Best Neighborhoods in Tampa FL – The Complete Guide

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BEST NEIGHBORHOODS TO LIVE IN TAMPA

Yellow – Ranked number 1 to 10

Orange – Ranked number 11 to 20

Blue – Ranked number 21 to 30

Green – Ranked number 31 to 40

Red – Ranked number 41 to 50

Ranking is based on these factors by niche.com.

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#1 HARBOUR ISLAND

NamePOPULATIONMEDIAN HOME VALUEMEDIAN RENTMEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Harbour Island4,012$325,643$1,904$96,207

Harbour Island is a gated, private, master-planned island community that is located within the city limits of Tampa, Florida, adjacent to Downtown across the Garrison Channel. It is near I-275, Tampa Theatre, Ybor City, Tampa International Airport, and Tampa Crosstown Expressway.

Formerly known as Seddon Island as it was named after W.L. Seddon who was the chief engineer for the Seaboard Air Line Railway, Harbour Island is home to numerous entertainment and dining establishments and retail shops. Some of the famous establishments in Harbour Island are St. Pete Times Forum, Channelside Entertainment Complex, Florida Aquarium, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Tampa Convention Center, as well as Knights Point. For those who love the outdoors, Harbour Island has several scenic ponds and a walking trail at the central park. When it comes to schools, it is home to Gorrie Elementary School, McFarlane Park Magnet School, and Plant High School. Also, this community is ideal for people who prefer the urban life. During major events, bear in mind that heavy traffic can be an issue.

Harbour Island has a healthy mix of residential areas. Residents live in apartments, townhomes, high-rise condominiums, single-family homes, and row houses. Research and review site Niche ranked Harbour Island as the 14th best place to live in the US, and number one in Florida.

#2 SPANISHTOWN

NamePOPULATIONMEDIAN HOME VALUEMEDIAN RENTMEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Spanishtown2,890$428,621$1,543$112,041

Another neighborhood to consider if you want to move to Tampa, Florida is Spanishtown. Ranked second in Best Places to Live and Best Neighborhoods to Live in Tampa area according to research site Niche, Spanishtown boasts low crime rates, transportation options, and numerous housing choices. The cost of living in this neighborhood may be higher than other communities in Tampa, but its establishments and accessibility to basic day-to-day necessities are worth it.

When it comes to education, top public schools that serve Spanishtown include Plant High School, MacFarlane Park Magnet School, Terrace Community Middle School, Williams Middle Magnet School, and Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School.

#3 COURIER CITY/OSCAWANA

NamePOPULATIONMEDIAN HOME VALUEMEDIAN RENTMEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Courier City/Oscawana2,849$280,258$1,432$78,116

Located within the city limits of Tampa, Courier City-Oscawana is accessible via John F. Kennedy Boulevard to the north, Swann Avenue to the south, Armenia Avenue to the west and Rome Avenue to the east. Research site Niche ranked Courier City-Oscawana as the number 1 in Best Neighborhoods for Millennials in Tampa Area, and number 3 in Best Neighborhoods to Live in Tampa Area.

This neighborhood has a low crime rate, with excellent nightlife and access to several public transportation options. When it comes to schools, students can study at Plant High School, Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School, Williams Middle Magnet School, MacFarlane Park Magnet School or Terrace Community Middle School. For recreation and entertainment, the neighborhood has amenities for different outdoor activities. With its urban feel, Courier City-Oscawana is attractive for professionals and retirees. As of 2018, the median home value in the community is $280,258, with rent reaching $1,432 on average.

#4 HYDE PARK

NamePOPULATIONMEDIAN HOME VALUEMEDIAN RENTMEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Hyde Park1,605$684,544$1,284$161,308

This historic neighborhood and district is home to Hyde Park Village, SoHo and Bayshore Boulevard. It is close to downtown Tampa, making it an attractive location for those who are looking for a residential area within Tampa.

The start of this neighborhood can be traced back in the 1880s when the first bridge across Hillsborough River at John F. Kenney Blvd., formerly known as Lafayette Street, was built by railroad financier Henry Plant. The first house was then built in 1882. More homes were built since then.

Hyde Park is characterized by many historic houses and bungalows, but new developments are being built in the neighborhood, giving residents access to upscale shopping stores and dining establishments.

Hyde Park offers a wide variety of outdoor activity options and a great nightlife scene. It’s also a low-crime neighborhood with good quality schools. Some of the top public schools that serve Hyde Park are Plant High School, Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School, Williams Middle Magnet School, MacFarlane Park Magnet School, and Terrace Community Middle School. It’s an ideal neighborhood for families with younger kids. In fact, according to Niche, Hyde Park ranked second in the list of Best Places to Raise a Family in Tampa Area, and fourth in the list of Best Places to Live in Tampa Area.

#5 NEW SUBURB BEAUTIFUL

NamePOPULATIONMEDIAN HOME VALUEMEDIAN RENTMEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
New Suburb Beautiful2,192$673,651$981$176,787

New Suburb Beautiful

New Suburb Beautiful is a small, low-crime neighborhood that is situated within the district of Hyde Park in Tampa, between Bayshore Boulevard and Dale Mabry Highway. Its boundaries are MacDill Avenue to the west, Howard Avenue to the east, Morrison Avenue to the north, and Lee Rot Selmon Expressway to the southeast. Spanning 77 acres or 310,000 square meters, New Suburb Beautiful is one of the smallest communities within the city limits of Tampa.

When it comes to education, Plant High School serves the neighborhood. Other public schools in the area are Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School, Williams Middle Magnet School, MacFarlane Park Magnet School, and Terrace Community Middle School.

Research site Niche ranked New Suburb Beautiful number three in Best Places to Raise a Family in Tampa Area. It is also ranked fifth in the list of Best Places to Live in Tampa Area. In 2018, the median home value in the neighborhood is $673,651, while the median rent is $981.

#6 DAVIS ISLAND

NamePOPULATIONMEDIAN HOME VALUEMEDIAN RENTMEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Davis Islands5,179$499,147$1,423$98,395

Davis Islands is another popular area for those who are looking for a new residential area because of its proximity to downtown Tampa. It also offers scenic views of the Port of Tampa. This neighborhood and archipelago sit on two islands in Hillsborough County. A canal fully separates a section of the island from the rest of the area, making it an archipelago. It used to be composed of three islands, but when the airport was built, the end of the canal was filled in to build the runway. This led to the two largest islands connecting at their southern ends and decreasing the number of islands to two.

Some of the establishments and landmarks found in Davis Islands as the Peter O. Knight Airport, Davis Island Yacht Club, Marjorie Park Municipal Yacht Basin & Marjorie Park, as well as Seaplane Basin.

Almost all streets on Davis Islands got their names from different islands or bodies of water. For instance, you’ll see streets named Adalia Avenue or Severn Avenue.

According to Niche, Davis Islands is ranked sixth in the list of Best Places to Live in Tampa Area, and seventh in Best Places for Millennials in Tampa Area. In 2018, the median home value in the neighborhood is $499,147, while the median rent is $1,423.

