Susan Taylor Martin - Bay Magazine Editor

Bay Magazine Editor

I am the editor of Bay Magazine although you might recognize me from my longtime coverage of real estate in the Tampa Bay area. I grew up in New York City, went to college at Duke and wound up in Florida when my parents retired here. After working for more news organizations than I care to count, I was thrilled to join the St. Petersburg Times (now the Tampa Bay Times) in 1982. where I’ve been an editor, national correspondent and foreign correspondent (I still have a burqua from covering the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001.) I retired long enough to take up painting and drawing and realize some people do retirement better than others!

  1. Former Tampa Bay Times real estate reporter Susan Taylor Martin remodeled this St. Petersburg Home before putting it on the market earlier this year. It was an adventure. [Susan Taylor Martin]
  2. From this view, the home of the late Stuart Arnold is on the left side of the cul de sac, with tennis courts and all that lawn overlooking the water.
  3. Executive director Michael Jalazo.
  4. An exterior look at the home owned by Derek Jeter at 58 Bahama Circle on Davis Islands on April 3, 2020 in Tampa. Bucs quarterback Tom Brady has rented it from Jeter.
  5. An empty field located on 46th Avenue and 39th Street, is to be redeveloped into an affordable housing community to be called, Oasis Acres. Some residents aren't happy with this plan, on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020 in St. Petersburg.
  6. The site of the former Georgetown Apartments on S West Shore Boulevard, which was clear-cut recently for new construction.
  7. Pinellas County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller. Ken Burke
  8. Ramon Christopher Blanchett. [Courtesy of Ramon Christopher Blanchett]
  9. The Tru by Hilton hotel under construction at 16th Street N and Central Avenue in St. Petersburg.
  10. In an effort to obtain a homestead exemption that would have saved them thousands of dollars in property taxes, the Baldwins slept in a tent on the grounds of their new house in Tampa before it was finished in 2015.
  11. Charity swag - calendars, wrapping paper, pens and other items charities sent to one person this year as an inducement to  donate.
  12. James Cordier, the founder of, apologized in an emotional YouTube video in November 2018 that losses from bad bets on energy prices would likely lead to the demise of his firm.
  13. This house on 10th Street NE in St. Petersburg sold for $115,000 in 2009; $170,000 in 2012 and $249,000 in 2018.
  14. Dec. 23, 2019• Business
    The Point at West End apartments in Tampa.
  15. This Tarpon Spring estate sold Dec. 19, 2019 for $10 million.
  16. A rendering of a unit in the proposed Altura Bayshore condo tower in Tampa.
  17. This home in Land O' Lakes sold for $1.9 million in November.
  18. This house on Haines Road in St. Petersburg had little curb appeal when it sold for $112,000 in March.
  19. Salt Palm Development, a Certified B Corporation, recently broke ground for the Royal, a 13-unit townhome project in St. Petersburg. Prices will range from $550,000 to $1.3 million.
  20. The Vue at Belleair
  21. Renderings of Paloma, a boat-up restaurant planned for Tampa's Westshore Marina District.
  22. Latitude Margaritaville Watersound is planned for this site in Bay County in Florida's Panhandle.
  23. The parking lot for the Christ United Methodist Church is being sold to a developer, who plans a mixed-use building from 18 to 25 stories. [Times 2017]