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HCC has a few campuses. The most popular campus is the Dale Mabry campus, which is just a short drive from the USF area. Since many students attain their Associate’s degree from HCC and then transfer to USF, it also makes sense for many students to stay in the USF area. Being close to the University of South Florida, you can also take advantage of some of the resources, like the top-notch research libraries. We would recommend an apartment in this area (New Tampa or North Tampa) or perhaps in Seminole Heights, where a younger, artsy culture has gathered in the old Florida houses. The great thing about the Tampa area is that the interstate system easily connects all areas of Tampa, so no matter where you live , it isn’t difficult to move around the city.