From its beautiful coastline along the Gulf of Mexico to its culture, education and job market, there’s no wonder why the Big Guava is ranked the 5th hottest real estate market to watch by Forbes Magazine in 2017. Zillow Group also ranked Tampa Bay as one of the top ten hot areas to move to. In recent years, Tampa was ranked as the 5th best outdoor city by Forbes in 2008. A 2004 survey by the NYU newspaper Washington Square News ranked Tampa as a top city for “twenty-somethings.” Tampa is ranked as a “Gamma+” world city by Loughborough University, ranked alongside other world cities such as Phoenix, Charlotte, Rotterdam, and Santo Domingo.
So why does Tampa Bay rank so high? Why do people want to move to the area? The greatest asset for buying a new home in Tampa would be that culture and places to visit are only a short drive from most communities. Tampa is home to a variety of stage and performing arts venues and theaters, including the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa Theatre and the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre next to the Florida State Fairgrounds. Raymond James Stadium in Tampa is home to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL Franchise and has hosted 4 Super Bowls.
Both the University of South Florida and the University of Tampa draw in top college students, who wind up staying in the area due to its booming job market. There is also a lot that is appealing for nightlife with these students. Tampa also offers Channelside, Ybor City, SoHo, International Plaza and Bay Street, and Seminole Hard Rock. With all of these options, it’s no wonder Maxim Magazine named Downton Tampa one of the country’s top party cities.
The city of Tampa operates over 165 parks and beaches covering 2,286 acres within city limits. Hillsborough River State Park offers camping and a set of Class II rapids. The Hillsborough River, running through the park, provides opportunities for fishing, canoeing and kayaking. Hiking and biking is a must-do at Flatwoods Wilderness Park. The park offers miles of long hilly runs as well as flat lands. These wooded trails to appeal to all levels of adventure seekers.
Also, only a half hour away, your family can experience the thrills of Busch Gardens Tampa. Experience the thrilling 8 world class roller coasters or take some time to stroll through the bird gardens or ride through the Serengeti animal habitat with cheetahs, lions, giraffes and orangutans. The littlest tykes will enjoy the Sesame Street Safari of Fun featuring all their favorite characters.
Most importantly, who could forget the beaches? The Tampa Bay region has 3 of TripAdviser’s top 5 beaches in the US. With its white sand beach and clear blue water, it’s not surprising that the Bay’s beaches are so highly rated. Clearwater Beach is ranked #1, Siesta Beach is ranked #3 and St. Pete Beach is ranked #4 because of the number of the number of reviews posted and also the high review ratings.
Maronda Homes offers communities located in the Tampa Bay Region. Maronda Homes features affordable luxury for 40+ years and will continue to provide luxury to our Tampa New Home Construction Communities. The new home market in Tampa is growing; however the cost of living is still relatively low. Now is the time to buy a new home in Hillsborough, Manatee, Pascoe, Pinellas, Polk or Hernando Counties. With over 13 communities in the Tampa Bay area to choose from starting at $134,900, Maronda Homes has a new Home ready to suite anyone’s need.
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