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Ultimate Tampa Living Guide

Trying to decide where to live in Tampa with only Google to check locations and school districts can be challenging and time-consuming. However, when it comes to neighborhoods in Tampa, there is something for everyone, no matter what kind of lifestyle you lead. Our property management company, Contemporary Management Concepts, LLLP, has put together this ultimate guide to Tampa living!

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Local Schools

When debating where to move to, being nearby well-performing schools may be on your list of must-haves. When living at one of our Tampa apartments, such as Progress Village Apartments, you will be located within minutes from local public schools within the Hillsborough County public school system: Ippolito Elementary School, Giunta Middle School, and Spoto High School. Hillsborough county is known for being one of the top school districts in the Tampa area and has high academic performance ratings, so your children can get a good education.

Cost Of Living

When it comes to the cost of living, Tampa has a lower cost of living compared to the national average, though it does have a higher cost of living when it comes to utility prices and transportation expenses, such as bus fares and gas prices.


Tampa is known for its sunny weather and for being the "lightning capital of the world." While the area does experience almost daily thunderstorms throughout the summer, they typically die down right in time for dinner! In addition, the average high temperature in Tampa ranges from 70–90°F throughout the year, with lows of 52–76°F. These temperatures and gorgeous weather are exactly what you can expect when you live in a city in the "Sunshine State."


One of the first things you may think of when it comes to Florida is the gorgeous beaches. Tampa is home to some of the most popular beaches in Florida, and thanks to Tampa's amazing weather, you'll be able to visit them almost any time of the year. There are also plenty of restaurants and shops nearby the beaches for you to explore and enjoy!

Theme Parks & More

Tampa has plenty to offer if you are a thrill seeker as it boasts an extensive selection of theme parks and attractions. Residents of all ages will have plenty of fun at nearby Busch Gardens and Adventure Island. Anyone interested in aquatics will also enjoy visiting the Florida Aquarium.

Local Neighborhoods

Tampa has a wide variety of neighborhood types, from historic districts to lively urban areas. Our apartments in Tampa are located in South Shore, which has neighborhoods similar to that in Brandon, FL. Many Tampa neighborhoods are situated on the water with easy canal access to rivers, such as the Alafia River. This can give you more opportunities to hang out in a marina bar, launch a boat, or attend one of the many seafood festivals in the South Shore area!