The 10 Safest Neighborhoods In Tampa For 2020


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Tampa are the safest places to live.

Editor’s Note: This is our first time ranking the safest neighborhoods to live in Tampa.
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We analyzed every possible crime metric to determine which neighborhoods in Tampa are the safest.

Every year, more than 30 million Americans move. Sometimes, its for a job, other times its to escape the big city. But no matter where you move, you want a neighborhood thats family friendly, clean, and most importantly, safe.

Weve analyzed the FBI crime reports data on violent and property crimes for every single neighborhood in Tampa. Then, we calculated your chances of being the victim of a crime in each one.

In which Tampa neighborhoods can you leave your doors unlocked at night? Heres the list. For a more detailed breakdown for each neighborhood, keep reading.

So, which neighborhood is the safest in Tampa in 2020? That would be Hunters Green. Thats according to the most recent FBI crime data, which takes into account everything from thefts and robberies to assaults and murders.

If you want to dig down deeper into each neighborhood’s statistics, as well as our methodology, take a look below. Some of these neighborhoods are the best places to live in Tampa.

If you dont see a neighborhood youre looking for in our top ten, scroll down to the bottom, where we have all Tampa neighborhoods listed in order from safest to most dangerous. Read on to see how we determined the places around Tampa that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you’re interested in the worst neighborhoods in Tampa.

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How We Determined The Safest Tampa Hoods In 2020

You can ask people which neighborhoods are the safest, or you can just look at the unbiased raw data. So, instead of relying on speculation and opinion, we analyzed the hard numbers from the FBIs most recent crime report (published in September of 2019) for every neighborhood in Tampa.

To be more specific, we analyzed the FBIs Uniform Crime Report. We then ran an analysis to calculate each neighborhoods property and violent crimes based on the demographics of the area and reported crime. We used two key criteria:

  • Total Crimes Per Capita
  • Violent Crimes Per Capita
  • Property Crimes Per Capita

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 71 in each category, where 1 was the safest.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a safe neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest safest neighborhood index the ‘Safest City Neighborhood In Tampa.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Hunters Green.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the safest places Tampa. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from safest to most expensive.

The 10 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Tampa For 2020

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 6,409
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 36
Property Crime Per 100k: 167
More on Hunters Green: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Hunters Green comes in at 36 and the property crime per capita is 167 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 16,608
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 65
Property Crime Per 100k: 332
More on Tampa Palms: Homes For Sale | Data

Tampa Palms is a neighborhood within the New Tampa district of the city of Tampa, Florida. As of the 2010 census the neighborhood had a population of 13,515. The ZIP Codes serving the neighborhood are 33559, 33592, 33613, 33617, 33637, and 33647.

The violent crime per 100K people in Tampa Palms comes in at 65 and the property crime per capita is 332 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 1,578
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 98
Property Crime Per 100k: 302
More on Belmar Gardens: Homes For Sale | Data

Bel Mar Shores is a neighborhood within the city limits of Tampa, Florida. As of the 2010 census the neighborhood had a population of 438. This neighborhood is located within the ZIP Code 33629.

The violent crime per 100K people in Belmar Gardens comes in at 98 and the property crime per capita is 302 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 5,484
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 113
Property Crime Per 100k: 329
More on Virginia Park: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Virginia Park comes in at 113 and the property crime per capita is 329 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 10,690
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 73
Property Crime Per 100k: 514
More on West Meadows: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in West Meadows comes in at 73 and the property crime per capita is 514 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 6,623
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 82
Property Crime Per 100k: 506
More on Bayshore Beautiful: Homes For Sale | Data

Bayshore Beautiful is a neighborhood within the city limits of Tampa, Florida. As of the 2010 census the neighborhood had a population of 5,931. The ZIP Codes serving the area are 33611 and 33629.

