Retire in Tampa, FL

Livability Score
50
** The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
Total Population
348934
Median Househould Income
43740
Median Age
34.8
65 Years and Over
39724
Median Home Value
157500
Unemployed
20775
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. AJ's Press

I found this place thanks to Yelp. I got picked up from the airport and was starving, this hit the spot. I had the beer raised beef brisket. Can I just say...

2. Mangú Latin Café

Talk about not judging a book by its cover! This little hole in a wall cafe is A-mazing!! The food is delicious and I am a VERY picky eater because I cook...

3. Sulphur Springs Sandwich Shop

Literally love at first bite. It's all the things I love. Locally owned, everything, I mean everything is fresh and made to order. Small and great food....

4. Yah Mon

Amazing restaurant! Greeted by husband and wife owners..reggae tunes playing in the background. Started with Jerk wings that was jerked to perfection! The...

5. Loli's Mexican Cravings

It's no secret, I'm a bit of a mexican food obsessed girl! This place is EVERYTHING you've ever dreamed of. It's in an old converted house. They serve taco...

Golf
1. Golfer's Grail

Golfers Grail is a great place to hang out at and play some golf. They have four simulators with tons of options for all skill levels, ages, and people. You...

2. Topgolf

Have you played a round here? Neither have I. But if you just want to relax, swing the driver a little into an arcade like lit up circles, off a 3rd...

3. Streamsong Golf

This golf resort is top notch. From the minute we pulled up and the men greeted us and took our bags, valeted our car, met the caddie, were driven to the...

4. The Deranged Drinkin' Pub & Drivin' Range

I'd give them 6 stars! What's not to love? You can pay to drink and legally hit, smack, swat at things! Yes it's a field you pay to hit balls on, but is so...

5. Golf Grove

Family owned business. All very nice. Always practice my game here!!!!! Love giving these guys my business. Just never crowded and target practice with a...

Active
1. Tampa Bay Water Bike Company

The regular hourly rate for the hydro bikes is $30 for one hour, but my friends and I paid $25 because they offer a discount for educators, students,...

2. Horse Power for Kids

What can one say about HP4K.....Its a smallish non-profit with a huge heart. The focus here is for the kids but adults are more than welcome. As you enter...

3. Tampa River Walk

The river walk is my favorite thing about Tampa. It so nice to get out and see other people enjoying a stroll. I suggest if you want to ride your bike,...

4. Courtney Campbell Trail

Great trail offering fantastic views. Seems to be well maintained and clearly marked. Love stopping by for a walk, and the birds are always cute.

5. Yoga Loft Tampa

Ybor city roosters crowing and all, the studio is located in a peaceful neighborhood within Ybor city near the railroad tracks. There's ample paid parking...

Arts
1. Cheese Please

Quick Read: Great selection, and even greater knowledge! I stopped in based on a recommendation from a friend and could not have been more thankful that I...

2. Tampa Theatre

From the moment I saw it glittering sign at a distance while touring Downtown Tampa I've had a love affair with this theater. Coming from Orlando where we...

3. Gasparilla Pirate Festival

I run the University of Tampa / Royal Krewe of Sparta's Gasparilla parade float. Interested in joining the Krewe? I have been on the float since 2014 and...

4. Painting with a Twist

I had a party here last night for my friend's 25th birthday and it was fantastic! I called and was able to pick the perfect painting for my friend's...

5. TeBella Tea Company at Oxford Exchange

I cannot say I know much about tea taste, but the ambience and service combined together offer the best tea drinking experience. My favorite is their peach...

Shopping
1. You Do The Dishes

This is a really cool place and great activity for a rainy day. When you walk in they have a huge array of pottery that you can choose to paint. They have...

2. Inkwood Books

A really cute independent bookstore. It is actually inside of an old house and you can hear the floorboards as you move through- not in a bad way, on a way...

3. The Potter's House Studio

A wonderful cozy place to express your creative side! You pay based on what piece you select, and there is a flat sitting fee to cover paint, supplies and...

4. Old Tampa Book Company

Found this gem on Yelp during my conference week in Tampa. From the bright orange awning to the bargain books out front, accompanied by rare editions,...

5. Schillers Architectural and Design Salvage

Incredible selection - unique and well organized. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly. We were immediately greeted, and checked on several times...

Health
1. Soothing Palm Bodyworks

Spent 90 minutes with Benny today having structural work done. I've had Neuro-Muscular work done for the past several years by a guy I considered a...

2. Perfectly Bare Laser Therapy

I have been a client of Joyce's for years. She did several areas of my body with almost perfect results. I have recently come back to her after several...

3. 4U-Fitness

I have tried multiple different types of work-outs, anything from home workouts through Beach Body website to working out with a trainer and haven't quite...

4. Sunshine Foot Spa

Super spa. Made an appointment on my mobile and they were ready for me when I arrived. The space is clean and serene. The practitioner put much effort and...

5. Visionary Eye Care

My whole family (me, Mom, Dad, brother) all go to Visionary Eye Care for our eye care needs as well as when we want to buy glasses/sunglasses. Dr. Cook is...

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