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A+ Carrollwood Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D+ Carrollwood Cost of Living Cost of living is 4% higher than Florida
Carrollwood
1033% more expensive than the US average
Florida
991% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Carrollwood cost of living
C+ Carrollwood Crime Total crime is 17% lower than Florida
Total crime
2,43412% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 4212% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-10%Year over year crime is down
Carrollwood crime
C Carrollwood Employment Household income is 31% higher than Florida
Median household income
$63,85215% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$35,46219% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%14% lower than the US average
Carrollwood employment
C+ Carrollwood Housing Home value is 17% higher than Florida
Median home value
$195,4006% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,0167% higher than the US average
Home ownership
66%3% higher than the US average
Carrollwood real estate or Carrollwood rentals
B+ Carrollwood Schools HS graduation rate is 11% higher than Florida
High school grad. rates
92%11% higher than the US average
School test scores
59%19% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/aequal to the US average
Carrollwood K-12 schools

Living in Carrollwood, FL

Carrollwood, Florida is a medium-sized city with a population of 34,531 inhabitants. In Carrollwood, there are 3,746 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. According to the most recent Census, 80% of Carrollwood residents are White, 8% Black and 4% Asian. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Carrollwood are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 25% of the population also speak Spanish. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Carrollwood might be a good fit as 72% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 60% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

Living in Carrollwood can be a great experience for anyone relocating to the town. Having said that, in the state of Florida, there are many incredible places to live, so choose wisely! With useful information like weather, education, employment and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Carrollwood and in the areas around Carrollwood is a much easier task.

With a livability score of 83/100, Carrollwood is ranked #775 in the United States and #83 in Florida. Clearly, Carrollwood is doing something right, as this score ranks well above the average of most cities. Carrollwood also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities, which is no small feat! Based on the grades for each individual category, Carrollwood has been rewarded with high marks for amenities (A+), weather (A) and education (B+).

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Carrollwood on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Carrollwood is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Carrollwood come in at $195,400, which is 17.1% higher than the Florida average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Carrollwood, the home price to income ratio is 3.1, which is 8.8% lower than the Florida average.

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Compare Carrollwood, FL Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Carrollwood, FL

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Tampa-Bayshore Gardens, Tampa959.31,308
Clubhouse Estates, Clearwater9113439
Palma Ceia West, Tampa8991,486
Mission Hills, Clearwater8913.3461
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Palma Ceia, Tampa899.74,502
Riverside Heights, Tampa896.32,958
Rattlesnake, Tampa8811.72,084
North Hyde Park, Tampa878.510,888

Best Cities Near Carrollwood, FL

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Westchase, FL905.122,999
Feather Sound, FL9014.73,472
Oldsmar, FL899.514,023
Lakeland Highlands, FL8935.112,426
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Harbor Bluffs, FL8721.62,931
Bay Pines, FL8623.13,379
Dunedin, FL8615.835,882
Timber Pines, FL8528.95,563
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I've been living in Carrollwood for a while now after moving here from Tampa. So far, I'm happy with the choice I made. Carrollwood is a very friendly little city with a surprising number of things to do.

As far as work and education go, you'll have a strong selection, especially since Tampa is so close. It's a little bit more expensive to rent an apartment here compared to most places in the state, but I don't mind it at all since the jobs here pay pretty well. If you're looking for a decent job, you will probably like it here.

For me, the best area of the city is the Main Street Shopping Center which is a pretty lively part of town. Since the weather is always comfortable, even in the winter, there is always something to do downtown. There's a lot of different restaurants, cafes, and bars to visit too, so you'll always have a new place to check out.
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