Just about everyone visiting or living in Tampa, Florida agrees that this is a special place. In fact, critics rank this city as one of the Best Places to Live in Florida, one of the Safest Places to Live in the U.S., and among the Best Places to Retire in the U.S., according to U.S News & World Report.
From the various activities around to the tropical lifestyle you’ll find, here are the top four perks of living in Tampa, Florida.
Plenty of Family Activities
One of the biggest perks of living in Tampa, Florida is the various family activities around the area. Whether you’re a year-round resident or visiting for a summer vacation, Tampa is home to plenty of places to bring the entire family.
One of the most popular family oriented destinations in Tampa, Florida is Busch Gardens. Busch Gardens is a world-renowned amusement park with dozens of thrill-seeking rides, an exciting waterpark, and a wildlife zoo with more than 200 species of animals.
For those who can’t get enough of Florida’s amazing wildlife you’ll love the Florida Aquarium. This world-renowned aquarium is home to over 20,000 aquatic plants and animals from all over the planet and is a must-see for people of all ages.
Another family friendly activity is ZooTampa at Lowry Park. Known as the “wildest place in town,” this zoo is home to over 1,000 animals and has even been voted Best Kids Attraction by Tampa Magazine’s Best of South Tampa.
Great Jobs and Schools
Another major perk of living in Tampa, Florida is the many job opportunities, as well as the schools throughout the city. Tampa is an ever-growing market with industries such as aerospace, financial services, health care, education, manufacturing, and more.
According to Make Florida Your Home, a mortgage and job study website, the city of Tampa is expected to see a ten-year job growth of 21.5%. This means that Tampa will continue to be a great place to live and work for years to come.
Tampa is also home to award-winning schools and universities such as the University of Tampa, the University of South Florida, Eckard College, and numerous grade schools. Whether you’re looking to work, study or teach, Tampa is a great place to do so.
Tropical Weather and Beaches
Perhaps one of the biggest perks of living in Tampa, Florida is the tropical year-round weather. With spring-like temperatures and an average of 246 sunny days a year, Tampa is the perfect paradise for a tropical retreat.
If you’re looking to enjoy Tampa’s sunshine, head to the many famous beaches throughout the area. From Ben T. Davis to Picnic Island, everyone loves to enjoy these white-sanded beaches along the Gulf of Mexico.
Although Tampa is known for its beaches and waterways, the area boasts of an exciting downtown lifestyle in South Tampa. From award-winning restaurants, designer shopping, and picture-perfect views of Hillsborough Bay, South Tampa is truly amazing.
Many people head downtown to enjoy a home game for one of the many professional sports teams such as the Tampa Bay Rays, Tampa Bay Lightning and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Others will enjoy running or biking on the famous Tampa Riverwalk, as they enjoy scenic views, music and good eats. However you spend your “nights on the town,” do so in South Tampa.
South Tampa’s Newest Luxury High-rise
For those looking to live in this amazing city, check out South Tampa’s newest resort-style residential high-rise, Altura Bayshore.
Altura Bayshore is a 23-story sky-rise that offers breathtaking views of Hillsborough Bay and the Tampa skyline.
The exciting South Tampa location is a perk in and of itself as Altura Bayshore is located near award-winning restaurants, designer shopping venues, and exciting nightlife opportunities for all to enjoy.
Not to mention, Altura is just a short drive away from the previously mentioned family activities, jobs, schools, beaches and the downtown scene.
Altura Bayshore 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 is also designed with amenities that will make living in Tampa, Florida that much better. These amenities include a rooftop deck 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, private clubroom and more.
On the 4th floor, residents will be able to enjoy pickleball courts, a putting green, a half-court for basketball, a dog park, and a plethora of other opportunities to make the most of their day in Tampa, Florida.