Definition of "What cities are near Tampa FL?"

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Do you wish to live and thrive in a compelling metropolitan area but also feel like you’re on a beach holiday every day? In short, this is one of the many advantages of moving to Tampa, Florida.

Tampa is one of the best places to live in Florida. The city offers its residents an urban-suburban ‘mixed-bag’ vibe with an elegant combination of modernism with historical-cultural heritage on display. There are 380,000 residents, and the city forms a significant part of the ‘metropolis’ known as the Tampa Bay Area. Tampa is a good place to be and a keeper!

How is Tampa different from the neighboring cities?

Popular amongst families, new and old ones, young employees, and fresh home seekers, Tampa has several advantages compared to nearby cities and towns. Now, with an affordable housing market, residents tend to lean liberal. Furthermore, the public schools in Tampa are above average, better than in the neighboring cities.

Tampa's housing expenses are 23% lower than the national average, in addition, the utility prices are 16% higher than the national average.

The neighboring cities are Egypt Lake-Leto, Temple Terrace, Lake Magdalene, Mango, Brandon, Citrus Park, Bloomingdale, Lutz.

The classic rivalry between St. Petersburg and Tampa

Since St. Petersburg and Tampa are located in a 30-minute-ride vicinity from one another, many people refer to them wrongly as one metropolitan area. Because of this confusion, the two cities behave like dysfunctional families emphasizing their own identity.

As opposed to Tampa, St. Petersburg is almost completely isolated by water, and there is no room for additional geographical expansion; therefore, the real estate prices there tend to increase over time.

Tampa experienced growth in housing prices of 4.8% from 2019, and the local realtors in Tampa FL are predicting a 4.5% increase for 2021. Tampa has a median house price of $248,000, while S. Petersburg is at $228,000. In time, Tampa has evolved into a high demanded real estate market. The real estate trends in St. Petersburg, however, are constant and stable. The duality between these two cities, however, helped their growing economy.

One thing is for sure! The whole Tampa Bay area is worth exploring, for you and for your family!

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