Boasting an average winter temperature of 70 degrees and approximately 361 days of sunshine per year, it's not surprising that Tampa is considered to be an extremely desirable place to live. The Tampa Bay area is separated by bodies of water and linked together by bridges, adding a fresh, saltwater smell to the air and tropical vibe even within the center of the city. More than 330,000 people live in Tampa apartments and homes and enjoy the mixture of sun, sand, and fun that this city has to offer.
It's not hard to find Tampa apartments that feature pools, luxurious landscaping, and top-notch amenities. Additionally, the cost of housing in Tampa is considered to be pretty far under the national average. Depending on what neighborhood you live in, rent for one bedroom apartments in Tampa can cost as low as $500 a month. While the city overall is only somewhat walkable, people who want to commute primarily on foot should look for apartments in Tampa neighborhoods such as Downtown, North Hyde Park, Historic Ybor and Courier City.
Tampa apartments are the perfect solution for students attending the University of Tampa, the University of South Florida, Saint Leo University, or The Art Institute of Tampa. As for those looking for employment, the Tampa Bay area attracts tourists nearly year-round, making the tourism industry a life-force in the city. From the beaches to Busch Gardens theme park, there are opportunities for jobs at all levels. Some of the top employers in the area also include MacDill Air Force Base, Hillsborough County Government, Tampa International Airport, JPMorgan Chase and Co. and Publix Supermarkets.
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