Tarpon Springs is a moderately-sized city located in the state of Florida. The city has a population of 24,244 people. At 88%, the majority of the Tarpon Springs population is White; this is followed by 7% Black and 2% Asian. With an average age of 52 years, Tarpon Springs residents appear to be older compared to the national average. For senior and retirees, this city could be a solid option. Tarpon Springs is known to be family friendly as more than 73% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 75% of residents also have children under the age of 18.
Living in Tarpon Springs can be a fulfilling experience for anyone relocating to the city. Having said that, in the state of Florida, there are many incredible places to live, so choose wisely! To help you find the best places to live in and around Tarpon Springs, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, education, employment and more.
Using data and statistics Tarpon Springs has received a livability score of 80 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 93rd percentile when compared to all other cities. This is a fantastic score, as Tarpon Springs ranks well in multiple categories! Another exciting tidbit, is that Tarpon Springs ranks better than 90% of all US cities! There are seven total categories that create the livability score. Tarpon Springs scores well for amenities (A+), weather (A) and education (B+). Unfortunately for Tarpon Springs, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: employment (D).
Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Tarpon Springs has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Tarpon Springs: Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks, Fred Howard Park, and Sun Line Cruises.
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 Tarpon Springs is actually affordable. Median real estate prices in Tarpon Springs come in at $166,300, which is 0.3% lower than the Florida average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Tarpon Springs, the home price to income ratio is 3.7, which is 8.8% higher than the Florida average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Tarpon Springs area were 6% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 9.4%. 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.
|Average one way commute||27min||27min||26min|
|Workers who drive to work||74.5%||79.5%||76.4%|
|Workers who carpool||8.8%||9.3%||9.3%|
|Workers who take public transit||0.6%||2.1%||5.1%|
|Workers who bicycle||0.6%||0.7%||0.6%|
|Workers who walk||3.5%||1.5%||2.8%|
|Working from home||8.1%||5.4%||4.6%|