Located on Florida’s spectacular west coast, Tampa is a metropolis that’s home to more than 390,000 people. You'll enjoy the excitement of city life as well as the area’s natural beauty. If you love beautiful weather, you’ll feel perfectly at home with nearly 237 days of sun every year and some of the best beaches in the world.
You’ll find Tampa filled with career opportunities! Establish yourself in a research study led by world-class faculty or dive deeper into your industry with an internship. It is a growing city that is expanding its downtown and where businesses want to move to. Tampa ranks #8 among US cities regarding high-paying jobs and low cost of living (CNBC 2018).
Why Book Student Accommodation in Tampa?
Tampa is ranked in the Top 20 most ethnically diverse Cities in The US by city size (WalletHub 2020). Throughout the year, the city is alive with fairs and festivals honouring cultures from all corners of the world as well as events unique to Tampa. For example, the Gasparilla Pirate Festival in January is a free event with more than 100 years of history. Spirituality and faith customs also are important to the Tampa community. It is easy to find places to worship and connect with others who share your values and interests.
Besides that, Tampa is home to nearly 80 colleges, universities, and technical schools, training the students of today to meet the job demands of tomorrow. An average of 75% of graduates end up staying in Florida, with being in Tampa MSA. This has helped the state of Florida to rank #1 for higher education three years running by U.S. News and World Report. More than 175,000 students attend one of the numerous, distinguished educational institutions in the Tampa Bay area.
Universities in Tampa
Casita’s accommodation options are within walking distance to the university.
There are three bus stops close to the campus, Holly Dr @ Palm Dr is just a 12-minute walk away.
Both Castor Beach and USF Contemporary Art Museum are within walking distance.
Our accommodation options are all within walking distance of the campus.
More than five bus stops are close to the university; Kennedy Blvd @ Willow Av is just a minute walk away.
Henry B. Plant Museum and Tampa Riverwalk are both under 6 minutes away on foot.
Casita has accommodation options within walking distance to the university.
You’ll find three bus stops close to the campus, 34th St S + 54th Ave S is a 14-minute walk away.
Clam Bayou Nature Park and Gulfport History Museum are both under 10 minutes away by car
Is Tampa good for international students?
Tampa is known for its cultural diversity. The city welcomes people from around the world, which is especially good for international students. You will be able to recognize Tampa's rich diversity in its festivals, parades, and the wide range of restaurants in the area.
Is Tampa safe for students?
Tampa is a very safe place; but like all cities, using common sense when out late at night or in areas you're not familiar with is required. Like every large city, there are some areas that are not so great. However, most of the city of Tampa is pretty nice.
Is Tampa expensive to live in?
Tampa’s cost of living is very economical for students compared to other similar cities in the United States. Being a student there also gives you privileges as the city offers student discounts in most of the establishments, such as movie theatres, local restaurants, malls, resorts and hotels, and theme parks.
Transportation in Tampa
There are plenty of options to get around Tampa. Hop on a bus with HART MetroRapid, 30+ local, express routes, Megabus, and Red Coach, each with many lines covering most of the city. TECO Line Streetcar, the historic streetcars connecting historic Ybor City with Channel District and major downtown attractions are also there for you, and its rides are free. Another free ride is the HART SMART AV, Tampa Bay’s first autonomous, electric shuttle; it operates every 15 minutes. Also, the Pirate Water Taxi can take you to attractions, museums, restaurants, and parks along the route.
Must-Visit Places in Tampa
Tampa is a cultural and family vacation destination where you will find a choice of museums, free attractions, family-friendly activities, flea markets, and restaurants. You will also find lots of famous attractions such as Busch Gardens Tampa, Lowry Park Zoo, and the historic Ybor City neighbourhood. Stroll along the Tampa Riverwalk past romantic parks, hotels, and romantic restaurants, visit the Tampa Museum of Art, the Tampa Bay History Center, great beaches, and the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts.
Nearby Student Accommodation In Florida
Besides having facilities for student accommodation in Tampa, Casita also offers student accommodation in other Florida cities. Some of these cities are: