Relocating to Tampa Bay

Beaches, boating, baseball, football, hockey and the weather are among some of the top reasons people come to Tampa. Several Major League Baseball teams come here for Spring training and its also the home of MacDill Air Force Base and Central Command.

A summary of some popular neighborhoods are provided below, but we also recommend a quick read about some of the lesser known places and areas, that are quaint, quirky, interesting and historically significant... read more.

Popular Neighborhoods

There is a diversity of neighborhoods across the Tampa Bay area, ranging from historic to modern. Select a photo to learn more about the area and watch short video clips.
  • South Tampa
  • Seminole Heights
  • Tampa Heights
  • Carroll Wood
  • Temple Terrace
  • Tampa Palms
  • Odessa
  • Westchase
  • Coffee Pot Bayou
  • Tierra Verde
  • St Pete Beach
  • Clearwater
  • Dunedin
  • Safety Harbor
  • Oldsmar

The Big Picture 3 Major Cities (many beaches)

Tampa and St. Petersburg (“St. Pete”), are Florida’s third and fourth largest cities, respectively. sit across the bay from each other, with Clearwater, known for its beaches sitting to the west on thehe Gulf of Mexico.

Most beaches are on the west on both sides of the Intracoastal Waterway, a 35-mile-long barrier island that stretches south from Clearwater Beach to Pass-A-Grille, where Tampa Bay meets the Gulf of Mexico after passing under the beautiful skyway bridge.

Notable Projects

Riverwalk, a vision that is now a reality, meanders along the Hillsborough River from Tampa Heights to the urban downtown of Tampa, which itself in undergoining a Renaissance . The riverwalk passes by the Tampa Museum of Art, Straz Center for the Performing Arts, the historic 1926 Floridian Hotel, and the Russian-turreted University of Tampa, and the modernist Florida Museum of Photographic Arts.

Major Employers

The Tampa Bay area is home to a diverse set of industries and employers, with over 50 companies employing greater than 1,000 people in the region. Several large companies such as Publix, Raymond James Financial, Jabil, and Tech Data have their headquarters here. The top 10 largest employers are: Baycare Health System, Publix Super Markets, Home Shopping Network, University of South Florida, Tech Data Corp, WellCare, Tampa General Hospital, Verizon, JP Morgan Chase, Citi Group.