Living in Tampa
Discover Tampa, the distinctive jewel of Florida's west coast and the 11th largest seaport in the U.S. Located on the beautiful Gulf Coast, Tampa is one of the Sunshine State's major cities and is also a leading commercial and banking center.
The Latin-esque city is divided into six cultural neighborhoods, including the well-known Ybor City District, dubbed the "Cigar Capital of the World" and home of the city's first cigar factory. Boasting a distinctive modern skyline, Tampa residents downtown live in upscale lofts and renovated vintage buildings. The attractive residential spaces along the beautiful Hillsborough River epitomize the city's rich heritage.
In 2008, Tampa was ranked the 5th best outdoor city by Forbes magazine. Sun and water worshippers can enjoy the white sandy beaches here, combined with fishing in the pristine Gulf Waters. Joggers, skaters, bikers and power walkers can enjoy the shoreline of beautiful Tampa Bay, skirting the world's longest sidewalk.
Floridians know the city is the toast of the town when it comes to major league sports. The NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 2002 Super Bowl title winners, and four Super Bowl games have been hosted at the Old Tampa Stadium and Raymond James Stadium. The city is home to the NHL Tampa Bay Lighting and the MBL Tampa Bay Rays as well.
World renowned attractions like Busch Gardens and the Florida Aquarium, along with the nearby Walt Disney theme parks and Universal Studios, bring over 40 million visitors to the sunny city annually.
Tampa is a unique and diverse city - a city of variety. From modern architecture to historic homes, eclectic art to professional sports, a grand river to the great gulf coast, Tampa is truly a remarkable city.
City of Tampa
Tampa Police Department
Phone: (813) 231-6130
Tampa Fire Department
Phone: (813) 274-7011
MacDill Air Force Base
Phone: (813) 828-1110
The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce
Phone: (800) 298-2672
Tampa Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau
Phone: (813) 223-1111
Hillsborough Area Regional Transit
Phone: (813) 254-4278
Tampa International Airport
Phone: (813) 870-8700