Reasons to Move to The Tampa Bay Area - Tampa, St Pete, Sarasota

By Published On: June 7th, 2023

Reasons to Move to The Tampa Bay Area – Tampa, St Pete, Sarasota

Published on 06/07/23: Are you considering moving to Florida but unsure of which city to call your new home? As a Tampa Bay Realtor, serving St Petersburg, Clearwater, Tampa, Clearwater Beach, St Pete Beach, among other areas, I’ll certainly vouch for our beautiful area!  Our beautiful metropolitan area, located on the Gulf Coast of Florida, offers a unique combination of sunny beaches, vibrant culture, and year-round activities that make it an ideal place to live for all ages. In this article, I’ll dive into some of the top reasons why the Tampa Bay Area should be at the top of your list. If you’ve considered moving to Florida, specifically the Tampa Bay Area, I’d love to assist! Simply Call/text me at 727-510-1084 or email me at [email protected]. Cheers

Beautiful Florida Weather

One great aspect of living in the Tampa Bay Area is the gorgeous weather. Per WeatherSpark: “The hot season lasts for 4.9 months, from May 7 to October 5, with an average daily high temperature around 87°F. The hottest month of the year in the Tampa Bay Area is July, with an average high of 90°F and low of 76°F.” “The cool season lasts for 2.7 months, from December 8 to February 27, with an average daily high temperature around 74°F. The coldest month of the year around Tampa Bay is January, with an average low of 52°F and high of 71°F.”

Our area also boasts more than 360 days of sunshine a year, making it perfect for outdoor activities like beach days, golf, and boating. Even in the winter months, temperatures rarely drop below 60 degrees, so you can enjoy the outdoors no matter the time of year.

Affordable Living Compared to Some Other Cities in Florida

Another great reason to move to Tampa Bay is its affordability. Yes, Florida is expensive overall, but when compared to other cities in Florida, the Tampa Bay area has more affordable locations. To clarify, it’s more affordable than some other cities, not all. For instance, according to, Naples, Ponte Vedra, Destin, New Smyrna Beach, and Miami, are just a few of the cities that are more expensive. There are quite a few others. Real estate prices are reasonable in comparison, giving you more bang for your buck when it comes to buying a property. In addition, there is no state income tax in Florida, so you get to keep more of your hard-earned money!

Tampa Bay Beach Access

When you think of Florida, you probably think of its beautiful beaches, and Tampa Bay does not disappoint in this category. Our area is home to some of Florida’s best beaches, including Clearwater Beach, St. Pete Beach, and Anna Maria Island. With their soft, white sand and crystal-clear water, these beaches are perfect for soaking up the sun or enjoying water sports like kayaking, paddleboarding, and fishing. In fact Clearwater Beach and St Pete Beach have won recent awards over the last several years, voted as top beaches!

Cultural Scene

Tampa Bay is also known for its vibrant cultural scene. The area is home to many museums, theaters, and art galleries, including the Tampa Museum of Art, the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, and the Dali. In addition, there are many annual festivals and events that showcase the area’s diverse culture, like the Gasparilla Pirate Festival, the Tampa Bay Margarita Festival, and the Clearwater Jazz Holiday.

Tampa Bay Sports

If you’re a sports fan, you’ll love living in Tampa Bay! Our area is home to three major sports teams: the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL), the Tampa Bay Rays (MLB), and the Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL). All have done very well, especially over the last few years! Plus, we have the Tampa Bay Rowdies as a high caliber team for soccer fans. And don’t forget about the very affordable Clearwater Threshers for minor league baseball. The Threshers make a great family outing that doesn’t break the bank. So in short, whether you’re into football, baseball, hockey or soccer, there’s always a game to catch in this sports-loving town.

Outdoor Activities

In addition to its beaches and sports teams, the Tampa Bay Area offers plenty of outdoor activities for nature lovers. The area is home to many parks and nature preserves, such as Hillsborough River State Park, Brooker Creek Preserve, Ft De Soto, Boyd Hill, and others! Plenty of great spots to hike, bike, and become one with nature. You’ll see so many different birds and all types of wildlife. And if that’s not enough, the Tampa Zoo is fantastic! Also, if you’re looking for a thrill, you can always head to one of the area’s many amusement parks, like Busch Gardens Tampa Bay or Adventure Island.

Growing Job Market

Finally, Tampa Bay’s job market is growing and shows no signs of slowing down. The area is home to several major companies, including Raymond James Financial, Publix Supermarkets, and Tech Data Corporation. In addition, the healthcare industry is also booming in Tampa Bay, with several major hospitals and medical centers located throughout the area.

In conclusion, there are so many reasons to buy real estate in our Tampa Bay Area. From its beautiful weather and affordable living to its beaches, cultural scene, and growing job market. Whether you’re a young professional, a retiree, or a family looking for a new place to call home, Tampa Bay has something for everyone. With its laid-back atmosphere and endless activities, it’s no wonder why so many people are choosing to make Tampa Bay their new home.

I’m a local Tampa Bay Area Realtor, with over 30K people following my LovingStPete Guide on Social Media. You’ll receive up to $10K at closing when you use my LovingStPete Team to buy or sell real estate! My past includes developing a vacation rental advertising business that I ran for more than a decade, then sold to HomeAway/VRBO. I’d love to help you buy or sell a property, simply contact me.

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Written by : St Petersburg Realtor, Mike Braswell

Mike Braswell is a Tampa Bay Realtor, serving St Petersburg, Clearwater, all nearby beaches and more. Mike started LovingStPete in October of 2020 after a difficult year took its toll on local businesses. After being cooped up for portions of 2020 (lockdown) Mike and his son decided to get out and explore, helping spread the good word about the local area he loves so much. Often even doing gift card giveaways to support local. LovingStPete is now followed by over 48 thousand people on social media! The majority of posts are informative on fun parks, activities, day trips, great restaurants, and in general provide a comprehensive tour of the area!

Soon after receiving his bachelors in Management Information Systems, Mike developed and then operated a vacation rental advertising business for 10+ years as CEO/Owner. The business was eventually acquired by VRBO. Mike has earned the trust of many large clients over the years. Such as NFL, Wynn Resorts, Blue Cross Blue Shield, VISA, Genuine Parts Company (NAPA Auto Parts), AT&T, and other Fortune 500 companies.

When not spending time with his beautiful wife and energetic son, Mike enjoys boating and is also an avid tennis player. An interesting fact about Mike is that he grew up on an avocado farm with over 15 varieties, some of which you can find in our local Publix/Winn Dixie as his dad still farms the same farm at 87 years old!

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