Tampa has enough vacant housing that there is really no terrible time to look for an apartment. However, a good tip is to start looking around mid-month whenever you decide to shop. This is when most of the newest listings start to appear, giving you first crack at new apartments hitting the market.
Finding an apartment can be hard, especially when there are so many choices. Adding a filter can help narrow your search. With our Quick Filters below, you can search by a price and amenities. After following one of these links, be sure to check out the advanced search filters and then sign up for an Email Alert so you can receive new listings that match your needs.
Be as professional as possible when you apply for apartments in Tampa. This means showing up on time for interviews, conducting yourself politely and professionally, and filling out applications correctly and completely. These simple steps go a very long way to giving a landlord a positive impression of a prospective tenant.
Many people choose to drive in Tampa, but the city has a particularly bad traffic problem. If you don't enjoy sitting in traffic jams, the city has bus, streetcar and trolley service. Local routes have frequent stops that makes getting on and off close to your destinations a breeze.
Make the circuit of the tourist attractions like Busch Gardens, the Florida Aquarium or the Tampa Museum of Art when you first get to town. To enjoy some great architecture, scenery, food and drink, Davis and Harbor Island are well worth a visit. Tampa also has a great professional sports presence in town. The Buccaneers of the NFL, the Lightning of the NHL and the Rays of the MLB are all worth seeing.