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-How Tampa Bay Pets Live and Play-

Being a Tampa Bay homeowner offers a fantastic lifestyle, but Tampa Bay pets are living the ultimate Florida life.

In a recent study, WalletHub named Tampa (#2) and St. Petersburg (#3) as the best pet-friendly cities in the United States for 2023. Tampa also ranked first place for the most dog-friendly restaurants.

In celebration of these top rankings, our real estate team is highlighting how dogs and cats alike enjoy our pet-friendly region. Lucky pets have access to everything from Florida sunrooms for relaxing at home to pup playgrounds all around Tampa Bay.

Florida Real Estate and Pet-Friendly Homes

In terms of Florida real estate, our Tampa Bay team understands that it matters where pets live. In addition to personal needs and lifestyles, pet-friendly homes are an important part of the homebuying process. Evaluating communities, reviewing HOA rules, and asking pet-related questions are essential in making the right choices for you and the furry members of your family.

Fortunately, the Tampa Bay area provides ample options for many pet-friendly homes, condos, and townhomes.  In addition to safe sidewalks, some neighborhoods have dog parks and designated play areas inside HOA-run communities. Some also provide regulations for toxin-free landscaping to forbid dangerous chemicals or fertilizers that could harm pets.

Our real estate team can help bring you peace of mind when searching for and moving to safe and happy homes for Tampa Bay pets to live and play.

Local Dog Parks, Beaches, and Playgrounds

Our furry friends are fond of the fall months with milder weather for outdoor doggy dining and playing at dog parks, beaches, and playgrounds. Of course, most cats will be happy lounging on your screened-in patio, but Tampa Bay dogs have many places to go explore the outdoors.

As a paradise for pups, regional destinations include: Al Lopez Park in Tampa, Palma Ceia Dog Park in South Tampa, Curtis Hixon Park in downtown Tampa, Logan Gate Dog Park in Citrus Park, and Land O’ Lakes Recreation Complex in Pasco County.

For our four-legged beach buddies, the Tampa Bay area also boasts beautiful waterfronts for dogs, including: Fort De Soto Dog Beach in Pinellas County, Honeymoon Island State Park’s Dog Beach near Dunedin, Davis Island Dog Beach near downtown Tampa, and Apollo Beach Dog Park in southern Hillsborough County.

We would be happy to help you sell your Florida property or help you find a Tampa Bay area home to enjoy with your pets. Contact Dick and Karla Nielsen today at 813-294-5786 for more information about buying, selling, and investing in Florida real estate.