The Best Place to Live in Florida
Now being called the "best place to live" in Florida, Tampa Bay just keeps getting better and better. According to the ranking and review site Niche, four of the top five best places to live in Florida are part of Tampa's own backyard.
Top 5 Moving Destination
Named a top 5 moving destination, the Tampa Bay area proves yet again to be a highly coveted place to live.
#1 for Female Entrepreneurs
Tampa takes the number one spot when it comes to female entrepreneurs. Successful businesswomen will be the first to tell you that Tampa city leaders are helping cultivate their ideas, taking them to the next stratosphere.
Top for Amenities
Florida ranked first for restaurants, amusement parks and arcades per capita, and ranked third for most fitness centers per capita.
Tampa General Hospital
For the fifth year in a row, Tampa General Hospital has been named one of the 100 Great Hospitals in America by Becker's Healthcare. It’s the only hospital on Florida’s west coast, and one of only three hospitals in the state to make this year’s list.
Most Affordable Market for First-Time Homebuyers
Tampa Bay is the most affordable market for first-time homebuyers, based on several variables including median home value, forecasted growth in home value and share of listings with a price cut.
Top "Tree City"
Tampa has been named the top “Tree City” in the world! Surprised? Researchers at the MIT Senseable City Lab used Google Street View data to measure urban “green canopy” which they call the "aboveground portion of trees and vegetation."
Top 5 Buy Market
An online real estate transaction platform ranked Tampa among its top 5 “buy markets” in a report on U.S. office markets, making it ideal for property investors.
Tampa claims a spot on the friendliest cities list. It also was named one of the best cities for new parents to call home.
Tampa's Top Domestic Airport
Tampa ranks at the top for having one of the country's best domestic airports. Out of 10, Tampa came in at #4.
Top Startup Area
The Tampa Bay metro is among the top startup areas in the South. A study cites both the number of venture capital investments and dollar volume.
Most Affordable to Retire In
Florida tops the list for the most affordable state to retire in. The data studied includes factors such as cost of living, amenities, attractions and senior health services.
Best City to Find a Job
Tampa ranks in the top 20 for best cities to find a job in 2018. WalletHub compared 182 of the most populous US cities based on 26 metrics (like employment growth, median salary, unemployment rate, average work and commute time and housing affordability.)