Whatever you want, you can find it, from beachfront, to downtown highrises, 55 plus communities, to residential neighborhoods. You can live downtown or in a surrounding commuity and still be close to all of the cultural events, terrific restaurants, and spectacular beaches. As a Realtor with Century21 Beggins, I can help you find the perfect home for you. Real estate prices are rising, but there are still many affordable options.
Tampa is a happening place, with numberous events, museums, tours, beaches, parks, and attractions. You can enjoy major league sports, go to Bush Gardens, the Tampa Zoo, or take a short drive to Disney World. Located in the central Gulf Coast, the Tampa Bay area makes a terriffic vacation destination with easy access to any kind of adventure you might like.
Florida has a very diverse ecosystem. Wildlife includes a huge variety of shore and land birds, mantees, pelicans, wild boar, foxes, armadillos, deer, eagles, osprey, turtles, reptiles, alligators and sandhill cranes. Check out the wonderful parks and nature preserves. This is a nature lover's dream, with countless opportunities to experience, and to protect.
Although the Tampa Bay area was visited b y Ponce de Leon in 1513, it was never developed by the Spaniards. At the time of the DeSoto expedition int the early 1500's the area was inhabited by Mocoso and Uzita tribes, but they disappeared by 1560. The first American settlers arrived in 1824 and Fort Brooke was established to protect the strategic Tampa Bay harbor. Development began after the territory became part of the United States in 1845. Henry B Plant's railroad extention in 1884 provided access to new areas. In 1886 Vicente Martinez Ybor established a cigar factory in what is now called Ybor City. The U.S. military helped with development, by using Tampa as an outfitting and embarkation port and today, MacDill Air Force Base is the headquarters for U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations .
Modern Tampa is prized by employers for its rich supply of multilingual talent. Starting with Cuban, Italian and Spanish immigrants in the 1800's, Tampa is now home to individuals hailing from over 130 nationalities . The Univiersity of South Florida attracts students from over 140 countries.
Tampa honors its unique cultural diversity with a host of community events and festivals, everything from Festa Italiana to Ybor Aficionado Days to Tarpon Springs Greek communities Epiphany celebration, the largest in the Western Hemisphere.
Tampa is growing, and has wonderful opportunities for everyone.
Come check us out!
If you are thinking of relocating toTampa, give me a call. As a Realtor with Century 21 Beggins Enterprises, I am part of the largest C21 franchise in Florida. I have access to all the latest information and listings. The variety of housing is unsurpassed with high rises, apartments, condos, smaller neighborhoods, and 55 plus communities.
There is so much to love, from downtown Tampa, St Petersburg, or Clearwater, or one of the surrounding communities of Riverview, Brandon, Ruskin, Balm, Wimauma, or Sun City Center.
I love it here, and I think you will too! I would be happy to set you up on a user-friendly email search program that has up-to-date information.
Call or text me at 330-644-2413,
or email me at ThomasMcCombs@c21be.com