When we refer to Post Properties communities, we’re often referring to our local communities; for example, the chic High Rise at Post Alexander in Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood or Post Massachusetts Avenue in D.C.’s Logan Circle. But when we say “community” in this post, we’re speaking to the Post Properties community at large, our compadres all over the southeast. How are you doing? Are you cold? Are you snowed in?
We’re writing from Tampa to tell you that we’re loving life and basking in sunshine! Look, we’re a family at Post Properties, so we feel for you. We know D.C. has some of the best restaurants in the country and Charlotte is one of the top 15 places to start a career. But Tampa is firmly atop what might be a more important list — that’s the list of places you can nap in an Adirondack chair outside in December (overlooking the beautiful Tampa Bay, we might add). This is a real picture from Post Bay at Rocky Point.
Not only are we number 34 on Forbes’ list of Best Places for Business and Careers, but when we’re done with the business, we’re even better at relaxing. You can grab a cheeseburger and a beer at BurgerFi or a glass of wine and mussels at Italian restaurant Ava, both located on-site at Post SoHo Square. Or maybe you’d rather take in an evening on the water. Did we mention that Post Harbour Place has boat slips equipped with lifts?
Even if you’re not a boater, it’s a nice place to soak in the sunset with a book. Or maybe you’d be more comfortable over by one of the outdoor fireplaces. On cold December nights, it does get down into the low 50s, so the warmth of the fireplace is a must.
But it’s not all fun in the sun here. While you’re layering up and showing off the winter’s latest fashions, we’re limited by our 70-degree weather. It’s not easy to find layers light enough to enjoy a truly perfect day outside in the sunshine. Because of the gorgeous weather, our winter wardrobe can be a bit limited, but that doesn’t stop us from hitting our top shopping destinations like International Plaza and Bay Street and the Hyde Park Village outdoor shopping mall.
As I’m sure you can imagine, one of the unfortunate things about life in Florida is we don’t get to experience seasons like the rest of the country does. We don’t get the oranges and the reds of the leaves turning in fall. I mean look at these trees surrounding the pool (which is open year round) at Post SoHo Square.
Not even the slightest change. Ugh. Sometimes I just wish we lived...well, never mind. That’s not true. We wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. We love our water, our outdoor malls, our wonderful parks. When we go to restaurants, we love that hosts ask, “Would you like a table inside or out?” Yes, even in December.
While y’all wrap up, salt the roads, stoke the fire, batten down the hatches, or whatever people do north of the Florida/Georgia line, just know, we’ll be thinking about you down here in paradise.