I love the outdoors, especially in sunny Florida. What outdoor-friendly amenities should I look for in a Tampa apartment?

The walls of your apartment got you feeling claustrophobic? Ready to fill your lungs with some fresh air? You're in luck! There are several apartments in Tampa with amenities that are guaranteed to satisfy your outdoor cravings. You won't even have to venture far from home to get a taste of the great outdoors.

Enjoy a View of the Water

You can't get much closer to the water than with a water view apartment! Some apartments even have a private kayak launch and kayak storage. If kayaking is your go to outdoor getaway, these apartments should be at the top of your list! If you're looking to live just steps away from the beach, some apartments have their own beach overlooking the bay. Read a book in the shade of a cabana or play a game of volleyball, the options are endless. Living by the water, you can enjoy some of Tampa's best views, like watching the sun set over the water from your private patio or balcony.

Swimming Pools

If your definition of outdoor fun is lounging by the pool, look no further! Many Tampa Bay apartments have sparkling swimming pools – perfect for those days when you think you may just melt! There's no need to limit your pool activities to the sunshine hours. Head to the pool for a relaxing night under the stars, you'll feel like your floating in space. Many apartments with swimming pools also offer an outdoor kitchen, which is perfect for summer pool parties, family get togethers, or if you want to switch up dinner with a grill out.

Clearwater Beach

Live next to some of the best beaches in the state, in an apartment near Clearwater. Here, you can enjoy having the beach just minutes from your front door. The options are truly endless, you can take a leisurely stroll on the beach, work on that summer tan, feel the warm sand between your toes, ride the waves on a jet ski, or see the water from above while parasailing. Visit Clearwater's website to discover new beach activities.

You won't have to worry about missing the great outdoors when looking for an apartment in Tampa. Whether you like to look out at the sparkling water of Tampa Bay or enjoy being one with nature, there are plenty of options for everyone.

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