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Tampa Bay is proud to be the home of some of America's most well known destinations. Visitors the world over, come to Tampa each year to enjoy attractions such as the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Museum of Science and Industry, Tampa Bay History Center, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, Tampa Museum of Art, The Florida Aquarium and others.

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Five Great Reasons To Move To Florida

Florida is a place that is constantly buzzing with activity. Residents of the world-renowned location enjoy a lifestyle that is rich with color, sunshine, fun, and leisure time. There are other benefits from living in this fantastic state, and many people move to the area to take advantage of the work opportunities. Of course, what makes this state even more attractive is the cost of living: Working in Florida presents a better quality of life due to the cost of living in the sunshine state, which is only half the cost of living compared to cities such as New York or San Francisco. Take a look at these five tips highlighting just a few of the benefits of this fabulous state.

Sunshine state

Florida is not called the sunshine state for no reason - it really is very sunny, and when it is not sunny, it is still comfortably warm. For children or lovers of outdoor activities, this presents the opportunity to play outdoors, which encourages a healthy lifestyle for kids. Barbeques and picnics are common in the area, and the reliability of the weather means that it will very rarely rain on the day of a planned barbeque.

The sunshine is great for leisure time, but some people may want to move to the area for business purposes, such as for
Florida land investment. Florida is big, with a population of approximately 19 million living in an area of 53 thousand square miles, which means there are options ranging from land investment to brand-new property investment all across the state. Homeowners in the area can expect to make a healthy return on their investment with the right approach.

Families moving to the area are quite literally spoilt for choice with the massive array of world-class theme parks in and around Florida. It is quite possible that most people of heard of the mighty Disneyworld, and although this is a strong reason in itself for families to consider Florida for work and play, there are numerous theme parks in the state. In fact, those who have moved there could go to a different theme park twice a year for several years, as there are ten major parks in Central Florida alone.

Top healthcare

Florida has stunning beaches, which are always a draw to swimmers and surfers alike. Theme parks have been mentioned, but there are also superb restaurants, theaters, museums, and arenas in this artistic state. If that isn’t enough, then try a water park or the exceptionally stunning beaches that present the opportunity to partake in water-based sports and activities.

Aside from the fun aspects, a more serious benefit to Florida is the excellent healthcare in the state. Many retired people like to relax in their Florida retreats, and the healthcare needs to be outstanding—and it most certainly is that. Some of the most technologically advanced healthcare facilities and equipment are placed alongside some of the worlds most talented and renowned healthcare experts.

Florida is a great location, whether people want to work or play. With its great opportunities, myriad property choices, and great standard of living, those of all ages can enjoy the sunshine state.



Adventure Island ...Tampa's Water Park - Tampa, FL - 1-888-800-5447

Soaking, sunning and relaxing—that's what life's all about at Adventure Island. A step through the entrance and you're transported straight to the Florida Keys and the laid-back lifestyle that made them famous. Adventure Island's 30 acres provide water-soaked excitement for guests of all ages.

 Ease into island time in a place where corkscrew slides, waterfalls, a giant wave pool, a rambling river, and other family attractions create a laid-back atmosphere and hours of sun-drenched fun. Your toughest decision? Whether to hit the slides for some fast-paced fun or grab a siesta in your own private cabana. Ni-ice... More >>>

American Victory Mariners Memorial & Museum Ship - Tampa, FL - (813) 228-8766

The American Victory will immerse visitors in a unique, state-of-the-art seafaring experience the moment they step aboard. They will be whisked back to an era when life was simpler, when romance was pure, and young people had heroes. Volunteers serving as crewmembers with authentic period uniforms will greet visitors as moving “Victory At Sea” music plays throughout the vessel.

