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Pros

-Strengthening economy
-Winter climate
-Attractive downtown areas

Cons

-Hot, humid summers
-Growth and sprawl
-Violent crime


What Bert Has To Say About Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater Metro Area


This metropolitan area includes Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater, all of which surround Tampa Bay. The area is varied and cosmopolitan with a pleasant climate and balanced local economy. A 1980’s building boom brought downtown Tampa skyscrapers, a major airport renovation, and the development of a cruise-ship terminal. While soft in the early part of the decade, the economy has gained traction recently as the benefits of a business-friendly climate have paid off. Among other new economy pursuits, the area has become a favorite as a secondary location for information processing for the financial industry.


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Quick Facts About Tampa


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Tampa is 4.80 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Tampa jobs have Increased by 1.62 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Tampa's cost of living is 5.90% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Tampa's population is 369,075 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 31.81 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 23 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Tampa is $159,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -6.33%.
    SCHOOLS
    Tampa public schools spend $9,310 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.3 students per teacher in Tampa.

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  6/27/2017
Tampa is no Silicon Valley or Research Triangle

If you are a well-educated professional and are looking for exciting job opportunities, Tampa is not for you! Companies and organizations are stuck in the 1990's way of... (Read More)

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  1/27/2017
The best of suburban, city, and beach living

I lived in Tampa for about a year and frequented the University of South Florida area during college because my boyfriend lived in the area. I love Tampa because the... (Read More)

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  11/6/2016
Need lots of Opinions and Feedback......Considerin

Hello Everyone!! I am 35 years old African American college educated professional single man that is considering a job transfer to Tampa. I have a few concerns and... (Read More)

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