If you do a Google search for “Best Suburbs in Tampa Bay,” you’ll get an abundance of lists. There are more lists about the Best Suburbs in Tampa than you know what to do with. I’m not sure how these websites come up with the lists, and I’m sure most of the time they are simply personal preferences, but in this article, I’ve compiled 35 of the best Suburbs in Tampa based on the top Google results.
I took the seven websites at the top of Google and cross-referenced the suburbs that they mention in their articles. There was only one suburb that was mentioned five times across the seven websites. That suburb was: Safety Harbor. Here’s how it broke down on the top results:
- One Tampa suburb was mentioned five times.
- One Tampa suburb was mentioned four times.
- Four Tampa suburbs were mentioned three times.
- Eight Tampa suburbs were mentioned two times.
- Twenty-One Tampa suburbs were mentioned one time.
I decided to compile them all in one list for you so you can do your own research about the Top Suburbs in Tampa Bay.
I also made a video about the ones that were on the lists more than once. Check that out here: Best Suburbs in Tampa Bay
35 Suburbs in Tampa Bay
- Safety Harbor: One of the lowest crime rates in Florida with an incredible location near Clearwater and right on Tampa Bay. Also home to the only mineral spa resort in Florida.
- Wesley Chapel: 30% of the population are families with children. Shopping and up and coming luxury communities are available.
- Valrico: Brandon Boulevard Shoppes, a great place for shopping and dining. Also one of the lowest crime rates in the area.
- Dunedin: Beaches, quaint downtown with restaurants and shops, golf, a marina, and access to two State parks.
- Carrollwood: Close to downtown Tampa, lots of hiking and public parks as well as shopping and places to spend time with family.
- Bellair: Just south of Clearwater on the beach with an incredible golf course and a lot of shopping and local restaurants.
- Citrus Park: animal sanctuaries, shopping, and good school rankings.
- Palm Harbor: close to the Gulf of Mexico and not too far from Tampa. Great shopping and other amenities.
- Oldsmar: northwest of Tampa on the bay, giving residents opportunities for water sports and access to Tampa.
- Westchase: Golf courses, parks, and lakes as well as a short commute to the city.
- Indian Rocks Beach: Beach, nature preserve, a community garden, and events.
- Fishhawk: highly rated public schools as well as a lot of nature and outdoor spaces.
- Keystone: Rural feel with lots of parks.
- Clearwater: One of the best beach towns in Tampa Bay. Lots of things to do and a great atmosphere.
- Cheval: Smaller suburb with lots of parks.
- Pebble Creek:Affluent suburb with parks and activities for families.
- Lake Magdalene: Surrounded by the lake, this suburb is close to Tampa with outdoor activities.
- Northdale: Suburb in the northern part of Tampa with a great golf course.
- Temple Terrace: The home of the world’s largest orange grove, Temple Terrace is an incorporated city.
- Feather Sound:Golf course and the location of St. Pete/Clearwater International Airport
- Brandon:One of the largest areas on this list, Brandon is a large suburb with a dense population and many different areas.
- Odessa: Fast growing area north of Tampa with planned neighborhoods and conservation areas
- Riverview: Large suburb East of Tampa with public schools that score above average.
- Seffner: East of Tampa with a rural feel
- Hunter’s Green: Technically it’s a neighborhood within Tampa, but it has a suburban feel because of the country club and other amenities.
- Seminole Heights: Historic neighborhood in Tampa that has been revitalized in recent years
- Redington Shores: Beautiful beaches, waterfront dining venues, and boutique shops
- Treasure Island: Beach area in Pinellas County next to St. Petersburg
- Gulfport: Suburb right next to St. Pete Beach in Pinellas County
- Madeira Beach: A city on the gulf right next to St. Pete
- New Tampa: Nature parks, golf course, and wilderness reserves are some of the amenities of New Tampa
- St Pete Beach: Resort town on a barrier island, West of the city of St. Petersburg on the south end of Pinellas County
- Lutz: What once was a rural area has become an up-and-coming suburb of Tampa.
West of Tampa in Pinellas County and close to St. Petersburg and the beaches.
Up and coming area in Pasco County that borders Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties.
This list should give you a great start as you try to find the best place for you in Tampa Bay. If you need any help with moving to Tampa, please feel free to reach out. We’d love to help.