What is the Tampa Bay Area?

tampa-bay.jpgPeople sometimes ask me “what do you mean Tampa Bay?” — “is that a city?” What the heck does the term Tampa Bay mean anyway? Glad you asked! Let me explain. Tampa, of course, is our most well known city in this area. But, certainly there is a lot more to this area than just Tampa. We have the glorious beaches of Clearwater, the museums and night life of St. Petersburg — just to name a few. There are many more cities around Tampa that you may have never heard of. But, the Tampa Bay area is a large land mass that consists of Hillsborough County, Pinellas County, Pasco County, and even many people now consider Hernando County as part of the Tampa Bay area. Right in between Tampa and Clearwater is the Tampa Bay. It’s a small body of water compared to the Gulf of Mexico but on any given day you will find many boaters and fishermen in the bay having a great time. So, the Tampa Bay area got it’s name taking into consideration the land area that surrounds this body of water. You can see a larger map that grapically describes this explanation on our Tampa Bay Subdivisions section of our website.

Tampa Bay Real Estate Relocation

There are lots of reasons to relocate to the Tampa area in Florida. Low property taxes and the absence of state income tax, lowers the overall cost of living in Florida. The housing costs are lower than in many other areas due to these factors and many more. And, with Tampa Real Estate prices descreasing, this makes for a very interesting real estate market.

The entire Tampa Bay area is a hot market for real estate with a promising future. The area boasts lots to do for everyone, visitors, tourists and residents alike. There are many cultural events that take place year round annually that suit everyone’s interests. The business sector is booming in the Tampa area as well—whether you are looking to relocate here and find work or start a business, Tampa is very promising lands for your endeavors.
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