Moving from Nashville, TN to Tampa, FL

Relocating to Tampa from Nashville

If you’re trading in the flair and fashion of the Music City for the quaint, beachside vibes of Tampa, you’ll likely want to familiarize yourself with your new hometown. With great local food options, a vibrant, diverse cultural scene and great weather, Tampa is a great place to call home. See what to expect about your move from Nashville to Tampa, including the differences in weather and the primary industries. Then, if you need help moving, see how a U-Pack can help you!

Getting to know Tampa

Here’s some need-to-know facts about your new home:


Coming from Nashville, you’re no stranger to living in a bustling city with a lot of people. But while 690,000 residents call Nashville home, when you move to Tampa, you’ll have to adjust to life in a much more populated area. Tampa itself is a smaller, more condensed city that is home to about 335,000 people. However, Tampa the anchor city of the metropolitan area colloquially referred to the “Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area.” This four-county region is home to nearly 3 million residents and is the fourth largest population center in the southeastern United States. 


You can leave the snow shovels, heavy coats and scarves in Nashville — you won’t need them in Tampa. All you may need in the winter is a light coat or a sweater, as the climate there that time of the year is usually dry and mild. In the summers, expect high humidity with temps in the 90s and lows in the mid- to upper-70s. But be prepared for rain and tropical storms, so if you have a favorite pair rain boots, bring them along! They’ll be put to good use! 


Several Fortune 500 companies are headquartered in Tampa and the city is a hub for banks and telecommunications companies. Residents also work in finance, retail, healthcare, intermodal shipping, defense, tourism and real estate. There is also a large military presence in Tampa, with MacDill Air Force base offering work to more than 15,000 active military members. 

Things to do

Whether you’re into the arts or sports, are a foodie or enjoy the outdoors, or just need family-friendly activities, Tampa has you covered. The Tampa Bay area has a variety of stage and performance-art venues and theaters, including the Gorilla Theatre and the David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts. For educational opportunities, check out the Tampa Bay History Museum or the Salvador Dalí Museum, which houses the largest collection of Dalí’s work outside of Europe. If you’re into sports, the Tampa Bay area has three teams that compete in major American sports, including the Rays (MLB), Lightning (NHL), and Buccaneers (NFL). If you’ve got kiddos, they’ll love the Museum of Science & Industry, Dinosaur World or Busch Gardens Tampa Bay!

How to move from Nashville to Tampa with U-Pack®

If you’re looking for an easy and affordable moving service, consider U-Pack. Our “you pack, we drive” method means you pack and load, but we’ll drive your belongings to Tampa for you. This way, you have control over how your shipment is packed and loaded and you don’t have to worry about driving a moving truck. And with service centers in or near both locations, transit times are fast! See how much your move will cost by getting a free online quote or calling 844-362-5303844-594-3077.