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Best Places To Live In Tampa, FL

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  • Tampa, FL
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 361,477
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Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score97
  • Tampa-Bayshore Gardens, Tampa, FL
  • 3.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,308
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  • Clubhouse Estates, Clearwater, FL
  • 15.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 439
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  • Estancia Townes, Clearwater, FL
  • 16.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 91
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  • Mission Hills, Clearwater, FL
  • 14.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 461
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  • Villas Of Lake Arbor, Clearwater, FL
  • 16.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 189
93
  • Westchase, FL
  • 9.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 22,999
  • When I found my house right on the edge of the Old Tampa Bay, I knew I was going to spend the rest of my life here. While the tourists are packed into Clearwater and the numerous white-sand beaches up…[read more]
92
  • Palma Ceia West, Tampa, FL
  • 3.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,486
  • Highest acclaim to Palma Ceia West Neighborhood Association for informative relevant posts despite having to deal with infamous residents like Helen Maseda on W San Carlos St. As an engineer at Tampa…[read more]
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  • Sunset Lake Estates, Clearwater, FL
  • 17.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 694
92
  • Feather Sound, FL
  • 13.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,472
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  • Riverside Heights, Tampa, FL
  • 0.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,958
  • I have lived in Tampa Bay for 10 years and in Riverside Heights for 2 of them. Since I bought my house here I have watched the neighborhood begin an amazing rebirth which is continuing daily. Amazing…[read more]
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  • Palma Ceia, Tampa, FL
  • 3.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 4,502
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  • Inverness Park, Clearwater, FL
  • 15.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 136
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  • Bayshore Beautiful, Tampa, FL
  • 4.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 6,623
91
  • Culbreath, Tampa, FL
  • 4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,712
91
  • North Hyde Park, Tampa, FL
  • 2.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 10,888
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  • Fairoaks, Tampa, FL
  • 5.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 4,354
90
  • Harbour Island, Tampa, FL
  • 3.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,273
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  • Bon Air, Tampa, FL
  • 2.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,764
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  • Forest Run, Clearwater, FL
  • 15.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 106
90
  • Oakford Park, Tampa, FL
  • 1.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,912
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  • Del Oro Groves, Clearwater, FL
  • 13.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 603
90
  • Ballast Point, Tampa, FL
  • 6.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 5,721
90
  • Oldsmar, FL
  • 12.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 14,023
  • I recently relocated here to Oldsmar, Florida and so far, I am enjoying myself. I loved here because I needed to be able to easily commute to Tampa for work, but I am glad that I chose here instead some…[read more]
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  • Beach Park, Tampa, FL
  • 3.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,781
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  • Tampa Palms, Tampa, FL
  • 10.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 16,608
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  • Virginia Park, Tampa, FL
  • 4.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 5,484
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  • Golf View, Tampa, FL
  • 2.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,427
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  • Rattlesnake, Tampa, FL
  • 6.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,084
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  • Alcove, Clearwater, FL
  • 16.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 92
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  • Montclair Lake Estates, Clearwater, FL
  • 17.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 390
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  • Imperial Park, Clearwater, FL
  • 16.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 395
87
  • Lutz, FL
  • 11.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 21,143
  • 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…[read more]
87
  • Temple Terrace, FL
  • 8.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 25,654
  • Living in Temple Terrace really is the dream in the Tampa Bay Area. I am right in the middle of everything I could imagine. I am a short distance away from the beaches in Sarasota, and not a far car ride…[read more]
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  • Harbor Oaks, Clearwater, FL
  • 19.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 100
87
  • Dunedin, FL
  • 18.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 35,882
  • Florida has no shortage of small islands that dot the coasts, none as stunning as the ones within walking distance of Dunedin. When I relocated to Dunedin, Florida, I wasn't sure what to expect. The Gulf…[read more]
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  • Valrico, FL
  • 15.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 36,774
  • When folks think of living in Florida, chances are they aren't thinking about the gulf coast of the state. Valrico, a small city just east of Tampa, is one of those hidden gems that most people don't…[read more]
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  • On Top Of The World, Clearwater, FL
  • 16 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,815
  • Lived here for 14 years. Inherited this place from my mother and decided to stay. I am quite happy here. Lots of activities available. Golf fees are included in the maintenance fee. Monthly dances,…[read more]
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  • Spring Lakes Of Clearwater, Clearwater, FL
  • 17.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 303
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  • Bayside West, Tampa, FL
  • 5.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 5,110
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  • Valencia Park, Clearwater, FL
  • 17 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 231
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  • Palm Harbor, FL
  • 18.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 60,236
  • Palm Harbor, Florida is the best place in the world to live in. The best attractions here are the beaches. The best beach to go to is Crystal Beach, as this beach is so clean and never too busy. The…[read more]
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  • Woodgate, Clearwater, FL
  • 16.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 947
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  • Wilshire Estates, Clearwater, FL
  • 16.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 590
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  • Seminol Heights, Tampa, FL
  • 2.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 6,280
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  • Bay Pines, FL
  • 21.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,379
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  • Land O' Lakes, FL
  • 16.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 35,122
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  • Safety Harbor, FL
  • 13.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 17,268
  • Safety Harbor is a wonderful place to live. It's very family-oriented. The downtown area is absolutely charming, and there is a real sense of community pride here. Safety Harbor is loaded with great…[read more]
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  • Northeast Macfarlane, Tampa, FL
  • 1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 8,612
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  • Hunters Green, Tampa, FL
  • 13.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 6,409
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  • Davis Island, Tampa, FL
  • 3.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,796

Tampa, FL: A Thriving City

Tampa is a thriving city with a lot to offer residents. Many people are moving to the area every year in search of jobs, sunshine and an overall better quality of life. With the economic growth in the area, jobs continue to be a great selling point for the city.

The cost of living in Tampa is lower than many parts of the country. However, over the past few years, the cost of living has increased some. The housing market is strong with all of the demand from outside buyers. With a shortage of inventory on the market, home prices continue to increase rapidly. Renting in Tampa is more expensive than owning a home. However, there are some great apartment options in the city that are close to work for working professionals. Now is a great time to move to the area.

Tampa has a good education system for children. Many young families want to live in an area where the education system is strong. Tampa has many options for people who value education. The public school system in Tampa is one of the best in the state of Florida. With all of the additional money invested in education, students from Tampa score well on standardized tests. There are several private schools in Tampa to choose from as well. Few people can afford to send their children to private school, so a strong educational system is a huge selling point for young people with children. In addition, Tampa has some secondary options for education as well. Although there are more well-known colleges in other areas of Florida, college students love living in the area.

With the growth of the city, Tampa is starting to experience some traffic and congestion at certain times of the day. The city is not large enough to have a comprehensive public transit system. However, the city is investing some money into mass transit options for commuters that will help in the coming years.

With the additional congestion, the real estate prices close to downtown have increased dramatically. Living in the downtown area is fun, but it is also very expensive. This is a good sign for the overall growth of the city. In the years ahead, many people believe that Tampa is going to continue growing at a rapid pace. Tampa is a great place to live and raise a family, and that is why demand for housing is so high.