I have lived in Tampa all of my life, however i’m used to the traffic and tourism.
It’s not awful during the Winter time months, but Summer is a nightmare; Even the snowbirds are better than the tourists.
I grew up in a small town outside of Tampa although I moved to the city when I became an Heating, Ventilation and A/C repairman. I labor for a repair supplier situated in downtown Tampa. I could not drive from the country to the city every morning without sitting in traffic for an minute, so it was really cheaper to rent a locale in the city. I had to look for numerous months before I found a suitable locale to rent in Tampa. I genuinely didn’t want to rent a house, and I was hoping to find an home with another roommate to share the rent and utilities! One thing I knew for sure was the home needed Central AC! Central AC is an absolute must in Tampa; The Summer temperatures are often 90 degrees with 100% humidity. It’s not only uncomfortable to live without AC, but it can also be dangerous, hot and humid temperatures can lead to heat stroke and accidental death; As soon as I found an home with Central AC, I moved to the city. It’s still difficult to travel around town in all of the traffic, and I consistently make sure to leave a single destination with a full tank of gas, then you never know when you might end up stuck in traffic all morning and it’s a single of the easiest ways to unexpectedly run out of gas.