Ybor City was founded in the 1880s by cigar manufacturers and was populated by thousands of immigrants, mainly from Cuba, Spain and Italy. The cigar industry ignited a plethora of opportunity for Ybor City. The lack of transportation in the 1800’s created the necessity for walkable communities that coupled with the prosperity Ybor experienced at that time created what is now known today as one of the nations most notorious historic districts. All over the county we are experiencing an urban renaissance, citizens are choosing to move closer to the downtown core and searching for vintage neighborhoods enriched with character.
Ybor city is no different with several hundred million dollars of new development currently under way from hotels to apartments and offices. Casitas En Cuatro (little houses on 4th) is a boutique project adding to the movement and is a unique opportunity to live in the heart of the entertainment district. The Casistas are made up of three historic single family homes that will be completely renovated and three new townhomes that mimic historic multifamily homes that still stand in the district today. Houses like these were likely to be home to cigar factory workers or local merchants. The renovations and new construction are inspired by the historic character but will have the modern amenities that todays homebuyer desire. This is a rare blend of old and new bringing six infill adjacent homes to market within a historic district.
To pay homage to Ybor’s history all units are named after cigars.
Long, thin and elegant cigar
2 bed 2 bath
1156 sqft (AC) | 1314 sqft under roof
A short, fat cigar most popular in America
2 bed 2 bath
1122 sqft (AC) | 1346 sqft under roof
Traditional and classic cigar
3 bed 2 bath | 2 car garage
1434 sqW (AC) | 2111 sqW under roof
The most exotic shape of cigar made. It consists of three panetelas braided together.
The three parts are then unbraided and smoked separately.
IN THE NEWS
Ybor City is seeing a tremendous amount of redevelopment activity initiated by the national lifestyle trend of residents desire for walkable communities. Ybor has always had entertainment and jobs bordering the central business district but it has lacked residential. There are currently over 600 luxury apartments planned over several projects and an extreme lack of supply of homes to buy. There are several business moving into the area motivated by tax credits and the cities Ybor City Vision Plan.
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1710 N. 19th St. #210
Tampa, FL 33605