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.

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Spark up your love life with these Romantic Date Ideas in Tampa.
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Discover awe-inspiring masterpieces and cultural artifacts at some of the best Tampa Museums.
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Indulge in a culinary adventure and enjoy the Best Restaurants in Tampa.
Searching for that perfect something? We've got the ultimate Tampa Shopping list.
Discover the sights, sounds and history of the city on these Tampa Tours.
Step outside and get back to nature with our list of Tampa Outdoor Activities.
Our guide to Tampa Festivals helps you celebrate the unique and sometimes strange side of the city.
Venture off the beaten path with this handy list of Hidden Treasures in Tampa.

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.


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Tampa Government


City of Tampa

Phone: (813)274-8211


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


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Tampa Transportation


Hillsborough Area Regional Transit

Phone: (813) 254-4278


Tampa International Airport

Phone: (813) 870-8700