Diversity. History. Culture. Healthcare. Transportation. Employment opportunities. And don't forget the weather. Ask locals why Tampa is the best place to live and work, and those are just a handful of the answers you'll get. 

With a cost of living 5% lower than the national average, the reasons to call Tampa home are seemingly endless. So, if you are looking to find a home or condo in the Tampa area, it's best to know where to look. 

Here are a handful of the Tampa area's best neighborhoods for planting your roots:

 

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Palma Ceia

Located in Hillsborough County, Palma Ceia is a favorite among families and young professionals. Its sparse suburban feel is defined by a myriad of restaurants, coffee shops…

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Article posted by Creative Loafing  The home of Ultra Music Label's Cade is now on the market in South Tampa.

Located at 2807 W Parkland Blvd., in the Parkland Estates neighborhood, the home was built in 1948 and is owned by Daniel and Tia Larson, parents of pop musician Cade (stylized "CADE") and his DJ brother D.A. Larson.

The 7,906-square-foot home comes with five bedrooms and six bathrooms, as well as a pool, an outdoor kitchen, and, of course, a professional-grade recording studio.

The 25-year-old Cade  is currently signed to the electronic label Ultra Music, which is also home to acts like DEADMAU5, Lil Jon, Calvin Harris and others. Besides opening on the main stage at last year's Gasparilla…

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 At $22.5 million, the 21,796-square-foot, seven-bedroom, eight full and eight half-bath, air conditioned six-car garage Davis Islands’ home that sold last year was the highest price ever landed for a home in the Tampa area.


The buyers, who along with getting the distinction of owning former New York Yankee great Derek Jeter’s old home, also landed a clubroom with a full-service bar, a wine cellar, movie theater, gym, in-law suite, au-pair wing, a full-home generator, and more.

And that was just on the inside, The outside of the home includes 9,000 square feet of covered porches and balconies, a heated spa, an 80-foot saltwater lap pool and 354 feet of open bay.


 
While the Davis Islands home clearly fits into the definition of a mansion, not all…

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