There is a lot to consider when choosing the right neighborhood, from family friendliness to the nightlife and diversity.

Niche.com, a website that ranks everything from colleges to the healthiest cities, has created a ranking of the best neighborhoods in Tampa. A few prominent downtown neighborhoods landed at the top of the list.

Harbour Island tops the list, but Hyde Park, Davis Islands and Channel District landed among the top 15.

All neighborhoods received an overall grade based on a few metrics including quality of public schools, nightlife, housing, good for families and diversity. Usually, Niche also grades on crime and safety, but that was left out of Tampa’s report.

Overall, Tampa’s top neighborhoods scored well, not receiving a grade below a B- on any individual category and not scoring lower than an A+ for an overall grade.

Rankings:

  1. Harbour Island: Ranked A+ in Nightlife, Good for Families, and Overall. Ranked A in Public Schools and Housing. Ranked B+ in Diversity.
  2. Spanish Town: Ranked A+ in Nightlife, Good for Families, and Overall. Ranked A in Public Schools and Housing. Ranked B+ in Diversity.
  3. Carver City/Lincoln Gardens: Ranked A+ in Nightlife, Good for Families, and Overall. Ranked A in Housing and Diversity. Ranked B+ in Public Schools.
  4. Courier City/Oscawana: Ranked A+ in Nightlife, Good for Families, and Overall. Ranked A in Public Schools. Ranked A- in Housing. Ranked B in Diversity.
  5. Bayshore Gardens: Ranked A+ in Good for Families and Overall. Ranked A in Nightlife, Public Schools, and Housing. Ranked B+ in Diversity.
  6. Swann Estates: Ranked A+ in Good for Families and Overall. Ranked A in Nightlife and Public Schools. Ranked A- in Diversity. Ranked B+ in Housing.
  7. Channel District: Ranked A+ in Nightlife and Overall. Ranked A in Good for Families. Ranked A- in Housing. Ranked B+ in Public Schools and Diversity.
  8. New Suburb Beautiful: Ranked A+ in Good for Families and Overall. Ranked A in Nightlife and Public Schools. Ranked A- in Housing. Ranked B- in Diversity.
  9. Hyde Park: Ranked A+ in Nightlife, Good for Families, and Overall. Ranked A in Public Schools. Ranked B+ in Housing. Ranked B- in Diversity.
  10. Historic Hyde Park: Ranked A+ in Nightlife, Good for Families, and Overall. Ranked A in Public Schools. Ranked B+ in Diversity. Ranked B in Housing.
  11. West Meadows: Ranked A+ in Good for Families, Housing, and Overall. Ranked A in Diversity. Ranked B+ in Public Schools. Ranked B in nightlife.
  12. Beach Park: Ranked A+ in Good for Families and Overall. Ranked A in Nightlife and Public Schools. Ranked B+ in Housing and Diversity.
  13. Palma Ceia: Ranked A+ in Good for Families and Overall. Ranked A in Public Schools and Housing. Ranked A- in Nightlife. Ranked B+ in Diversity.
  14. Davis Islands: Ranked A+ in Nightlife, Good for Families, and Overall. Ranked A in Public Schools. Ranked B in Housing and Diversity.
  15. Culbreath: Ranked A+ in Good for Families and Overall. Ranked A in Nightlife and Public Schools. Ranked A- In Housing. Ranked B- in Diversity.

The full rankings can be found here.

 


By   – Digital producer, Tampa Bay Business Journal