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Tampa Bay Real Estate

Tampa Bay is located in Hillsborough County. Tampa Bay can refer to all or parts of the Tampa Bay area, which comprises many towns and cities in several counties around the Tampa Bay. Tampa Bay is a large natural harbor and estuary connected to the Gulf of Mexico on the west central coast of Florida.

Tampa Bay’s History

The earliest evidence of human habitation directly on the shores of Tampa Bay comes from the Manasota culture, who lived in the area beginning around 5,000–6,000 years ago. This culture was succeeded by the Tocobaga, who built their principal town near today’s Safety Harbor in the northwest corner of Old Tampa Bay before it came under Spanish rule in the 1500s. The United States acquired Florida from Spain in 1819. By 2010, the Tampa Bay Area was home to over 4 million residents.

Tampa Bay’s Geography

Tampa Bay, Florida is centered at 27° 45′ 45″ North and 82° 32′ 45″ W West. It has a total area of  over 400 square miles (1,000 km2). Its large watershed covers portions of five Florida counties and approximately 2,200 square miles (5,700 km2).

Recreational Amenities in Tampa Bay

Recreational amenities in Tampa Bay boast remarkable eco-tourism opportunities and some of the most unique green spaces and wildlife.  Lettuce Lake Park combines a 240-acre wilderness with activities like hiking, picnic areas and an educational center. Speed boats, fishing boats or e-boats are great ways to navigate beautiful Tampa Bay, Hillsborough River or the channels surrounding downtown. Residents can also enjoy watersports, hiking, fishing, and golf year-round in Tampa Bay.

Tampa Bay Schools

Tampa Bay has various public schools, including elementary schools, middle schools and high schools. The public district schools in Tampa Bay are operated by Hillsborough County Public Schools. Children attending elementary school go to Gorrie Elementary School, Mabry Elementary School, Mitchell Elementary School, Roosevelt Elementary School, and Tinker Elementary School. A middle school in Tampa Bay is Wilson Middle School. The high school in Tampa Bay is Plant High School.

Art and Culture in Tampa Bay

Arts and culture are a key component of Tampa Bay’s vibrant community. Theater groups, orchestras, world-class performance halls, museums, galleries, youth education programs and more can be found here.