If you are a current resident of Tampa, FL, then you know that our great city has more to offer than just beautiful weather (but let’s be honest, that’s a pretty big selling point!) If you are looking to move to our Tampa, FL apartments, you may be wondering what else the area has to offer.


The weather seems to be everybody’s number one reason for staying in Tampa or moving to Tampa. The summer months have average highs in the 90s and average lows in the mid-70s, while the average high during winter months is in the 70s and the lows are in the mid-50s. People who aren’t from Tampa seem to assume we deal with nothing but rain and hurricanes, but that’s simply not true! Our rainiest season is during summertime. It usually rains daily around 3 pm and is over by dinnertime.


Tampa may not be located within steps from beautiful beaches, but the city does feature 185 parks. The parks have playgrounds, jogging trails, picnic areas, splash pads (also referred to as spraygrounds), boat ramps, and even pools. The most interesting park is the Bayshore Linear Park Trail, also known as Bayshore Greenway. This bayside park is the World’s Longest Continuous Sidewalk! With 4.5 miles of 10 foot wide sidewalk, you can enjoy views of some of the most prestigious homes on the National Historic Register as you pass Old Hyde Park and have a fun outdoor workout.


The people of Tampa love their sports. The area is home to various professional sports team such as the NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the MLB Tampa Bay Rays, the NHL Tampa Bay Lightning, and the Rowdies (soccer) are the beloved teams that call our city home. Some of the best sport complexes, like Amalie Arena and Raymond James Stadium, are also located in Tampa, FL.

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Even if you are just visiting Tampa, you can’t leave the area without trying a Cuban sandwich—which may be the area’s culinary claim to fame. In addition to the sandwich, the area is known for some of top rated restaurants, the world’s largest wine cellar, and even several craft breweries.


Tampanians love any reason to throw a party! The area is known for its sense of community and gatherings which include events like food and wine festivals, art and music festivals, and even festivals designed for children! One of the most unique festivals is the Gasparilla Pirate Festival, which features a 4-mile long Parade of Pirates, as well as plenty of pirate themed games and activities.

If you are thinking about relocating to Tampa, be sure to schedule a visit to our beautiful community—The Slade at Channelside. Our community offers beautiful studio, one, two, and three bedroom apartments with first-class amenities designed to complement your life. Don’t miss out on our luxury Tampa, FL apartments. Schedule a tour today!

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