Tampa, Florida is becoming an increasingly popular city for consideration for those looking to move to the Sunshine State. In fact, according to RedFin, a real estate website, the Tampa Bay area ranked number 3 on a list of the top U.S. cities that people are looking to move to.
As an added bonus, the Tampa area accounts for 15% of the total home sales in the entire state, according to WFLA News.
Perhaps the recent fame of the championship sports teams in the area, the renowned tropical year-round weather, or the booming downtown scene is what has been drawing new residents to the area. Whatever the reasoning, if you are thinking of moving to Tampa, here’s what you need to know.
Choosing a Location
Tampa is made up of numerous unique neighborhoods. From Downtown Tampa to Ybor City, and Hyde Park to Bayshore Boulevard, there are plenty of amazing options to choose from.
The best way to narrow down your search is to consider your lifestyle and your reasons for moving to this great city. Are you moving to the Sunshine State permanently or are you looking for a tropical getaway for the winter months? Are you looking for a waterfront home or a residence closer to downtown? Choose a location that best suits your needs and wants.
If you aren’t familiar with all the neighborhoods and communities in and around Tampa, contact a local real estate agent to narrow down your options.
Great Job Market
As Tampa continues to welcome new full-time residents, the job market has seen a major increase. According to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Tampa is leading the state for metro-area job gains in financial, construction and manufacturing industries. If you are moving to Tampa and will be looking for work, there are plenty of opportunities here.
The “work from home” surge throughout the country has also made Tampa a popular choice. As many people leave cities like New York and Chicago, they are moving to Tampa, keeping their job and simply performing their duties from the comfort of their new home. This allows them to continue doing what they love, in a place that they love.
For educators and students, Tampa is a great place to study as it is home to award-winning schools and universities such as the University of Tampa, the University of South Florida, Eckard College, and others. If you’re coming to Tampa for work or for school, you’ve come to the right place.
Not only are people moving to Tampa for work, but many incoming residents are retirees or pre-retirees. According to Wallet Hub, Tampa has been ranked among the “Best Places to Retire in the Country,” due to the enormous amount of retirement and recreational opportunities throughout the area.
Whether you’re spending the afternoon on the golf course, taking an evening walk on the beaches, planning a breezy bike ride on Bayshore Boulevard, or enjoying a romantic evening on the town, there are plenty of recreational opportunities throughout Tampa.
For a more relaxing day, Tampa is home to award-winning dining and designer shopping throughout the city. Whether you’re looking for a delicious steakhouse or a dog-friendly restaurant for lunch, this city won’t let you down when it comes to good food.
The area is also home to various shopping districts throughout South Tampa such as Hyde Park Village, International Plaza, Ybor City, and Westshore, where you will be able to fill your days, and your bags, with plenty of designer merchandise.
New Real Estate – Altura Bayshore
If you’re looking to move to Tampa, Florida, explore the new residential opportunities at Altura Bayshore, South Tampa’s newest luxury high-rise.
Located just steps away from Bayshore Boulevard, in coveted South Tampa, residents of this 23-story sky-rise will enjoy breathtaking views of Hillsborough Bay and the Tampa skyline from their new condominium.
The luxury high-rise is designed with only 67 residences and 6 penthouses for a lifestyle that is second to none. Ranging from 2,403 to 3,848 square feet, owners will love their generously spaced, open-concept living areas with stunning high-rise views and amenities.
These amenities can be found on the 24th floor amenity deck featuring a rooftop pool complete with lap lanes and a sun shelf, a trellis-covered spa, private shade cabanas, covered bar area with BBQ grills, a private clubroom, and more.
The tower was also designed with a 4th floor amenity deck that will host a pickleball court, half-court basketball, putting green, and a dog park.
Altura Bayshore is now under construction and is currently over 65% sold. If you are looking to move to Tampa – now’s the time to act.