Tampa Bay is located on the West Central coast of Florida and encompasses the Tampa-[tag]St Petersburg[/tag] metro area. Bordered by the sparkling [tag]Gulf of Mexico[/tag], Tampa Bay affords its residents 28 miles of world class beaches and balmy weather that averages about 75 degrees year round. The Tampa Bay area also excels in the arts, sports and many cultural events. Tampa Bay is a great place to live, work and play! It seems that news of the deflating real estate bubble has not reached and prices of single-family homes continue to rise at rates that out pace the national average.