Comparing Tampa To Orlando Florida
Welcome to the Living in Tampa channel, where we create videos to help you understand what it’s like to live in Tampa. Today, we’ll compare Tampa and Orlando. While we explore this comparison, we also want to know about your interest in Tampa. Feel free to call, email or text us, and we’ll be happy to help you.
Let’s start by discussing the similarities and differences between Tampa and Orlando. Both cities have layers, just like an onion. Tampa has the city, suburbs, and beaches, while Orlando has the city suburbs, Disney, and beaches. However, I’m not much of a Disney fan, so let’s not make this about that.
A Look at Downtown Tampa vs Downtown Orlando
Let’s compare the downtown areas. If I am in Orlando, I am typically in the College Park area, which is north of downtown. It’s similar to South Tampa and Winter Park in Tampa. Downtown Tampa is winning the downtown battle right now, with 20 billion dollars worth of new luxury condo buildings under construction, mainly in downtown Tampa, and some along Bayshore. The buildings are unique and attractive, with parking garages that are wider at the bottom and narrower at the top.
Tampa is on the Tampa Bay, and its downtown area is connected by the Riverwalk. Orlando’s downtown area is on the water, with a lot of lakes in the area. One of my favorite things about Orlando’s downtown is taking boat tours through the lakes and old canals behind turn-of-the-century houses. The old trees that are over a thousand years old on the tour are also a sight to behold.
Tampa vs Orlando: Sports
Both Tampa and Orlando have sports teams. Tampa has the Lightning, Buccaneers, Rays, and Rowdies, and a lot of minor league baseball teams. In Orlando, the Magic is the only downtown team. Tampa is ahead of Orlando when it comes to luxury housing developments in the downtown area, which is already growing rapidly. Orlando has some luxury condos in the works, but Tampa is ahead.
Tampa vs Orlando: Tourism
Finally, let’s talk about tourism. Tampa has Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, the ZooTampa, and the Florida Aquarium. Orlando is known for Disney, Universal, and SeaWorld. However, Tampa’s amusement parks are not manmade, and they don’t have long lines, making them more enjoyable to visit.
In conclusion, Tampa and Orlando are two great cities with different attractions, but they’re both worth visiting. If you’re thinking of moving to Tampa, please reach out to us, and we’ll be happy to help you.