#7 PALMA  CEIA PINES

NamePOPULATIONMEDIAN HOME VALUEMEDIAN RENTMEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Palma Ceia Pines3,992$264,287$1,047$70,924

Ranked by Niche as #4 in Best Places for Millennials in Tampa Area, Palma Ceia Pines is a neighborhood that boasts low crime rates, a wide range of dining and shopping establishments, public transportation options, and a great nightlife scene. Its boundaries are West Kennedy Boulevard at the north, West Swann Avenue at the south, South Armenia Avenue at the east, and South Himes Avenue, West Azeele Street and Henderson Boulevard at the west.

Palma Ceia Pines is served by nine preschools, 12 elementary schools, and eight middle schools. And five high schools. Some of these include the Hillsborough Virtual School, Channelside Academy of Math and Science, Rampello K.8 Magnet School, as well as Lee Elementary Magnet School.

This neighborhood has an urban feel, with the median home value reaching $264,287 so it’s more affordable to live in Palma Ceia Pines compared to other communities in Tampa. When it comes to rent, it’s only $1,047 on average.

#8 ARBOR GREENE

NamePOPULATIONMEDIAN HOME VALUEMEDIAN RENTMEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Arbor Greene5,289$310,305$1,791$115,201

Located at the northeastern part of Hillsborough County, Arbor Greene is a gated neighborhood that offers a wide array of amenities and greenery for outdoor activities. It has over 595 acres of scenic nature trails and walking paths, 11 parks, and an aquatic, tennis and fitness center. It has a low crime rate, with security controlled access 24/7 throughout the year. Arbor Greene also offers a good nightlife scene and access to public transportation.

 

When it comes to education, the top public schools that serve Arbor Greene include Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School, Williams Middle Magnet School, MacFarlane Park Magnet School, Terrace Community Middle School, and Walker Middle Magnet School.

 

Based on Niche, Arbor Greene was ranked #4 in Best Places to Buy a House in Tampa Area. The cost of living may be slightly higher, though it is a good location for families with children. The median home value in Arbor Greene is $310,305, while the rent reaches $1,791 on average. The community also showcases homes that were built by six of the finest builders in Tampa.

#9 PALMA CEIA

NamePOPULATIONMEDIAN HOME VALUEMEDIAN RENTMEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Palma Ceia5,925$419,623$1,260$117,970

Located at the southwest part of downtown Tampa, Palma Ceia is a neighborhood that is surrounded by Miguel Street West and Neptune Street East of MacDill Avenue to the north; Bay to Bay Boulevard and El Prado between Himes and the Crosstown Expressway to the south; MacDill Avenue, Dale Mabry Highway and Himes to the west, and Lee Roy Selmon Expressway to the east. The street names originated from the old section of Havana. It is believed that Rey Cigars President Angel Cuesta showed a map of Havana to the developer named Thomas Palmer. It is characterized by brick streets that are similar to those in Ybor City.

Palma Ceia is home to the Palma Ceia Design district that offers several coffee shops and specialty boutiques. The neighborhood also has the Palma Ceia Country Club. 

As for education, Palma Ceia is served by many schools including Plant High School, Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School, Williams Middle Magnet School, MacFarlane Park Magnet School, and Terrace Community Middle School.

According to Niche, Palma Ceia is ranked #1 in Best Places to Buy a House in Tampa Area. Its median home value is $419,623, while the median rent is $1,260.

#10 CHANNEL DISTRICT

NamePOPULATIONMEDIAN HOME VALUEMEDIAN RENTMEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Channel District3,292$286,218$1,820$78,588

Located east of downtown Tampa, Channel District is a low-crime neighborhood that is home to a wide variety of establishments for recreation and entertainment. One of these is Channelside Bay Plaza or simply Channelside that has a range of bars, dining options, and shops. Channel District is also home to the Florida Aquarium, American Victory Museum, as well as Port Tampa Bay. For sports enthusiasts, the Amalie Arena, formerly known as the Tampa Bay Times Forum, is located in Channel District. This bears witness to the home games of NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning and Tampa Bay Storm. Concerts and other events are likewise held at the Arena.

Top public schools that serve Channel District include Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School, Williams Middle Magnet School, MacFarlane Park Magnet School, Terrace Community Middle School, and Walker Middle Magnet School.

According to Niche, Channel District provides an urban feel and is ranked second in the list of Best Places for Millennials in Tampa Area. Its median home value reaches $286,218, while its median rent is $1,820.

#11 CULBREATH

NamePOPULATIONMEDIAN HOME VALUEMEDIAN RENTMEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Culbreath4,121$549,217$1,135$145,575

One of the most exclusive neighborhoods in Tampa is Culbreath. Developed in the 1960s, it is also one of the first gated and deed-restricted communities. It is located just west of Westshore Boulevard and near downtown Tampa. It is also close to other neighborhoods including Beach Park, Sunset Park, Swann Estates, as well as Palma Ceia West. Culbreath is likewise near the Tampa International Airport and several high-end shopping establishments.

Some of the top public schools that serve Culbreath are Plant High School, Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School, Williams Middle Magnet School, Grady Elementary School, and MacFarlane Park Magnet School. According to the Niche, Culbreath is seventh in the list of Best Places to Raise a Family in Tampa Area and 11th in Best Places to Live in Tampa Area. In 2018, the median home value in this neighborhood is $549,217, while the median rent is $1,135.

#12 SUNSET PARK

NamePOPULATIONMEDIAN HOME VALUEMEDIAN RENTMEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Sunset Park5,516$560,334$1,104$137,368

Located on the western part of the South Tampa peninsula, Sunset Park is a neighborhood that is ranked 8th in Best Places to Raise a Family in Tampa Area by Niche. Its location gives residents easy access to the Tampa International Airport as well as downtown Tampa, Tampa Bay, and International Plaza. Its boundaries are Beach Park Isles to the north, Tampa Bay to the west, Manhattan Avenue to the east, Culbreath Heights to the northeast, and El Prado to the south.

Sunset Park is characterized by waterfront properties, and its streets are named after popular poets. Some of the top public schools that serve this neighborhood are Plant High School, Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School, Williams Middle Magnet School, MacFarlane Park Magnet School, and Terrace Community Middle School. In 2018, the median home value in Sunset Park is $560,334, while the median rent is $1,104.

#13 HISTORIC HYDE PARK

NamePOPULATIONMEDIAN HOME VALUEMEDIAN RENTMEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Historic Hyde Park2,585$429,912$1,253$75,918

Another neighborhood within the city limits of Tampa is Historic Hyde Park. Its boundaries are Bayshore Blvd. between Rome and Howard Avenues to the north, Lee Roy Selmon to DeLeon Ave. to the east, Swann Avenue to the south, and back to Rome Avenue to the west. This neighborhood has several individual subdivisions that were developed in a conventional grid in relation to the major street that is perpendicular to Bayshore.

