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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
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Tampa is a city in Florida with a population of 376,345. Tampa is in Hillsborough County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Tampa offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Tampa there are a lot of bars, 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
$217,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,082
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%
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Tampa Rankings

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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
    289.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    25.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    84.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    266.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,290
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    117.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Tampa

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$50,909
National
$55,322
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I love the cosmopolitan aspect of Tampa, it truly is a melting pot of cultures. Tampa has a lot of life, there are numerous theme parks, restaurants, clubs, casinos, parks, beaches, and many things to do in general. There are many schools including private schools, public schools, universities, and community colleges. If you have a craving for a specific food you are guaranteed to find a restaurant for it! For people with Celiac Disease or other health concerns regarding gluten there are many restaurants that not only provide gluten free options but will clean their kitchen area and utensils to insure your experience is contaminant free.
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So I have live in or near NYC, Miami, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, CA, London, Washington D.C., Miami, Key West, Portland Or and Portland Maine... And have traveled to many places in between. And I settled in Tampa! For many reasons: cultural diversity, welcoming community, weather, growing arts scene, cool history, urban vibe, awesome airport.... And that was before the city started to
"take off" as the best region in the state. People are moving here from all over, it is buzzing with creativity and the city has excellent leadership. Still have to work on public transportation issues, and provide support for affordable housing. In all. this is a special place to call home.
Moving from a small town, it was very exciting to move to a city like Tampa because there is so much more to do! There are so many beautiful areas downtown to shop, eat, and take pictures. Having a local football, hockey, and baseball teams is super fun because there are always sporting events to attend. The natural parks and beaches are beautiful and Busch Gardens is so cool! One thing I would like to see change is the improvement of public transportation and increasing initiatives that would help the environment. Overall Tampa is a great city with so much to offer!