MacDill AFB, FL - Nearby Cities

    Tampa, FL
    Tampa is the 54th largest city in United States and has a population of 343,000. The city was ranked as the 5th 'best outdoor city' by Forbes. Its many beach activities offer those living here a peaceful and beautiful atmosphere in which to raise a family. Tampa was home to the 2012 Republican National Convention. Tampa is located just 12 miles from the Macdill Air Force Base, and its close proximity and numerous outdoor recreational activities make the city a popular destination for those looking to relocate to the area.  Houses for sale in the area start at $285,000 for a 2 bedroom, 1 bath home. Rentals in the area start at a monthly rate of $499 for a one bedroom, one bath unit. Hotels such as the Hilton Garden Inn and the Sheraton offer short term lodging for visitors. Amenities include free wireless internet and complimentary breakfasts with rates starting at $148 a night. Local attractions include the Tampa Electric Manatee Viewing Center which offers a warm water viewing center to see manatees which are a gentle and endangered marine mammal species. Busch Gardens is a theme park which offers families a multitude of thrilling rollercoasters and other exciting rides. The park offers a fun-filled day for kids of all ages.

    St. Petersburg, FL
    St. Petersburg has a current population of 245,000 and is the located in Pinellas County, Florida. The city is located on a peninsula between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. The Gandy Bridge connects St. Petersburg to Tampa and was the first bridge to be built across Tampa Bay. St. Petersburg experiences 360 days of sunshine each year, earning the city the nickname "The Sunshine City". The Macdill Air Force Base is located just 21 miles from the city and offers a thriving community for those looking to relocate to the area. Houses for sale in the area start at 169,000 for a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. Rentals in the area start at a monthly rate of $540 for a one bedroom, one bath unit. Hotels such as the Hampton Inn and the Pier Hotel offer temporary lodging for visitors. Amenities include free wireless internet with rates and complimentary breakfasts starting at $104 a night. Local attractions include the Sunken Gardens Museum which is the world's oldest living museum. The garden home is 100 years old and features more than 50,000 tropical plants and flowers. The home is available for weddings and special events as well. The Florida Holocaust Museum is also nearby and features three floors of photographs and artifacts that chronicle the disturbing events of that time in history. The museum encourages holocaust survivors to add to the stories already posted in the museum.

    Riverview, FL
    Riverview is a city in Hillsborough County, Florida, that has a population of 14,000 people. The town is located 25 miles from the Macdill Air Force Base and offers a smaller community for those military personnel and their families who are looking to relocate to the area. The town is just southeast of Tampa, so dining, shopping, and entertainment venues are just a short drive away. Houses for sale in the area start at 235,000 for a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. Rentals in the area start at a monthly rate of $510 for a one bedroom, one bath unit. Hotels such as the Hilton Garden Inn offer temporary lodging for visitors. Amenities include free wireless internet and complimentary breakfasts with rates starting at $84 a night. Local attractions include the Young Historical Museum which offers 10 rooms full of turn-of-the-century historical items and many antiques. Daily tours are available for visitors. Little Talbot Island is also nearby and offers a beautiful sea island for visitors to explore. The island has desert dunes, salt marshes, and maritime forests that offer endless nature paths and beach area for hours of relaxation and adventure.

    Gibsonton, FL
    Gibsonton has a population of 8,752 people and is known for being the city where off-season circus acts spend their free time. Circus acts that would be part of the "freak show" exhibits that travel from town to town are residents here as unique laws allow them to keep elephants and circus trailers on their front lawns. The town is located 23 miles from the Macdill Air Force Base and is an eclectic environment for those looking to relocate to the area. Houses for sale in the area start at $177,000 for a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. Rentals in the area start at a monthly rate of $679 for a one bedroom, one bath unit. Hotels such as the East Bay Motel and the Gibsonton Motel offer temporary lodging for visitors. Amenities include free wireless internet and complimentary breakfasts with rates starting at $71 a night. Local attractions include the Tampa Electric Manatee Viewing Center which offers visitors a chance to view the endangered marine mammals in a warm water viewing area. The gentle creatures look like large walruses and keep to themselves coming to the surface for air every few hours. The Tampa Convention Center is also nearby and is host to a number of concerts, show events, and performing arts throughout the year.

    Apollo Beach, FL
    Apollo Beach is a small community of just over 7,000 people which covers 6 square miles and is located in Hillsborough County, Florida. The city is named for the Greek god, Apollo, who brought warmth into the world each day. Apollo Beach offers incredible beach access and a multitude of boating, swimming, and fishing opportunities off its main shore. Motor boat and sailboat rentals are also available. Located just 29 miles from the Macdill Air Force Base, the town offers a peaceful place for those looking to relocate to the area. Houses for sale in the area start at 219,000 for a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. Rentals in the area start at a monthly rate of $800 for a one bedroom, one bath unit. Hotels such as the Resort and Club at Little Harbor offer temporary lodging for visitors. Amenities include free wireless internet and complimentary breakfasts with rates starting at $99 a night. Local attractions include the Apollo Beach Golf & Sea Club which offers an 18-hole regulation golf course with 4 sets of tee boxes for the enjoyment of golfers at all levels of play. Military discounts are available if you call for tee times. The Tampa Bay Martial Arts Academy offers classes and workshops for any level of child or adult looking to learn more about martial arts. There are programs for children as young as 3 years old and evening programs for adults. The academy even offers summer sports camps.