Tampa, Florida is a city on the west coast of Florida. It is the county seat for Hillsborough County and has a population of around 340,000. Is located inland from Clearwater mentioned above, still around 280 miles and 4 and half hours drive north of Miami.

The city of Tampa is a part of the metropolitan conurbation referred to as the Tampa Bay Area. The Greater Tampa Bay area has over 4 million residents and is generally considered to include the Tampa and Sarasota metro areas.

A 2008 Forbes survey ranked Tampa as the 5th best outdoor city in the USA. Another survey in 2004, by the NYU newspaper Washington Square News, ranked Tampa as a top city for "twenty-somethings." These surveys reflect notable upsurge in high-market demand from Tampa consumers, signalling growing wealth in the area.

Property for sale in Tampa Florida

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Address:              4323 Bayside Village Dr # 218, Tampa, FL 33615
Price:                    $99,900 Last sold for $216,900 in February 16, 2006 (Public Records). Current asking price is approximately 46% of the original sale price.
Beds:                     2 Bed
Baths:                   2 Bath
House Size:        1,140 Sq Ft or $88 per sq ft
Year Built:           2000

Property for sale in Tampa Florida
Property for sale in Tampa Florida

Tampa is surrounded by two bodies of water, Old Tampa Bay and Hillsborough Bay, both of which flow together to form Tampa Bay, which in turn flows into the Gulf of Mexico. As you can imagine, with all of that water, the Tampa Bay Area is blessed with beautiful beaches. Off of the west coast of Pinellas County lies a string of 10 barrier islands joined together by the Gulf Boulevard and along this boulevard you will find an array of extensive sandy beaches that are a very popular tourist attraction.

Tampa has a humid subtropical climate with hot summer days, broken frequently by thunderstorms and heavy rain. Winters are cooler and drier and there is even the possibility (though not the certainty) of a light frost throughout the winter months.

Property for sale in Tampa, Florida covers the whole range of budgets and lifestyles. At the top end a cool £10million will buy you a palatial 10 bedroom, 13 bathroom pile in the exclusive Avila gated community. This comes with 5 acres of landscaped and manicured gardens, a spa, pool, library and ballroom, all set in 28,000 square feet of lavishly decorated elegance.
£300,000 will still get you a 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom luxury pad with oodles of living space, a double garage and gardens too.

Bargain hunters at the other end of the spectrum will be happy to know that the property slump has hit Tampa as well. There are plenty of foreclosure bargains available. £43,000 will find you a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, timber frame family home in a quiet suburb.

Maybe Tampa Florida property investment is not for you. Take a look at some other overseas property investment including Turkey, Cyprus, the Caribbean or Brazil.