Category: City of Tampa

Tampa Streetcar Free for 3 Years! Great for Channelside, Ybor City, Water Street

Take the Tampa streetcar and help reduce traffic congestion and make the air cleaner. You’ll also save on gas and parking fees! And become pleasantly surprised by Tampa sceneries you probably haven’t seen from your car. Rides are free for the next three years! Starting October 7, 2018.   What more? You’ll also help small businesses that could sprout along…

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Are People Moving to Tampa Because of Jobs or Location?

Do you think renters are moving to Tampa because they like the city? Or are they moving here only because it’s here that they got their desired jobs? Apartment List Inc. has just made a study precisely to answer this question. And they found out that the percentage of renters moving to Tampa to pursue jobs is just about the same…

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Interesting Tampa Bay News

In this great post to read you should find seven interesting news items that are giving a boost to the Tampa Bay real estate market! 1. The first Crystal Lagoon in the US will open in 2018 in the Epperson Ranch community in Wesley Chapel. Crystal Lagoon is a 7.5-acre man-made lagoon that contains 16 million gallons of purified water…

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Affordable Rent? Beware of Rental Listing Scams!

Just today, one of our rental properties was almost occupied by the client of a scammer who stole our property manager’s lockbox and broke the window. Luckily, we’ve been made aware of rental listings scams ahead of time and we were able to change the locks before the client could move in. Rental listing scams are not new. They’ve been done…

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Popular Tampa Communities for MacDill AFB Off-Base Housing

Are you looking for MacDill AFB off-base housing? Let us help you find the Tampa home that you want for you and your family. Whether your priority is less travel to the base, good schools for your children, recreational facilities or community amenities, we can find the home that match your criteria. We can help you find your home in…

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Helpful Websites for Tampa Residents

Each of the following websites can help you find services that you and your family need. Tampa residents, homeowners or renters alike, can use these as sources of relevant information. 1. City of Tampa www.tampagov.net The city’s official website is among your top sources of helpful information as you enjoy life in Tampa. It’s user-friendly. You can easily find what service…

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More Tampa Bay Jobs, More Tampa Bay Real Estate Transactions

The creation of Tampa Bay jobs has been continuous since private and public institutions have intensified their efforts to work together to attract business people and companies to the Tampa Bay area. As more people get jobs  or relocate to take on these jobs, there is one sector that also gets more active as families find places to stay, and…

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Tampa Has More Pet-Friendly Listings Than St. Petersburg and Clearwater

In Zumper’s ranking of the Most Pet Friendly Cities in the U.S. for the year 2016, St. Petersburg was No. 1 and Tampa was No. 5. Zumper, an apartment and house rental website, said that it used three measures to rank 95 U.S. cities: – Percentage of Zumper listings – Cost of dog and cat insurance premiums and number of veterinarians, pet…

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Westchase and FishHawk Top List of Best Places to Raise a Family in Florida

The Westchase and FishHawk masterplanned communities in the Tampa Bay area have topped Niche.com’s List of Best Places to Raise a Family in Florida for 2016. Niche.com, founded in 2002 by Carnegie Mellon University students, used metrics that include: cost of living family amenities higher education institutions diversity crime and safety public schools real estate grade   Here are the Tampa…

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Tampa in Best Lists in 2016

All through the years, the CITY of TAMPA  and the TAMPA BAY metro area, have each been recognized by various organizations, websites and influential individuals as among the best, if not the best, cities or metro areas in Florida and across the U.S. You can see some of the Best Lists in recent years here in which the city of…

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More Athletes Choosing Tampa for Retirement: Vincent Jackson, Vincent Lecavalier

Former Tampa Bay Lightning player Vincent Lecavalier and Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson are the latest athletes who have warmly expressed their love of Tampa and their desire to retire here. There are other cities to choose from, including the places where they grew up, but they say TAMPA is home, and they want to retire here. Obviously, they feel a…

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International Homebuyers Put Tampa Bay Real Estate on Most Searched List

Among the country’s most popular metro real estate markets, the Tampa Bay real estate market is No. 8 in international online traffic, according to realtor.com’s latest international demand ranking for the year 2016. Ranking is based on three values: the number of listing views from international searchers, share of overall international traffic and propensity for traffic compared to the U.S….

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Greater Tampa is the Third Most Cost-Friendly Business Location in the U.S.

Among the 31 largest metro areas in the U.S., the Tampa metro area is the third most cost-friendly business location, according to the 2016 Competitive Alternatives study by tax and advisory firm KPMG LLP. These 31 metro areas have populations of 2 million or more. Greater TAMPA has a cost index of 94.6, more than five points below the baseline…

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More Companies, More Job Opportunities in Tampa Bay

Companies continue to expand here in the Tampa Bay area. Business-friendly regulations, high-quality workforce, desirable business locations, good weather, affordable housing for employees, world-class airports and a premier cargo and cruise port — these are attracting companies to locate and expand here.   Here are the companies that have grown their operations here or have decided to expand here in…

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