. Great weather year round. . I genuinely believe that Tampa's weather is great year round. Sure the summers get a little hot, but nothing unmanageable. . The winters are AMAZING - 80 degrees, sunny, and great vibes. Food is good overall - (burgers, mexican, chicken). Cuban food is GREAT. Best sandwiches for cheap that I love. . . Cost of living is perfect. Get lunch for $8-10, dinner for $16-20 and everything in between. . . Rent is very affordable (i'm living in a 2bdr Tampa Heights for $1000 pp). . Very very happy with this part of town and the walking proximity to everything. WATER. River, Ocean, Marsh - so much beautiful natural water that really sets the tone. Invigorating job market. Lots of new companies are coming to Tampa and have hiring needs. Especially Tech. . Great group of guys to start hanging out with immediately. PRO SPORTS. All of them. Champa fuckin bay. Restaurants on the water. Bigger pro then you'd expect. . . . . . .