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The word "Tampa" is an American Indian word used to refer to the area when the first European explorers arrived in Florida. Its meaning, if any, has been lost to the ages, though it is sometimes claimed to mean "sticks of fire" in the language of the Calusa, a Native American tribe. You're in the right place if you want to learn about the history of Tampa Real Estate. Click here if you want to search the Tampa MLS. There are many homes in Hillsborough County for sale.
Spain transferred Florida to the United States in 1821. An Indian reservation was established in what is now north Tampa. As part of efforts to firmly establish United States control over southern Florida, a military outpost ("Cantonment Brooke") was established at what is now the Tampa Convention Center in downtown Tampa in 1823. The post was called Fort Brooke in 1824. It was an important asset to the military in the Seminole Wars. The town of Tampa and its real estate expanded around the fort, which was decommissioned in 1883. Today the University of Tampa has no traces of the forts left except for two cannons.
Tampa Real Estate is an excellent place to buy with many beautiful homes for sale! The Tampa
Bay area is a region that has mild winter climates, tropical summers, spectacular sunsets
and beautiful beaches. There are miles of blue waterways with sugar-white shorelines,
hundreds of lakes, brilliant skies and a perfect average annual temperature of 72 degrees.
The area offers year-round cultural events and social activities for people of all ages and
interests. From ballet to professional baseball, football and hockey, from golf to jazz, from
beaches to art festivals, from the entertainment of Ybor City night life to serene strolls
along beautiful Bayshore Boulevard, Tampa and surrounding areas offer a multitude of opportunities
for residents to live, work and play. In addition to all that, buying real estate in Tampa
is a great investment for your future.
If you're looking for a place to start or grow your business, the Tampa area is right for you. In 2004, Florida was ranked #2 as one of the best places in America for start-ups. More and more companies are also relocating their headquarters to Tampa, as well. As the gateway to the Florida High Tech Corridor, Tampa Bay offers companies access to a matching grant program that has generated more than $120 million in applied research for over 225 companies. Florida's largest deep-water port is conveniently located in downtown Tampa. There are five major cruise lines that also sail out of the Port of Tampa, Carnival, Holland America, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity and the Radisson Seven Seas. Tampa’s Airport is the #1 ranked airport in the country, helping real estate investments in Tampa.
There's no state income tax and the property taxes are low. And Tampa homes offers a lower cost of living than other major southern cities, including Atlanta, Orlando, Charlotte and Charleston. We also have some of the best healthcare facilities in the United States, including H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute. Many of these factors help to maintain lower housing cost for Tampa real estate.
Tampa is home to the 2003 Super Bowl Champions -- the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the 2004
Stanley Cup winners, the Tampa Bay Lightning and the 2004 Arena Football Bowl winners,
the Tampa Bay Storm. This great city also is where the New York Yankee baseball team has
its spring training. Tampa is also home to MacDill Air Force Base (Headquarters for the special
U.S. Operations Command and U.S. Central Command). Enjoy all these sports and more when
you purchase real estate in Tampa.
Tampa is about 30 minutes from the Gulf of Mexico beaches to the west, and one hour from Disney and Universal theme parks to the northeast. The North Tampa area includes neighborhoods north of Hillsborough Avenue to the Lake Keystone area, bordered by Pinellas County to the west and Interstate 75 to the east.
North Tampa Real Estate contains some of the area’s premiere neighborhoods, from master-planned communities to rural areas surrounded by over 100 lakes, lush landscaping and communities with old-fashioned hometown qualities. These real estate communities are easily accessed via the Suncoast Parkway, Veteran’s Expressway, I-275 and Dale Mabry Highway. Some of these include homes in the Keystone area, homes in the Lutz area, property in the Westchase and Citrus Park area, real estate in the Northdale area, Town n' County and Carrollwood real estate, property in the Country Way subdivision, new construction homes in New Tampa and Wesley Chapel, Mediterranean style homes in Temple Terrace and restored bungalows in Seminole Heights. Get more information on Tampa Bay Florida Real Estate on the links below.
South Tampa Real Estate encompasses the region south of Hillsborough Avenue, downtown Tampa to US 301 to the east and to Mac Dill Air Force Base. There are a variety of homes to choose from, whether it be a mansion, bungalow, villa, town home or a high-rise condo. South Tampa Real Estate has a lot of older neighborhoods with homes built in the early 1900’s and most of these homes have undergone extensive restoration. Some of these areas are called Hyde Park, Palma Ceia, and Bayshore Blvd.