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Local Resources

Take a look at some of the great things Apollo Beach and River View have to offer. These resources are designed to help you move and get settled, and to acquaint you with the area after your move.

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Schools
  School Information - free school profiles
  State dept. of education - school reports, statistics, demographics....
Mortgage
  Bank of America - A full service bank with mortgage services.
  DSW Enterprises LLC - DSW ENTERPRISES LLC, a private mortgage broker serving the Tampa area. brenda7036@aol.com or 813-833-8989.
  SunTrust Mortgage - Full service mortgage company for home buyers and investors. New programs for investors. Contact Jayna Hamel, 877-212-5668 toll free.
ARTS & CULTURE
  Florida Holocaust Museum - Honors the memory of millions of innocent men, women and children who suffered or died in the Holocaust.
  Henry B. Plant Museum - Housed in the 1891 Tampa Bay Hotel. A National Historic Landmark with a permanent exhibit of the Spanish American War, antiques and memorabilia.
  Mosi - Tampa's museum of science and industry located across from USF campus. IMAX Dome Theater, traveling exhibits and planetarium shows. Wonderful children's programs.
  Museum of Fine Arts - Located in St. Petersburg with art from antiqity to the present.
  Ringling Museum of Art - Less than 1 hour south in Sarasota. Recognized as the official State Art Museum of Florida. Restored Ringling mansion with 21 galeries of art and antiquities. Also circus museum.
  Salvador Dali Museum - A wonderful collection of Dali's oil paintings, watercolors, drawings, graphics and sculptures. Gift shop with many art books and Dali inspired items including jewelry.
  South Florida Museum/Bishop Planetarium - Located in Bradenton, a short 45 minute drive south. Largest natural and cultural history museum on Florida's Gulf Coast. Also Bishop Planeterium and Parker Manatee Aquarium.
  St. Petersburg Museum of History - Collection of photos, artifacts and historical documents of local history.
  Tampa Bay History Center - A history and heritage museum and research library.
  Tampa Museum of Art - Located in downtown Tampa along the Hillsborough River. Collections include twentieth-century and contemporary art and Greek and Roman antiquities.
  The Arts Center - Located in St. Petersburg. Building the arts and enriching the community for over 40 years.
  USF Contemporary Art Museum - Adjacent to the USF College of Visual and Performing Arts. Exhibits from Florida, the United States and around the world.
  Ybor City State Museum - Visit the past and history of Tampa's cigar industry. Gift shop sells cigars and souvenirs.
ATTRACTIONS
  Adventure Island - Tampa's only water park. 30 acres of water-drenced fun.
  Baywalk - Fine dining, shopping and entertainment in the heart of St. Petersburg.
  BUSCH GARDENS - Home to several exciting roller coasters and amazing animals.
  Channelside - Restaurants, night clubs, entertainment and shops on the bay.
  Derby Lanes - Dog racing in St. Petersburg. Card room.
  Lowry Park Zoo - Voted #1 family friendly zoo in America.
  Mote Marine Aquarium - Aquarium and research center located in beautiful Longboat Key. A short drive south from Tampa and St. Pete.
  Riverwalk - When completed it will give access to the bayfront and river for all to enjoy.
  Seminole Hard Rock Casino - Luxurious and spacious rooms. 90,000 sq.ft. casino, upscale and snazzy restaurants with live entertainment. Open 24 hrs., 365 days.
  St. Armonds Circle, Sarasota - Unique shops, restaurants and entertainment less than one hour south of Tampa and St. Pete.
  St. Johns Pass - Over 100 merchants with shops, restaurants, cruise lines and boat rentals.
  St. Pete Pier - Shopping, dining, entertainment, fishing and siteseeing.
  Sunshine Skyway Fishing Piers - Drive out to your favorite fishing site on Tampa Bay.
  Tampa Bay Devil Rays - Major League Baseball. Game dates and times. Ticket sales and information about the players.
  Tampa Bay Downs - Thoroghbred racing at it's best. Card room.
  Tampa Greyhound Track - The ultimate dog racing experience and card room. Clubhouse buffet.
  The Florida Aquarium - It's a cool way to sea life with restaurant, gift shop and pirate ship, wadding pools, slides and fountains for children. Bring bathing suits and towels.
Appliances and Bedding Centers
  Famous Tate - Great deals and prices for your appliance and bedding needs. Contact Stephanie McDonald at 813-684-6860, 1015 E. Brandon Blvd., Brandon, FL.
