Moving to Tampa, FL

Thinking about moving to Tampa?

You’ll be in good company. Between 2010 and 2016, more than 41,456 people have moved to Tampa, an increase of 12.4%. New residents are attracted to Tampa’s growing economy, excellent year-round weather, and reasonable housing prices. And that’s not even mentioning the beaches: the Tampa Bay area is home to some of the nation’s best beaches, including St. Petersburg, De Soto, Treasure Island and Clearwater. It’s not hard to see why so many are moving here.

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Living

Tampa is home to 377,165 Tampanians. With an area of 113.4 square miles, Tampa has a population density of 3,326 persons per square mile, which makes it less dense than many other cities of comparable size.

The Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area boasts a population of 3,032,171 people, of which Tampa proper’s population makes up 12%.

Housing

One of Tampa’s greatest strengths is its relatively affordable housing market. The median home value in Tampa is $185,000, -8% below the US median value, according to Zillow. The median price per square foot in Tampa is $133. Over the past 5 years, home values in Tampa have increased by 14%.

Renters in Tampa will also have an easy time finding affordable housing. The median rent in Tampa is $1,335 per month, which is 7% lower than the US median. Over the past year, rental rates in Tampa have increased by 2.1%.

Economy

The Tampa economy is on fire. The Tampa metro area’s GDP grew by 21% between 2010 and 2015, from $110 billion in 2010 to $134 billion in 2015, a total increase of $24 billion. The metro area has a per capita GDP of $44,139. According to the US Census Bureau, the median household income in Tampa, FL is $47,085, 18% lower than the national median. Tampa’s unemployment rate is 4.1%.

Tampa, FL Arts and Entertainment

Edison: Food + Drink Lab

912 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33606

Mise en Place

442 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33606

Roux

4205 S MacDill Ave., Tampa, FL 33611

Rooster & the Till

6500 N Florida Ave Tampa, FL 33604

Tasty Cajun

1000 W Waters Ave Ste 6 Tampa, FL 33604

Ulele

1810 N Highland Ave., Tampa, FL 33603

Ava

718 S Howard Ave., Tampa, FL 33606

Datz

2616 S MacDill Ave., Tampa, FL 33629

The Refinery

5137 N Florida Ave., Tampa, FL 33603

Restaurants
Edison: Food + Drink Lab
Mise en Place
Roux
Rooster & the Till
Tasty Cajun
Ulele
Ava
Datz
The Refinery

7venth Sun Brewery

6809 N Nebraska Ave., Tampa

Beach Bar

7700 W Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa

Bizou Brasserie

601 N Florida Ave., Tampa

Mr. Dunderbak’s Biergarten & Brewery

14929 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Tampa

City Side Lounge

3703 Henderson Blvd., Tampa

Dubliner Irish Pub

2307 W. Azeele St., Tampa

Franklin Manor

912 N Franklin St., Tampa

The Patio

421 S MacDill Ave., Tampa

Tampa Tap Room

13150 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa

81Bay Brewing

4465 W Gandy Blvd., Tampa

Cigar City Brewing Co.

3924 W Spruce St., Tampa

Coppertail Brewing Co.

2601 E Second Ave., Tampa

Nightlife
7venth Sun Brewery
Beach Bar
Bizou Brasserie
Mr. Dunderbak’s Biergarten & Brewery
City Side Lounge
Dubliner Irish Pub
Franklin Manor
The Patio
Tampa Tap Room
81Bay Brewing
Cigar City Brewing Co.
Coppertail Brewing Co.

Tampa Bay Aquarium

14851 N Dale Mabry Hwy Tampa, FL 33618

Lowry Park

7525 N Blvd Tampa, FL 33604

Henry B. Plant Museum

401 W Kennedy Blvd Tampa, FL 33616

Tampa Museum of Art

120 W Gasparilla Plz Tampa, FL 33602

Lowry Park Zoo

1101 W Sligh Ave Tampa, FL 33604

The Dali Museum

1 Dali Blvd St. Petersburg, FL 33701

The Florida Aquarium

701 Channelside Dr Tampa, FL 33602

Tampa Bay History Center

801 Old Water St Tampa, FL 33602

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts

400 N Ashley Dr Cube 200 Tampa, FL 33602

Tampa Bay Aquarium
Lowry Park
Henry B. Plant Museum
Tampa Museum of Art
Lowry Park Zoo
The Dali Museum
The Florida Aquarium
Tampa Bay History Center
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts

Weather

If hot weather isn’t your thing, you might want to think twice before moving to Tampa. Tampa winters are warm, with an average temperature of 64 degrees. Summers in Tampa are hot, with an average temperature of 82 degrees. The average temperature in Spring is 77 degrees and the average temperature in Fall is 69 degrees.

If you’re moving to Tampa, you better bring your umbrella! Tampa sees an average 105 rainy days per year, and had an average annual rainfall of 46.3 inches. Tampa is relatively humid, with an average annual relative humidity of 74. And don’t sweat it if you forget to pack your sunglasses. Tampa only gets an average of 2,927 sunny hours per year and 101 sunny days, fewer than much of the rest of the country.

Crime

Tampa is a safe city, with a violent crime rate of only 631 incidents per 100,000 persons according to the FBI, a lower rate than average. Property crime rates in Tampa are relatively low, with a rate of 2,296 incidents per 100,000 persons, a lower rate than average.

Traffic

Ask anyone who lives in Tampa what the city’s biggest problems are and traffic will almost certainly be one of them. According to a survey conducted by INRIX, the average commuter in Tampa spends 27 hours in traffic each year, with about 7% of their time commuting in a traffic jam, a higher portion than average among US cities.

Cost of Living

Tampa is an expensive place to live with a high cost of living. According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis‘s Regional Price Parity survey, which takes into account cost of living metrics including the price of goods and services and housing, Tampa has a regional price parity of 109.8, 0.3% above the average for US metro areas.

Education

Tampa’s workforce is not as educated as comparable cities. Only 16% is in possession of a Bachelor’s degree, and 13% of the population did not complete High School. Only 8% of the population has a Graduate or Professional degree.

Demographics

The median age in Tampa is 41.6 years. 48.4% of the population in the Tampa metro area is male, while 51.6% is female. 12.5% of the metro population is foreign born. In terms of racial demographics, Tampa is 80% white, 12% African American, and 0% Asian.

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