When you’re new to an area, it can be overwhelming to find the resources you need to make your family feel right at home. How do you get to know the best places to hang out, get the scoop on where to get your licenses and permits, and learn your way around the new area with an area map?

Tampa has some great resources that will help a new residence, and they include mobile apps, websites, and even local libraries of information. Take a look at these top online resources that will make it easier than ever to acclimate to your new town.

Hillsborough County Public Schools information

One of the first things you’ll need to do is to get the kids registered into their new school, but how do you know where to begin? Check out the website www.sdhc.k12.fl.us where you’ll get info on the school district your new neighborhood is a part of. You’ll just enter your house number and street name to learn your assigned schools and the website will also give you access to schools in the Tampa area if you haven’t chosen a neighborhood yet.

Parks and Recreations

Where are you going to go to enjoy some outdoor fun with the family this weekend? Check out your local Parks and Rec department online to get the scoop. If you go to www.tampagov.net/parks-and-recreation, you can get the information you need on the local parks, recreational facilities, and the places to go to suit your interests. If you love athletics, nature trails, or the arts, you’ll be directed to the right places that match your interest around Tampa.

City of Tampa

For the best guide to handle your business once you get to town, you’ll definitely want to go to City of Tampa’s website for all of the details at www.tampagov.net. The city’s official websites gives you the perfect resources for learning about all of the important information on how to get settled in Tampa.

You’ll find links to things like online payments, maps and directions, popular places, and where to get licenses and permits. They even have a mobile app that you can download from Google Play or the App Store to pay utility bills and catch up on the news. You’ll love how user-friendly it all is.

Tampa Riverwalk

When you’re ready to have a little fun, go to the Tampa Riverwalk website and find out about the exciting events and activities that you can take your family to once you get settled. Go to www.thetampariverwalk.com and check out shopping and dining options, activities going on, and special events to check out. They’ll also help you with directions and parking.

Visit Tampa Bay

Lastly, be sure to go to www.visittampabay.com, the local visitors guide for locals and tourists to Tampa that will tell you all about how to maximize your time during a trip, where to stay, what to do, and interesting facts about your new town.

Check out these thorough resources that will help you get settled in Tampa. 

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