FLORIDA BACK TO WORK: Tampa Bay area shopping malls are opening today. We can go to the park and the beach without being threatened or arrested. Watching a sunset is completely legal. As always, Sunshine State residents enjoy freedom from state income tax, a low cost of living, and affordable housing. Looking for the next San Diego? You might want to check out the Tampa Bay area. BTW: a gallon of gas is now $1.67 in the Tampa Bay area.