People from all over the country are choosing to move to Florida. In fact, more than 1,000 people a day are moving to Florida, and many of them are choosing our beloved Tampa Bay and the surrounding areas as their new homes. CNBC reports that for every one person moving out of Tampa within the last year, 1.48 have relocated to Tampa Bay. With more and more remote job opportunities available, families and young professionals alike are freer than ever to choose where to live based on their dreams instead of their workplace. And with its gorgeous weather, nearby beaches, the strong arts community, and booming nightlife, it’s no wonder Tampa Bay is a growing destination to live, work, and play.
Florida is called the “sunshine state” for a reason, and the Tampa Bay area surely does not disappoint. The Tampa Bay area is the perfect mix of an urban setting, full of successful businesses and a growing arts community that is also a 30 minute or less drive from world-famous beaches such as Clearwater Beach and St. Pete Beach from anywhere you may be. Water lovers can easily head to the ocean and soak up the sun at what have been named some of the best beaches in the United States.
The year-round warmth also gives the Tampa Bay area countless opportunities for festivals such as the Gasparilla Pirate Festival, Mainsal Art Festival, and the St. Pete Pride Festival, which is one of the largest pride celebrations in the United. States.
As one of the coolest cities in America, Tampa Bay is full of bars, restaurants, and activities depending on what you are looking for. From award-winning restaurants, the lively Tampa club scene, the bustling nightlife of Downtown St. Petersburg, down to laid-back breweries filled with live music, where kids are not just welcome but encouraged – there is something that will match almost any lifestyle on either side of the bay.
And let’s not forget the kids! The Tampa Bay area is chock-full of places to take the kids year-round – The Florida Aquarium and Glazer Children’s Museum are located in the heart of downtown Tampa and are the perfect respite from high summer temperatures. Zoo Tampa, located just outside of downtown has been voted the #1 family-friendly zoo in the country. And just across the bridge, the St. Pete Pier is the perfect mix of outdoor and indoor play for the kiddos, as well as waterfront views and fine dining for adults.
With all of these amenities and more, The Tampa Bay area is proving to be a destination for families and young professionals alike – the perfect combination of excitement and relaxation and there is no sign of this slowing down anytime soon.