Best Cities for First-Time Home Buyers – Tampa!

Posted: August 11, 2020 | Categories: Communities | News | Communities>Stonebridge at Chapel Creek | Communities>Boyette Fields | Communities>Tuscany Bay | Communities>Devinshire Estates | Communities>Serena Ridge | Communities>Ridgewood | Communities>Riverbend West
By Highland Homes

Tampa BayYou’re searching for your first home, and you want to live in a city with loads to offer. Then look no further than Tampa, FL! Its affordable new homes, job opportunities, plenty of recreation and entertainment, and superb shopping and dining options, earned Tampa WalletHub’s best city in the country for first-time buyers!

WalletHub recently released 2020’s Best & Worst Cities for First-Time Home Buyers ranking, and Tampa ranked No. 1 for large cities in the entire United States based on affordability, real estate market, and quality of life! Not only did Tampa rank No. 1 overall for large cities, it also took the top spot in the real estate marketing category, which included factors such as rent-to-price ratio, share of homes sold in one year, foreclosure rate, and share of listings with price cuts just to name a few.

Anna Maria Island beachPerhaps Tampa’s biggest draw is its access to world-class beaches, including Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key. Homeowners in Tampa enjoy quick access to these popular locations offering plenty of sun, sand, and saltwater! The city also features incredible dining options, from local favorites to waterfront hotspots like Whiskey Cake, On Swann, or the Rusty Pelican. Options for fun don’t end with beaches and delectable dining establishments, though. Tampa is home to a growing craft beer scene, nightlife in the unique Ybor City historic district, and year-round events and entertainment options such as the famed annual Gasparilla Pirate Festival! No matter how you enjoy spending your free time, when you own your own slice of Tampa real estate, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from!

Tampa also offers incredible job opportunities, with some of the biggest job market sectors including marine electronics, financial services, marine sciences, tourism and of course jobs in Tampa’s ports. You’ll also find major companies headquartered here, including Bloomin’ Brands, as well as major employers such as the University of South Florida, Hillsborough County Public Schools, Tampa General Hospital, and Shriners International.

Devinshire Estates home in Tampa If you’re searching for an affordable new home in Tampa, FL, you’ll be pleased to learn that Highland Homes currently builds in six communities in Tampa Bay with prices starting at $204,000. Tampa Bay communities include both townhomes and single-family homes with three to six bedrooms and up to 3,141 square feet of well-designed living space. Homes include open main living areas, gourmet kitchens with stainless-steel appliances, luxurious owner’s suites, and private porches or lanais (per plan) for your outdoor living enjoyment.

If you’re ready to own an affordable new home in Tampa, FL, now is a great time to make that dream a reality! Learn more about our Tampa communities by calling or emailing our Tampa New Home Specialists.


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