Location Profile

Tampa, Florida

Facility Type
Facility Location
Tampa, Florida
Teaching Facility
Trauma Center
Number of Beds

Hospital Overview

The healthcare provider is located in Tampa, Florida, and stands out as not only one of the best medical facilities in the state but also in the country. Its status is "high performing," it's among the top 10% of U.S. medical providers for several conditions, including heart care. The facility is known for its state-of-the-art technology and persistent innovation, as it continually offers its patients the latest cutting-edge diagnostics or treatment plans. More than 5,000 team members work at the provider and contribute to its stellar reputation in the medical field. The healthcare center regularly appears on national and state lists of "Best Hospitals," thanks to its unwavering dedication.

Community Overview

Tampa is a city (town) of 398,173 people in South Florida and is one of the state's biggest cities. Part of the larger Tampa Bay area, the city is known for its recreation. Its population has grown by over 5% over the last few years as more people flock to Tampa thanks to its excellent schools, low crime, and abundant things to do. Niche.com names it one of its Best Cities in America and ranks it the 17th most diverse city in the country. Various events, from the famous Gasparilla Pirate Festival to the Florida State Fair, add to the city's entertainment.  Rich in culture and family-friendly, Tampa is one of the gems of the Sunshine State. 

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Cost of Living

The cost of living in Tampa is 1% lower than the state average and comparable to the national average. The city's most affordable costs include groceries, utilities, and housing. Rent costs an average of $1,408 a month for a 1-bedroom. However, rents vary by neighborhood, apartment size, amenities, and lease terms. The wonderful thing about Tampa is its wide variety of housing options, whether you want to live near the action downtown or prefer a quieter area. 

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Hillsborough County Public Schools, sometimes referred to as the School District of Hillsborough County, operates the area's public schools. The district features 274 schools and is the seventh-largest in the country. It's considered above average and offers multiple educational advantages for students to better prepare them for the workforce or higher education, such as community college or university. These offerings include ample access to technology, such as the distribution of Chromebooks to K-12 students.

State test scores demonstrate the excellence of its teachers, as 47% of students are proficient in math and 50% are proficient in reading, plus the district boasts an average graduation rate of 90%.  

Schools within Hillsborough County Public Schools represent some of Florida's best, including the 2020 Elementary Magnet School of the Year and the 2020 Florida Teacher of the Year.  Of the district's high schools, 33 of them are ranked by U.S. News and World Report's Best U.S. High Schools, with Plant High School named #39th in Florida and #692 in all of the United States. One of the district's best assets is the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Programs for middle and high school students. These offerings encompass 17 career paths and 89 certification courses, with an emphasis on health, architecture, biotechnology, aerospace, and other science-based careers. By participating, students enjoy real-world experience in the demanding nature of these jobs. 

Hillsborough County Public Schools is extremely diverse, like other school districts in Florida. There are 104 distinct languages spoken among the student body, with students from 76 countries. Niche.com rates it the most diverse district in the state of Florida. 

There are also 102 private schools in Tampa.

Various youth programs in the community


Tampa is well-known for its excellent public transportation, such as its bus system and several ride-sharing options through Lyft and Uber. Navigating your way around Tampa and the surrounding area is simple, thanks to the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority (TBARTA) and Hillsborough Area Regional Transportation (HART). Their comprehensive bus system features almost 200 buses offering service to all of the major destinations in the area, including downtown and the Tampa International Airport. Downtown Tampa even offers a water taxi with stops at 17 locations, plus the free historic TECO streetcar to ride to nearby Ybor City, Florida. The streetcars feature air conditioning and depart every 15 or 12 minutes during high-demand hours. Tampa also offers personal transportation with shared electric scooters and bikes available for rent along many of its streets. 

Daily Driving in Tampa
  • The average commute in Tampa is 24 minutes, shorter than the national average commute
  • 78% of commuters drive their own vehicle

Nearby Cities

Tampa is close to some of the most exciting and beautiful spots within the Sunshine State. 

