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Things to Consider Before Moving to Tampa

Florida is a place that is world-renowned for its many vacation-worthy destinations and outdoor activities. Consequently, more and more Americans are now considering a relocation to the Sunshine State permanently. Does that sound like you? With so many great areas to choose from, do you find yourself unsure of which one to pick? Let us help you out!

If you are moving from California to Florida, consider settling in the Tampa Bay area. Here’s a list of reasons why you should:

The perfect weather

As a Californian, chances are that cold and snowy winters probably aren’t for you. While Florida is generally warm year-round, Tampa has some unique benefits:

  • Proximity to the water provides residents with a nice year-round breeze, even in the summer months

  • The area hasn’t been directly hit by a major hurricane in almost 100 years

  • Tampa Bay is surrounded by some of the country’s best beaches including Clearwater Beach, Fort De Soto Park, Indian Rock Beach, and Treasure Island. It’s perfect if you love outdoor activities.

Neighborhoods that offer both historic and charming curb appeal

Tampa is a candy jar filled with a variety of vibrant multi-cultural communities, each with their own unique appeal. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the sheer number of small local businesses and restaurants that bloom in every corner of the city. There’s a neighborhood for everyone!

Here are some of some of our favorite areas of Tampa for dining and nightlife.

  • Ybor City

  • Hyde Park

  • Channel Side District

  • Seminole Heights

However, if the solitude of suburban life is more your speed, there are plenty of options for that too. Our favorite neighborhoods for families in Tampa include:

  • Riverview

  • Carrollwood

  • West Chase

  • Wesley Chapel

  • Lutz

  • Fishhawk

  • Odessa

Job opportunities in Tampa are growing

Tampa's tech industry is growing rapidly, and the individual per capita income in Tampa exceeds the national average of the US income. It’s also one of Florida’s more affordable metropolitan areas, and combined with no state income tax, you can get some serious bang for your buck.

Factors to consider before moving to Tampa

Have you made up your mind to move to the Tampa area? Here’s a checklist of things you’ll need to consider:

  • Finding a reliable moving company: This is no doubt already on your list, but cross-state moves are difficult. Therefore, before choosing any company, ensure that they possess AMSA certification.

  • Take care of your automobile documentation: When you move interstate, your vehicle requires updated registration with the DMV. Prior to your move, ensure that you have all the information you’ll need to re-register your vehicle and driver’s license in your new state.

  • Contact your utility and Internet service providers: The last thing you should do before moving is to inform all of your service providers to close out your accounts. This information should be provided to them at least a week before your move out day. And don’t forget to set up your new service accounts in Tampa before your move. It will greatly expedite your transition to your new place upon arrival in the city.

So, if you’re well on your way towards a move to the Tampa Bay area or just starting to think about it, contact Relocate Tampa Bay at 855.939.0814 for guidance. Our team of service professionals will happily help you with all of your relocation related issues and queries.

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