The City of Temple Terrace affords an unparalleled standard of living for its 26,000+ residents, marrying a small-town feel with urban amenities. Situated just outside of Tampa, Temple Terrace boasts beautiful parks with picturesque views of the Hillsborough River, a public library and recreation center, an historic golf and country club and easy access to institutions of higher learning including USF and Florida College as well as such attractions as the Museum of Science and Industry and Busch Gardens. City leaders champion the interests of residents and businesses in the area, with a Council-Manager form of government. The City Council is comprised of a mayor and four council members. And the city manager and the dedicated staff support the City's mission of delivering professional services to our community while promoting, protecting, and preserving the heritage, natural resources, and quality of life for future generations of our amazing city.