254 reviews
  1. City in Florida
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Real Estate
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$157,500
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$956
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%
  • 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
      413
      264
    • Murder
      8
      5
    • Rape
      17
      37
    • Robbery
      144
      135
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Burglary
      510
      575
    • Theft
      1,779
      2,114
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      139
      257

    Residents

    Diversity
    A+
    Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
    Median Household Income
    $43,740
    National
    $53,046
    Children
    19%
    Education Levels
    National
    • Master's degree or higher
      13%
      11%
    • Bachelor's degree
      21%
      18%
    • Some college or associate's degree
      26%
      29%
    • High school diploma or equivalent
      26%
      28%
    • Less than high school diploma
      14%
      14%

    Tampa Reviews

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    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!
    I have enjoyed the culture and atmosphere in Tampa. There is so much diversity here and there are many opportunities to get involved in the community. Downtown Tampa is always a sight to see and there are many great affordable tourist attractions. Something I would love to see change about Tampa are the size of the main roads and the time spent on road work. Traffic is constantly backed up because there are too many roads always closed or too little lanes offered. Other than that, Tampa is a great place to go to!