The 80-foot wide Hyde Park Avenue is located at this neighborhood, as well as a streetcar services along Swann and Rome Avenue. Some of the top public schools serving Historic Hyde Park are Plant High School, Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School, Williams Middle Magnet School, MacFarlane Park Magnet School, and Terrace Community Middle School.

According to Niche, Historic Hyde Park is ranked sixth in Best Places for Millennials in Tampa Area, and 13th in Best Places to Live in Tampa Area. In 2018, the median home value in this neighborhood is $429,912, while the median rent is $1,253.

#14 BEACH PARK

NamePOPULATIONMEDIAN HOME VALUEMEDIAN RENTMEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Beach Park5,988$465,508$1,578$102,757

Surrounded by Kennedy Blvd. to the north, Beachway Drive to the south, Lois Avenue to the east and Tampa Bay to the west, Beach Park is a neighborhood in Tampa that is ranked 13th in Best Places to Raise a Family in Tampa Area by Niche. In 2018, its median home value is $465,508, while its median rent is $1,578.

Beach Park is also called an original gem of South Tampa. It used to be owned by Henry B. Plant who sold it to investors, then was sold again to T. Roy Young, William Trice, Milton and Giddings Mabry in 1911. It offers a wide range of establishments such as the Raymond James Stadium, Steinbrenner Field, and Amalie Arena. It is also home to several museums including the Tampa Museum of Art, Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts, Dali Museum, Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Henry B. Plant Museum, Tampa Bay History Museum, and Contemporary Art Museum.

When it comes to schools, it is served by Grady Elementary School, Plant Senior High School, Mabry Elementary School, Coleman Middle School, University of Tampa, as well as the University of South Florida.

#15 GRAND HAMPTON

NamePOPULATIONMEDIAN HOME VALUEMEDIAN RENTMEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Grand Hampton4,462$257,253$1,610$115,366

Grand Hampton is a private, premier planned neighborhood that covers 596 acres of land. From villas to estate homes, homebuyers have a wide range of choices in this community. Niche ranked Grand Hampton as third in Best Places to Buy a House in Tampa Area. It is also ranked 15th in the list of Best Places to Live in Tampa Area.

This neighborhood offers a lot of green spaces and natural wonders including forested areas, wetland preserves, and lakes. It also gives residents direct access to Cypress Creek. Some of the top public schools that serve Grand Hampton are Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School, Williams Middle Magnet School, MacFarlane Park Magnet School, Terrace Community Middle School, and Walker Middle Magnet School.

In 2018, the median home value in this neighborhood is $257,253, while the median rent is $1,610.

#16 PARKLAND ESTATES

NamePOPULATIONMEDIAN HOME VALUEMEDIAN RENTMEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Parkland Estates2,031$572,045$1,491$103,810

According to Niche, Parkland Estates is ranked 14th in Best Places to Raise a Family in Tampa Area as well as in the list of Best Neighborhoods to Raise a Family in Tampa Area. Its boundaries are Howard Avenue to the east, Lincoln Avenue to the west, Morrison Avenue to the south, and Swann Avenue to the north.

Some of the top public schools that serve this neighborhood are Plant High School, Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School, Williams Middle Magnet School, MacFarlane Park Magnet School, as well as Terrace Community Middle School.

In 2018, the median home value in Parkland Estates is $572,045. On the other hand, the median rent is $1,491.

#17 WEST MEADOWS

NamePOPULATIONMEDIAN HOME VALUEMEDIAN RENTMEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
West Meadows9,439$227,723$1,420$88,613

Located 46 feet above sea level, West Meadows is a master planned community that is surrounded by Bruce B. Downs Boulevard to the east and Interstate 75 to the west. It comprises 12 different home groups, each with its own architectural style and price points. From single family dwellings and townhomes to gated and non-gated houses, homebuyers have a lot of choices in this neighborhood. Residents have access to West Meadows via Highwoods Preserve Parkway or New Tampa Boulevard.

According to Niche, West Meadows is ranked 11th in Best Neighborhoods to Buy a House in Tampa Area, as well as 11th in the list of Most Diverse Neighborhoods in Tampa Area. Its median home value reaches $227,723, while the median rent is $1,420.

Some of the top public schools that serve West Meadows are Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School, Chiles Elementary School, Williams Middle Magnet School, MacFarlane Park Magnet School, and Terrace Community Middle School.

#18 ROCKY POINT

NamePOPULATIONMEDIAN HOME VALUEMEDIAN RENTMEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Rocky Point2,603$245,900$1,361$67,803

According to Niche, Rocky Point is ranked 12th in Best Places for Millennials in Tampa Area, as well as in Best Neighborhoods for Millennials in Tampa Area. It is home to Rocky Point Golf Course, one of the oldest golf courses in Florida. It also offers different dining establishments, luxury hotels, office spaces and residential developments including Spinnaker Cover, Pelican Island, Causeway Vista, Dana Shores, Baycrest Park as well as Sweetwater.

Rocky Point consists of areas within and around the city limits of Tampa. The Courtney Campbell Causeway connects the area to mainland Tampa. About a mile east of Rocky Point is the Tampa International Airport. At its southeast, you’ll find Westshore, while Town ‘n’ Country Area is to the north of Rocky Point.

Some of the top public schools that served this neighborhood are Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School, Williams Middle Magnet School, MacFarlane Park Magnet School, Terrace Community Middle School, and Walker Middle Magnet School.

In 2018, its median home value is $245,900, while its median rent is $1,361.

#19 GOLFVIEW

NamePOPULATIONMEDIAN HOME VALUEMEDIAN RENTMEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Golfview2,769$527,369$1,448$110,155

This community is located within the South Tampa district of Tampa. Its boundaries are New Suburb Beautiful to the east, Grey Gables to the north, Palma Ceia to the south, and Palma Ceia West to the west.

Plant High School, Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School, Williams Middle Magnet School, Grady Elementary School, and MacFarlane Park Magnet School are some of the top public schools that serve Golf View.

According to Niche, Golf View is ranked 11th on the list of Best Places to Raise a Family in Tampa Area and in Best Neighborhoods to Raise a Family in Tampa Area. In 2018, its median home value reaches $527,369, while its median rent is $1,448.

#20 VIRGINIA PARK

NamePOPULATIONMEDIAN HOME VALUEMEDIAN RENTMEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Virginia Park7,418$382,608$1,359$107,638

Another neighborhood within the city limits of Tampa is Virginia Park. Its boundaries are Palmira Avenue/Bay to Bay Boulevard to the north, Euclid Avenue to the south, Dale Mabry Highway/Himes Ave. to the east, and Manhattan Avenue to the west.

Some of the top public schools that serve the residents of Virginia Park are Plant High School, Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School, Williams Middle Magnet School, MacFarlane Park Magnet School, and Terrace Community Middle School.

According to Niche, Virginia Park is ranked seventh in Best Places to Buy a House in Tampa Area. It is also ranked 12th in Best Places to Raise a Family in Tampa Area. In 2018, its median home value is 382,608. On the other hand, its median rent reaches $1,359.

