Ten BEST Reasons to Live in Tampa Bay!

Dated: March 22 2019

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Whether you're a transplant or a native, Floridians know hundreds of reasons why the Tampa Bay area is a great place to live!  If you're considering a move here, we'd like to offer just a few:


1. Beaches - Obviously, this has to rank as our #1 reason for loving Tampa Bay.  Our spectacular sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico, white sugar sands, and gentle waves make a day at the beach everything you want it to be!  Keep reading here for some other great reasons, including a few that may surprise you!

2. Golf, anyone?  It's true - we boast some of the best courses in Florida!  Innisbrook, World Woods, and Saddlebrook are all well-known in the golf community.  TPC Tampa Bay is a former stop on the Champions Tour!  Great weather means you can play all year round, and enjoy our beautiful scenery and wildlife along the way.

3. Recreation - there's so much to do here! From restaurants to nightlife to pro sports teams, and outdoor activities, you'll find something for everyone to love!

4. Active living - In 2016, Tampa Bay was #3 on the list of best cities for an active lifestyle.  With plenty of parks and trails, biking, walking and hiking opportunities abound. Local sports teams and clubs for both kids and adults will keep you moving!

5. Green space - In Central Florida, something is blooming year-round!  Enjoy the beautiful outdoors and amazing weather at an abundance of urban green spaces throughout our cities. 

6. Culture - Our world-class performing arts venues host national touring shows, concerts, and so much more. The Florida Orchestra and Opera Tampa make beautiful music all around the bay area, and museums, theater, and art all have a strong local presence.

7. Theme Parks - Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, Adventure Island and ZooTampa are fun for all ages!  We're only a short drive from Orlando and all that it has to offer.

8. Industry and Jobs - we're growing!  Tampa welcomes new businesses and industry to the local area, bringing in new jobs.  There's one here for you!

9. Affordability - A recent study showed that Tampa boasts the lowest cost of living among urban areas in Florida.  

10. Retirement - A 2015 study found that Tampa is the best place in the nation to retire. Affordability was the top factor, but recreational activities, quality of life, and of course weather were all factors.

If you haven't made your move yet, now is the time!  We're here to help you make your home in the beautiful Tampa Bay area.

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Mickey Arruda

Mickey Arruda REALTOR® A true Florida native, Mickey grew up in Ruskin (just south of Riverview), fishing Tampa Bay’s flats and golfing at some of Florida’s premier courses. Mickey pursued a d....

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