Tampa Bay Info

Tampa Bay is a GREAT Place to Live, Work, and Play!

We have so many things to do here, the list is endless!  Between the permanent Attractions, and New things to do Every Weekend, there’s never a dull moment!   From the most extreme adventures of Sky Diving, Scuba Diving,  to Theme Parks Adventures with amazing Roller Coasters, to a relaxing day at one of the 296 Parks or more than 22 Beaches, Hundreds of Night Clubs, Restaurants, and Shops, you’ll love the Lifestyle Tampa Bay has to offer!

  • Our perfect tropical climate weather helped Tampa rank as the 5th BEST Outdoor Cities in 2008 by Forbes.
  • USA Today and Travel Channel has rated our Beaches in the Top 10!
  • In 2004, Tampa was ranked as a top city for “twenty-somethings” by Washington Square News.
  • Tampa is ranked as a “high sufficiency” world city by Loughborough University and is one category away from becoming a Gamma world city.
  • Tampa has recently seen a notable upsurge in high-market demand from consumers, signaling more wealth concentrated in the area.
  • February 27, 2009 the first Tampa Tea Party was held.
  • Tampa has been tapped to host the 2012 Republican National Convention.
  • The Tampa Bay area is Home to 2.7 Million residents (this includes Tampa, St Petersburg, Clearwater as defined by the U.S. Census), making Tampa the 2nd largest Metro areas in the State, and the 4th largest in the SouthEast (ranking behind Miami, Washington D.C., and Atlanta.)

Tampa has many sports teams

NFL – Pro Football Home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

NHL – Hockey Tampa Bay Lightning

AFL -Arena Football Tampa Bay Storm

NASL – Soccer FC Tampa Bay Rowdies

MLB – Baseball  Tampa Bay Rays (based in neighboring city St. Pete)

NBA – Basketball is located in nearby Orlando, the Orlando Magic.

You can explore Tampa and all of the Fun things to do in Tampa, in the side bar to your right…

Tampa’s Facts and History, so Rich with Heritage

Tampa is located in Hillsborough County on the west side of Florida, neighboring the Gulf of Mexico.

Tampa’s modern history began in 1823, with the founding of Fort Brooke in what’s now known as downtown Tampa, which brought a small population of civilians to the area. Tampa was home to various native American cultures, including the Tocobaga.

For the first 50 years, Tampa’s small village grew slow mostly because of poor transportation links, conflicts with the Seminole Indians tribe (still widely known), and repeated outbreaks of yellow fever made development difficult. In the 1880’s this changed with the incoming railroads and new industries. Many new residents moved into Tampa. By the turn of the 19th century, Tampa had grown into one of the largest cities in Florida, and has continued to be in the Top 3 Largest.

History Buffs continue here… (Content provided by wikipedia)