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A+ Tarpon Springs Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C Tarpon Springs Cost of Living Cost of living is 4% lower than Florida
Tarpon Springs
955% less expensive than the US average
Florida
991% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Tarpon Springs cost of living
C Tarpon Springs Crime Total crime is 15% lower than Florida
Total crime
2,26912% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 4512% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-19%Year over year crime is down
Tarpon Springs crime
D Tarpon Springs Employment Household income is 8% lower than Florida
Median household income
$45,10618% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$30,5102% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%25% higher than the US average
Tarpon Springs employment
C- Tarpon Springs Housing Home value is equal to Florida
Median home value
$166,30010% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$80515% lower than the US average
Home ownership
68%7% higher than the US average
Tarpon Springs real estate or Tarpon Springs rentals
B+ Tarpon Springs Schools HS graduation rate is 2% higher than Florida
High school grad. rates
84%2% higher than the US average
School test scores
61%23% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
20:124% higher than the US average
Tarpon Springs K-12 schools

Living in Tarpon Springs, FL

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.

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Compare Tarpon Springs, FL Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Tarpon Springs, FL

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Clubhouse Estates, Clearwater918.6439
Inverness Park, Clearwater909.8136
Estancia Townes, Clearwater908.791
Sunset Lake Estates, Clearwater8910.9694
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Alcove, Clearwater8911.892
Montclair Lake Estates, Clearwater8910.7390
Mission Hills, Clearwater8912.4461
Villas Of Lake Arbor, Clearwater8810.9189

Best Cities Near Tarpon Springs, FL

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Westchase, FL9012.422,999
Feather Sound, FL9017.53,472
Oldsmar, FL899.614,023
Harbor Bluffs, FL8716.92,931
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Bay Pines, FL86233,379
Dunedin, FL868.935,882
Timber Pines, FL8524.65,563
Greenbriar, FL859.72,764
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Finally Found My Own Slice of Heaven!

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If living in Tarpon Springs isn't heaven, then I found the next best thing. The west coast of Florida is spectacular the closer to the Gulf of Mexico you can live, and Tarpon Springs is about as close as you'll get. Nestled just slightly north of Saint Petersburg and Tampa, I can run and hide from the tourists here and still enjoy the white-sand beaches of Round Point and Sunset Beach.

When the stunning sunsets are done for the night, I can drive a few miles to the Tampa area and party at the nightclubs or hit the casinos. The dining in this area is spectacular, and whether you're looking for the freshest seafood or you want the best steak on the planet, the best areas in Tarpon Springs has it and more.

Fred Howard Park is a true outdoor paradise, and every night you can see a different sunset dazzle over the Gulf of Mexico. From sailing, snorkeling, the just picking up seashells, Tarpon Springs is my own slice of heaven.
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