Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff

Ideal Location

To Work, To Live, To Play... Tampa Has It All!

What could be better than living and working in a place that you love? We are ideally located in Tampa. Tampa is considered among the top five of America's most popular big cities ranked by Bloomberg Bussinessweek. The City of Tampa's west central location is an optimal location for a host of recreational activities, beaches, amusement parks and much more. Learn why Tampa is a great place to work and live.

Why Tampa?

  • Only city in Florida to be ranked among "America's 50 Best Cities" — Bloomberg Businessweek
  •  Ranked 5th in the "Cheapest Home Ownership Markets" — Bloomberg Businessweek
  • Ranked No. 7 in the U.S. for "Where the Jobs WIll Be in 2012" — Forbes
  • Tampa Bay TIme Forum ranked 4th in the U.S. and 12th in the world on "Top 100 Worldwide Arena Venues" — Pollstar
  • Ranked as the "5th Best Outdoor City" — Forbes
  • Ranked 10th among the "Best Sports Cities in North America" — Sporting News Magazine
  • Florida Schools Ranked No. 5 in the U.S. according to Education Week


Clearwater Beach, Florida Florida is well known for its vast array of white-sand beaches and sweeping shorelines. Located in Tampa Bay's backyard is one of Florida's top ranked beaches, Clearwater beach. A multitude of Gulf Coast beaches makes it easy for visitors to enjoy both a beautiful day on a pristine sandy shoreline and a whimsical night out on the town all in one day.

Historical Places - Ybor City

Historical Ybor City, Florida
Ybor City is one of Tampa's most well know locales. It is one of only three National Historical Landmark Districts in the State of Florida. The city is known for its historic architecture and busy nightlife. The Malcolm E. Beard Sheriff's Office Operations Center is headquartered just off of famed 7th Avenue. In 2008, 7th Avenue was recognized as one of the "10 Great Streets in America" according to the American Planning Association.

Amusement Parks

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, Florida
Tampa is home to the famous Busch Gardens and Adventure Island theme parks. Busch Gardens is an exciting 335 acre African themed amusement park. Busch Gardens is known for its wide variety of thrill rides, live shows, live animal zoo, educational tours and special occasion events. Don't forget Tampa is only a convenient one hour car ride to all the major attractions in Orlando.

Entertainment Venues

Tampa, Florida Entertainment Venues As the third most populous city in Florida, Tampa is a mecca that attracts many well-known artists, comedians, groups, tours and festivals. Almost every weekend there is a variety of shows, plays, concerts and more happening in the Tampa area. Downtown Tampa is home to the Amalie Arena, which is ranked 4th in the U.S. and 12th in the world on the "Top 100 Worldwide Arena Venus" according to Pollstar.

Recreational Parks & Activities

Hillsborough County Parks Tampa is home to over a dozen State Parks and Historic Sites. There is over 70,000 acres of parkland to enjoy throughout Hillsborough County. There are a variety of activities available at many of the parks such as canoeing, kayaking, hiking, mountain biking and more.
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