According to the website, Easton Park, which is part of K-Bar Ranch and located just north of Cross Creek Blvd. off Morris Bridge Rd., is the best place to buy a house in America.
Easton Park is No. 1 on the Niche.com list, but not the only New Tampa neighborhood to be highly ranked, as Grand Hampton came in at No. 4.
Niche.com is a Pittsburgh-based website that highlights the best places to live and go to school. It claims to combine “rigorous analysis with authentic reviews” in determining its rankings. A team of data scientists, it says, evaluate countless data sets to produce its results.
To determine the best places to live, 12 data sources — crime reports, community surveys, zip code business patterns and the American Community Survey from the U.S. Census Bureau, to name a few — are listed with links.
Easton Park was given a B- grade for public schools, but A-plusses for housing and being good for families. It also received As for nightlife and diversity.
According to Niche.com, the median price for a home is $224,659, while the median household income in Easton Park is $109,293. The community is highly educated, according to the study — 25 percent of adult residents have a Master’s degree or more, compared with the national average of 11 percent, while 37 percent have Bachelor’s degrees, compared with the national average of 19 percent.
Grand Hampton, which is located west of Bruce B. Downs Blvd. on County Line Rd., received the same grades as Easton Park, with one exception — instead of an A for nightlife, it received an A-.
The median price for a home in Grand Hampton is $261,662, while the median household income is $121,245.
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