Tampa Real Estate Market Overview
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Location and Weather
Tampa is located on the west coast of Florida. It is the second largest metropolitan area in the state and the third largest city in Florida. Tampa’s weather consists of long summers and cool, short winters. Similar to most Floridian cities, the environment is humid and has around 3-4 months of rain throughout the year.
Tampa also offers warm water beaches and cloudless skies during its remaining months, making it a prime destination for outside recreation and tourism.
Population, Job Market and Cost of Living
Tampa’s population is 407,104 with a growth rate of 0.61% annually. The job market has increased by 2.3% over the last year. In ten years, job growth is predicted to be 42.7%. This city has a sturdy job market, as it’s home to ten Fortune 1000 companies and three large seaports. Combined, these seaports contribute more than $15 billion dollars a year to Tampa’s economy and over 130,000 jobs to its residents. Some of the other major industries here are business, finance, architecture and engineering.
Big employers in this city include the BayCare Health System, Hillsborough County School District, and the University of South Florida. Tampa is considered a slightly more expensive place to live when compared to Florida’s overall cost of living.