The violent crime per 100K people in Bayshore Beautiful comes in at 82 and the property crime per capita is 506 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 4,502
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 104
Property Crime Per 100k: 414
More on Palma Ceia: Homes For Sale | Data

Palma Ceia is a neighborhood located southwest of downtown Tampa, Florida and is bounded by Miguel Street West of MacDill Avenue and Neptune Street East of MacDill Avenue to the north; Bay to Bay Boulevard from Dale Mabry to Himes and El Prado between Himes and the Crosstown Expressway to the south; MacDill Avenue between Neptune and San Miguel, Dale Mabry Highway between San Miguel and Bay to Bay and Himes between Bay to Bay and El Prado to the west; and the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway to the east. The street names throughout Palma Ceia are of Cuban origin, coming from streets in the old section of Havana. Historians say the most likely explanation is that Angel Cuesta, president of Cuesta, Rey Cigars, shared a map of Havana with developer Thomas Palmer while discussing the area.

The violent crime per 100K people in Palma Ceia comes in at 104 and the property crime per capita is 414 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 2,178
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 36
Property Crime Per 100k: 610
More on New Tampa: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in New Tampa comes in at 36 and the property crime per capita is 610 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 5,721
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 95
Property Crime Per 100k: 527
More on Ballast Point: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Ballast Point comes in at 95 and the property crime per capita is 527 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 3,781
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 21
Property Crime Per 100k: 645
More on Beach Park: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Beach Park comes in at 21 and the property crime per capita is 645 for 2020.

Summing Up The Safest Places In Tampa

Looking at the data, you can tell that Hunters Green is as safe as they come, according to science and data.

But as most Florida residents would agree, almost every place here has its safe and not safe parts. So just make sure you’re informed ahead of time.

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Detailed List Of The Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Tampa For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Hunters Green 203
2 Tampa Palms 397
3 Belmar Gardens 400
4 Virginia Park 442
5 West Meadows 587
6 Bayshore Beautiful 588
7 Palma Ceia 518
8 New Tampa 646
9 Ballast Point 622
10 Beach Park 666
11 Harbour Island 646
12 River Grove 665
13 Interbay 815
14 Parkland Estates 804
15 Bayside West 905
16 Culbreath 883
17 Cory Lake Isles 883
18 Tampa-Bayshore Gardens 938
19 Port Tampa City 870
20 Palma Ceia West 918
21 Swann Estates 1,048
22 Golf View 941
23 Davis Island 893
24 Ridgewood Park 961
25 Riverside Heights 1,076
26 Fairoaks 1,047
27 North Hyde Park 1,224
28 Rattlesnake 1,185
29 Gandy-Sun Bay South 1,258
30 Bon Air North 1,314
31 Oakford Park 1,441
32 Bon Air 1,525
33 Riverside 1,318
34 Temple Park 1,415
35 Northeast Macfarlane 1,561
36 Forest Hills 1,592
37 South Seminol Heights 1,683
38 Seminol Heights 1,791
39 Wellswood 1,813
40 Plaza Terrace 1,846
41 Lowry Park Central 1,814
42 Old West Tampa 2,066
43 University Square 2,416
44 Channelside 2,262
45 Beasley 2,224
46 Temple Crest 2,927
47 Palmetto Beach 2,859
48 West Shore Palms 3,399
49 Orient Park 3,533
50 Tampa International Airport Area 3,125
51 West Riverfront 3,095
52 Carver City 3,774
53 Northview Hills 4,063
54 East Tampa 4,001
55 Old Seminol Heights 4,439
56 College Hill 4,191
57 Courier City 4,312
58 Grant Park 4,345
59 Live Oaks Square 5,273
60 Florence 4,622
61 Tampa Heights 5,068
62 North Tampa 5,116
63 Ybor City 5,188
64 Woodland Terrace 5,804
65 Sulphur Springs 5,685
66 Northeast 5,708
67 Highland Pines 7,219
68 Drew Park 7,799
69 East Ybor 9,171
70 Historic Ybor 10,796
71 Downtown 14,922

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.

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