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    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Carrollwood is a suburb of Tampa with a population of 34,747. Carrollwood is in Hillsborough County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Carrollwood offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Carrollwood there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Carrollwood and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Carrollwood are above average.
About Carrollwood...
Population
34,747

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$211,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,091
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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Carrollwood Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Carrollwood

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$66,441
National
$55,322
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I lived in Carrollwood from 2008 to 2015.I moved from Tampa to get out of the city and enjoy a more surburban lifestyle. I lived all that time at The Park at Lake Magdalene.Rent for my upstairs 1 bedroom apt overlooking a pond and trees water,sewer trash included was back then a very affordable $600 a month! I also had decent neighbors no riff raff.I worked inTampa doing security. I finally moved out and left Carrollwood to live with and care for my elderly mom after dad passed away. I enjoyed living in Carrollwood during my nearly eight years there. I t was clean,safe pretty(loved the parks and bike trails) good shopping area and close enough to Tampa Citrus Park and Tampa Palms.The apt with the pond and woods view from my 2nd story apt balcony with so beautiful. Best apt ever!
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Being a suburb of Tampa, Carrollwood has a lot of diversity in the community. Everyday, I see people of different ethnicities speaking different languages. This is pretty neat because this diversity has brought tons of different types of food establishments to the city. Growing up here, I would consider the environment to be moderately safe, but it's always important to be aware of your surroundings nevertheless. Over the years, traffic on the road has become more congested as more people have moved to Tampa and Carrollwood. If I could change one thing about Carrollwood and the area surrounding it, I would change the public school system. In my opinion, public schools in this area aren't the best compared to other cities and regions in the state.
I love Carrollwood! It’s clean, safe, and yet busy enough to feel part of the city. The crime in this area is minimal, and it is very diversified. Everything is close by; the grocery store, Walmart, fast food, nice restaurants, the mall, and even a movie theater! Great family environment!