#21 BAYSHORE GARDENS

NamePOPULATIONMEDIAN HOME VALUEMEDIAN RENTMEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Bayshore Gardens3,850$370,398$1,541$85,041

Another neighborhood within the city limits of Tampa that homebuyers can consider is Bayshore Gardens. Its boundaries are Howard Avenue to the northeast, Bayshore Boulevard to the southeast, Bay to Bay Boulevard to the south, and Lee Roy Selmon Expressway to the west.

According to Niche, it is ranked 15th in Best Places for Millennials in Tampa Area, and 15th in Best Neighborhoods for Millennials in Tampa Area. In 2018, the median home value in Bayshore Gardens is $370,398, while the median rent is $1,541.

Plant High School, Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School, Williams Middle Magnet School, MacFarlane Park Magnet School, and Terrace Community Middle School are some of the top public schools that serve Bayshore Gardens. Also, one of the top private schools in the neighborhood is Academy of the Holy Names.

#22 CARVER CITY/LINCOLN GARDENS

NamePOPULATIONMEDIAN HOME VALUEMEDIAN RENTMEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Carver City/Lincoln Gardens3,502$103,286$1,507$58,094

Carver City-Lincoln Gardens used to be considered worthless land, but between 1956 and 1962, it was developed as a Black suburb. Its boundaries are Dale Mabry Highway to the east, West Shore Boulevard to the west, Cypress Street to the south, and Tampa International Airport to the north.

It is served by many public schools including Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School, Williams Middle Magnet School, MacFarlane Park Magnet School, Terrace Community Middle School, as well as Walker Middle Magnet School.

This peaceful, diverse, and family-friendly neighborhood is home to several dining options and other establishments for leisure or entertainment. According the Niche, Carver City-Lincoln Gardens is ranked fifth in Most Diverse Neighborhoods in Tampa Area and 10th in Best Places for Millennials in Tampa Area. In 2018, the median home value in this community is $103,286, which is lower compared to the national median home value that reaches $184,700. On the other hand, the media rent is $1,507.

#23 HUNTERS GREENE

NamePOPULATIONMEDIAN HOME VALUEMEDIAN RENTMEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Hunters Green7,720$314,067$1,209$89,150

Located in New Tampa, Hunter’s Green is a development that was fully established in 1991. Its boundaries are Bruce B. Downs Boulevard to the west, Highland Oak Drive to the east, and Cross Creek Boulevard to the north.

It is home to 23 enclaves and a wide range of community facilities such as bike lanes, jogging path, areas for tennis, baseball, soccer, volleyball, and basketball, an off-leash dog park, a 15-station Parkour Fitness, playgrounds, and picnic pavilion. The neighborhood also has an 18-hole golf course. Also, it is served by top public schools such as Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School, Williams Middle Magnet School, MacFarlane Park Magnet School, Terrace Community Middle School, and Walker Middle Magnet School.

According to Niche, Hunter’s Green is ranked 13th in Best Places to Buy a House in Tampa Area, and 15th in Best Neighborhoods to Raise a Family in Tampa Area. Its median home value reaches $314,067, while the median rent is $1,209.

#24 RICHMOND PLACE

NamePOPULATIONMEDIAN HOME VALUEMEDIAN RENTMEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Richmond Place4,843$183,426$1,146$66,329

This diverse, residential, and deed-restricted neighborhood is located near the Pasco County line, at North-east Tampa/Hillsborough County or New Tampa which is near other communities such as Tampa Palms and Wesley Chapel.

Richmond Place is home to several subdivisions, apartment homes, and condominiums. These include Arlington, Danforth, Highland, Greystone, Bainbridge, and Idlebrook. A lot of the homes in Richmond Place have scenic views of a pond or a preservation area. The neighborhood has easy access to different major and locally-owned dining establishments, and markets. These are also medical and educational institutions. Some of the public schools serving this community are Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School, Chiles Elementary School, Williams Middle Magnet School, MacFarlane Park Magnet School, as well as Terrace Community Middle School.

According to Niche, Richmond Place is ranked fourth on the list of Most Diverse Neighborhoods in Tampa Area, and 18th in Neighborhoods with the Lowest Cost of Living in Tampa Area. In 2018, the median home value in Richmond Place is $183,426, which is slightly lower than the national average of $184,700. On the other hand, the median rent is $1,146.

#25 UPTOWN

NamePOPULATIONMEDIAN HOME VALUEMEDIAN RENTMEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Uptown1,469$258,000$1,439$53,493

Located at the western end of Downtown Tampa, Uptown Tampa is a subdistrict that is surrounded by Interstate 275 to the north, Kennedy Boulevard to the south, Hillsborough River to the west, and the downtown core to the east.

Also called River Arts District, Uptown Tampa offers a wide range of attractions such as the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Tampa Theatre, John F. Germany Library, and the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.

Some of the public schools that serve Uptown Tampa are Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School, Williams Middle Magnet School, MacFarlane Park Magnet School, Terrace Community Middle School, and Walker Middle Magnet School.

According to Niche, Uptown Tampa is ranked third on the list of Best Places for Millennials in Tampa Area. It is also ranked third in Best Neighborhoods for Millennials in Tampa Area. In 2018, the median home value in the neighborhood is $258,000, while the median rent is $1,439.

#26 SWANN ESTATES

NamePOPULATIONMEDIAN HOME VALUEMEDIAN RENTMEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Swann Estates2,689$442,738$1,415$74,754

Niche ranked Swann Estates as 25th on the list of Best Neighborhoods for Millennials in Tampa Area. It is also ranked 26th in Best Neighborhoods to Live in Tampa Area. When it comes to real estate, the median home value in this neighborhood is $442,738. On the other hand, the median rent is $1,415.

Swann Estates is surrounded by John F. Kennedy Boulevard to the north, Morrison Avenue to the south, Dale Mabry Highway to the east, and Lois Avenue to the West.

Plant High School, Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School, Williams Middle Magnet School, Grady Elementary School, as well as MacFarlane Park Magnet School are some of the top public schools that serve Swann Estates.

#27 PALMA CEIA WEST

NamePOPULATIONMEDIAN HOME VALUEMEDIAN RENTMEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Palma Ceia West2,051$297,076$1,135$96,847

Part of the South Tampa District is Palma Ceia West, a neighborhood that is surrounded by Morrison Avenue to the north, San Obispo to the south, Lois Avenue to the west, and Dale Mabry Highway to the east.

According to Niche, Palma Ceia West is ranked 14th on the list of Best Places for Millennials in Tampa Area. It is also ranked 14th in Best Neighborhoods to Buy a House in Tampa Area. In 2018, the median home value in this neighborhood is $297,076, while the medial rent is $1,135.

The top schools that serve Palma Ceia West include Plant High School, Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School, Williams Middle Magnet School, Grady Elementary School, as well as MacFarlane Park Magnet School.

