If you are looking to move to a city rich in history, arts, culture and with a stable economy, then Tampa, Florida is the place to live. Tampa has captured the interests of businesses, tourists, and new residents of all ages, orientations and cultural backgrounds. Aside from Tampa's beautiful warm, sunny weather, the primary reasons for becoming an urban resident include the option of living near work, having immediate access to many of the city's attractions and activities, and eliminating commute time along Tampa's congested highways is a big benefit.
Tampa is recognized for its fine universities, world class healthcare facilities, quality museums, excellent restaurants, and the nation's top craft breweries.
Tampa is a magnetic city with unending charm and diverse neighborhoods. Bordered by a beautiful natural harbor, downtown Tampa’s vibrant cityscape is a product of years of thoughtful redevelopment and urban revitalization.
Tampa hosts plenty of housing options and investment opportunities. Downtown Tampa is split into several unique areas that include Hyde Park/SoHo District, Ybor City and Channelside. Tampa offers many architectural opportunities from classic bungalow to upscale new housing.
The move to the areas surrounding downtown, which include Ybor City, Channel District, and Harbour Island, is on the rise as being several of the best areas to live in Tampa.
Tampa General Hospital, located on Davis Island, and the University of Tampa are less than 10 minutes away.
I hate to break this to you, but Tampa doesn't have beaches. At least not the long stretches of white sandy beaches and roaring crystal blue waves coming onto the shore kind when you think of Florida beaches.
Those beaches are within an hours drive from Tampa.
- Clearwater Beach
- Indian Rocks Beach
- Saint Petersburg Beach
- Treasure Island
- Siesta Key
- Longboat Key
Tampa does have beach areas that are more like parks. Shorter bouts of sandy areas to picnic and where your dog can run and play.
- Ben T. Davis Beach
Davis Island Dog Beach
Cypress Point Park
Picnic Island Park
Tampa Arts and Culture
Explore Tampa and you’ll find that Tampa is a destination with an impressive collection of parks, and The Tampa Riverwalk spans 2.4 miles and connects 5 Tampa parks. Walkers can take views of the life on the water. It's a place to rent water bikes and electric boats. Learn about our history by visiting the monuments along the way.
Among these parks is Curtix Hixon water front park. 8 acres of green space in the middle of our busseling downtown. This park is filled of unending activity. With events like Tampa’s Downtown on Ice, Mayor’s River O green. North end of Riverwalk is the picnic areas, dog park, boat slips.
The Hillsborough River has brought a rejuvenated life to Downtown Tampa. From the best restaurants in town, to the majestic Tampa Theater, to the larger parks (Curtis Hixon Park & Water Works) - the area is beginning to feel big city. Easy to bike, walk, and travel, the convenience of Downtown has created the renaissance in Downtown Living. Franklin Street’s charm seems to have paved the way for new residential offerings.
With attractions like Busch Gardens, the Florida Aquarium, Tampa’s Lowery Park Zoo, the Straz Center for the performing arts and Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa is a destination.
Residents of Tampa enjoy an impressive collection of parks and pedestrian friendly play area, an eclectic mix of restaurants, shops including:
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Bike along Riverwalk
The Tampa Museum of Art
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
University of Tampa (Formally Henry Plant Hotel)
Glazer Children’s Museum
The Florida Aquarium
Not to mention the independently owned and operated restaurants and shops.