Rankings & Accolades

The Hillsborough County market is one of the most dynamic and economically-vibrant communities in the nation, but don’t take our word for it, see what others are saying about us.

  1. Business and Career
  2. Economics, Finance, and Growth
    • Florida ranks 7th Lowest in Tax Rates
      WalletHub ranked the State of Florida the seventh lowest in tax rates in the county based on real-estate, vehicle property, income, and sales & excise taxes.

    • Top County Receiving the Most Investment
      SmartAsset ranked Hillsborough County one of the top counties in the state for having the greatest investment in their local economies. The rankings were based on business growth, GDP growth, new building permits, and federal funding.

    • Top 10 Boomtown
      SmartAssest ranks Tampa 10th as a top boomtown based on population growth, low crime rate, affordable housing, and others.

    • Florida ranks No. 2 Growth State
      The State of Florida was ranked second in 2017 by U-Haul for truck rentals entering versus leaving a state.

    • Hillsborough among the fastest-growing large counties
      Hillsborough ranked 14th among large US counties for the number of residents gained between 2009 and 2014.

  3. Education
  4. Family, Food, and Fun
  5. Overall Best
    • Tampa Among the Best Big Cities to Live In
      Tampa ranked 14th in 2017 among big US cities based upon affordability, economy, education & health, quality of life, and safety.

    • Tampa Bay rebounds in Best Cities report
      After ranking #169 in 2009, the Tampa Bay area is up to #33 on the Milken Institute's Best Cities in America report, which looks at employment, growth in wages, and technology output.

    • Top Moving Destinations
      Penske notes that the Tampa area is the second most popular moving destination across the United States.

    • Quirkiest Cities in America
      Travel + Leisure named Tampa one of the quirkiest cities in America, thanks to the amount of diversity throughout the county.

    • 15th Best Big City to Live In
      WalletHub ranked Tampa as the 15th Best Big City to Live In based on affordability, economy, education & health, quality of life, and safety.