#28 BAYSHORE BEAUTIFUL

NamePOPULATIONMEDIAN HOME VALUEMEDIAN RENTMEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Bayshore Beautiful8,062$447,972$1,858$109,658

Another Tampa neighborhood that is worth considering is Bayshore Beautiful. Its boundaries are El Prado Boulevard to the north, Sun Bay South to the southwest, Virginia Park to the west, Ballast Point to the southeast, and Bayshore Boulevard to the east.

For those who are looking for shops, bars, and cafes in the area, you’ll find a small district of establishments between Bayview and Wallcraft Avenues.

When it comes to education, some of the public schools that serve Bayshore Beautiful are Plant High School, Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School, Robinson High School, Williams Middle Magnet School, and MacFarlane Park Magnet School. Looking for a private school? Check out Bayshore Christian School.

According to Niche, this neighborhood is ranked 16th in Best Neighborhoods to Buy a House in Tampa Area. It is also ranked 25th on the list of Best Neighborhoods to Raise a Family in Tampa Area. In 2018, its median home value is $447,972, while the median rent is $1,858.

#29 TAMPA PALMS NORTH

NamePOPULATIONMEDIAN HOME VALUEMEDIAN RENTMEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Tampa Palms North10,248$296,164$1,153$77,885

Homebuyers can also consider the diverse and family-friendly neighborhood of Tampa Palms North. It is home to different types of homes including single family dwellings, condominiums, and rental homes. It also has a private clubhouse facility, an assisted living facility, different restaurants, daycare facilities, and spaces for offices and businesses.

Some of the schools that serve Tampa Palms North are Primrose Day Care, Lawton Chiles Elementary School, Liberty Middle School, Freedom High School, Terrace Community Middle School, MacFarlane Park Magnet School, as well as Williams Middle Magnet School.

According to Niche, Tampa Palms North is ranked seventh on the list of Most Diverse Neighborhoods in Tampa Area. It is also ranked 13th in Most Diverse Places to Live in Tampa Area. In 2018, the median home value in this community is $296,164. On the other hand, the median rent is $1,153.

#30 BEL MAR

NamePOPULATIONMEDIAN HOME VALUEMEDIAN RENTMEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Bel Mar3,301$305,184$978$75,074

This neighborhood is part of the South Tampa district and is surrounded by Spring Lake Dr. to the north, Euclid Ave to the south, Old Tampa Bay to the west, and South Westshore to the east.

Some of the public schools that serve the neighborhood of Bel Mar are Plant High School, Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School, Robinson High School, Williams Middle Magnet School, and MacFarlane Park Magnet School.

According to Niche, Bel Mar is ranked 21st on the list of Best Neighborhoods to Raise a Family in Tampa Area. It is also ranked 24th in Best Neighborhoods to Buy a House in Tampa Area. In 2018, the median home value is $305,184. On the other hand, the median rent is $978.

#31 EASTON PARK

NamePOPULATIONMEDIAN HOME VALUEMEDIAN RENTMEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Easton Park2,689$201,603$2,179$121,001

This is a Tampa neighborhood that was established in 2007. It offers different residential units, particularly single-family homes that come with reasonable prices. While many of the homes were developed in 2007, there are new properties that were built in 2013. Homebuyers will also see many homes that sit on quarter-acre lots.

When it comes to education, some of the public schools that serve Easton Park are Strawberry Crest High School, Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School, Williams Middle Magnet School, MacFarlane Park Magnet School, as well as Terrace Community Middle School.

According to Niche, Easton Park is ranked sixth on the list of Best Places to Buy a House in Tampa Area. It is also ranked 11th in Neighborhoods with the Lowest Cost of Living in Tampa Area. In 2018, the median home value in this suburban neighborhood is $201,603. On the other hand, the median rent is $2,179.

#32 CORY LAKE ISLES

NamePOPULATIONMEDIAN HOME VALUEMEDIAN RENTMEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Cory Lake Isles7,138$330,405$2,118$101,016

Part of the New Tampa district is Cory Lake Isles, a gated neighborhood that is surrounded by 17,000 acres of woodlands. Its location is just a short drive to the Gulf Costs and gives residents easy access to some of the famous attractions in Florida including theme parks, Ybor City and downtown Tampa.

Cory Lake Isles features a wide range of amenities including tennis courts, 165-acre skiing and boating lake, basketball courts, playgrounds, and a hockey/skate rink.

Some of the public schools that serve Cory Lake Isles are Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School, Williams Middle Magnet School, MacFarlane Park Magnet School, Terrace Community Middle School, and Walker Middle Magnet School.

Niche ranked Cory Lake Isles as second on the list of Most Diverse Neighborhoods in Tampa Area. It is also ranked 17th in Best Neighborhoods to Buy a House in Tampa Area. In 2018, its median home value is $330,405, while the median rent is $2,118.

#33 TAMPA PALMS

NamePOPULATIONMEDIAN HOME VALUEMEDIAN RENTMEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Tampa Palms15,615$284,212$1,134$65,190

According to Niche, Tampa Palms is ranked eighth in Most Diverse Neighborhoods in Tampa Area and 15th in Most Diverse Places in Tampa Area. This exclusive mixed-use neighborhood is located north of USF at Bruce B Downs Corridor. Its boundaries are Interstate 75 to the east and north, Lutz to the west, University of South Florida to the south, as well as University community to the southwest.

Tampa Palms offers a wide range of amenities including dining establishments, shops, and facilities for leisure or recreation. It features a 120-foot wide Tampa Palms Boulevard, giving residents access to different restaurants, schools, and stores.

Some of the public schools serving Tampa Palms are Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School, Chiles Elementary School, Williams Middle Magnet School, MacFarlane Park Magnet School, and Terrace Community Middle School. When it comes to private schools, residents can consider Halo Academy and Family of Christ Christian School.

In 2018, the median home value in this neighborhood is $284,212, while the median rent is $1,134.

#34 K BAR RANCH

NamePOPULATIONMEDIAN HOME VALUEMEDIAN RENTMEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
K Bar Ranch4,888$231,300$1,418$80,686

Located at the heart of New Tampa in northeast Hillsborough County, K Bar Ranch is a master-planned neighborhood that gives residents easy access to I-75, Gulf Costs and Tampa. It also has several amenities including a playground, swimming pool, shopping establishments, and restaurants. It likewise has different homes with scenic views. Laurel Vista-Executive, Winsome Manor, and Briarbrook are some of the neighborhood options that homebuyers can look into.

Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School, Williams Middle Magnet School, MacFarlane Park Magnet School, Terrace Community Middle School, and Walker Middle Magnet School are some of the public schools that serve this neighborhood.

Niche ranked K Bar Ranch as third on the list of Most Diverse Neighborhoods in Tampa Area. It is also ranked ninth in Best Neighborhoods to Buy in Tampa Area. In 2018, its median home value is $231,300, while the median rent is $1,418.