In the Victory Theater, sitting on benches crafted from ship hatch boards, visitors will view a video presentation setting the stage for the shipboard experience. Volunteer crew members, many of whom served aboard the SS American Victory and others like... More >>>

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay - Tampa, FL - 1-888-800-5447

Busch Gardens has been making memories for guests of all ages since 1959, when the park debuted as a bird gardens and hospitality center for guests who toured Tampa's Anheuser-Busch Brewery. Busch Gardens is now a thrilling African safari and a sun-soaked Florida vacation all rolled into one. Experience up-close encounters with wild animals, and explore fascinating attractions based on cultures and legends of far away lands. Busch Gardens is the bay area's No. 1 tourist destination, where wildlife and wild rides come together in an unparalleled combination of Broadway-style shows, a world-class zoo with more than 2,500 exotic and endangered animals and more record-breaking roller coasters than any destination in Florida, excitement for guests of every age.... More >>>

Henry B. Plant Museum - Tampa, FL - (813) 254-1891

If you’re railroad magnate Henry Bradley Plant, in the midst of the sand swamps that would be Tampa, you construct the most astonishingly magnificent hotel of its day, then fill it with treasures from around the world. With its splendid Moorish architecture, opulent furnishings, and spectacular tropical gardens, Plant’s Tampa Bay Hotel attracted a host of celebrated guests, from Teddy Roosevelt to Sarah Bernhardt to Babe Ruth. A visit to the Henry B. Plant Museum and the authentically restored rooms of the Tampa Bay Hotel will transport you back to a time of indulgent ten-course meals, waltzing on the veranda and alligator hunting by moonlight.…The journey is still worthwhile... More >>>

MOSI - Museum Of Science & Industry - Tampa, FL - (813) 987-6000

MOSI is a not-for-profit, community-based institution and educational resource that is dedicated to advancing public interest, knowledge, and understanding of science, industry, and technology. MOSI's core ideology is to make a difference in people's lives by making science real for people of all ages and backgrounds.

MOSI today is the result of 52 years of growth and maturity reflecting both the institution and the surrounding community. The passage of time has seen MOSI change in name, location, and size. However, its general purpose, that of providing informal science education, has remained essentially unchanged. ... More >>>

Tampa Bay History Center - Tampa, FL - (813) 228-0097

The Tampa Bay History Center is more than a mere repository for historical facts. Functioning as a liaison between the past and the present, the museum honors our community’s character and heritage, stirring the spirit of adventure found in all its visitors with the generations of stories it has to tell.Step inside the new, 60,000-square-foot History Center in Tampa’s bustling Channelside district and take a journey through 12,000 years of powerful stories. Follow in the footsteps of the first native inhabitants, Spanish conquistadors, pioneers, presidents, sports legends and railroad tycoons. Stroll through a 1920’s-era cigar store... More >>>

David A. Straz, Jr. Center For The Performing Arts - Tampa, FL - (813) 229-STAR (7827)
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The Straz Center began as a dream by visionary citizens of Tampa who persevered to bring to reality one of the finest performing arts centers in the nation. It is many things to many people and it’s more than just a building, more than just a performing arts center. It is a presenter, a producer, an educator, a community partner and an economic engine for the Tampa Bay area. It is a cornerstone of the Tampa Bay community. The Straz Center creates a regional economic impact of more than $100 million each year. To our local economy it can mean more tourists staying in hotels, eating in restaurants, shopping in stores and visiting other venues when they are here. At both the local and national level, it provides access to more than 700,000 people of all ages... More >>>

Tampa Museum of Art - Tampa, FL - (813) 274-8130

The Tampa Museum of Art is the proud culmination of nearly three decades of cooperation among art organizations, private citizens, and government agencies in Tampa and Hillsborough County. TMA celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2009. Its mission/statement of purpose reflects a long-standing commitment to the community and citizenry it serves:The Tampa Museum of Art is dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of knowledge and appreciation of the fine arts through exhibition and educational programs encouraging the development of fine arts for the broadest possible audience. The Tampa Museum of Art’s primary purpose is to collect, preserve, display and interpret works of art reflecting art forms of regional, national, and international importance... More >>>

Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo - Tampa, FL - (813) 935-8552

Re-opened at its current site in 1988, Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo is today ranked the number-one family-friendly zoo in the U.S. (Child magazine) and recognized by the State of Florida as a center for Florida wildlife conservation and biodiversity. The region's only dedicated zoological garden, Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo was designed to enhance quality of life in greater Tampa Bay as an affordable leisure destination and center for education and endangered species conservation. Natural outdoor exhibits for more than 2,000 animals from Florida and similar habitats include a Native Florida Wildlife Center and manatee hospital, Asian Gardens, Primate World, Free-Flight Aviaries, Wallaroo Station children's zoo... More >>>

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The Florida Aquarium - Tampa, FL - (813) 273-4000

