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    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Ballast Point is a neighborhood in Tampa, Florida with a population of 8,289. Ballast Point is in Hillsborough County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Ballast Point offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Ballast Point there are a lot of bars and parks. Many families live in Ballast Point and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Ballast Point are above average.
About Ballast Point...
Population
8,289
Neighborhood in
Tampa

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$385,657
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,360
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Ballast Point Rankings

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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
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$103,872
National
$55,322
Families with Children
29%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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Ballast Point Reviews

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I have worked in the area of Ballast Point for over five years, therefore I have been quite familiar with the area prior to finally moving here. I honestly love how centralized the location is with St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Downtown Tampa. Anyone living here will enjoy the plethora of dining and shopping locations, many of which are exclusive to the area. The "mom & pop" restaurants truly cater to the unique character in Ballast Point exemplifies consistently. Above all else, the most eloquently attractive feature to Ballast Point is that it is a peninsula about 6 miles wide with walkways along the Bay one end and beaches on the other. The area really doesn't disappoint and is truly perfect for all demographics, from young adults and professionals to newlywed families and retirees.
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Great neighborhood. Ballast Point has a great sense of community. Roads need to be improved drastically and be expanded.