Florida, Snowbird, Retirement

Snowbirds truly enjoy the best of both worlds.  They delight in pleasant northern summers and reap the vast benefits of Florida the rest of the year.  The Tampa Bay area’s beaches and sunshine attract snowbirds from around the country, which is why summer is an opportune time to book future fall and winter snowbird rentals.

Now is also an excellent time for seniors and retirees to conduct Internet research, consult with a realtor, and consider buying property in Florida as an investment. Snowbird homeowners often make extra income by renting to family vacationers in the summer months, while snowbirds themselves flock to northern cities.

If you’re ready for the snowbird life, here’s a quick list of lifestyle perks for building your nest in the Greater Tampa Bay Area:

  • Arts and Culture: From the riverfront art museum in downtown Tampa to the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, you will have no shortage of awe-inspiring places to spend your day. There are also several historic museums and science centers, including MOSI (Museum of Science & Industry) in Tampa. Many museums offer membership options, allowing you to return frequently for new exhibits and special VIP events.
  • Walkable and Accessible: If you no longer drive or simply prefer a more laid-back lifestyle, the surrounding Tampa area offers a great selection of highly walkable neighborhoods. Most of our beach communities, downtown areas, and special districts are rich in dining, shopping, and activities.  Living in downtown St. Pete, Dunedin, Hyde Park, or Channelside could position you within a short stroll to anything you need.
  • Beaches and Wonderful Weather: Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater are surrounded by warm bodies of water as well as comfortable temperatures through most of the year. Yes, the summer months get hot, but it’s not so bad when you consider temperatures average between 50° and 70° during the winter months.
  • Active-Living Communities: Florida offers countless options for senior living. If socializing is an interest, consider a home in a 55+ retirement community, which often offers recreational activities along with HOA benefits, including landscaping, pools, and maintenance services.  You’ll have your pick of high-rise condominium towers, senior townhouse communities, and entire districts with residential homes built for seniors.

Snowbirds and full-time Floridians agree that the Greater Tampa Bay area is an ideal place for your golden years. Simply contact our real estate team if you’re ready to transition to this sensational lifestyle.  We are here to make the process as seamless as possible for you.

Our real estate team specializes in helping Florida seniors and snowbirds prepare for downsizing or moving between homes.  We also enjoy helping to connect our customers with other experts in home and family matters. Contact Dick and Karla Nielsen at 813-294-5786 for expert advice on downsizing, selling, buying, and investing.