Tampa Bay - Your Home in the Sunshine State

 Come Join Us in Sunny Tampa Bay!

Hillsborough Community College is located in the Tampa Bay area on Florida's west central coast. The Tampa Bay region is comprised of the metropolitan areas of Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater with an overall population of more than 4 million. Tampa Bay boasts a desirable coastal community lifestyle with year-round beautiful weather, a vibrant cultural scene, world-class sports, and a thriving business climate with excellent educational opportunities. Just imagine...how great a place it must be to study and live?

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The Tampa Bay area has a subtropical climate with warm, humid summers and drier, mild winters. With plenty of sunshine and average temperatures between 21 and 32 degrees Celsius, Tampa Bay's enviable climate allows for year-round outdoor recreational activities.  

Tampa Bay Top Attractions 

In addition to a buzzing nightlife scene and a host of cultural options, Tampa boasts major local attractions and theme parks.

And Central Florida's popular theme parks like Disney World, Disney's Hollywood Studios and SeaWorld are just a short drive away! 

Beaches and Parks 

With some of the top-ranked beaches in America, the region offers plenty of fun in the sun. Swim in the calm, warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico or rent a canoe or kayak and explore some of Florida's natural preserves and wildlife. 

Tampa Bay Sports

Tampa Bay is home to a number of professional sports teams. If you are a sports fan, you can't miss in the Tampa Bay area!


Whether you are looking for large malls, eclectic shopping districts or bargain outlets, you'll find that the shopping opportunities in Tampa Bay are endless.

Festivals and Events

And you could not talk about Tampa Bay without mentioning the myriad of events the region hosts year-round, from festivals, fairs, and professional and amateur sporting events to world-class dance, theater, concerts and shows.