Experience the aquarium and see why it's among the top aquariums in the world. With more than 20,000 aquatic plants and animals from Florida and around the world! The Florida Aquarium allows you to go on scenic tours of the bay were you can see bottlenose dolphins and the endangered manatees right in the bay, or if that isn't exciting enough you can go swimming with the fish inside the aquarium. And for those adventurous people ages 15 and older you can go swimming with the sharks! There is something to do for everyone of all ages, check out the schedule of fish feedings and watch the feeding frenzy begin... More >>>

Captain Memo's Pirates Cruise - Clearwater Beach, FL - (727) 446-2587

Captain Memo and his wife Panama Pam sailed to Florida from California in a 30 ft. sailboat via the Panama Canal.In an earlier life he used to be known as Bill Wozencraft, a Prudential Life Insurance Agent. His wife, Pam, had been a teacher for the Hearing Impaired. His Bachelor of Arts Degree is from San Jose State University in Public Relations. And, her Masters Degree is from San Diego State College. After getting up each morning knowing he had to put on a suit and tie just to go out in the world and get rejected by 95 people a day, he knew there must be a better way to exist on this planet other than selling life insurance. He didn't know it would be being a Pirate in Clearwater Beach, Florida... More >>>

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa- Tampa, FL - 1-866-502-PLAY

From the second the 50-foot Hard Rock guitar at the entrance catches your eye, this breathtaking Tampa vacation destination moves to the music in your soul, featuring lavish cascading fountains, snazzy sky-lit restaurants and bars, a huge 150,000-square-foot casino with over 2,200 slot machines, 50 tables of Live Action Poker with everything from Seven-Card Stud to Texas Hold'em to Omaha, exhilarating live entertainment, and live entertainment. Our 150,000 square-foot casino isn't the only place that rocks. Experience our award-winning restaurants, stylish and sophisticated bars and Tampa's premier late-night club. There's always something going on, from world-class entertainment to special live performances from your favorite artists... More >>>

Dinosaur World- Plant City, FL - (813) 717-9865

Dinosaur World is an outdoor dinosaur museum with over 150 life size dinosaurs. Visitors can also sift through sand in search of authentic fossils to take home in the Fossil Dig, uncover a life size dinosaur skeleton in the Boneyard, cross into Deinoychus Island, learn at the indoor Prehistoric Museum, enter the Carnivore Boardwalk if they dare, see a movie about dinosaurs and have a subterranean picnic at the Caves, stroll through the Skeleton Garden, enjoy the playground, picnic areas...  More >>>

BayWalk - St. Petersburg, FL - (727) 895-9277

BayWalk is a shopping, dining and entertainment establishment located in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. The complex, which opened in the fall of 2000, includes 73,000 square feet of retail space plus an 80,000-square-foot movie theater owned by Muvico Theaters, LLC.

The two-story, open-air shopping center offers well-known franchise and locally-owned shops and restaurants, as well as a number of service-oriented businesses, providing an eclectic visiting experience. It is a full day of fun for everyone, even the family. Shop, eat and have a god time all in one area in this open-air shopping center... More >>>

Big Cat Rescue - Tampa, FL - (813) 920-4130

Currently Big Cat Rescue is home to over 150 large, exotic cats. Most of whom have backgrounds of abuse, neglect and abandonment. Big Cat Rescue is proud to offer guided tours on Monday through Friday at 9:00 a.m. and again at 3:00 p.m. for adults and children 10 and over. These are walking tours and take about an hour and a half and the cost is $20.00 per person. On Saturday they offer tours at 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 1:30 p.m. for adults and children 10 and over. You can sign up for a Two for One Pass by visiting there official web site. They also now offer feeding tours, night tours and Keeper for a day tours... More >>>

Channelside - Tampa, FL - (813) 223-4250

Channelside entertainment complex has been the center of the downtown waterfront since it was opened in 2001. Shopping is a breeze at Channelside. Gifts, gourmet foods and wine, art, clothing and more can all be found at the waterfront shops. At Channelside, you can choose from a wide range of dining options ranging from casual to sophisticated, including steakhouses, coffee shops, sports bars, bistros, and Mexican and Thai cuisines. After dinner, catch a movie at the Channelside Cinemas featuring Tampa's only 3D IMAX Theater. Dance the night away, relax at a piano bar, see a concert, watch a hockey game, or just stroll along the waterfront, the choice is yours. Channelside also features luxury hotels, an art gallery, a cruise port, and residential, office, and convention spaces.... More >>>