#35 HISTORIC YBOR

NamePOPULATIONMEDIAN HOME VALUEMEDIAN RENTMEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Historic Ybor2,055$98,300$795$36,364

Just northeast of downtown Tampa, you’ll find Historic Ybor, a neighborhood that was established in the 1880s by cigar manufacturer Vicente Martinez-Ybor and other producers. Immigrants, particularly from Cuba, Spain, and Italy, lived in this community for 50 years. Its boundaries are 22nd Street to the east, Nebraska Avenue to the west, I-4 to the north, and Adamo Drive to the south.

Since Historic Ybor was populated by immigrants, it was characterized by multi-ethnic and multi-racial communities. It was declared a National Historic Landmark District, while some structures in the area are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. It also got its nickname Cigar City from the cigar industry that gave jobs to thousands of workers in the area, enabling Tampa to turn into a growing city in 20 years.

According to Niche, Historic Ybor is ranked seventh in Neighborhoods with the Lowest Cost of Living in Tampa Area. It is also ranked eighth in Best Places for Millennials in Tampa Area. In 2018, its median home value is $98,300, which is much lower compared to the national median home value of $184,700. Similarly, its median rent of $795 is lower than the national rate which is $949.

#36 BALLAST POINT

NamePOPULATIONMEDIAN HOME VALUEMEDIAN RENTMEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Ballast Point8,291$358,335$1,377$88,968

Ranked 26th by Niche in Best Neighborhoods to Buy a House in Tampa Area, Ballast Point is a neighborhood that is located in Hillsborough County. Its boundaries are S. MacDill Ave. to the west, Gandy Blvd. to the north, Hillsborough Bay to the east, as well as MacDill Air Force Base to the south.

This is largely a residential neighborhood, characterized by oak trees that are full of Spanish moss. Some of the schools that serve Ballast Point are Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School, Robinson High School, Williams Middle Magnet School, MacFarlane Park Magnet School, and Terrace Community Middle School.

In 2018, the median home value in Ballast Point is $358,335, while the median rent is $1,377.

#37 RIVERSIDE HEIGHTS

NamePOPULATIONMEDIAN HOME VALUEMEDIAN RENTMEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Riverside Heights3,707$160,148$1,433$59,526

Another community within the city limits of Tampa is Riverside Heights. Its boundaries are Tampa Heights to the east, Hillsborough River to the west, South Seminole Heights to the north, and Columbus Drive to the south.

Some of the public schools that serve Riverside Heights are Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School, Williams Middle Magnet School, MacFarlane Park Magnet School, Terrace Community Middle School, as well as Walker Middle Magnet School.

According to Niche, Riverside Heights is ranked 10th on the list of Most Diverse Neighborhoods in Tampa Area. It is also ranked 17th in Best Places for Millennials in Tampa Area. In 2018, the median home value in this neighborhood is $160, 148. On the other hand, its median rent is $1,433.

#38 HERITAGE ISLES

NamePOPULATIONMEDIAN HOME VALUEMEDIAN RENTMEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Heritage Isles7,834$221,933$1,306$67,991

According to Niche, Heritage Isles is ranked first on the list of Most Diverse Places to Live in Tampa Area. It is also ranked 20th in Best Neighborhoods to Buy a House in Tampa Area. In 2018, the median home value in this neighborhood is $221,933. On the other hand, the median rent is $1,306.

For golf enthusiasts, Heritage Isles is an ideal option as it is home to Heritage Isles Golf and Country Club that features 18 holes of championship golf. The course is also surrounded by scenic ponds and native wildlife.

Some of the public schools that serve Heritage Isles are Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School, Williams Middle Magnet School, MacFarlane Park Magnet School, Terrace Community Middle School, as well as Walker Middle Magnet School.

#39 WESTSHORE PALMS

NamePOPULATIONMEDIAN HOME VALUEMEDIAN RENTMEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Westshore Palms1,981$196,446$1,094$50,164

Another neighborhood within the city limits of Tampa is Westshore Palms. Its boundaries are Lois Avenue to the east, Westshore Boulevard to the west, Interstate 275 to the north, and Kennedy Boulevard to the south.

Plant High School, Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School, Williams Middle Magnet School, Grady Elementary School, and MacFarlane Park Magnet School are some of the public schools that serve Westshore Palms. Looking for a private school? Check out Beach Park School.

According to Niche, Westshore Palms is ranked 16th on the list of Best Places for Millennials in Tampa Area. It is also ranked 18th in Most Diverse Neighborhoods in Tampa Area. In 2018, the median home value in this neighborhood is $196,446. On the other hand, its median rent is $1,094.

#40 WEST RIVERFRONT

NamePOPULATIONMEDIAN HOME VALUEMEDIAN RENTMEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
West Riverfront6,504$153,114$945$29,796

West Riverfront is a Tampa neighborhood that is surrounded by Interstate 275 to the north, Cass Street to the south, North Boulevard to the east, as well as Rome Avenue to the west.

According to Niche, West Riverfront is ranked 30th on the list of Best Neighborhoods for Millennials in Tampa Area. It is also ranked 40th in Best Neighborhoods to Live in Tampa Area. In 2018, the median home value in this neighborhood is $153,114 which is lower compared to the national median home value of $184,700. Similarly, its median rent of $945 is lower than the national median rent which is $949.

Plant High School, Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School, Williams Middle Magnet School, MacFarlane Park Magnet School, and Terrace Community Middle School are some of the public schools that serve West Riverfront. If you prefer a private school, you may consider Tampa Preparatory School.

#41 SOUTH SEMINOLE HEIGHTS

NamePOPULATIONMEDIAN HOME VALUEMEDIAN RENTMEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
South Seminole Heights3,512$149,839$972$49,248

This Tampa neighborhood is surrounded by Hillsborough Avenue to the north, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to the south, Hillsborough River to the west, and Florida Avenue to the east. Haya, Rivercrest, and Reed Parks account for about 60% of the riverfront of South Seminole Heights. In these three parks, residents can do a wide range of outdoor activities, or relax and have a picnic with the family.

The development of South Seminole Heights started in 1911, when developer T. Roy Young and his Seminole Development Corp. began the construction of bungalows. Other properties were built, particularly during the growth of the real estate industry before the Great Depression.

Some of the public schools that serve the residents of South Seminole Heights are Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School, Williams Middle Magnet School, MacFarlane Park Magnet School, Terrace Community Middle School, and Walker Middle Magnet School.

According to Niche, South Seminole Heights was ranked 22nd in Most Diverse Neighborhoods in Tampa Area, and 28th in Neighborhoods with the Lowest Cost of Living in Tampa Area. In 2018, its median home value is $149,839, while the median rent is $972.

#42 FAIR OAKS/MANHATTAN MANOR

NamePOPULATIONMEDIAN HOME VALUEMEDIAN RENTMEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
FairOaks/Manhattan Manor5,176$216,700$907$53,622

Another Tampa neighborhood that homebuyers may want to consider is Fair Oaks-Manhattan Manor. Its boundaries are Himes Avenue to the east, Manhattan Avenue to the west, Euclid Avenue to the north, and Gandy Blvd. to the south.

