The 10 Safest Tampa, FL Neighborhoods To Live In For 2022

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

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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 2022? 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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Safest Neighborhoods In Tampa
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The 10 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Tampa For 2022

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Population: 6,409
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 46
Property Crime Per 100k: 154
More on Hunters Green: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 16,608
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 103
Property Crime Per 100k: 276
More on Tampa Palms: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 1,578
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 105
Property Crime Per 100k: 280
More on Belmar Gardens: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 4,502
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 131
Property Crime Per 100k: 347
More on Palma Ceia: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 10,690
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 112
Property Crime Per 100k: 453
More on West Meadows: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 5,484
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 154
Property Crime Per 100k: 294
More on Virginia Park: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 6,623
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 114
Property Crime Per 100k: 447
More on Bayshore Beautiful: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 2,178
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 25
Property Crime Per 100k: 546
More on New Tampa: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 3,781
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 6
Property Crime Per 100k: 537
More on Beach Park: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 5,721
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 111
Property Crime Per 100k: 475
More on Ballast Point: Homes For Sale | Data

Methodology: How We Determined The Safest Tampa Hoods In 2022

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.

Summary: 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 2022

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Hunters Green 180
2 Tampa Palms 359
3 Belmar Gardens 405
4 Palma Ceia 488
5 West Meadows 555
6 Virginia Park 408
7 Bayshore Beautiful 561
8 New Tampa 551
9 Beach Park 563
10 Ballast Point 596
11 Harbour Island 615
12 River Grove 634
13 Cory Lake Isles 744
14 Interbay 767
15 Sunset Park 754
16 Culbreath 764
17 Parkland Estates 796
18 Tampa-Bayshore Gardens 867
19 Bayside West 852
20 Swann Estates 928
21 Port Tampa City 848
22 Riverside Heights 992
23 Palma Ceia West 875
24 Davis Island 858
25 Ridgewood Park 895
26 Golf View 888
27 North Hyde Park 1,115
28 Fairoaks 1,015
29 Rattlesnake 1,093
30 Oakford Park 1,303
31 Bon Air North 1,235
32 Riverside 1,268
33 Bon Air 1,404
34 Northeast Macfarlane 1,428
35 Temple Park 1,339
36 Forest Hills 1,561
37 South Seminol Heights 1,573
38 Lowry Park Central 1,724
39 Wellswood 1,770
40 Seminol Heights 1,695
41 Plaza Terrace 1,828
42 Old West Tampa 1,993
43 University Square 2,269
44 Channelside 2,241
45 Beasley 2,252
46 Temple Crest 2,730
47 Palmetto Beach 2,741
48 Orient Park 3,027
49 West Shore Palms 3,189
50 Tampa International Airport Area 3,029
51 West Riverfront 3,064
52 Carver City 3,581
53 Northview Hills 3,840
54 East Tampa 3,829
55 Old Seminol Heights 4,147
56 College Hill 3,965
57 Grant Park 4,196
58 Courier City 4,371
59 Live Oaks Square 4,857
60 Florence 4,570
61 Tampa Heights 4,833
62 North Tampa 4,898
63 Ybor City 4,962
64 Woodland Terrace 5,391
65 Sulphur Springs 5,356
66 Northeast 5,404
67 Highland Pines 6,936
68 Drew Park 7,625
69 East Ybor 8,743
70 Historic Ybor 10,630
71 Downtown 14,027

Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our second time ranking the safest neighborhoods to live in Tampa.

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.

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