Garden Communities Guide to Living in Tampa, FL

Tampa, FL is a popular tourist destination, but it is also home to many families, young professionals, college students, retirees and more. In fact, one of the reasons our residents love living in Garden Communities is because of the proximity to this great city. Whether you’ve lived here since birth or are a transplant who recently relocated for a job opportunity, there are things you have to know to make the most of the area. Our guide has everything you need to locate the most delicious restaurants and eateries, enjoy the most exciting nightspots and festivals, find the best apartments for rent, and survive the often extreme Florida weather. 

Great Neighborhoods & Apartment CommunitiesLandings at Cypress Meadows

Hillsborough County has tons of great neighborhoods and apartment communities throughout Tampa Bay and the surrounding areas. Whether you are looking for apartments for rent near Tampa colleges and universities or searching for an apartment near the best elementary, middle, and high schools in Hillsborough County, FL to ensure your children receive the best education possible, you can find a luxury apartment home that meets and even exceeds your needs. Apartment options and amenities can include balconies, walk-in-closets, vaulted ceilings, swimming poolsfitness centers, playgrounds, picnic areas, and much more. Favorite communities include Compton Place, which even includes washers and dryers in every apartment, ceramic tile baths, and more, and the Landing at Cypress Meadows, which also includes access to a basketball court and tennis court. Whichever community you choose, you are sure to find plenty of Tampa, FL apartments that can make you feel at home. 

Foodies Love All The Dining Options

Ciro's
Source: Visit Tampa Bay

Tampa has no shortage of amazing diners, eateries, and fine dining options. The bay area can keep your taste buds satisfied for years to come. Whether you want to go out for a fancy dinner or just pick up some delicious take-out, Tampa, FL is truly a town for foodies. From mouth-watering seafood restaurants and steakhouses to specialty restaurants that present food as art, there is sure to be an eatery to suit any taste, preference, or occasion.

Something Fun for Everyone

Florida State Fair
Source: Visit Tampa Bay

Tampa also offers its residents a wide variety of exciting daytime and nighttime activities and hotspots for socializing, fun, and friends. Whether you want to take a jaunt over to Cigar City to learn about the history of Ybor City or would prefer to take a stroll around Tampa’s Riverwalk, there is always something to do in and around Tampa, FL. There are often plenty of free things to do in Tampa, FL, too, so you don’t have to break the bank to have a great time. Take your family or your friends to the annual state fair or go for a fun weekend getaway.  Being close to Orlando’s theme parks and a short drive away from Florida’s top music festivals, Tampa gives residents quick and easy access to entertainment across the state.

Get Ready To Beat The Heat

While the Florida weather gives residents year-long access to the sandiest beaches and endless fun in the sun, the weather can be hard to handle – even if you are born here. The heat can be brutal if you aren’t accustomed to it, and it only gets hotter and more humid as summer approaches. Luckily, there are plenty of tips for how to survive a Florida summer while staying active and cool at the same time.  

Florida is infamous for its tumultuous weather during the hurricane season after summer ends. Are you ready for hurricane season during a pandemic?  There are plenty of ways to prevent a power outage during a hurricane. It is important to keep a good stock of food and water on hand, plan your evacuation route and strategy, and pick up medicine, flashlights ,and other supplies well in advance of any major storm.  

As you can see, there’s so much to see and do within the Tampa Area. Want to learn more? 

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