Plant High School, Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School, Robinson High School, Williams Middle Magnet School, and MacFarlane Park Magnet School are some of the public schools that serve Fair Oaks-Manhattan Manor. There’s also Great Beginnings & Sydney’s Academy Autistic School.

According to Niche, Fair Oaks-Manhattan Manor is ranked 29th on the list of Best Neighborhoods for Millennials in Tampa Area. It is also ranked 36th in Best Neighborhoods to Buy a House in Tampa Area. In 2018, the median home value in this community is $216,700. On the other hand, the median rent is $907.

#43 FOREST HILLS

NamePOPULATIONMEDIAN HOME VALUEMEDIAN RENTMEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Forest Hills11,399$208,780$1,166$66,018

A portion of Forest Hills is within the city limits of Tampa. Its northern section is part of the unincorporated Hillsborough County. Residential development in this area started in the 1950s and 1960s. When a Miami-based developer planned to buy the land of the golf course, the City of Tampa bought and restored it instead. The golf course, originally called Golfland Country Club, is still in Forest Hills and is owned by the City of Tampa.

According to Niche, Forest Hills is ranked 27th on the list of Best Neighborhoods for Millennials in Tampa Area. In 2018, the median home value in the community is $208,780, while the median rent is $1,166.

When it comes to education, some of the public schools that serve Forest Hills are Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School, Williams Middle Magnet School, MacFarlane Park Magnet School, Terrace Community Middle School, and Walker Middle Magnet School. There’s also a private school called The Broach School of Tampa in the area.

#44 GANDY/SUN BAY SOUTH

NamePOPULATIONMEDIAN HOME VALUEMEDIAN RENTMEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Gandy/Sun Bay South20,235$149,640$1,087$54,633

This neighborhood within the city limits of Tampa is surrounded by Tampa Bay to the west, MacDill Avenue to the east, Gandy Boulevard to the north, and Interbay Boulevard/Everett Avenue/Tampa Bay to the south.

Some of the public schools that serve this neighborhood are Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School, Robinson High School, Williams Middle Magnet School, MacFarlane Park Magnet School, and Terrace Community Middle School.

According to Niche, Gandy-Sun Bay South is ranked 12th on the list of Most Diverse Neighborhoods in Tampa Area. It is also ranked 20th in Neighborhoods with the Lowest Cost of Living in Tampa Area. In 2018, the median home value in Gandy-Sun Bay South is $149,640. This is lower compared to the national median home value which is $184,700. On the other hand, the median rent in the neighborhood is $1,087.

#45 DOWNTOWN TAMPA

NamePOPULATIONMEDIAN HOME VALUEMEDIAN RENTMEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Downtown3,991$306,950$1,341$46,129

Downtown is the central business district of Tampa. It is also the chief financial district of the Tampa Bay Area. Its boundaries are Interstate 275 to the north, Harbour Island to the south, Channelside to the east, and Hillsborough River to the west.

Some of the public schools that serve Downtown are Plant High School, Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School, Williams Middle Magnet School, MacFarlane Park Magnet School, and Terrace Community Middle School. There’s also the St. Peter Claver Catholic School for those who are looking for a private school. As for transportation, the residents and visitors can take TECO Streetcar that can bring them from Downtown to other main areas of Tampa.

Downtown is home to a wide range of establishments for leisure and entertainment. Some of these include the Florida Aquarium, Tampa Theatre, and the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts. There are also several museums including the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Henry B. Plant Museum, and the Tampa Bay History Center.

According to Niche, it is ranked 11th on the list of Best Places for Millennials in Tampa Area. It is also ranked 27th in Most Diverse Neighborhoods in Tampa Area. In 2018, the median home value in this community is $306,950, while the median rent is $1,341.

#46 PORT TAMPA CITY

NamePOPULATIONMEDIAN HOME VALUEMEDIAN RENTMEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Port Tampa City5,770$154,053$1,273$57,320

Located in the southwestern part of Tampa is the neighborhood of Port Tampa. There was a time when larger ships couldn’t access the main port of Tampa because of the shallow draft at Tampa Bay, so Henry B. Plant decided to develop a new port at the end of the railroad line in 1885, which is now called Port Tampa. It also became the main port of embarkation during the Spanish-American War. Over 33,000 people passed through Port of Tampa in June 1898.

Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School, Robinson High School, Williams Middle Magnet School, MacFarlane Park Magnet School, and Terrace Community Middle School are some of the public schools that serve Port Tampa.

According to Niche, Port Tampa is ranked 35th on the list of Best Neighborhoods for Millennials in Tampa Area. It is also ranked 38th in Most Diverse Neighborhoods in Tampa Area. In 2018, the median home value in the community is $154,053, while the median rent is $1,273.

#47 NORTH BON AIR

NamePOPULATIONMEDIAN HOME VALUEMEDIAN RENTMEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
North Bon Air1,142$184,780$1,216$51,793

Nestled within the city limits of Tampa is a neighborhood called North Bon Air. Its boundaries are Interstate 275 to the north, Kennedy Boulevard to the south, Westshore Palms to the west, and Dale Mabry Highway to the east.

Plant High School, Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School, Williams Middle Magnet School, Grady Elementary School, and MacFarlane Park Magnet School are some of the public schools that serve North Bon Air.

According to Niche, North Bon Air is ranked 34th on the list of Best Neighborhoods for Millennials in Tampa Area, while it is ranked 35th in Best Neighborhoods to Buy a House in Tampa Area. In 2018, the median home value in the area is $184,780. On the other hand, the median rent is $1,216.

#48 INTERBAY

NamePOPULATIONMEDIAN HOME VALUEMEDIAN RENTMEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Interbay2,676$118,294$1,209$48,904

Located in the South Tampa district of Tampa, Interbay is a neighborhood that is 13 feet above sea level. It is surrounded by Interbay Boulevard to the north, MacDill Air Force Base to the south, MacDill Avenue east, and Dale Mabry Highway to the west.

Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School, Robinson High School, Williams Middle Magnet School, MacFarlane Park Magnet School, and Terrace Community Middle School are some of the public schools that serve Interbay.

According to Niche, Interbay is ranked 26th in Neighborhoods with the Lowest Cost of Living in Tampa Area. It is also ranked 34th on the list of Best Neighborhoods to Buy a House in Tampa Area. In 2018, the median home value in Interbay is $118,294. On the other hand, the median rent is $1,209.

#49 SEMINOLE HEIGHTS

NamePOPULATIONMEDIAN HOME VALUEMEDIAN RENTMEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Seminole Heights18,019$124,941$963$42,552

Ranked by Niche as the sixth Most Diverse Neighborhood in Tampa Area, Seminole Heights in Central Tampa is a historic community that is characterized by early 20th-century bungalow homes as well as historic buildings. It was established in 1911 by T. Roy who developed his 40-acre land into the first suburb in Tampa.

Seminole Heights is home to a neighborhood park caked Seminole Heights Garden Center that is used by residents as a venue for different festivals and other community events. This neighborhood also has the longest stretch of riverfront parkland in Tampa.

Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School, Williams Middle Magnet School, MacFarlane Park Magnet School, Terrace Community Middle School, and Walker Middle Magnet School are some of the public schools that serve Seminole Heights. There’s also the Ambassador Christian Academy for those who are looking for a private school.

In 2018, Seminole Height’s median home value is $124,941, while the median rent is $963.

#50 BAYSIDE WEST

NamePOPULATIONMEDIAN HOME VALUEMEDIAN RENTMEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Bayside West5,648$217,473$857
$48,469

Bayside West is a Tampa neighborhood that is surrounded by Tampa Bay to the west, Manhattan Avenue to the east, Bay Villa Avenue to the north, and U.S. Route 92 (Gandy Boulevard) to the south.

Bayside West is served by several public schools including Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School, Robinson High School, Williams Middle Magnet School, MacFarlane Park Magnet School, and Terrace Community Middle School.

According to Niche, Bayside West is ranked 32nd on the list of Most Diverse Neighborhoods in Tampa Area. It is also ranked 33rd in Best Neighborhoods for Millennials in Tampa Area. In 2018, the median home value in this area is $217,473. On the other hand, the median rent is $857.

BEST NEIGHBORHOOD TO LIVE IN TAMPA

Ranking and Data Summary

RankNEIGHBORHOODPOPULATIONMEDIAN HOME VALUEMEDIAN RENTMEDIAN INCOME
#1Harbour Island4,012$325,643$1,904$96,207
#2Spanishtown2,890$428,621$1,543$112,041
#3Courier City/Oscawana2,849$280,258$1,432$78,116
#4Hyde Park1,605$684,544$1,284$161,308
#5New Suburb Beautiful2,192$673,651$981$176,787
#6Davis Islands5,179$499,147$1,423$98,395
#7Palma Ceia Pines3,992$264,287$1,047$70,924
#8Arbor Greene5,289$310,305$1,791$115,201
#9Palma Ceia5,925$419,623$1,260$117,970
#10Channel District3,292$286,218$1,820$78,588
#11Culbreath4,121$549,217$1,135$145,575
#12Sunset Park5,516$560,334$1,104$137,368
#13Historic Hyde Park2,585$429,912$1,253$75,918
#14Beach Park5,988$465,508$1,578$102,757
#15Grand Hampton4,462$257,253$1,610$115,366
#16Parkland Estates2,031$572,045$1,491$103,810
#17West Meadows9,439$227,723$1,420$88,613
#18Rocky Point2,603$245,900$1,361$67,803
#19Golfview2,769$527,369$1,448$110,155
#20Virginia Park7,418$382,608$1,359$107,638
#21Bayshore Gardens3,850$370,398$1,541$85,041
#22Carver City/Lincoln Gardens3,502$103,286$1,507$58,094
#23Hunters Green7,720$314,067$1,209$89,150
#24Richmond Place4,843$183,426$1,146$66,329
#25Uptown1,469$258,000$1,439$53,493
#26Swann Estates2,689$442,738$1,415$74,754
#27Palma Ceia West2,051$297,076$1,135$96,847
#28Bayshore Beautiful8,062$447,972$1,858$109,658
#29Tampa Palms North10,248$296,164$1,153$77,885
#30Bel Mar3,301$305,184$978$75,074
#31Easton Park2,689$201,603$2,179$121,001
#32Cory Lake Isles7,138$330,405$2,118$101,016
#33Tampa Palms15,615$284,212$1,134$65,190
#34K Bar Ranch4,888$231,300$1,418$80,686
#36Historic Ybor2,055$98,300$795$36,364
#37Ballast Point8,291$358,335$1,377$88,968
#38Riverside Heights3,707$160,148$1,433$59,526
#39Heritage Isles7,834$221,933$1,306$67,991
#40Westshore Palms1,981$196,446$1,094$50,164
#41West Riverfront6,504$153,114$945$29,796
#42South Seminole Heights3,512$149,839$972$49,248
#43FairOaks/Manhattan Manor5,176$216,700$907$53,622
#44Forest Hills11,399$208,780$1,166$66,018
#45Gandy/Sun Bay South20,235$149,640$1,087$54,633
#46Downtown3,991$306,950$1,341$46,129
#47Port Tampa City5,770$154,053$1,273$57,320
#48North Bon Air1,142$184,780$1,216$51,793
#49Interbay2,676$118,294$1,209$48,904
#50Seminole Heights18,019$124,941$963$42,552

LESS DESIRABLE NEIGHBORHOODS IN TAMPA

Set of criteria for less desirable neighborhoods in Tampa

  • High unemployment (Less jobs)
  • Low median income (Less pay)
  • Low population density (No things to do)
  • Low home values (No one’s willing to pay to live here)
  • High crime (Estimated)
NEIGHBORHOODPOPULATIONMEDIAN HOMEMEDIAN INCOMEUNEMPLOYMENT RATECRIME PER 100K
Orient Park1,235$52,500$17,4127.7%4,131
Beasley249$80,900$20,14210.2%3,963
Northview Hills2,030$63,240$26,3149.5%4,086
Northeast1,997$78,500$23,6229.5%3,952
Grant Park1,311$74,950$28,57212.5%4,033
West Riverfront1,612$21,550$19,2997.7%4,131
Highland Pines1,322$77,650$34,23811.9%3,956
Florence526$66,800$31,9649.7%3,990
College Hill1,050$78,133$33,69211.2%3,960
Woodland Terrace1,555$93,733$25,6549.0%3,852

COST OF LIVING IN TAMPA CITY, FLORIDA

FOOD

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district$13
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar)$7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast$4.80
12 eggs, large$2.40
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes$4.04
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese$5.06
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples$3.55
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes$1.76
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket$2.32
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality$13
2 liters of Coca-Cola$1.66
Bread for 2 people for 1 day$1.92

HOUSING

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area$1,356
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area$1,265
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas …) for 2 people in 85m2 flat$163
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area$1,182
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area$819
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas …) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio$123
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month)$42
40″ flat screen TV$282
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands)$130
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.)$10
Hourly rate for cleaning help$17

CLOTHES

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar)$40
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers)$37
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands)$76
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes$101

TRANSPORTATION

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new$17,869
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas$0.66
Monthly ticket public transport$55
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles)$13

PERSONAL CARE

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands)$5.55
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses)$14
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes)$113
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, …)$5.73
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.)$3.74
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.)$4.84
4 rolls of toilet paper$3.30
Tube of toothpaste$1.50
Standard men’s haircut in expat area of the city$13

ENTERTAINMENT

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub$44
2 tickets to the movies$21
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats)$141
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert$73
1 cocktail drink in downtown club$9
Cappuccino in expat area of the city$5.22
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.)$4.75
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB$430
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans)$0.26
1 month of gym membership in business district$30
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes$7
Last Price Updated: July 22, 2018


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