These before-and-after photos show how much Tampa has changed in the last 15 years


Whether we go back 15 years or 3 months, parts of Tampa are almost completely unrecognizable.

Of course, with change comes the good and the bad. Tampa now has renown food scene, world-class music venues, sports arenas, clubs, and quirky neighborhoods. But the city's rapid growth hasn't come without a cost. Our city is also currently struggling with things like stagnant low wages, a severe lack of affordable housing and areas that are becoming increasingly gentrified and segregated.

It's impossible to know exactly what Tampa will look in the near future, but for now we can at least look back and see how far we've come.

All photos via Google Maps