About the Tampa Bay Area

Buzzing with economic growth and development, Tampa is a city on the rise. Situated in the heart of the Tampa Bay region, which also includes fast-growing St. Petersburg and the world-famous beaches of Clearwater and western Pinellas County, its low cost of living, pleasant weather and abundance of cultural amenities, green space, professional sports, theme parks and other attractions have made it a top destination for both visitors and professionals looking for a change of scenery. The Tampa Museum of Art, Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Salvador Dali Museum, Busch Gardens, The Florida Aquarium, Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning, and two-time American League pennant-winning Tampa Bay Rays are just a few of the area’s many highlights.

As Florida’s third-largest city, Tampa offers all the benefits of a major metropolitan area but with a friendly, laid-back coastal lifestyle. In addition to top-notch tourist attractions, the area has myriad benefits for residents and their families, including world-class K-12 schools and universities, two highly acclaimed international airports and a thriving economy built on innovation, entrepreneurship and low taxes.

Here are some useful links for exploring what the Tampa Bay region has to offer: