Moving from Atlanta, GA, to Tampa, FL

Are You Moving from Atlanta, GA, to Tampa, FL?

When you move from Atlanta to Tampa, you will discover why Tampa is ranked one of the best outdoor cities and a Gamma world city. Year-round warmth, a growing economy, good schools, low tax rates, a cost of living well below the national average, and year-round access to the beautiful Gulf beaches and Tampa Bay are just a few of the things Tampa offers you and your family. When you move from Atlanta to Tampa, you will wonder why you waited so long to make sunny Florida your new home.

What Can Tampa offer that Atlanta Can't?

The information below explains why moving to Tampa could be the best move you’ve ever made.

  • Climate – Tampa and Atlanta are known for warm summers and mild winters. Both cities enjoy consistent rainfall throughout the year. Though Tampa may see an occasional light freeze during winter months, Atlanta residents must deal with the headaches associated with ice storms and even occasional snow. You will face no such weather woes in Tampa! Not only does Tampa enjoy an average temperature of 73 degrees, the city holds the record for the most consecutive days of sunshine. They don’t call Florida the Sunshine State for nothing!
  • Education – The School District of Hillsborough County (SCHC) runs 208 schools, consisting of elementary, middle and high schools, K-8s, and career centers. The district also includes 73 charter, exceptional student education (ESE), and alternative educational centers. With 12 out of 25 high schools in the SDHC ranked among the nation’s best, Tampa offers a level of educational excellence that’s hard to beat. Adult students can choose from many major colleges, universities, technical and trade schools. Tampa Bay is home to a respected medical school, top-ranked law school, private national liberal arts college and several graduate schools. There are no limits to what you or your child can achieve academically in Tampa!
  • Entertainment – From canoeing along the Hillsborough River, to biking or jogging along Tampa Bay or honing your golf game at an area’s many golf courses, Tampa offers endless activities. St. Petersburg and Clearwater beach, Treasure Island, Siesta Key and Ana Maria Island are just a stone’s throw away when you feel like catching a few rays or swimming in the calm waters of the Gulf. The sports fan in your family can root for teams in all three major professional sports leagues and for the University of South Florida Bulls and University of Tampa Spartans. In addition to a variety of stage and performing arts venues and theaters, Tampa is home to a number of popular nightlife districts. Be sure to pack your party hat along with your briefcase –Tampa has been ranked one of the nation’s best party cities!
  • Economy – Tampa does not struggle with the economic challenges that continue to plague Atlanta. On the contrary, Tampa projects continued economic growth. Tampa is known as the gateway to Florida’s High Tech Corridor, which includes life sciences, nanotechnology, and aviation/aerospace and homeland security/defense. Service, retail, finance, insurance, shipping, national defense, professional sports, tourism, and real estate all play a vital role in the area's economy. Many large banks and telecommunications companies maintain regional offices in Tampa, and several Fortune 1000 companies are headquartered in the metropolitan area. These include OSI Restaurant Partners, WellCare Health Plans, Inc., TECO Energy, and Raymond James Financial. MacDill Air Force Base remains a major employer in the area.

Welcome to Fabulous Tampa!

Whatever your reasons for moving from Atlanta to Tampa, you are in for a pleasant surprise. A growing economy combined with a low cost of living, affordable housing, and great schools make moving to Tampa a no-brainer!


Check out U-Pack for your move. We have service centers in both the Atlanta and Tampa areas, so we can help you move door-to-door without having to drive. Get a free moving quote to learn more.