Ruskin Community Information

Tampa Bay community residents experience a wide variety of lifestyle benefits that exceed the known advantages of life in a tropical landscape. The warm climate lasts all year, the beach is just steps away and the energetic, yet laid back atmosphere, gives the ambiance of being on a permanent vacation. However, beyond all that, Tampa Bay offers a wealth of cultural and economical opportunities that make the area such a popular place to live as well as visit.

The ever-expanding cultural arts district in downtown Tampa, for example, nurtures and illustrates the talents of local artists and musicians, especially with the help of the Patel Conservatory, a new institution for performers and artists of all kinds. The historic neighborhood of Ybor City also offers an eclectic selection of fine arts, an entertainment district, and culinary delights.

Home to nearly 2 million residents in 3 counties, Tampa Bay is one of the few places in the country with two major metropolitan newspapers. It is an understatement to say the employment rate and industry potential in the area are excellent. Tampa Bay is a major contributor to the reason Florida was ranked 16th in America for start-up business opportunity.

The area also boasts the number 1-ranked airport in America, the largest performing arts center in the southeastern United States, the zoo named number one in the country for kids and the largest science museum in the entire south. Knowing Tampa Bay has all these things and more to offer makes you wonder, "What's the catch?" The natural assumption is that there is a high cost of living but the truth is that Tampa features a lower cost of living than many other southern metropolitan areas, including Orlando, Charlotte, Atlanta and Charleston.

This region generates enough capital from tourism, retail and other popular local industries that young families, single professionals, students and senior citizens alike can afford to happily coexist in the lovely communities of Tampa Bay. There is no state income tax here and property taxes are also known to be low.

So unless you dislike gorgeous sunsets, walks on the beach, fishing, sailing, or any of the other benefits that come with living in Tampa Bay, Ruskin is an ideal place for you to find your dream home. The only thing you'll regret is not having done it sooner.