty minutes away from the more well-known city of Tampa. The summers are long and hot while the winters are mild to moderate with little to no snow.
Living in Symphony Isles makes the summer heat bearable with the water right outside your door. There are a variety of home types, including cozy townhomes, zero lot-line homes, canal-front homes, large beach homes, and Bayfront homes. These all come together to make total of 314 properties in Symphony Isles. The community feels safe and secure with armed security protecting the gate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Symphony Isles is a deed-restricted and gated neighborhood. There are social activities available for all ages from small children to senior citizens. The neighborhood clubhouse, pool, playground, and boat launch area are a few of the things residents can enjoy on a daily basis. The community also gets to enjoy their very own private beach. Layout for a sun bath with your next door neighbors and friends from down the street, or get out and enjoy water sports together in the bay. Symphony Beach Park makes it even more fun with a horseshoe pit, a gazebo, a barbecue area, and a volleyball area. Your friends and family can enjoy a few games before testing the water out. The beach is fun no matter what you’re doing. You can go to the beach for a relaxing day listening to the waves crashing on the shore while feeling the warmth of the sun on your skin. On the other hand, you could go for a day of fun playing beach volleyball, cooking out, surfing, jet skiing, and so much more. The beach is for everyone. In the neighborhood, there are plenty of paths throughout for leisurely walks or bike rides. Two blocks away, you will find the Apollo Beach Community Center. The center doubles as a recreation center with tennis courts, basketball courts, and fitness classes to keep you up and moving, promoting an active lifestyle within your community. There is also a large playground at the community center for kids to play on, a dog park for furry friends to run around and socialize in, and more, right around the corner from your home.
The area at Apollo Beach Boulevard and Route 41 provides a bit of nearby shopping, including supermarkets, drug stores, restaurants, specialty stores, and more stores to come. The cities of Tampa, St. Petersburg, Brandon, Bradenton, and Sarasota are all nearby, providing an extraordinary amount of opportunities for shopping, dining, and entertainment. Some of Florida’s top beaches are also nearby. All up and down the bay, you can find exciting places like the Manatee Viewing Center where you can watch Manatees from afar in their natural environment during the winter time. There’s a little gift shop and café at the center for souvenirs and hot beverages to warm you up during those cold winter months. Other places along the bay include Adventure Island, Busch Gardens, and Lowry Park Zoo. These places provide an abundance of fun and entertainment for children and adults to enjoy. They are also mostly in Tampa, so give yourself a little tour around the city before or after your visit to one of these places. That way, the next time you plan a trip, you’ll know more about what is out there. Tampa is only thirty minutes away, so you could go several times a week if you wanted.
Adventure Island and Busch Gardens are sister parks operated by Sea World. Busch Gardens is African-themed with animals and roller coasters for all ages to enjoy. Adventureland is a waterpark with tons of fun rides. This is one of the most fun ways to keep cool in the summer time in the Tampa Bay area. Walt Disney World is only one and a half hours away if you want to fulfill a lifelong dream of yours or make your child’s dream come true. Disney World is in Orlando along with Universal Studios, and if you’re a fan of the famous Harry Potter, Hogwarts is located there as well.
Symphony Isles is a beautiful bedroom community with breathtaking scenery and comfortable living. Live on the beach alongside the relaxing crashing of Tampa Bay’s waves on the shore. The big city can get noisy and cramped. Come home to breathing room, and explore the big cities on the weekend. The relative proximity to places like Tampa and Orlando will ensure that you’re never bored when you need something extremely fun to do. You have everything you need at the perfect distance. Not too close, but not too far away.
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