Moving to Tampa FL

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Tampa, FL at a Glance

  • The city of Tampa stretches across 175.3 square miles; 61.8 miles of that is water

  • By population, Tampa is the third largest city in Florida, home to over 385,000 residents

  • Summer temperatures typically range from the 70s to the 90s

  • The median age in Tampa is 34.6

  • The cost of living in Tampa is 5% lower than the national average, with a median home price of $290,000

Red Rover Moving & Storage Locations in Tampa Bay


Tampa, FL – Airport

4543-B West Hillsborough Ave. Tampa, FL 33614

Pickup & Return Hours: Mon-Sun, 8AM to 12AM
Phone: 833-733-7683


Tampa, FL – East Lake

4901 Oak Fair Blvd. Tampa, FL 33610
Pickup & Return Hours: Mon-Sun, 8AM to 12AM
Phone: 833-733-7683


Largo, FL

12433 66th Street Largo, FL 33773
Pickup & Return Hours: Mon-Sun, 8AM to 12AM
Phone: 833-733-7683

Red Rover knows moving and storage better than anyone, especially in our home territory of Tampa. What’s our advantage? We offer customers the convenience of a moving truck with the flexibility of a portable storage unit. Our solutions are designed to accommodate all breeds of moving and storage – find out How it Works for yourself. In addition, all long-distance moves come with an included month of storage and free delivery. If you’re planning a move to the Tampa area, you can start by exploring our portable storage containers or, if you know what you need, use our Get a Quote feature today!

10 Helpful Resources When Moving to Tampa

When moving to a new location, there is some important information you should know before settling in. We’ve made a list of 10 resources that may be helpful during your move to Tampa.

DMVs in Tampa

If you are a new Florida resident, you will need to visit the DMV to obtain a Florida driver’s license and auto insurance, and to register your vehicle. The following DMVs are located Tampa:

Schools in Tampa

Tampa, FL has a total of 613 schools across the city, the majority of which are private schools. The Hillsborough County school district has 301 schools, serving students from pre-k to high school. The following are a list of schools in the area:

Tampa Grocery Stores and Pharmacies

Tampa, FL has a wide variety of grocery stores and pharmacies, providing the community with a host of grocery, pharmacy, and related services for your convenience. Here’s a list of the top choices in the area based on 3rd party review sites:

Post Offices

When moving to Tampa, you will need to notify the post office of your address change and have your mail forwarded to your new location. You can either go to and change your address online or visit your local post office and request the Mover’s Guide packet. The United States Postal Service on Church Avenue in Tampa is the top reviewed post office in the area, open Monday – Friday from 8:30 AM to 6 PM and Saturday from 8:30 AM to 1 PM.

Real Estate Overview

Tampa’s housing expenses are 23% lower than the national average. The median home price is $266,843 and the median rent is $835.90/month. Some of the top neighborhoods to live in the Tampa area include:

  • Spanishtown
  • Harbor Island
  • Historic Hyde Park

Handymen and Repair Services

The following handyman services in Tampa perform a range of repair and maintenance tasks for homeowners in the area, both interior and exterior:

Gyms & Fitness Centers

If you’re looking for a gym or fitness center in Tampa, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best spots in town, equipped with state-of-the-art machines, group classes, and several other amenities.


For all of your banking and financial needs, Tampa has several well-known banks and credit unions which offer trusted advice and high-quality customer service.

Popular Activities and Attractions in Tampa

  • Busch Gardens: a 335-acre African-themed animal theme park owned and operated by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment
  • The Florida Aquarium: a 250,000-square-foot aquarium home to more than 7,000 aquatic plants and animals from Florida and all over the world
  • ZooTampa: a 63-acre nonprofit zoo and center for conservation of endangered wildlife with interactive exhibits at Lowry Park
  • Tampa Riverwalk: a 2.6-mile-long open space and pedestrian trail development along the Hillsborough River which extends along most of the downtown Tampa waterfront
  • Adventure Island: a 30-acre water park, across the street from Busch Gardens, which includes water rides, dining, and other attractions

Popular Restaurants in the Tampa Area

Tampa, FL cuisine takes advantage of local seafood, fresh produce, and cultural influences such as Cuban, Spanish and Italian with a dash of Southern U.S., Mexican and Asian. Some of the most popular, must-try places to eat include:

Moving from any of the following areas?

  • Boston, MA
  • Foxborough, MA
  • Springfield, MA
  • Worcester, MA
  • Framingham, MA
  • Cape Cod, MA
  • Fall River, MA
  • Pittsfield, MA
  • North Adams, MA
  • Lowell ,MA
  • Providence, RI
  • Pawtucket RI
  • Woonsocket, RI
  • Huntington, NY
  • Islip, NY
  • Southampton, NY
  • Riverhead, NY
  • East Hampton, NY
  • Southold, NY
  • Asheville, NC
  • Fayetteville, NC
  • Durham, NC
  • Rocky Mount, NC
  • Wilmington, NC
  • Winston-Salem, NC
  • Greensboro, NC
  • High Point, NC
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Greenville, SC
  • Spartanburg, SC
  • Florence, SC
  • Columbia, SC
  • Charleston, SC
  • Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Augusta, SC
  • Glen Cove, NY
  • Long Beach, NY
  • Hempstead, NY
  • Oyster Bay, NY

Enjoy a Smarter Storage and Moving Solution in the Tampa Area

Red Rover is committed to being your trusted partner for Fetchable Moving and Storage™ in the Tampa Bay area. Whether you are moving locally or planning a long-distance move, we’re here to help make the process simple and enjoyable. For more information about our services or to get started today, use our Get a Quote feature or find a Red Rover location near you. We look forward to working with you!