Why It’s A Great Life in Tampa Bay

We have all the amenities of major cities, with the community feel of smaller towns. We’re home to top-rated public schools, universities, hospitals, and everywhere you go, you’re close to bays, beaches, rivers and lakes.

Top 25

One of the top 25 cities that millennials are moving to now (Time).


Tampa Bay is a cultural hub where more than 40 languages are spoken.


Tampa Bay is ranked as one of the best places to live by U.S. News & World Report.


Tampa Bay is Florida’s largest open-water estuary, extending 400 square miles.


More than 3 million people call Tampa Bay home.


The Tampa Bay area is the fifth most popular moving destination in the U.S. (Penske).

Low cost of living means mo’ money

Tampa Bay is the most affordable Top 20 U.S. metro area, outranking other regions including Dallas, Miami, Atlanta and Phoenix. You’ll get more for your money and bring more home in your paycheck since there’s no state income tax!

Quality of living stats, Tampa Bay, Florida

Compared to national averages. Source: Tampa Economic Development Council

The weather is just fantastic

Tampa Bay has the kind of year-round weather the rest of the country dreams about. With an average annual temperature of 73 degrees and 243 days of sunshine, fun in the sun is a year-long adventure.

We’re getting younger all the time

A quarter of the population is between the ages of 18–34. This contributes to the low median age of 37 years, which is below the national average. About 27% of the population is Hispanic or Latino, and 31% of our residents age 25 and older hold a bachelor’s degree or higher. Plus, Tampa Bay has an eclectic mix of ethnicities and cultures, thanks in large part to its unique history dating back to the days of Spanish exploration.