A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  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
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$160,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$960
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    51%
  • Own
    49%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

    Crime & Safety

    Crime & Safety
    C
    Based on violent and property crime rates.
    Violent Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Assault
      416
      273
    • Murder
      9
      6
    • Rape
      21
      41
    • Robbery
      184
      133
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Burglary
      503
      525
    • Theft
      1,629
      2,081
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      164
      263

    Residents

    Diversity
    A+
    Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
    Median Household Income
    $44,185
    National
    $53,889
    Children
    18%
    Education Levels
    National
    • Master's degree or higher
      14%
      11%
    • 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%

    Tampa Reviews

    378 reviews
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    Tampa has been such an amazing impact on my lifestyle. I traveled here for college after high school, and found a home within the big city! I come from a neighborhood where the mall is about 30 minutes away. The "big event" on the weekends was gathering at our local high school football games. Tampa, however, is so much more than "one big event." There are so may different kinds of people here, its truly eye-opening. Although the traffic can be a little annoying, Tampa is so vast that there are literally every kind of race, gender, culture, and adventures that you can think of. It was such a needed change in my life. One should never go throughout life having the viewpoint of only one kind of lifestyle. The search for adventure, mistakes, memories, and friends is key to finding happiness and learning for future decisions. I am very content in my decision to come to school in Tampa. I have grown so much as a person, because of it.
    Review Tampa
    I like that it's an urban town, pretty lively, & plenty of things to do. It's generally pretty safe, I've never experienced being a victim of a crime. Lots of traffic, however, because it's an automobile-based town, not much or reliable public transit. Pretty diverse, too. I like that it's not too far of a drive to other coastal cities/beaches. The Bay Area is absolutely gorgeous, has distinct culture which you'll find all of places like Ybor & the older neighborhoods like Seminole Heights or South Tampa, has plenty of job opportunities, and is huge on supporting its sports teams!
    Tampa is an amazing city with a ton of potential. This beautiful, modern city curves around Tampa Bay; the bridges and palm-tree lined avenues offer stunning views, and it's so close to the Gulf Coast, that it's a water lover's paradise. Such a a laid-back city with a vibrant arts scene and plenty of opportunities for adventure. Spend a day touring the art museums, walking the River-walk, biking Bayshore, paddling through the Hillsborough River, and cheering on your favorite Tampa Bay team at home. There's never a day I find myself running out of things to do, such an active, live city!