Money names Tampa one of the best places to live

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Tampa continues to be recognized as one of the best places to be in the country. Our food scene continues to earn accolades, and a few of our restaurants received Bib Gourmand Awards. Major new residential developments, marquee events, a thriving sports scene, and more things to do than we can count along the Tampa Riverwalk help Tampa stand out in the US. Plus our airport was just named the best large airport in the country.

“Tampa is a rare combination of action-packed and affordable: The median home sale price is about $381,000, one of the lowest on our list, and you’ll get plenty of bang for your buck,” writes Julia Glum for “There’s nightlife galore in the Ybor City district. Tampa’s 20- and 30-somethings also flock to spots like Angry Chair Brewing, which serves its famous stouts alongside kitchen faves like pickle dip, and Taco Bus, which was dishing burritos out of its yellow school bus way before food trucks were cool.”


The journalist also notes Tampa’s top tier sports scene, local amenities, and access to the country’s best beaches as key reasons behind its top 10 position in Best Cities to Live. Visitors can also enjoy the top theme park attractions in the world at Busch Gardens.

Art admirers also have a plethora of options between our performing arts venues and local museums. “Check out Surrealist art at the Dalí Museum or see a touring Broadway show at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, write Glum.


You can see the full rankings on Money’s website.

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