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Tampa, FL

Tampa, FL

Making the move to Tampa

Located on the West coast of Florida, Tampa is a great place to raise a family and enjoy your surroundings. In fact, Tampa was ranked the 5th best outdoor city in the U.S. in 2008. Some of the biggest draws to Tampa include cheap housing, beautiful beaches, a warm climate, and plenty to do. This guide will help you learn more about Tampa and how to move there affordably.

There’s a lot to do when planning a move to Tampa.

Reasons why moving to Tampa is a great idea!

The weather. Tampa has a tropical climate, which is great news for you if you love all things tropical. Summers are hot with frequent thunderstorms, and winters are mild. Summer highs reach into the 90s, while winter temps average in the low to mid-70s during the day. One thing to be aware of when moving to Tampa is that when it thunderstorms, there is lots of lightning. In fact, the 10-13 people are killed each year in the state due to lightning strikes.

The neighborhoods. Tampa has many great neighborhoods to choose from. Some well-known neighborhoods include Ballast Point, Westchase, South Tampa, New Tampa, Seminole Heights, Hunter’s Green, Carrollwood, and Brandon.

The economy. Tampa Bay (encompassing the Greater Tampa area) has a very strong economy. In fact, it ranked among the 20 fastest growing metro areas in the U.S. in 2013. Tampa is known for making cigars, as well as a financial, commercial, and industrial hub on the west coast. The city is also known for tourism, agribusiness, technology, and health care. MacDill Air Force Base is also a major employer in the region.

The arts. If you love the arts, Tampa is for you. There are several performing arts venues and theaters including The David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa Theatre, and Gorilla Theatre. You can also enjoy the musical stylings of the Florida Orchestra, Opera Tampa, the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay, or Tampa Bay Symphony.

The recreation. The city operates more than 150 parks, giving you and your family plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation. Tampa is also home to a number of family-friendly theme parks and attractions, such as Bush Gardens Tampa Bay, Adventure Island, Florida Aquarium, Big Cat Rescue, and the Lowry Park Zoo. You can also find fun for the entire family at Lettuce Lake Park and the Tampa Electric Manatee Viewing Center.

The sports. Tampa is represented by three professional sports leagues: The NFL Buccaneers, the NHL Bay Lightning, and the MLB Rays. If you’re itching to watch some NBA, the Orlando Magic play about an hour and a half away from Tampa, or you can catch a Tampa Spartans game. The university has basketball, track, baseball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, and swimming programs.

The education system. In Tampa, Hillsborough County Public Schools serves the area. The district operates 266 schools grade K-12 (144 elementary, 44 middle, two K-8, 27 high schools, four career centers, and 43 charter schools). For private education, there are a number of options in the area to fit your needs. If you’re seeking higher education, look no further than Tampa. The city houses the University of Tampa, the University of South Florida, Hillsborough Community College, Florida College, Erwin Technical Center, and the Art Institute of Tampa.

The events. The most anticipated event in the Tampa area is the city’s annual celebration of “Gasparilla,” a mock pirate invasion held late January or early February. The event has things to do for kids, like the Children’s parade, and things to do for adults, such as the Sant’Yago Knight Parade. Other events in the city include the annual Outback Bowl, the Florida State Fair, and Fiesta Day.

Time to get moving to Tampa!

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Moving to Tampa Resources

City Website

Visitor’s Site

Chamber of Commerce

Station Address:
Address: 3725 East Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Tampa, FL 33610
United States
Phone Numbers:
Customer Service: (813) 626-5114
Fax: (813) 620-3696

If we are not able to provide door-to-door delivery to your city near Tampa, FL, you can save money by loading or unloading at the service center conveniently located in Tampa, FL. If you have questions about serviceability to your location, please call us at 800-240-7422, and a U-Pack Moving Consultant will gladly help.

