According to an article published last week, Tampa-St. Pete ranks No. 4 on the list ahead of Houston, and bellow Austin, Miami and Dallas-Fort Worth.
“The differential in housing costs between New York and Tampa-St. Petersburg now stands at historic highs, and near peak bubble highs between Los Angeles and Phoenix; the traditional growth states are looking more attractive all the time for people looking to make quick money in an economy with shrinking opportunities elsewhere.”
From July 2010 to July 2011, the Tampa Bay area saw an increase of 27,157 people, according to Forbes.
Certainly the beaches and weather and cheap housing are factors as to why folks are moving the Tampa Bay region.
But, perhaps, it’s because we built this “monstrous” (as the Tampa Bay Times refers to it) sign to welcome people to the area.
After all, how the hell do you know where you are if you don’t where you are at?