Clearwater, Florida -  Reachable in just 42 minutes from Tampa, Clearwater is a beach paradise only 22 miles/35.45 KM away with highway I-275 North. Named the South's #1 Beach by USA Today, Clearwater Beach awaits to dazzle you with its glistening white sands and crystal blue waters. While just spending a day on the sand or in the water has its appeal, Clearwater Beach also offers a pier to explore and adventures, such as a dolphin cruise. You may even want to climb aboard Captain Memo's Pirate Cruise, which offers a 2-hour scenic tour perfect for families. Don't be surprised to see a pod of dolphins frolicking along your boat, as they often make an appearance.

Sarasota, Florida - A mere hour from Tampa, Sarasota is 60 miles/90.65 KM away, nearly a straight shot via the I-95 South highway. Historic, quaint, and packed with things to do, Sarasota is a great place to spend a day or two. One of its claims to fame is the John and Mable Ringling Museum, a sprawling art museum with 21 galleries featuring some of its 10,000 pieces of art. Opened by one of the owners and operators of the famous Ringling Brothers Circus, the site also includes the Circus Museum, an incredible display of vintage circus memorabilia, including vehicles, posters, props, and costumes. For nature lovers, there's no better way to learn about Florida's delicate ecosystem than a trip to the Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium. All of the Mote's exhibits offer an up-close look at creatures from Florida's ocean waters, with sea turtles, sharks, stingrays, manatees, and otters among the animals.

Orlando, Florida - A little under 2 hours and 95 miles/152 KM with Interstate 4 East is one of the most-visited cities in the world, Orlando. Orlando is where you'll find the famous Mickey Mouse at Walt Disney World. Whether you decide to visit The Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Hollywood Studios, or Animal Kingdom, you're sure to have a magical time. Each park offers a great selection of rides, character encounters, restaurants, and shows, plus several offer special after-hours attractions on select nights. Orlando also features the Universal Studios, its Islands of Adventure, and Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme parks. Away from the buzz and thrills of the theme parks, you'll find Orlando Science Center, an enthralling hands-on science museum that sees over 670,000 visitors each year. With exhibits for ages from zero to adult, there's adventure, curiosity, and fun around every corner. One of its most popular displays is the Dinosaurs exhibit, which includes a T-Rex skeleton and lets you pretend to go on a dino dig.

Local and Nearby Attractions

Tampa's world-class shopping is an attraction all its own. Hyde Park Village, a shopping area spanning six blocks, is a great mix of outdoor shopping with more than 70 retailers from national brands and local specialty favorites. Also popular is the International Plaza, a large upscale mall with over 200 stores, including Apple and Dillards. Tampa includes big-box stores such as Target, Walmart, and almost 200 grocery stores, so you can find everything you need within the city. Bargain hunters also love the availability of good deals at the nearby Tampa Premium Outlets, which offers discounted merchandise from brands like Skechers, Guess, and GAP. 

Tampa offers a dynamic arts scene, rich in museums, and celebrates its cultural heritage. At its center is the city's River Arts district, located on the Tampa Riverwalk, and where you'll find the best arts in the city. It's home to The Tampa Museum of Art, which offers exhibits of ancient Greek, Roman, as well as 20th-century art. The Riverwalk also features the Glazer Children's Museum, a hands-on play space for learning about the world around us, including nature, science, and biology.  Nearby is also the Florida Aquarium, a stunning glass structure with 20,000 aquatic plants and creatures to see. There's no need to leave the city for a quality show, as Tampa boasts one of the South's arts venues, the Straz Center for the Performing Arts. It's home to the city's Broadway productions plus welcomes comedians, musicians, and other performers. The Riverwalk includes The Tampa Theatre, which hosts shows and movie screenings, and Sparkman Wharf, an excellent park and spot for outdoor live entertainment. 

