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Apollo Beach is located in southern Hillsborough County and according to Niche.com has an approximate population of 23,000 people. Being located just off the interstate allows for easy access to Tampa or Manatee County, to the south. Although you would expect the white sand beaches you see on a postcard from Florida, much of Apollo Beach is actually waterfront property with open water access making it a boaters paradise. If you are not much of a boater, that's ok because Apollo Beach is also home to beautiful communities like Waterset, a master planned community with all of the bells and whistles. You can expect a variety of luxury and single-family homes in the area where 84% of the population owns a home. Though there are not many schools to choose from, the area has above average public schools. Checkout the video below to learn all about Apollo Beach.

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Relaxing is the recurring theme for things to do in Apollo Beach. Many would expect crystal blue water and sugar sand beaches but it is actually a boaters paradise. Pulling at the heart strings of nautical and wildlife lovers, Apollo Beach is becoming a favored destination. Boaters can enjoy the waterways for cruising calmly or indulge in fishing and manatee viewing. 

In fact, Apollo Beach is home to the Tampa Electric’s Manatee Viewing Center open from Nov 1- April 15. The center also has a ray touch tank, butterfly garden, and trails. 

The outdoor enthusiast would also want to check out the Apollo Beach Nature Preserve. This park has a great observation tower built for bird watching. There are also picnic areas and a sandy beach (swimming not allowed). Dogs are welcomed just keep your furry friends on a leash. 

Don’t worry there is something for everyone like taking the day indoors for some shopping. Just 30 minutes south you can find Ellenton Premium Outlets with shops and dining or Westfield Brandon Mall is a quick commute North.


Looking for something else to do, check out Apollo Beach restaurants. The famous Circles is a waterfront restaurant and bar located at Lands End Marina. Why is it so famous? They have something for everyone! They have 6 different experiences in one iconic location. Choose from a beach area, waterside cafe, tiki bar, inside main bar, patio waterfront dining, or indoor fine dining. Take your time when visiting because each menu item is made-to-order and everything from sauces to desserts are made from scratch.

Finn’s Dockside Bar and Grill is a new destination with a seafood heavy menu and craft cocktails with a unique waterside experience.

If you want to change it up from the usual check out The Vineyards Trattoria and Pizzeria with authentic italian dishes and options.


Waterset is a master planned community with a variety of homes and sizes to meet every need. Residents take advantage of the desirable amenities like resort style pools, tennis and pickleball courts, beautiful clubhouse, a fitness center, 12 miles of trails, or a peaceful activity lakeside. 

Mira Bay is a resort- style community with a variety of single-family homes on 750 maintained acres. Enjoy the expansive list of amenities such as trails, fishing, fitness classes, gym and outdoor sports courts, MiraBay Club pool complete with cafe and the MiraBay Spa. 

Southshore Falls by Del Webb is rising in popularity as the premier 55+ active community. This relaxing location is nestled in a rapidly growing area making it convenient to shops and daily essentials. Enjoy maintenance free living in the comfort of a single-family home or villa with planned activities, lagoon style pools, and state-of-the-art clubhouse.  

Andalucia is a luxurious, waterfront community with expansive, million-dollar homes. The community is gated for security and features its own marina and yacht club. You can even bring your own builder if you find an open lot. 

Other notable neighborhoods are Covington Park, Harbour Isles, and Symphony Isles.


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While searching for homes in Apollo Beach, Florida, you will notice there is a wide variety of homes ranging from townhomes to luxury homes. The Median home sales price in Apollo Beach, Florida was close to $515k in 2022.  With the ever-changing market it is good to know where home prices are headed and with low inventory you have to be first in line.  Contact our team and we can tailor a home search specific to you or you can use our home search tool to search through the current homes for sale in Apollo beach.


Apollo Beach is conveniently located within 30 min of downtown Tampa via U.S. Hwy 41 N or I-75 N. Take the same routes and continue on to Tampa International Airport which will take around 40 minutes.

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Elementary Schools in Apollo Beach

  • South Shore Montessori School at Waterset PK

  • Apollo Beach Elementary: Public district, PK-5 | 646 students

Middle Schools in Apollo Beach

  • Waterset Charter School: Public charter, K-8 | 966 students

High Schools in Apollo Beach

  • SLAM Academy at Apollo Beach: Private, K-8 | 669 students

  • East Bay High School: Public district, 9-12 | 2,256 students

Designations: PK= Pre School. Schools are based on PUBLIC DISTRICT and CHARTER ONLY. All information above directly from GreatSchools.org.

Are The Schools Good in Apollo Beach, FL?

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