Tampa, Florida is one of the most exciting places to live in the South. Not only is it a popular vacation destination, but it has also been ranked as one of the Best Places to Retire in the U.S., one of the Best Places to Live in Florida, and one of the Safest Places to Live in the U.S according to U.S News & World Report.
Not only is this area highly awarded, but its culture is a summation of its tropical lifestyle, championship sports teams, exciting destinations, and much more. Let us introduce you to South Florida culture as you learn what Tampa, Florida is known for.
Beaches and Waterways
One of the major highlights of Tampa is its beaches. From Ben T. Davis to Picnic Island, everyone loves to enjoy Tampa’s white-sanded beaches along the Gulf of Mexico.
Whether you’re looking to spend a day relaxing on a sailboat or doing a deep-sea fishing trip in the Gulf, there is something for everyone when exploring the blue waters of Tampa. For those looking to stay on land, enjoy the various shelling spots, bike riding paths and sugar-sand shores for a day of tropical adventures.
When sports fans think of Tampa, “Champa-Bay” immediately comes to mind. This fitting nickname was given to the city after their various sports teams won their perspective championships all in consecutive order.
Each of these teams’ stadiums is are in the city and fans pile into every game. Whether it’s hearing the roar of the crowd at a Bucc’s game, seeing Lightning flags flying outside a restaurant, or devotees wearing Rays’ jerseys on the town, Tampa is known for having amazing sports teams and even better fans.
Fun for All
Tampa is also known for its exciting family-friendly destinations throughout the city. Many families make places such as the Busch Gardens and Florida Aquarium their go-to spots for a weekend excursion.
The popular amusement park, Busch Gardens, is a world-renowned theme park with thrill-seeking rides and a wildlife zoo. Whether you are looking for a topsy-turvy roller coaster, African safari, or any number of waterpark rides, Busch Gardens is sure to amaze.
The Florida Aquarium is known as the wildest place in town as it is home to over 20,000 aquatic plants and animals from all over the world. Visitors can get up close with some of nature’s most interesting wildlife such as sharks, jellyfish, goliath grouper and hundreds of other species.
Arts & More
Another reason people love to visit Tampa is for the immense amount of culture found throughout the city. Starting with Ybor City, this Cuban-centric area is full of local cigar factories, authentic Hispanic restaurants, and historic architecture dating back to the 16th century.
For those looking to live in Tampa, consider the area’s newest luxury high-rise – Altura Bayshore.
Altura Bayshore is in South Tampa just steps away from Bayshore Boulevard and offers breathtaking views of Hillsborough Bay and the Downtown Tampa skyline.
While Tampa is known for its pristine beaches and vibrant culture, Altura Bayshore is known for its resort-style amenities and spacious floorplans.
For starters, this 23-story luxury high-rise is designed with 67 residences and 6 penthouses for a South Tampa lifestyle that is second-to-none. Ranging from 2,403 to 3,848 square feet, owners will enjoy generously spaced, open-concept, living areas with breathtaking high-rise views.
Altura’s outstanding resort-style amenities can be found on the private rooftop amenity deck on the 24th floor. This amenity deck is designed with a large pool complete with lap lanes and a sun shelf, trellis-covered spa, private shade cabanas, covered bar area with BBQ grills, a private clubroom and more.
On the 4th floor, residents will have fun on the pickleball courts, putting green, half-court for basketball, dog park, and more in their South Tampa home.