Thursday, August 15, 2019

Pros And Cons To Consider When Moving To Tampa!


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Known as "Cigar City" or "The Big Guava" Tampa, Florida is an exciting and historic place to live. As the second largest metropolitan area in Florida next to Miami, Tampa offers lots of reasons for you to call it home. Here are some of the pros and cons to consider if you are thinking about moving to Tampa.

1. Cost Of Living

Although wages in Tampa are not quite as high as other areas of the country with the median household income in 2019 at $49,000, there is no state tax in Florida, which helps with the cost of living. Housing is a bit more affordable with the average home value at about $222,000 in 2019. The fact that Tampa is part of a large metropolitan area also helps with the costs of food, clothing, and gasoline.

Many residents have moved to the Tampa area more for the lifestyle, preferring it over higher paying job opportunities in other locations. Tampa has a large Spanish community and is a city with lots of diversity.

2. Activities And Entertainment

When it comes to things to do in the Tampa area, there are plenty of activities and entertainment for you to enjoy. There is a wide selection of restaurants for you to try, ranging from Mexican Food and Barbecue to Steakhouses and Italian, Chinese, and more. When you are ready for some excitement, Tampa has lots of museums, nightclubs, sports activities, theme parks, and aquariums.

Tampa is also just a short drive to communities like Orlando with lots of theme parks, as well as ocean side communities like Jacksonville with plenty of east coast beaches.

3. Local Neighborhoods

The city of Tampa is made up of lots of different neighborhoods ranging from poor and middle class to larger luxury homes. There are also neighborhoods like Spanishtown, Palmetto Beach, and Seminole Heights, giving you the opportunity to find just the right place to call home. A few of the more popular neighborhoods include Hyde Park, the more historic section of town; Forest Hills, a more rural part of town; Courier City, the more urban environment; and Lincoln Gardens, one of the more upscale neighborhoods in Tampa.

There are many planned communities that include HomeOwner Associations as well as rural communities for those who want a bit more space. There are also communities like Riverview that are designed to be safe, family-friendly neighborhoods with entertainment and dining establishments nearby.

4. Employment Opportunities

When it comes to employment opportunities, Tampa has a wide variety of options for those looking for specific job industries. The city includes job opportunities in healthcare, finance, customer service, management, food services, hospitality and a whole lot more.

A few of Tampa's largest employers include companies like Publix Supermarket, JP Morgan Chase, University of South Florida, BayCare Health System, and Verizon. Companies among the top 100 places to work in Tampa include, the Progressive Group, GTE Financial, and SandPearl Resort.

5. Education

If you are looking to further your education, the city of Tampa offers a number of higher education opportunities. Institutions like the University of Tampa, the University of South Florida, and Strayer University allow local residents the chance to gain a college degree close to home.

Tampa also includes technical and occupational education programs like ITT Technical Institute, the Paul Mitchell School, the International Academy of Design & Technology, and the College of Public Health to name a few. Tampa offers the 8th largest school district in the country for younger students in grades K-12. The Hillsborough County School District gives students the opportunity to access a wide variety of activities and resources.

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