Tampa new homesHow far will your paycheck go in Florida? Well, according to a recent study by Glassdoor, a website that offers information on jobs and companies, in Tampa your paycheck will get you a lot.

The study was cited in a current Forbes article, The 25 Cities Where Your Paycheck Will Go The Furthest. According to the article, Glassdoor examined the median salaries and home prices in 50 of the most populated metros in the U.S. to determine the cities where residents will get the most bang for their buck. And, it comes at no surprise that the combination of Tampa, Florida’s median home value of $149,500 and excellent earning potential landed it in the No. 19 spot of cities that have the most favorable cost of living to income ratio.

Although many people still believe that large, industrial cities are the best places to find employment, according to the study a lot of small and mid-size metro areas provide today’s best economic value when taking into consideration how much it costs to purchase a new home compared to how much money residents make.

That’s part of what makes Tampa one of the best places in the country to live. This mid-size metro provides an excellent job market and offers affordable new homes in Tampa and desirable shopping, dining and entertainment venues, as well as beautiful beaches, marinas and year-round outdoor recreation.

At Highland Homes, we agree that Tampa is an excellent place to call home. We are headquartered in the Tampa Bay region, in Lakeland, and pleased to provide new homes affordably priced from the $140,000s in communities throughout the Tampa Bay area. Whether you’re looking for a low-maintenance townhome or an estate home on acreage, we have homes and neighborhoods to suit your needs. Choose from a variety of home designs with three to five bedrooms and up to 3,315 square feet of living space designed for your life with popular features and finishes including open great rooms for entertaining family and friends, luxurious master suites, and porches and lanais that offer an excellent spot for enjoying Florida’s balmy weather.

Plus, when you build a single-family home with Highland Homes, you choose from hundreds of design selections to perfectly personalize your new home to your unique style, needs and budget. The Highland Homes Personal Selection Studio offers options in every price point, from included and no additional cost, to luxurious upgrades.

And, to make your paycheck go even further and keep more of your hard-earned money in your pocket, purchase your new home with only $99 down with qualifying financing!

One of our newest communities is located in the exciting shopping and entertainment enclave of Wesley Chapel. Santa Fe at Westbrooke offers easy-maintenance townhomes in a gated community with amenities including a pool and cabana. Choose from four home designs with special introductory pricing from the mid-$100,000s. These homes offer three to four bedrooms, two-and-a-half to three bathrooms and up to 1,742 square feet of living space, plus porches and lanais for outdoor living, and move-in ready features and finishes.

Santa Fe at Westbrooke is just one of our many exciting communities in the Tampa Bay area; we also build new homes in Ruskin, Valrico, Hudson, Plant City and Zephyrhills, as well as Polk County. For more information about all of our Tampa new home communities and to find your new home in this exciting (and affordable!) city, visit the Highland Homes website.