October 17, 2017

Tampa, Florida


Here’s a free collection of resources about Tampa, Florida- blogs, videos, groups, first-hand experiences and advice from people who live in Tampa, etc.

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Tampa, Florida: Blogs

Here’s a list of blogs and websites written by people who live in Tampa, or are about Tampa.

*Email alexbalinski@gmail.com to submit your blog to this list.*

City of Tampa tampagov.net 2017
Visit Tampa Bay visittampabay.com 2017
Visit Florida visitflorida.com/en-us/cities/tampa 2017
Hillsborough County Library hcplc.org 2017
WEDU PBS wedu.org 2017
South University southuniversity.edu/tampa 2017
University of Tampa ut.edu 2017
University of South Florida usf.edu 2017
Tampa International Airport tampaairport.com 2017
Wikipedia Article en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tampa,_Florida 2017
Fox 13 News fox13news.com 2017
Tampa Bay Times tampabay.com 2017
Bay News 9 baynews9.com 2017
WFLA News wfla.com 2017
ABC Action News abcactionnews.com 2017
WTSP News wtsp.com 2017
TBO News tbo.com 2017
Lonely Planet lonelyplanet.com/usa/florida/tampa 2017
Tampa Bay Business Journal bizjournals.com/tampabay 2017
Zillow Real Estate zillow.com/tampa-fl 2017

Tampa, Florida: Groups

Tampa Groups On Facebook

  1. Craigslist Tampa, Florida (64,364 members)
  2. Tampa Born and Raised & I Remember When.. (27,999 members)
  3. Tampa Braiders (27,320 members)
  4. Tampa Jobs (23,624 members)
  5. Tampa Yard Sale Group (20,065 members)
  6. You Know You’re From Tampa When.. (15,713 members)
  7. I Grew Up In Tampa, Florida (60s, 70s, 80s) Facebook Group (8,726 members)
  8. Tampa Networking Group (8,079 members)
  9. Tampa Gardening Swap (7,154 members)
  10. Tampa Small Business Owners (1,840 members)
  11. Born and Raised in Tampa! (1,531 members)
  12. Tampa Vegans (861 members)
  13. Waterchase Residents (715 members)
  14. Westwood Lake Neighborhood (685 members)
  15. Palmetto Beach/Desoto Park Neighborhood (444 members)
  16. The Heights Caravan for Central Tampa Historic Neighborhoods (382 members)
  17. Drew Park Neighborhood (283 members)
  18. Friends of Fawn Ridge (211 members)

Other Tampa Groups, Forums and Events

  1. Eventbrite events near Tampa, Florida

Tampa, Florida: Survey

We’re surveying people about living in Tampa, FL. Here will be a collection of their responses.

*The information gathered via surveys may or may not be correct. Hopefully it will be helpful to you!

*Response format = Answer (Your name, How long you’ve lived in Tampa)


*Click here to share your experience living in Tampa*


Tampa, Florida: Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Tampa?

  • The variety of things to do and places to eat, especially the vegan options. (Megan, 3 months)
  • The feel of a big city without as much of the speed. Plus we’re close to beaches. (Christa, 24 years)
  • Orlando. (John, 44 years)

Tampa, Florida: Least Favorites

What’s your least favorite thing about living in Tampa?

  • The drivers. (Megan, 3 months)
  • Traffic. (Christa, 24 years)
  • Malfunction Junction. (John, 44 years)

Tampa, Florida: Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Tampa?

  • Going out to eat, and attending local events. (Megan, 3 months)
  • Drink. (Christa, 24 years)
  • Water taxi, trolly, Ybor, Riverwalk. (John, 44 years)

Tampa, Florida: Reputation

What’s Tampa known for?

  • It’s weather. (Megan, 3 months)
  • Business and beer. (Christa, 24 years)
  • Cigars. (John, 44 years)

Tampa, Florida: Crime

What’s the crime like in Tampa?

  • It has been fine in the neighborhood I live in. (Megan, 3 months)
  • Typical city crime. I’ve walked through it at night while passing many homeless people and felt safe; although, a few of my friends from UT have been accosted later at night while walking. (Christa, 24 years)
  • Crime is abundant. (John, 44 years)

Tampa, Florida: Advice

Any advice for people moving to Tampa?

  • Get used to the terrible drivers. (Megan, 3 months)
  • Move to Riverview/Brandon, and commute to Tampa. (Christa, 24 years)
  • Embrace the humidity. (John, 44 years)

Tampa, Florida: Stories

Share an experience you’ve had in Tampa (fun, crazy, dangerous, etc.).

  • I once got catcalled by a group of homeless men who then proceeded to follow me. (Megan, 3 months)
  • Going to Taco Bus at 2am and watching a female show her nipples on accident and having no clue. Her friend ensured me she wouldn’t mind this behavior if sober because she’s sex positive. Also, I’ve been walking down Kennedy at 2:30pm on a weekday, and have been offered a joint. (Christa, 24 years)
  • Great fireworks show in Channelside from the roof of the venta building with family and friends. (John, 44 years)

Tampa, Florida: The Future

How do you think Tampa will change over the next 10 years?

  • I am unsure. (Megan, 3 months)
  • A lot more hip gastropubs and businesses. (Christa, 24 years)
  • Channelside will be redeveloped with more outdoor music, shopping and dining. (John, 44 years)

Tampa, Florida: Other Facts

Any other interesting facts about Tampa?

  • Tampa’s old buildings need more recognition! (Christa, 24 years)
  • Sheriff Curtis Hixon was once on the take from the Mob. (John, 44 years)