Considering a Move to Tampa for a Contract Aviation Job?

New to Tampa?

Ever consider a contract job in Tampa, FL? Thinking about heading out of the cold for a while and taking advantage of one of the many contract employment opportunities we have in the Tampa area? As one of the biggest cities in Florida, Tampa boasts sunshine, warmth and many options for things to do after work.

Weather in Tampa

The weather here is mostly warm and sunny! The hottest months go from May to October and the average daily temperature is over 86℉. Highs can reach well over 90℉ and higher levels of humidity. The winter months are a lovely 75℉ with an average low of 52℉. Florida weather consists of mainly sunny days, with fast moving intermittent rain showers that can pop up and disappear as fast as they came. If you are heading to Florida be sure to pack shorts, sunscreen, and an umbrella.


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Cost of Living in Tampa

According to PayScale the cost of living is roughly 5% lower than the national average and the housing market is almost 25% lower. Here you can expect to purchase a home for roughly $260k or rent for about $830 a month. Staying closer to center city Tampa will result in a more affordable cost of living, heading a few minutes out towards Clearwater Beach or St Petersburg will cost on average $1400 a month.

Dining in Tampa

There a hundreds of options when it comes to dining in the Tampa Bay area, from upscale steakhouses to laid back beach shacks to authentic Latin hot spots; you could eat at a new place every day of the year and not hit the same spot twice. One of the must go to places in Tampa is The Jerk Hut, a staple in the community that is serving up picture worthy Jamaican jerk and curry. Here you can enjoy relaxed outdoor seating, jerk chicken, and Reggie music. Or stop in La Teresita for comfort Cuban/Spanish dishes, they have been serving up dishes since 1972.

It wouldn't do the Tampa Bay justice to not mention Frenchy's, with 5 locations in Clearwater Beach and Dunedin Causeway you won't regret stopping in for a grouper sandwich and rum punch.

What to Do in Tampa

Tampa Bay is teeming with activities and things to do. This area is a thrill seekers paradise, you can spend the day at Busch Gardens riding roller coasters, or get up-close and personal with lions and tigers at Big Cat Rescue. Or practice your swing at one of the nearly dozen PGA worthy golf courses in the area.

Situated next to the Gulf of Mexico water activities are endless here, spend your days paddle boarding, boating, kayaking the inner-water ways or relaxing at one of the top-rated beaches in the country, Clearwater Beach.

Clearwater is also home to Spring Training for the MLB, so if you want to catch a baseball game, swim with Manatees, or grab a local IPA at one of the breweries there are countless activities for you to immerse yourself in.

Where to Stay

When in Tampa there are quite a few places to stay since it's a vacation hot spot the hotels can be pricy if you choose to go close to the beach and attractions. If you are in Tampa for work and looking for an affordable hotel, we recommend Extended Stay America, located less than 10 minutes from the Tampa Airport. They also offer full kitchens, outdoor pool, gym, free Wi-Fi, and breakfast. The average room is less than $70 a night making this an affordable convenient place to stay. If traveling with an RV/Camper Bay Bayou RV Park is close enough to the airport to make it a perfect place. They also over weekly, monthly, and annual rates as well as offer military discounts. The RV park offers sites with patios, full water/electric/sewer hook ups, Wi-Fi, cable, dog friendly, club house with pool tables and billiards, as well as a private fishing dock and kayak launch, heated pool, and tiki bar. Or explore Airbnb long term stay for the perfect place.

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