An array of museums and educational opportunities await throughout Tampa. The Tampa Bay History Center shares the colorful, captivating history of the city, with exhibits on the city's early pirates, its legacy of cattle farming, and how we got to the thriving city of Tampa today. You can appreciate more local history and tour a National Historic Landmark at the Henry B. Plant Museum, which is located inside the former Tampa Bay Hotel, which opened in 1884. For those who want a more immersive historical experience, head to the Cracker County Living History Center. This living museum recreates life in the 1890s, letting you tour 13 historic buildings, hear from costumed guides, and practice living like "the old days" while you churn butter or wash clothes in an old tub. If the present is more of an interest, The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) is an all-ages space that can't be missed. You can explore science, technology, and innovation through interactive exhibits, educational programs, and special events here. The museum has something for everyone, from the youngest visitors to the most experienced scientists, with over 100 hands-on exhibits. 

Tampa hums with activity and thrills thanks to its family-friendly destinations, such as Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. This amusement park and zoo themed around an African safari is packed with things to do, no matter your thrill level. Explore the kid-friendly Sesame Street area's kiddie coaster, climbing wall, and splash pad while encountering favorites like Elmo, Bert, and Big Bird. Those who prefer a faster pace can catch some air with the park's 8 roller coasters, including the award-winning Iron Gwazi, which offers a heart-pounding 91-degree drop. You can also take a ride-through safari through a Serengeti area, splash down on a whitewater ride, and see more than 200 animals at the park. ZooTampa at Lowry Park is another great spot for animal lovers with endangered species. One of the most beloved zoos in the state, it offers hundreds of animals spread across habitats themed after Asia, Africa, and Florida. Among the residents here are playful otters, gentle manatees, and beautiful birds that participate in shows where they fly right over the audience. Finish your day at the zoo with their boat ride along a crystal spring, where you see several Florida animals, then end with a splash on a three-story drop.  

You can't speak about Florida without mentioning its renowned beaches, and Tampa doesn't disappoint in its offerings. Ben T. Davis Beach is one of the best spots and is just 10 minutes from Downtown Tampa. It's a beautiful public beach, and while not a swimming spot, it's perfect for a sunny day on the sand. You can venture just 40 minutes away to Fort De Soto Park, which consists of 5 islands or keys. The islands contain a variety of native plants, including mangroves and palm hammocks, along with over 300 species of birds. The shimmering waters, glistening sand, and pirate ship playground make it a must-visit. You can even rent a jet ski or other watercraft to spend a day riding the waves. 

Tampa may be a cultural and recreational destination, but day-to-day can be exciting thanks to its several sports teams. This thriving sports city features major leagues in football, baseball, and hockey, plus once hosted the Super Bowl. You'll love cheering along for the Lightning, Buccaneers, and or Rays teams as they strive to bring yet another championship home for the city, which has the nickname "Champa Bay" thanks to its five wins among its leagues.

Religious Centers

One can find information on religious communities in the United States through:

  • Religious websites or directories: Church Finder and Church Angel
  • Social media groups or pages dedicated to a particular religion or city
  • Local community centers or mosques/temples/churches
  • Online forums or discussion groups
  • Ask for recommendations from friends or acquaintances who live in the area
  • Community event listings or local news websites


Tampa features a humid subtropical climate with hot, humid summers and mild winters. The coldest month for the city is January, and it sees its hottest temperatures in July. Rainfall is higher than the national average, at 51 inches/1295.4 mm. Sun lovers, however, adore Tampa, thanks to its 246 days of sunshine, beating out the U.S. average of 205 days. 

Average Tampa Temperatures
  • Annual:52ºF to 90ºF /11.11ºC  to 32.22ºC
  • December: Low of 58ºF/14.44ºC  and High of 75°F /23.89ºC  
  • July: Low of 77ºF/33ºC and High of 91ºF /25º C

Crime Rate

Tampa has one of the lower crime rates for Florida, and in 2022, ranked with one of the lowest violent crime rates for a major city. The crime rate is comparable to the national average, though it's trending downward. 

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  • Safest neighborhoods: Hyde Park, Seminole Heights, Harbour Island, Channel District, Riverside Heights, and Sunset Park

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