A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  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-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$172,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$983
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%

Tampa Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    348
    283
  • Murder
    8
    6
  • Rape
    21
    41
  • Robbery
    130
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    393
    500
  • Theft
    1,515
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    167
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$45,874
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

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I lived in Tampa for three years; from 2009 until 2012, and I absolutely loved it. I moved there from Sarasota, which is about 45 minutes south of Tampa. Sarasota is almost exclusively old people, which makes doing anything miserable. I needed a younger city, and Tampa was it. Renters can find affordable places - I paid $725/month for a two bedroom, two bath apartment including water! That same apartment in Sarasota would go for about $1,400 these days. Tampa, specifically Channelside/Hyde Park, is absolutely perfect for young professionals. If you're young, single, educated, and have a decent job, you would have the time of your life in this city. On the other hand, there are tons of communities around Tampa that are excellent for families. Plus, the Tampa/St. Pete/Clearwater metro area has anything you could want, all within reach.
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Tampa is clustered. Things are being built on top of each other. Traffic is miserable. The affordable homes are trash and are in not-so-nice neighborhoods. Because of the amount of commuters and rain, the roads are filled with potholes that never get fixed. Hillsborough county has a high number of uninsured drivers, so if you live here and want insurance for your car, you're going to end up paying double what you normally would! Flooding is a major problem during the rainy season as well.
I moved to Tampa in 2011 for school and have lived here ever since. It was my first experience living in a major city and it has molded me into the adult I am today. Living in Tampa has shown me an unbelievably wide range of cultures and backgrounds. I met my best friends here and have experienced the best adventures. I love that there is always something to do. Tampa offers the best food, events, and great weather. Tampa has a reputation for healthy living. I have a gym membership that allows me to visit one of 8 locations in Tampa. I enjoy the convenience of having what I need so close by, sometimes even walking distance.
The only thing I'd change about Tampa is probably the traffic. The 5 o'clock traffic is dreadful!