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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 6.00 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Tampa jobs have Increased by 3.13 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Tampa's cost of living is 9.60% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Tampa's population is 339,391 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 11.88 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Tampa is $123,000. Home appreciation the last year has been 11.20 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Tampa public schools spend $10,136 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 20.7 students per teacher in Tampa.

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