There is something to be said about having a brand company that matches the location where it is to be located. Tampa residents enjoy the opportunity to purchase waterfront property. Some of the interest evolves from the desire of residents and would-be purchasers for the superb fishing opportunities that abound in the area.
Westfield Brandon Mall anticipates the opening of an Outdoor World center featuring Bass Pro Shops in 2014. A good portion of the more than 14 million annual visitors to Tampa will plan to see this intriguing 140,000 square-foot sporting goods store. Slightly over $6 million in road… Continue reading
Baby Boomers remember the days when school curriculum included a healthy dose of culture in the form of music and the arts. They also remember the important part that schools played in the community, offering a center for learning and discussing affairs that affected local residents. Pasco County Schools remembers the importance and has established similar offerings in the form of the Center for the Arts. Simply go to Wesley Chapel High School, look on the east side for a theatre, and be amazed at the number of different presentations performed in that center.
It is just one more reason… Continue reading
Located in Tampa, the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts hosts many popular events such as presentations of Broadway shows. The five theaters include Shimberg Playhouse, Jaeb Theater and TECO Theater. There is also a Rehearsal Hall. Upcoming Broadway shows scheduled to entertain Tampa Bay performing arts enthusiasts include Sister Act, December 11- 16, 2012, Flashdance, February 19 – 24, 2013 and War Horse, April 30 – May 5, 2013.
Originally known as the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, it opened in 1987. The name was changed in 2009 in honor of financier David… Continue reading
Selecting a home is a big decision involving more than square footage and landscaping. Potential homeowners also consider accessibility of schools, grocery stores and medical centers for themselves and their pets. Taxes and HOA dues are considered before signing on the dotted line. Homes in Tampa and surrounding areas provide quite a few variables, with some master-planned communities delivering almost all the basic needs.
Communities in New Tampa feature some of the most unique designs in Hillsborough County. Properties in Live Oak Preserve are built across 1300 acres of prime property. It is a private gated community that includes wetland… Continue reading
From the moment the lovely brick entry sign comes into view, with leaping fountains and lovely trees, people know that the homes in Seven Oaks are going to be special. A peek inside the clubhouse emphasizes the theatre and fitness center. A cafe, juice bar and coffee shop reminds residents and visitors that this is a special community with great conveniences. A walk along the nature trail or swimming at the aquatic center is a popular activity. Playgrounds, basketball and tennis courts offer even more things to do in this community. Sometimes the temptation to enjoy other parts of Florida… Continue reading
Pasco County is seeing a significant amount of economic growth as construction projects like Tampa Prime Outlets at Cypress Creek Town Center contribute thousands of tax dollars, as well as current and future jobs. Simon Property Group recently announced a quality outlet mall similar to Ellenton Prime Outlets, including a Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th outlet store, is in the works. That is producing a good deal of speculation about other shops and services.
Although the mall is not expected to open until 2014, officials such as Pasco County administrator John Gallagher anticipate in excess of six thousand jobs being… Continue reading
One part of the attraction to Tampa is the amazing choice of activities and adventure found in the area. It is no surprise to know that new construction in Tampa Bay is often caused by the number of retirees that enjoy taking in the wonderful opportunities for golf. Whether it is part of the housing development they choose to live in or one of the multitudes of public and private clubs and courses that dot Tampa and the area surrounding it, golfing is an age-old sport that will not lose its appeal.
The Outback Bowl
Another sports activity that draws… Continue reading
Those who spend time looking at the prices and styles of homes for sale are bound to have noted the return of Tampa Bay home values in the past few months. The lifting of the economy is putting confidence in the steps of locals as they go to the mall, work or school. In addition, the sign that things are getting better is also influencing the choices of locals on sports events to attend. To really drive the point home, though, the Tampa area is getting one more professional sports team.
Tampa Bay Rain
Even though the Tampa pro teams… Continue reading
There are interesting areas in all parts of Florida, and Tampa Bay and its immediate area have a fair share of the beauty of nature. Honeymoon Island is indeed beautiful, featuring sections along the shore where visitors can relax on the swings, taking advantage of the lovely scenery. With nearly four miles of shoreline, family and friends can walk along the Gulf of Mexico, looking for shells or just enjoying the warm sunshine.
The 2,810-acre Honeymoon Island State Park is easy to access, offering plentiful parking for visitors. Some days it is perfect to soak up the sun while… Continue reading
June 21 has passed by for 2012, but it is perfectly okay to celebrate Go Sk8boarding Day any day of the year, especially with parks as great as the one just finished in Apollo Beach and the skatepark scheduled for completion in Brandon. Part of the vision of Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department to see communities providing recreation for its many residents, the Apollo Beach and Brandon Skateparks are the work of Team Pain, commissioned to design and build the facilities.
The initial presentation of the idea included three concrete parks with a minimum of 10,000 square feet… Continue reading