Commonly referred to as the "Tampa Bay Area", Tampa is a city on Tampa Bay, along Florida’s Gulf Coast. Being a major business center, the city is loved for its museums and other culture rich offerings. The city is home to the main campus of the University of South Florida (USF), which was founded in 1956 and is a member of the State University System of Florida. Hillsborough Community College, a two-year community college in the Florida College System has its campus in Tampa alongside Southern Technical College with one campus and The Stetson University College of Law having its second campus in Tampa respectively.
Each year, the Universities in Tampa faces massive surge of campus enrollments and find it difficult accommodating every student, thereby, creating a large demand for private student housing with campus-like facilities. The universities have limited student halls which cannot accommodate all the enrolled students, and also are not able to meet expectations to provide them room of their choice, leaving them to compromise with their living. The allotment of rooms is also on the basis of first-cum-first serve basis. What makes these accommodations unique, is the strategic location situated close to major universities and other popular attractions in the city. This drastically cuts down expenses on commuting and helps save ample time for other essential tasks.
These off-campus student homes offer a wide variety of room types based on your budget and other preferences – student apartment, student flat, shared and en-suite room, as well as a student studio. These properties are located within easy walking distance of the city’s top universities to drastically cut down on commute time. The student rooms are tastefully furnished to offer maximum comfort and ensure a luxurious stay. Most popular tourist spots, markets, malls, eateries, entertainment zones are within walking limits or accessed quickly by public transport.
The Tampa Bay area shares a humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa) zone but due to its location on the Gulf of Mexico, and Florida peninsula the city also shows some characteristics of a tropical climate. Tampa's climate is generally hot and humid. Students can avail public buses and street cars operating on the mass transit in Tampa by the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART). They can also travel Tampa's intercity passenger rail service which is based at Tampa Union Station, a historic facility, adjacent to downtown between the Channel District and Ybor City.