Tampa is a major city in and the county seat of Hillsborough County, making it a great location for one of our car shipping affiliates.
Tampa is on the west coast of Florida along the Tampa Bay Area and the Gulf of Mexico. It has a humid subtropical climate which causes hot summer days with thunderstorms occurring often. Because they have such frequent thunderstorms, Tampa has earned the nickname “Lightning Capital of North America.” Tampa is actually split between two different climate zones. It displays characteristics of a tropical climate but sits on the edge of the humid subtropical climate, according to the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map. The northern part of the city is best for palms like coconut to grow.
Tampa International Airport is the main commercial airline service for the area. St Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport is across the bay from TPA and is known as the popular airport for discount carriers like Allegiant Air. It’s also a joint aviation facility and home to the Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater. This is the largest air station in the US Coast Guard. The third airport in the area is Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport. It’s located near Sarasota and serves several larger cities in the US as well as providing the most flights to the Delta hub in Atlanta. There is also the Tampa Union Station which is served by Amtrak, and Uceta Rail Yard which services CSX for their storage and other intermodal freight needs. The largest port in Florida is the Port of Tampa. It’s home to the Foreign Trade Zone #79 and its leading commodities are phosphate and petroleum.
Tampa is home to the MacDill Air Force Base, which hosts many armed forces activities as well as United States Central Command, United States Special Operations Command (both USSOCOM and USSOCCENT), 927th Air Refueling Wing, and United States Marine Forces Central Command.
The colleges and universities in the area include: University of South Florida, University of Tampa, Stetson University College of Law, Eckerd College, St Petersburg College (in St. Petersburg), and Jersey College.
Tampa is home to many great attractions including 165 parks and beaches. Hillsborough River State Park has several attractions and theme parks, including Busch Gardens Tampa, Adventure Island, Lowry Park Zoo, and the Florida Aquarium. The Big Cat Rescue is an animal sanctuary near Tampa that rescues and houses exotic felines, rehabilitating injured or orphaned native wild cats, and ending the private trade and ownership of exotic cats.
Whether moving to the county seat of Hillsborough County or relocating elsewhere, you’ll know your car transport is being cared by professionals with the necessary equipment in a secure facility. They help with our door-to-door and terminal-to-terminal car shipments, whether on the pick-up or delivery end.
11076 70th Ave
Seminole FL 33772
For your convenience, the Tampa facility serves the entire Tampa metro.