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A- Lutz Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D Lutz Cost of Living Cost of living is 8% higher than Florida
1077% more expensive than the US average
991% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Lutz cost of living
B Lutz Crime Total crime is 31% lower than Florida
Total crime
2,01927% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5027% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-4%Year over year crime is down
Lutz crime
C+ Lutz Employment Household income is 45% higher than Florida
Median household income
$70,87728% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$34,75717% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%31% lower than the US average
Lutz employment
B- Lutz Housing Home value is 42% higher than Florida
Median home value
$237,50029% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$9793% higher than the US average
Home ownership
82%29% higher than the US average
Lutz real estate or Lutz rentals
A+ Lutz Schools HS graduation rate is 10% higher than Florida
High school grad. rates
91%10% higher than the US average
School test scores
71%44% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
18:19% higher than the US average
Lutz K-12 schools

Living in Lutz, FL

Lutz, Florida is a mid-sized city with a population of 21,143 inhabitants. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (87% White). Given that fact, Lutz could be considered less diverse than other cities. Lutz has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 85% of the population is classified as married and 60% have kids.

Living in Lutz can be a fulfilling experience for anyone relocating to the area. Having said that, in the state of Florida, there are many amazing places to live, so choose wisely! Using the livability score which includes data from categories like cost of living, weather, employment, you can easily compare the best places to live in Lutz and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Lutz to Florida and the national average.

Lutz, FL receives 84 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #53 in Florida and #529 in the USA. Based on this score, Lutz would be considered a very livable city! The cherry on top is that Lutz also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities. If we check out each of the categories individually, we see that Lutz ranks well for amenities (A-), crime (B-), weather (A), education (A+) and housing (B-). Unfortunately for Lutz, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: cost of living (D).

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Lutz 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.

The average school test scores in Lutz are 71%. This far exceeds the national average and ensures that this educational system will provide your children with the skills and the tools they need to thrive.

Based on multiple factors including: median home and rental prices, appreciation rates and home affordability, Lutz has received high marks in the housing category. Based on these calculations, the apartment rental and real estate market appears to be very healthy.

There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Lutz is actually affordable. The median home price for Lutz homes is $237,500, which is 42.4% higher than the Florida average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Lutz, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.4, which is 0% lower than the Florida average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Lutz area were 4.5% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 9.5%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

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Compare Lutz, FL Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Lutz, FL

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Riverside Heights, Tampa8911.62,958
Tampa Palms, Tampa854.716,608
West Meadows, Tampa834.310,690
River Grove, Tampa818.72,523
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Forest Hills, Tampa816.87,882
Tampa International Airport Area, Tampa8113.22,291
Seminol Heights, Tampa809.26,280
Ridgewood Park, Tampa8012.3556

Best Cities Near Lutz, FL

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Westchase, FL9010.622,999
Feather Sound, FL9021.63,472
Oldsmar, FL8914.914,023
Lakeland Highlands, FL8932.912,426
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Harbor Bluffs, FL8728.12,931
Bay Pines, FL86303,379
Dunedin, FL8621.335,882
Timber Pines, FL8524.55,563
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Livin' the Lutz Life!

I have lived in Lutz for the past 14 years and must say I have grown to love it! Lutz is a small suburb just north of Tampa and has it's own distinct charm. Living in Lutz, you are never far from Tampa's beautiful downtown with all it's shops, restaurants, and bars it has recently become known for.

If the outdoors are your thing, we have plenty to offer! With an abundance of parks, bike trails, hiking trails, and canoe launch sites, it is a nature lovers paradise. Some of the best areas in and around Lutz to enjoy these are Lake Park, Lettuce Lake Park, and Flatwoods Park, to name a few.

Now admittedly, Lutz can be a little on the quiet side. For those craving a little more action, we are just a short drive from St. Pete, Clearwater, and the pristine Gulf beaches. Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, and Lowry Park are also just a stone's throw away.
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