Relocation Information
Faculty and Academic Affairs

This information has been collected from various sources to assist you with your relocation. If you have any questions on the information presented in these links, please contact their respective webmasters.

Before Moving

Tampa Bay Area

Things to Remember

 

Before Moving

USF Health has partnered with Crew Innovations to provide a centralized website for your housing search - Real Estate with Honors. Listings available include apartment complexes, houses for sale and/or rent, condos, and short-term furnished housing. Users can inquire about listings and schedule showings through Web-based forms and even have bird's-eye views of each property through internet 3-D mapping tools.

Contact your department before setting up companies to move your household. The department has access to a list of contracted moving companies that offer discounted rates to USF. There are also procedures that must be followed if USF Health is paying any of your moving expenses.

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Tampa Bay Area

Profile

The Tampa Bay Area consists of several counties. The most popular counties for USF Health Faculty to live are Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas.

Depending on where you choose to live within the Tampa Bay Area, you may find toll roads are the quickest route to work. The LeeRoy Selmon Crosstown Expressway, Sunshine Skyway, Suncoast Parkway, and Veteran's Expressway all use the Sunpass for discounted, quick prepayment of tolls.

There are two major newspapers that serve the Tampa Bay Area: The Tampa Bay Times and The Tampa Bay Tribune.

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Hillsborough County

ProfileWebsite

Communities

Approximate Distance From

Main Campus*

South Campus**

Bay Pines VA

All Children's Hospital

Polytechnic Campus***

Brandon

12 mi

12 mi

40 mi

37 mi

39 mi

Davis Islands

13 mi

1 mi

28 mi

26 mi

49 mi

Lutz

9 mi

16 mi

40 mi

37 mi

53 mi

New Tampa

11 mi

26 mi

46 mi

43 mi

45 mi

North Tampa

10 mi

18 mi

38 mi

36 mi

47 mi

Tampa 

10 mi

1 mi

26 mi

24 mi

43 mi

Temple Terrace

2 mi

12 mi

36 mi

33 mi

40 mi

Westchase

14 mi

18 mi

32 mi

30 mi

58 mi

School System

Utilities

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Pasco County

ProfileWebsite

Communities

Approximate Distance From

Main Campus*

South Campus**

Bay Pines VA

All Children's Hospital

Polytechnic Campus***

Central Pasco

15 mi

22 mi

45 mi

43 mi

54 mi

Wesley Chapel

19 mi

26 mi

49 mi

46 mi

46 mi

West Pasco

31 mi

39 mi

35 mi

37 mi

71 mi

School System

Utilities

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Pinellas County

ProfileWebsite

Communities

Approximate Distance From

Main Campus*

South Campus**

Bay Pines VA

All Children's Hospital

Polytechnic Campus***

Clearwater

32 mi

24 mi

11 mi

21 mi

64 mi

Largo

33 mi

25 mi

8 mi

19 mi

64 mi

Palm Harbor

27 mi

25 mi

22 mi

25 mi

70 mi

Safety Harbor

29 mi

21 mi

18 mi

20 mi

61 mi

St. Petersburg 

33 mi

25 mi

11 mi

1 mi

64 mi

School System

Utilities

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*Main Campus Area- USF Main Campus; USF Health: MCOM, CON, COPH, Morsani Center, Children's Medical Services, Byrd Center, USF School of Pharmacy; USF Physicians Group; James A. Haley VA Hospital; Moffitt; University Community Hospital


**South Campus Area- USF Health South Tampa Center for Advanced Healthcare, Harborside Medical Tower, Tampa General Hospital

 

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Things to Remember

Visit the Florida Department of Highway Saftey & Motor Vehicles website to make your trip to the DMV quicker. There is information about address changes and applying for your original Florida Driver's License. As of January 2010 new rules have gone into affect, remember to check the website for the documents required for identifying yourself.

Remember to change your voter registration address by filling out the required form at the Division of Elections website.

Check out the HR Employee Perks webpage for information on  discounts for your move or house purchase.

USF Faculty are eligible to apply for accounts at the USF Federal Credit Union, located on USF's Tampa Campus.

Usually, the Tampa Bay Area is under watering restrictions based upon the county. Those restrictions can be found at TampaBayWater.org.

Florida and the Tampa Bay Area are known to experience hurricanes during the Hurricane Season. You can find information to help your family stay safe during these times and make a family disaster plan at FloridaDisaster.org. The American Red Cross has further information on what to do before, during, and after a hurricane.

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