Top Reasons to Move to Tampa Bay

The weather in Tampa is so comfortable that thousands of northerners and Canadians spend their winters here. Except for the summer when it gets a bit too hot and humid, the area weather is about the best in the nation.

People come to the Tampa/Clearwater area from all over the world just to visit our beaches. The locals can enjoy these anytime. Add to that places to go like Busch Gardens, Aquariums, Zoos, Museums, and in nearby Orlando is Disney World, Universal Studios, and more.

With sales taxes of about 7% and no state income tax, residents in the Tampa area get to keep more of their paychecks here.

According to a KPMG business cost study, Tampa Bay is the nation's lowest cost large market for Corporate Services, International Financial Services and Shared Services. Bottom line - Tampa Bay is a great place for business.

Florida leads the nation in high school seniors taking Advanced Placement exams at nearly 50 percent. Florida also ranks sixth in the nation for the percentage of students who score a 3 or higher on the AP exam at 23.9 percent, compared to the national average of 18.1 percent.

Tampa Bay ranked among the top 10 large metro areas for college-educated young talent on the move. The latest Census data reveals that young people aged 25 to 29 are increasingly more mobile and willing to move to new cities, very often in new states, in search of jobs.

Tampa Bay's MacDill Air Force Base is the only military installation that hosts two, four-star Combatant Commands, the U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command. MacDill contributes $5 billion a year to the greater Tampa Bay economy.

With so many tourists, great weather, and fun places to go, most find the people living in the Tampa Bay area are friendly and easy going.