Area Information
  Community Information - free community profiles
  Local Information - research local area info, stats, and events
Home Warranty
  AHS American Home Shield - The right choice when looking for a home warranty. Contact Donna Dickerson, Account Executive at 800-735-4663 or ddickerson@ahslink.com.
Local Weather
  Local Weather - forecasts, weather patterns, radars....
Maps
  Mapquest - maps, driving directions, road trip planner....
Relocation Links
  Apollo Beach Real Estate - Yahoo! Real Estate offers a wealth of to help with every aspect of your move
  Moving Center - Moving Estimates, Truck Rental, Moving Supplies and Storage
  National Weather - find weather info anywhere in the US
  Official City Websites - find area info websites across the world!
  US State Departments of Education - see the list of all 50 states
  USPS' Movers Guide - help for planning and executing your move
Restaurants
  Bern's Steakhouse - Upscale dining in South Tampa. One of the finest wine cellars. Aged beef a specialty.
  Bonefish Grill - A great place to eat seafood. Many locations in the Bay area.
  Carrabba's Italian Grill - A casual but upscale Italian restaurant. The mussels are the best.
  Circles Bar and Grill - CIRCLES BAR AND GRILL. Upscale food in a casual atmosphere overlooking the Lands End Marina. Eat inside or on the outside lanai while you watch the beautiful Florida sunsets and the dolphins at play. Located at 1212 Apollo Beach Blvd., Apollo Beach, FL. For reservations: 813-641-3275
  Columbia Restaurant - A Tampa landmark serving Cuban-American cuisine. Original restaurant in historic Ybor City, Tampa, FL.
  Lai Thai - Serving authentic Thai cuisine, mild or spicey.
  Outback Steakhouse - An Australian themed steakhouse. Many locations throughout the Bay area. Known for their "Blooming Onion" and steak on the bar-bee.
  Sam Seltzers Steakhouse - Prime Rib is the specialty of the house. Many locations in the Bay area. Casual and good value for your money.
  Shells Seafood - Fresh seafood in a casual atmosphere. Many locations throughout the Tampa Bay area.
  Smokey Bones Barbeque and Grill - A real treat for the barbeque lover. Try their St. Louis ribs or one of the combo platters.
  The Cheesecake Factory - Upscale but casual dining with over 200 menu items. Something for everyone in your party.
Tax Information
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  Homeowner deductions information -
  How to report moving expenses -
  Selling your home -
Title Insurance
  First American Title Insurance Company - Title insurance company for all of your real estate needs for title searches, 1031 Exchanges, closings. Contact Jane Koy, Real Estate Specialist, 813-676-0152 or janjohnson@firstam.com
Travel
  Apollo Beach Travelworld - Apollo Beach Travelworld - The best travel agency for all your travel needs from booking flights, hotel reservations, cruises, vacations and business travel. Contact Kathy Joyce, Manager at 813-341-0210 or at kathy@travelworld1.com. Located at 205 Apollo Beach Blvd., Suite 115, Apollo Beach, FL 33572
Utility Companies
  Cable TV, Bright House - Cable TV, High Definition TV and high speed internet and high speed wireless. 813-684-2000 or 813-684-6400.
  Electric, Tampa Electric - Electric company for Hillsborogh county. 813-223-0800
  Hillsborough Water, BOCC - Hillsborough county water resource services. Pay on-line, find out when you can water and other interesting information. 813-272-6680
  Telephone, Verizon - Local and long distance service and high speed internet. 800-483-4200
Venues, Halls & Theaters
  Bayfront Center/Mahaffey Theater - Located in downtown St. Pete, a 2030 seat bayside theater and Grand Ballroom featuring Broadway shows, ballet, jazz, symphonic and popular music.
  Ford Amphitheatre - Outside, under the stars concerts featuring well known artists and bands.
  Ruth Eckerd Hall - Concerts, recitals, plays and special events.
  St. Pete Times Forum - Florida's premier sports and entertainment destination. Home of the Tampa Bay Lightning. Concerts, ice shows, the circus and indoor sporting events.
  Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center - Located downtown Tampa with a wide variety of world class events: Broadway shows, Grand Opera, concerts, performances and special events.
  Tampa Theatre - Renovated 1928 grand movie theatre palace with live performances and concerts.
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