cheap apartments near best schools tampa

Compared to other cities in our series of cheapest apartments near the best public schools, Tampa is unusual.

One of its largest clusters of top-rated public schools isn't found far outside of town in a bedroom community – it's found right in the heart of Tampa in the Southwest Tampa region. There are also patches of top-rated schools to the north and northwest of Tampa, providing alternatives for potential renters.

In spite of the Southwest Tampa region having so many top-rated schools, the best region for potential renters according to our calculations can be found to the northeast. The area not only enjoys some highly-rated schools, it also has affordable rents that make it the best value in Tampa in terms of school rating for rent spent.

To help parents narrow down which part of Tampa is right for them, we will use average property rent and school ratings to identify individual properties throughout the area that are our picks to provide the best value for each grade level.

Tampa best schools

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Tampa neighborhoods with the best public schools

Viewing school ratings by neighborhood allows us to find the areas with superb overall schools, rather than just identifying one-off instances of an individually exemplary school. Going by average Great School rating, the top neighborhood in Tampa is a three-way tie between Southwest Tampa, Southeast Tampa and Hyde Park North, all of which are found clustered tightly together.

Tampa top neighborhoods

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Neighborhood Rank Neighborhood Neighborhood City and State Avg. School Rating
1 Hyde Park North Tampa, FL 10.0
2 Southeast Tampa Tampa, FL 10.0
3 Southwest Tampa Tampa, FL 10.0
4 Westshore Palms Tampa, FL 9.7
5 New Tampa Tampa, FL 8.0
6 North Hyde Park Tampa, FL 8.0
7 West Meadows Tampa, FL 8.0
8 Tampa Palms Tampa, FL 7.8
9 West Park Village Tampa, FL 7.7
10 Pebble Creek Tampa, FL 7.5

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Tampa properties near the best public schools

Having looked at the best overall neighborhoods, we now look to find the best individual properties near the best schools at the elementary, middle and high school level. Click on any location circle in our interactive maps to pull up info on properties for that location.

Best apartments near the best elementary schools in Tampa

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Value is determined by taking GreatSchools ratings and property rent, and seeing where you get the highest rated schools for the money spent.

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Value Rank Property Name Location Avg. Rent Avg. School Rating
1 Greenwich Commons Tampa, FL $863 9.0
2 Oak Chase Tampa, FL $688 6.0
3 Andover Place Tampa, FL $1,171 10.0
4 Sunstone Palms Tampa, FL $1,183 10.0
5 The Villas At Deer Park Lutz, FL $1,213 10.0
6 Addison Park Tampa, FL $1,213 10.0
7 Mezzo of Tampa Palms Tampa, FL $1,220 10.0
8 Lighthouse Bay Tampa, FL $1,055 8.0
9 Landmark at Grayson Park Apartment Homes Tampa, FL $1,237 9.0
10 Compton Place At Tampa Palms Tampa, FL $1,271 9.0

Best apartments near the best middle schools in Tampa

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Value is determined by taking GreatSchools ratings and property rent, and seeing where you get the highest rated schools for the money spent.

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Value Rank Property Name Location Avg. Rent Avg. School Rating
1 Oak Chase Tampa, FL $688 8.0
2 Greenwich Commons Tampa, FL $863 8.0
3 Willow Brooke Tampa, FL $863 8.0
4 Newport Apartments Tampa, FL $1,101 10.0
5 Hidden Palms Tampa, FL $1,053 8.0
6 Island Walk by Cortland Tampa, FL $1,330 10.0
7 Park Del Mar Tampa, FL $1,232 9.0
8 Mallory Square Tampa, FL $1,389 10.0
9 Veranda at Westchase Tampa, FL $1,411 10.0
10 Bay Oaks Tampa, FL $1,420 10.0

Best apartments near the best high schools in Tampa

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Value is determined by taking GreatSchools ratings and property rent, and seeing where you get the highest rated schools for the money spent.

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Value Rank Property Name Location Avg. Rent Avg. School Rating
1 Oak Chase Tampa, FL $688 6.0
2 Serenity Lake Tampa, FL $840 6.0
3 Bay Oaks Tampa, FL $1,420 10.0
4 Greenwich Commons Tampa, FL $863 6.0
5 Willow Brooke Tampa, FL $863 6.0
6 Wexford Tampa, FL $732 5.0
7 Lighthouse Bay Tampa, FL $1,055 7.0
8 Bowery Bayside by Cortland Tampa, FL $1,530 10.0
9 Rivertree Landing Temple Terrace, FL $830 5.0
10 Fernwood Grove Garden Apartments Tampa, FL $850 5.0
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Jared is a Baton Rouge, La.-based freelance journalist focused on, in his words, "finding data, 'interviewing it,' and then telling its story through interactive tools and traditional journalism." His past work includes analyzing pension shortfalls, looking at election results, tracking campaign finance contributions, and analyzing educational and school system data. Jared is currently a freelancer for Upwork.

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