Today, we take a peek at the culture and lifestyle that Tampa, Florida has to offer. Read our Q&A with Meritage’s Regional Marketing Director, Katie Suggs, as she shares the benefits of calling Tampa home.
Q: What’s a popular food choice found in Tampa?
A: The Cuban sandwich is a local favorite around here. Lots of restaurants claim to have the best, but West Tampa Sandwich Shop is the place to enjoy one.
Q: Which Meritage Homes community is best if homeowners want to live near Downtown Tampa?
A: The Hillendale Reserve community is conveniently located near Downtown Tampa. It’s also near Citrus Park Mall and several other attractions that are perfect for an urban lifestyle.
Q: For families who love to stay active, what are some great outdoor activities to enjoy in Tampa?
A: Tampa is a great place for an active lifestyle. With plenty of lakes and the ocean nearby, water sports are always a popular choice. Kayaking, canoeing and stand-up paddle boarding all allow for a great workout while taking in the beauty of Tampa.
Q: Where’s the best local hot spot to grab a cup of joe?
A: Buddy Brew is a local favorite coffee shop that roasts its own coffee beans. They offer a taste of the Tampa lifestyle and will definitely have you coming back for more. Make sure to keep your eye out for the BBC Brew Truck traveling around town.
Q: Does Tampa have any unique celebrations?
A: The Gasparilla Pirate Festival is a fun tradition that’s been going on since the 1900s. Each year, the city celebrates with activities for the entire family including parades, a film festival, an arts festival and more.
Q: For families who want to be near hiking trails, parks and baseball fields, which Meritage Home community is best for them?
A: The Country Walk community nestled in Wesley Chapel offers a blend of nature and the comforts of everyday living. Surrounded by 100+ acres of conservation and wetlands, this community brings nature into your backyard.
Q: What’s something unique to Tampa?
A: Bayshore Boulevard is said to be the longest continuous sidewalk in the world! It’s located right on Hillsborough Bay, making it the perfect place to take a stroll and enjoy Florida’s beautiful weather and unique sights.
Q: If homeowners who’ve never been to Tampa are thinking about moving to the area, where should they tour to get a taste of the lifestyle?
A: To truly experience Tampa, it’s best to visit downtown. With festivals almost every weekend, it’s a great place to dive into Tampa’s cultural heritage.