9 reviews
  1. Suburb of Tampa, FL
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Real Estate
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    C-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$171,200
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$917
National
$904
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    9%
  • Own
    91%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    No Data
    264
  • Murder
    No Data
    5
  • Rape
    No Data
    37
  • Robbery
    No Data
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    No Data
    575
  • Theft
    No Data
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    No Data
    257

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$44,764
National
$53,046
Children
28%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    30%
    14%

    Balm Reviews

    9 reviews
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    I enjoy living in this area because it is a very quiet area. Although it is a bit secluded from many things, it is up and coming so the area is starting to grow. With new businesses and restaurants opening it really allows you to go right around the corner to go to the bank or go out to eat. Instead of having to drive half an hour out to go to a restaurant. I personally like more rural places rather than urban cities, so I believe this area is much better than many places in the country. I think this area will be a small town with many employment opportunities for everyone. I would love to live here again if for some reason I move out any time soon.
    Overall, the Balm/Wimauma area that I currently reside is a nice place to settle if you enjoy solitude. However, it can be dull for those seeking experience and adventure. While my neighborhood is beginning to build more housing, it's a very small environment with a lot of land for each individual homeowner. Compared to compact neighborhoods, I believe its better to have a nice amount of personal space and privacy. It is however, a relaxing area with farm lands and small houses.
    This area feels very safe, I've never had a moment to where I thought I was in any harm. I usually go on evening runs, and it is a very safe place. The crime rate, is low from my understanding and not much happens in the sense of crimes. Police are very visible throughout the area, they tend to drive around different communities just for safe keepings. But they are also very responsive if anything does happen.