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Thinking of Moving to Tampa Bay?

Let me help you discover Tampa Bay and what it offers.

Greetings. My name is Geoff Fahey and I'm your Tampa Bay relocation expert. You're visiting my site because you're giving some thought to moving to the Tampa Bay area. I know that moving to Tampa, or any city for that matter, is a BIG decision and should definitely be well planned and well thought out. I've organized this site as a helpful resource to give you an overview of Tampa Bay as well as my TOP 10 Reasons on why you should consider relocating to the Tampa area. Whether you're just starting your research process or you're ready to make the move like yesterday, feel free to reach out to me with any relocation questions that you may have. I look forward to hearing from you!

Overview of Tampa Bay, FL

The Tampa Bay area, which includes the municipalities of Tampa, St Petersburg and Clearwater, is one of the fastest growing regions in all of Florida. With a population of just under 3 million people, Tampa Bay is home to professional sports teams, a strong business climate, museums and attractions, theme parks and top-rated beaches. With an average temperature of 73’ year-round, Tampa offers residents an outdoor playground for watersports including boating, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and parasailing.

Experience the beauty of Tampa Bay and our area in the below video. Make sure your volume is on.

Tampa Bay Awards & Accolades

The Tampa Bay area commonly receives awards and accolades for its popular beaches, thriving business community, top-rated healthcare and high-quality of life for millennials and retirees alike. See recent awards listed below.

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Map of Tampa Bay

Your Guide to Understanding the Tampa Bay Region

The following map overviews the popular regions of Tampa Bay that people are moving to. Further down this page, I list the residential neighborhoods within each of these regions. Additionally, I've marked our airports and popular beaches for your convenience. Once you connect with me, I'm glad to show you the best housing opportunities matching your needs, lifestyle preference and overall budget.

Your Guide to Tampa Bay Real Estate, Employers, Shopping & Attractions

Tampa Bay Real Estate

Listed below are the most popular and best neighborhoods of Tampa Bay that people are moving to.

Best Neighborhoods Downtown Tampa

  • Channelside District
  • Ybor City
  • University of Tampa Area

Best Neighborhoods in South Tampa

  • Davis Island
  • Hyde Park
  • SoHo
  • Bayshore
  • Port Tampa
  • Palma Ceia
  • Virginia Park
  • Ballast Point

Best Neighborhoods in North Tampa

  • Carrollwood
  • Tampa Heights
  • Seminole Heights
  • Northdale

Best Neighborhoods in NW Tampa

  • Oldsmar
  • Westchase
  • Town N' Country
  • Citrus Park

Best Neighborhoods New Tampa

New Tampa is a popular residential area located in Northeast Tampa (just east of I-75). Popular residential neighborhoods in this community include the following.

  • Tampa Palms
  • Wesley Chapel
  • Hunter's Green
  • Cross Creek
  • Pebble Creek

Best Neighborhoods in Brandon (east Tampa)

  • Seffner
  • Lithia
  • Progress Village
  • Valrico
  • Dover
  • Bloomingdale

Best Neighborhoods in Clearwater

  • Clearwater Beach
  • Dunedin
  • Safety Harbor
  • Belleair

Best Neighborhoods in St Petersburg

  • Downtown St. Pete
  • Historic Old Northeast
  • Historic Kenwood
  • Old Southeast

Top Beaches in Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay is the home to several of the top-rated beaches in all of Florida including the following.

  • Clearwater Beach
  • St Pete Beach
  • Caldesi Island State Park Beach
    (North end of Clearwater Beach)

Popular Tampa Bay Area Attractions

  • MOSI ( Museum of Science & Industry)
  • Busch Gardens
  • Clearwater Marine Aquarium
  • Adventure Island
  • Glazer Children's Museum
  • Croc Encounters
  • Florida Aquarium
  • Dinosaur World
  • Dali Museum
  • Tampa Museum of Art
  • Big Cat Rescue
  • Giraffe Ranch

Tampa Bay Shopping Centers

The Tampa Bay area has many popular shopping centers on the Florida's west coast including the following.

  • International Plaza
  • North Bay Shopping Center
  • Town Square Center
  • Northgate Shopping Center
  • University Mall
  • Westfield Cistrus Park
  • Westfield Brandon

Tampa Bay Relocation Reviews

"Geoff is a wealth of knowledge in the local market. He'll make anyone’s relocation transition smooth, as he can not only provide recommendations on where to live, but also for fun, eclectic places to eat, where to spend time, and other hotspots in the area."
Camille G.
Home Buyer

"As a single woman that is cautious about investments and meeting with people outside my close knit group of family and friends, I’m very comfortable working with Geoff because of his professionalism and business acumen. I am relieved that he has my back, even if it means he's not earning a commission."
Jeri C.
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Tampa Bay Employers

Tampa Bay is home to many of the top and best employers in Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties, many of which are headquartered locally. I've also listed the largest local employers by county. Search Tampa Jobs.

Top Medical Companies in Tampa Bay

  • Tampa General Hospital
  • St. Joseph's Hospitals
  • Bayfront Health St. Petersburg
  • Morton Plant Hospital
  • H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center

Top Healthcare Companies in Tampa Bay

  • Parallon
  • WellCare Health Plans
  • Healthesystems

Top Technology Companies in Tampa Bay

  • Tech Data
  • Vology
  • ConnectWise
  • TriBridge

Top Financial Services Companies in Tampa Bay

  • USAA
  • The Progressive Group
  • Humana
  • New York Life
  • Capital One
  • Citigroup

Top Business Solutions Companies in Tampa Bay

  • Accenture
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) LLP

Top Manufacturing Companies in Tampa Bay

  • Jabil Circuit
  • Bausch & Lomb
  • ConMed
  • Kimball Electronics

Largest Employers in Hillsborough County

  • Hillsborough County SchoolS
  • HCA West Florida
  • MacDill Airforce Base
  • Hillsborough County Government
  • Tampa International Airport
  • Tampa General Hospital
  • Publix Supermarkets
  • Bloomin Brands
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Citibank

Largest Employers in Pinellas County

  • Pinellas County School District
  • Home Shopping Network (HSN)
  • Pinellas County Government
  • City of St. Petersburg
  • Times Publishing Corp.
  • Raymond James and Associates
  • Pinellas County Sheriff's Office
  • Nielsen Media Research, Inc.
  • Morton Plant Hospital
  • Bay Pines VA Medical Center