Relocating to Tampa Florida in the near future? In addition to the Gulf of Mexico and beautiful beaches within a short drive, Tampa has everything a big city has, but without so much congestion. Tampa has the Straz Performing Arts Center, Lowry Park Zoo, Busch Gardens amusement park, historic Ybor City, and championship football and hockey teams in the Buccaneers and Lightening. The Tampa Bay area consists of three cities, Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater, along with numerous other small towns. Geographically, the area spans 2,554 square miles which makes it even larger than Chicago!
Many annual events take place in Tampa each year that help define the character of Tampa like the Gasparilla Pirate Festival, Clearwater Jazz Holiday
and the Outback bowl to name a few. The area also has excellent shopping including the Wiregrass Mall, Citrus Park Mall, Westshore Mall, and the high-end International Mall. Tampa also boasts an international airport that for the past 7 years has ranked amongst the top airports in the world for convenience and ease-of-travel.
The Tampa Bay area was hit particularly hard by the recent economic downturn. As a result, home values are spectacular! The Tampa Bay area has seen a 15.9% increase in home values over the last year, but the average home price is still a low $142,000. What sets these homes apart from the rest of the country is the Florida style of home.
Some have a Mediterranean flair, while others are modern, and still others are anywhere in between. There is no denying that whatever style appeals to you, you will find the perfect home in the Tampa area.
Where you want to work and/or play will help determine the specific area of town in which you should live. Do you want a community with a resort-style amenity? You can find communities here with features like golf courses, water slides, clubhouses with restaurants, workout facilities, etc. Those communities will come with a higher price than communities without amenities. Or, do you like the maintenance-free living offered by condo, townhome, and villa communities? The Tampa area has that, too!
Regardless of your specific wants and needs, the most important decision you can make is selecting the right Realtor. You should find someone with experience in all areas as well as with all different price ranges and styles of homes. Bay Realty of Florida provides just that type of expertise. With over 20 years of experience in the homebuilding and real estate market, broker/owner, Richard Dombrowski has experience that is second-to-none. Bay Realty has been authorized to provide direct access to the local MLS listings. This guarantees up-to-date information about available homes. When you are relocating to Tampa Florida, you must e-mail Richard Dombrowski for your own private access at SellingTampaBay@gmail.com or call (813) 944-5700 today!