Cities Served:
ADAMSVILLE, FLAGRICOLA, FLALTURAS, FL
APOLLO BEACH, FLAUBURNDALE, FLBALM, FL
BAR DEE HOMES, FLBARTOW, FLBASKINS, FL
BAY CREST, FLBAYONET POINT, FLBAY PINES, FL
BEACON SQUARE, FLBELLEAIR, FLBELLEAIR BEACH, FL
BELLEAIR BLUFFS, FLBELLEAIR SHORES, FLBELLE HAVEN, FL
BOWLING GREEN, FLBRADLEY, FLBRADLEY JCT, FL
BRANDON, FLBROOKSVILLE, FLCARROLLWOOD, FL
CENTER CITY, FLCITRUS PARK, FLCLAIR-MEL CITY, FL
CLEARWATER, FLCLEARWATER BEACH, FLCRYSTAL BEACH, FL
CRYSTAL LAKE, FLCURLEW, FLCYPRESS GARDENS, FL
DADE CITY, FLDADE CITY NORTH, FLDEL RIO, FL
DOVER, FLDUETTE, FLDUNEDIN, FL
DURANT, FLEAGLE LAKE, FLEAST LAKE PARK, FL
EAST TAMPA, FLEATON PARK, FLEGYPT LAKE, FL
ELFERS, FLELOISE, FLFORT GREEN SPRINGS, FL
FORT LONESOME, FLFORT MEADE, FLGIBSONIA, FL
GIBSONTON, FLGREEN BAY, FLGROVE PARK ESTATES, FL
GULFPORT, FLHARBOR BLUFFS, FLHERNANDO BEACH, FL
HIGHLAND CITY, FLHIGH POINT, FLHOLIDAY, FL
HOMELAND, FLHUDSON, FLINDIAN ROCKS BEACH, FL
INDIAN SHORES, FLINWOOD, FLJAN-PHYL VILLAGE, FL
JASMINE ESTATES, FLKATHLEEN, FLKENNETH CITY, FL
LACOOCHEE, FLLAKE CARROLL, FLLAKELAND, FL
LAKELAND HIGHLANDS, FLLAKE MAGDALENE, FLLAND O LAKES, FL
LARGO, FLLIMONA, FLLITHIA, FL
LUTZ, FLMACDILL AFB, FLMADEIRA BEACH, FL
MANGO, FLMASARYKTOWN, FLMIDWAY, FL
MULBERRY, FLNEW PORT RICHEY, FLNEW PORT RICHEY EAST, FL
NICHOLS, FLNORTH REDINGTON BEACH, FLNORTH RUSKIN, FL
ODESSA, FLOLDSMAR, FLORIENT PARK, FL
OZONA, FLPALM HARBOR, FLPALM RIVER, FL
PEMBROKE, FLPIERCE, FLPINELLAS PARK, FL
PLANT CITY, FLPORT RICHEY, FLPORT TAMPA CITY, FL
PROGRESS VILLAGE, FLREDINGTON BEACH, FLREDINGTON SHORES, FL
RICHLAND, FLRIDGE MANOR, FLRIVERVIEW, FL
ROCKY CREEK, FLRUSKIN, FLSAFETY HARBOR, FL
ST LEO, FLST PETERSBURG, FLST PETERSBURG BEACH, FL
SAN ANTONIO, FLSEFFNER, FLSEMINOLE, FL
SEMINOLE LAKE CC, FLSEMINOLE PARK, FLSHADY HILLS, FL
SOUTH PASADENA, FLSPRING HILL, FLSUN CITY, FL
SUN CITY CENTER, FLSWEETWATER CREEK, FLSYDNEY, FL
TAMPA, FLTARPON SPRINGS, FLTEMPLE TERRACE, FL
THONOTOSASSA, FLTIERRA VERDE, FLTREASURE ISLAND, FL
TRILBY, FLTRINITY, FLUNIVERSITY, FL
UNIVERSITY OF SO FLORIDA, FLVALRICO, FLWAHNETA, FL
WEEKI WACHEE, FLWESLEY CHAPEL, FLWEST WINTER HAVEN, FL
WILLOW OAK, FLWIMAUMA, FLWINSTON, FL
WINTER HAVEN, FLYBOR CITY, FLZEPHYRHILLS, FL
Upcoming Holidays Observed:
Service may be curtailed. Contact local service center for details.
Monday, 9/3/2018
Thursday, 11/22/2018
Friday, 11/23/2018
Monday, 12/24/2018
Tuesday, 12/25/2018
Tuesday, 1/1/2019