Tampa, Florida

Tampa is considered a major city. It is in the county seat of Hillsborough in Florida, United States. It is near the Gulf of Mexico which is located on the west coast of Florida on Tampa Bay. Tampa is the largest city in the Tampa Bay area and is the 48th in ranking for most populous city in the U.S. The city’s population is estimated to be around 399,700 in 2019. Tampa is the third-largest city in Florida next to Miami and Jacksonville. Its bay’s port is known to be the largest in the state. Bayshore Boulevard is along the bay’s port and is east of the historic Hyde Park neighborhood.

About Tampa

  • It is the third-fastest growing city in Florida, adding more than 6,000 new residents, year over year.

  • The cost of living is below the average of 8%.

  • Tampa ranks on the top of the small tech market. Healthcare, financial services, defense, information technology, manufacturing, and logistics are Tampa’s booming industry today.

  • Tampa ranked as one of the top 15 secret food scenes by Thrillist, it has dining options focused on the hyperlocal.

  • Tampa is the home of the major tourist attractions such as Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and a packed calendar of events.

  • To own a home in Tampa the average price is $259,102, and the average rent is $1,147/mo.

  • Average Cost of moving services and delivery services within Tampa for 5 bedroom house is $1805

  • Food cost in Tampa is the same as the national average. Anticipate to pay $3.22 for the loaf of bread, and $1.60 for a dozen eggs.

  • The average salary in Tampa is $41,404.

Weather

Generally, the weather is warm and balmy in Tampa but can surprise residents with bursts of temperature extremes. The Winter’s average temperatures are in the 70s at day time  and the 50s at night, but it’s also common to experience sub-freezing weather for a few days. Summertime temperatures are normally around 90, but can easily reach 100 degrees or more for a few days.

Education

Selection of School is readily available, but most students go to schools based on their location. The seventh-largest school district in the nation, with more than 200,000 students in K-12 is the famous Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS) 

Where To Go In Tampa

Ybor City

Ybor caters to a more indie lifestyle from shopping, dining, and entertainment. Ybor City is a National Historic Landmark District just outside downtown. It has been a thriving, eclectic, highly diverse neighborhood for the past 135 years.

SoHo  

SoHo (South Howard) is especially attractive to millennials moving to Tampa. An enchanting blend of old and new, upscale and divey. It is a tiny but bustling arts district within the larger Hyde Park neighborhood.

Hunter’s Green  

If you choose the comfort of a planned community, Hunter’s Green is the best suit for you. From the elegant green spaces to community events, this is a neighborhood you live for the rest of your life.

Harbour Island  

A within walking distance from the downtown, Harbour Island is the best choice for those who want to live by the sea area. Everything here is nearby-an excellent place to live in.

Nearby Cities in the Greater Tampa Metro Area:  

St. Petersburg  

Situated on the west coast of Tampa, St. Pete was first a resort town in 1875. Known for its culture and arts aside from its natural beauty. Depending on the traffic flow, St. Pete is a 30-minute drive from Tampa downtown.

Clearwater  

It is in the North of St. Petersburg and is also located on the coast, Clearwater is famous for its white-sand beaches and downtown corridor. It may take about 40 minutes to get to commute to downtown Tampa.

Brandon  

Situated east of Tampa, Brandon is perfect for those who like a home based in a small community. It usually draws younger residents. Your commute to downtown Tampa will be around 20 minutes but  it can take longer during the rush hour.

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