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Tampa on list of top 10 moving destinations

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TAMPA, FL (WFLA) - Tampa is in the top 10 list of moving destinations, according to CNNMoney.

CNN reported that Tampa/Sarasota area ranks number two in the top 10 cities people are moving to and a national moving company backs those findings..

"Penske trucking rental did a survey and found it's (Tampa) the number two city in the country for moves, into the market," said Mike Fisher of Tampa's Our Town America.

Following a job, a new lifestyle, or forgetting all together that a season known as "winter" even exists are some of the tops reasons people move here.

"Penske's records show 20,000 movers per month in the Tampa Bay market area, including new people moving in and moves within the city," said Mike Fisher.

Tampa's evolving downtown district is another big draw.

"In that area, there's so much to do there's the Glazier's Children’s Museum, the parks, shopping, dining you name it, Tampa has so much to offer," Wendalyn Cooper said, who recently moved with her four children and husband when his job uprooted them from the Carolinas to Tampa.

The downtown district of Tampa is working hard to continue 'red carpet' construction, in hopes of bringing even more people to the area.

"We have five new residential towers that will break ground in the next 12 months, we will finish the river walk by the end of this year, we've got the courthouse that's come on line the Loft hotel that will come on line, Jeff Vinik with his 20 acres around the forum, getting ready to pop," Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn said. "You have the Ulele restaurant in Tampa Heights, permit activity is way up. People are flocking into downtown Tampa. That hasn't happened in a long time."

Beautiful weather and beaches were other top reasons people are moving to Tampa Bay.

And, according to a local survey commissioned by Our Town America, recent movers reported that pizza and beer still reign as the top two payments handed out to friends and neighbors who help with moves.

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