With over 20 miles of beaches, some considered to be the best in the state and the world, it’s a mecca for people wanting to live the quintessential Florida lifestyle
Tampa is one of the largest cities on the west coast of Florida.
Tampa is one of the largest cities on the west coast of Florida. With over 20 miles of beaches, some considered to be the best in the state and the world, it’s a mecca for people wanting to live the quintessential Florida lifestyle. World-class golfing, shopping, dining, and oh those beaches! It has something for all. It is the home of Busch Gardens Theme Park, Lowry Park Zoo and the Florida Aquarium. Tampa has several colleges including the University of South Florida and is the home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Tampa Bay Rays. The cost of living here is about three percent below the national average and Tampa Bay real estate is hot right now so more and more people are discovering all that Tampa has to offer. Many large corporations are located in Tampa including Teco Energy Inc., Wellcare Health Plans and Raymond James Financial. The downtown area has a prominent financial district, and is full of cafes, shopping, nightlife and more. Here you can hop on a cruise ship at the Port of Tampa, a major cruise port destination for many. Tampa is centrally located, and within an hour’s drive of Orlando and all of the major theme parks and only about an hour south of Sarasota. The average high temperature for Tampa is about 82 degrees also. Are you seeing a weather pattern here? The temperatures in Florida are very mild and very desirable.
Tampa Bay cities, St. Petersburg & Clearwater, white sandy beaches and hip bistros.
Other desirable places in the Tampa Bay area would most definitely include the St. Petersburg and Clearwater areas. Known for clear blue waters and remarkable sunsets mixed with a hip and upbeat mix of arts and cultural happenings, this area is a port of call for many. Clearwater’s lush, white sandy beaches are often rated amongst the best in the world and offer a vast array of activities for water enthusiasts, as well as some of the most highly coveted water views around. The Clearwater Marine Aquarium is the favorite of many as you can meet the famous dolphins, “Winter” and “Hope.” There are a number of amazing arts and history museums in the area including the famed Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg. Chic wine bars and craft breweries have caught on with local young professionals and the young at heart and make up the vibrant Grand Central District, also in St. Petersburg. There are fun events planned throughout the year to keep residents happy with great food, music, arts and emphasis on community and fun. This area is a great place to appreciate the best Florida has to offer in terms of weather, water, the arts and history.