Clearwater Marine Aquarium - Clearwater, FL - (727) 441-1790

That’s why we exist. In an average year, CMA responds to many dolphin, whale, and otter strandings and hundreds of sea turtle strandings. Rescued animals are brought back to CMA for immediate treatment and rehabilitation with the hopes of returning them back to their natural environment. After the best care available, many animals are released. Some cannot be released and depend on CMA for their longevity. Their stories are touching, inspiring and remarkable.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium is not a typical aquarium. It’s a 501(c)(3) working aquarium providing medical treatment for marine animals- an animal hospital that you can visit!...
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Offshore Hustler Fishing Charters - St. Petersburg, FL - (727) 647-3783

If you're ready for a rod bending, reel screaming, adrenaline pumping good time, then get onboard Offshore Hustler for the ultimate St. Petersburg deep sea fishing experience! Fishing reefs, wrecks, hard bottom, ledges, springs, and weed lines in depths from 60-200 feet plus, for Grouper - Snapper - Amberjack - KingFish - Cobia - Mackeral - Tuna Mahi- Mahi - Shark - Barracuda. Fish can run, but they can't hide from the OffShore Hustlers!" Offshore Hustler specializes in deep sea fishing St Petersburg Fl charters that cater to all skill levels, from the Novice to the Advanced Angler. Get on board and experience the finest fishing the Gulf of Mexico has to offer! If you're ready for a rod bending, reel screaming... More >>>

Caladesi Island State Park - Dunedin, FL

Caladesi Island is the home of Caladesi Island State Park. The island was once part of Honeymoon Island to the north until a hurricane in 1921 split the island in two. The island is accessible only by boat, either private boat or by the Caladesi Ferry Service departing from Honeymoon Island. Caladesi Island has 3 miles of absolutely beautiful Gulf beaches with shallow, clear, calm waters. Actually, if you don't mind walking a good distance you can actually walk to Caladesi Island from Clearwater Beach. From Pier 60 it's a little more than an hour's walk. After taking the relaxing boat ride from Honeymoon Island (you'll probably see some dolphins on the way over), you will cruise through some thick mangrove forests (called a mangle) before disembarking at the marina located on the bay side of the island right in front of the concession where you can buy food or drink... More >>>

Sand Key Park - Clearwater, FL - (727) 588-4852

Sand Key Park was opened to the public August 1984. Ninety-five acres are located on Sand Key, a barrier island between the Gulf of Mexico and the Florida mainland. Clearwater Pass, leading from the Gulf to the Intracoastal waterway, separates the park from the popular resort area of Clearwater Beach. The park welcomes more than one million each year. This park has two distinct areas—a beach and a park. In the park proper are two picnic shelters with grills, a playground, and a restroom. A dog park was added in 2003. Grills, picnic tables, and water fountains are but a few amenities. The beach area boasts cabana rentals, 2 beach wheel-chairs, 9 outdoor shower towers to rinse beach sand off, and two bath houses with separate changing stalls and restrooms. A lifeguard is on duty 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM daily on a seasonal basis from March to September for swimmers enjoying the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico... More >>>

Fort De Soto County Park - 3500 Pinellas Bayway S., - Tierra Verde, FL - (727) 582-2267

Established in 1963, Fort De Soto County Park is a favorite destination for tourists and an honored tradition with area residents. At 1,136 acres, it is the largest park within the Pinellas County Park System. Although annual park attendance averages more than 2.7 million visitors a year, those familiar with the area can still manage to avoid the crowds and enjoy a peaceful stroll along the Gulf of Mexico. Covering five interconnected islands, the park boasts seven miles of waterfront, including three miles of beautiful, white sand beach. There is ample parking, multiple playgrounds for kids, an 800-foot long boat launching facility with 11 floating docks, two fishing piers, more than a dozen group picnic shelters and a 6.8-mile asphalt recreation trail. The fort itself – yes, it’s still there – features a 12-inch mortar battery, two British breech-loading rapid fire rifles of 1890 vintage and a Quartermaster Storehouse Museum... More >>>