Tampa Bay Area Information
Neighborhood Information for Real Estate Relocation
Tampa is located in Hillsborough County, on the west coast of Florida. It serves as the county seat for Hillsborough County.GR6. The population of Tampa in 2000 was 303,447. According to the 2006 Census estimate, the city has a population of 332,888.
Tampa's climate is subtropical, with hot summer days and a threat of winter frost only about every 2-3 years.
Current Tampa mayor Pam Iorio has made the redevelopment of Tampa's downtown, especially bringing in residents to the decidedly non-residential area, a priority. Several residential and mixed-development high-rises are in various stages of planning or construction, and a few have already opened. Another of Mayor Iorio's initiatives is the Tampa Riverwalk, a plan which intends to make better use of the land along the Hillsborough River in downtown where Tampa began. Several museums are part of the plan, including new homes for the Tampa Bay History Center, the Tampa Children's Museum, and a the Tampa Museum of Art.
The city is divided into many neighborhoods, many of which were towns and unincorporated communities that were annexed by the growing city. Generally, the city is divided into the following areas: Downtown Tampa, New Tampa, West Tampa, East Tampa, North Tampa, and South Tampa.
Some well-known communities of Tampa include Ybor City, Forest Hills, Sulphur Springs, Seminole Heights, Tampa Heights, Palma Ceia, Hyde Park, Harbour Island, Davis Islands, Tampa Palms, College Hill and non-residential areas of Gary and the Westshore Business District.