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The University of Tampa may be small, but there are some things that count more than size! It offers over 100 degree options for undergraduates alone, and appears in both the Princeton Review's best schools guide and the best 282 business schools, also designated by Princeton.
Clean, Outdoor Living
Tampa is the second largest metropolitan statistical area in the United States, but despite the enormous number of people is ranked among the cleanest cities in the nations, and the best cities for outdoor living according to Forbes. Tampa has the same delicious humid subtropical climate that most of Florida enjoys, with recorded highs never above 100F.
River Living a Walker's Paradise
The area around UT is considered a walker's paradise, with a score of 91 out of 100 for walkability. Grocery stores, restaurants and bars are all only 0.04 miles away from the UT campus, and most other amenities including drug stores, coffee, clothing, music and theaters are less than half a mile away.
Cars are the most common method of transport in Tampa, however HART provides bus routes through most of the city, and there are streetcar and trolley services closer to the city center.
Tidy Tampa Neighborhoods
If you are looking to rent close to school, you'll end up in one of the inner city neighborhoods of North Hyde Park, West Riverfront, or Courier City. West Riverfront is somewhat an anomaly, with a noticeably larger population of females than males! It is also fairly well spread out, and quite affordable in terms of housing and apartment rentals.
Time to Find a Tampa Apartment
Apartments in the Tampa area are fairly spread out - there is no designated residential district. Apartments and shops generally sit in close quarters, making for a very urban living feel.
Housing in Tampa is also extremely affordable, starting at only $380 per month, and with an excellent selection of apartment blocks if your budget stretches up to $550 per month.
Good Times in Tampa - Restaurants and Nightlife
Dining is popular as an entertainment activity in Tampa, but the city's reputation as a retirement community has meant that nightlife is a little limited. Nonetheless, you can make your way to places like Four Green Fields and St Pete Times Forum for a drink and a laugh, or check out the very close Tampa Theater.
For a sustenance break close to school, Mise en Place Restaurant and Augusto Tortilla and Salsa, as well as Ashley Street Grill, are often frequented by students. However Tampa's two most popular restaurants are at opposite ends of the culinary scale - Bern';s Steak House, and the vegetarian Evo's South Tampa.
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I'm looking for my first apartment in Tampa--what are some fun neighborhoods to check out?
Tampa's got a wide variety of neighborhoods, so depending on what you want around your apartment, you've got lots of choices. Check out the Hyde Park area if you like being out and about--Hyde Park Village has great shopping and cafes, while SoHo has a great nightlife scene with Tampa's best bars and restaurants. Hyde Park is also convenient to downtown and the University of Tampa. Ybor City is another historic neighborhood which was recently reborn as a entertainment and shopping destination, so check out apartments there.
HOW SAFE IS THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF YBOR CITY?
Ybor City is a famous neighborhood in Tampa, immortalized in at least one song, that we know of, by JJ Grey and Mofro. It's main thoroughfare, 7th Avenue was voted top ten streets in America in 2008. As a popular destination in such a warm climate, it is pretty heavily trafficked. The crowds keep a lot of the shiftier elements out of the neighborhood. People who have lived in apartments in Ybor City have said that they have not had much trouble in the past 20 years outside of a few broken car windows. Ybor City is a popular place for nightlife, so it can get rowdy at night, so it may not be quiet, but it is pretty safe.
what are the safest neighborhoods in Tampa, Florida?
Some of the safer neighborhoods in Tampa are Pebble Creek, Six mile Creek, and Citrus Park. They are all located 20-30 minutes from the downtown area. Many families also live in surrounding cities and towns such as Brandon, located east of Tampa and Lutz, which is further north. The areas surrounding Ybor City, in the central eastern part of the city, south of 7th avenue and north of 22nd can get a little undesirable and have higher unemployment and crime rates.
What areas of Tampa are safe for walking around at night?
The Interbay Area of Tampa, south of Kennedy Boulevard is one of the safest areas in town, but housing in this area can be pricey. For slightly less expensive, but still safe neighborhoods, check out the areas around Chamberlain High School and the strip between Manhattan and Dale Mabry. Carrollwood is another safe Tampa neighborhood with great schools, as well as local parks and shopping areas. The trendy New Tampa neighborhood near USF is another alternative for residents seeking a safe neighborhood, day and night.
How is the nightlife in Tampa?
Tampa has a very active nightlife. A historic area of Tampa, Ybor City is the city's best known bar and nightclub district. With nearly endless options for art, alcohol, and food, one could spend a lot of time going from one place to the next. However, parts to the far west and far east can be dangerous late at night, so exercise caution if you stray from the safer, well-lit areas.
Are there any quiet neighborhoods in Tampa?
Yes, there are many quiet neighborhoods in Tampa, and Pebble Creek / Thonotosassa is one of them. With mostly single-family, medium-sized homes, this neighborhood lies on the northeastern edge of the city. This neighborhood is also suburban in terms of population density, a factor that may contribute to its tranquil nature. Another neighborhood that shares many characteristics with Pebble Creek / Thonotosassa, including its low noise levels, is Bruce B Downs Blvd / Tampa Palms Blvd.