Tampa is a major city on the west coast of Florida with a population estimate of 332,888. Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater are commonly known as the "Tampa Bay Area," which boasts a resident population of around 2.7 million.
The Old Tampa Bay and Hillsborough Bay border Tampa before converging into Tampa Bay. In fact, 34.31% of Tampa's city area is water.
Tampa attracts numerous renters with its subtropical climate, where yearly highs usually range between 65 and 95 degrees and lows rarely fall below freezing. And whether renting apartments or rental homes in Tampa, there are many great neighborhoods to choose from.
MacDill Air Force Base is located in southern Tampa and houses CENTCOM (Central Command for the US military) and SOCOM (Special Operations Command.) With thousands of military personnel, Tampa has a strong military community and tends to be very supportive of the armed forces.
Traveling to and from Tampa is facilitated by the Tampa International Airport, which is the 27th busiest airport in the country. There are also smaller airports in and around the city.
Arena Football League-- Tampa Bay Storm (St. Pete Times Forum)
Major League Baseball-- Tampa Bay Devil Rays (Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg)
National Football League-- Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Raymond James Stadium)
National Hockey League-- Tampa Bay Lightning (St. Pete Times Forum)
Tampa is named after the abundance of lighting strikes in the city... the name comes form an Indian word meaning "Stick of Fire."