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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$95,200
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$777
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    561
    264
  • Murder
    6
    5
  • Rape
    39
    37
  • Robbery
    61
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,013
    575
  • Theft
    4,007
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    193
    257

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$42,551
National
$53,046
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Bartow Reviews

43 reviews
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Born and raised in Bartow Fl. A small family oriented town. Bartow is a place you would love to settle down with family. Local businesses down town on Main Street. Churches with various denominations of your choice. Pubic or private schools available for your children. Police station, fire dept, local jail. Bartow is the county seat which means the court house is in Bartow. Dentist and Doctor offices to provide your health needs. Hospital located within city limits. For your shopping needs grocery and retail stores for example Publix and Walmart. Restaurants available for your dining needs, Hotels and motels available.
I like how Bartow is a small town and everybody knows everybody, so know matter where you go, you know someone is watching out for you. While having everybody know you is great, it also means that they get in your business and cause drama. I do wish that there was not as much drama in the town as there is.
I truly enjoyed living in Bartow. I was close to Lakeland, so I could visit family when I desired to. Also, Bartow has a downtown area where you can find all the major government businesses, (post office, tax collector's, etc).