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  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-
Tampa is a city in Florida with a population of 361,477. Tampa is in Hillsborough County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Tampa offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Tampa there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Tampa and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Tampa are above average.

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%
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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
    317
    283
  • Murder
    10
    6
  • Rape
    31
    41
  • Robbery
    106
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    321
    500
  • Theft
    1,275
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    148
    284
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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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The City of Tampa is a laid back kind of city that gives you that home away from home feeling if not from here. Tampa is great for raising a family but also great for the single ones as well! Tampa's night life is an experience one will never forget! Ybor City and downtown Tampa are pretty popular in this area. Above all else, the cost of living is afordable and very convenient for the elderly as well. I'd call Tampa a great retirement pace. Tampa is a city for everyone! Not to mention, if you need to cool off, there are many beaches to choose from! Clearwater is everyones favorite.
This is a multicultural area, and it can been seen in any part of the city. There is tons of inclusion, and that's extremely important to me as a minority. There is always something to do, from sporting events to festivals that celebrate pirates! There's crime here, but the local police and sheriff's department keeps us all safe. This is the place to be for great jobs or careers. Don't hesitate at all to visit, or to become a resident!