The city of Tarpon Springs, Florida is situated in the Tampa - St. Petersburg metropolitan area.
Tarpon Springs offers a slower-paced ambience and will appeal to those who enjoy spending time outdoors. A lot of locations in the city have reasonably good access to green spaces, like Brittany Park and Brooker Creek Preserve, since there are around 20 of them close by for residents to discover, such as Sunset Beach Park and A.L. Anderson Park. This part of the Tampa - St. Petersburg metropolitan area is very quiet overall, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamor.
In Tarpon Springs, most of buildings are single detached homes, and the remaining homes are mainly large apartment buildings, small apartment buildings, and mobile homes. This city also has a good selection of unit sizes - it is quite easy to find houses ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Around 70% of the population of this city own their home and 30% are renters. About 30% of properties in this part of the Tampa - St. Petersburg metropolitan area were constructed between 1980 and 1990, while most of the remaining buildings were built in the 1960s and the 1990s.
There are only a few high schools and primary schools in Tarpon Springs and consequently they can be a rather long walk away. Along with public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools. With respect to eating, a fraction of property owners in Tarpon Springs may be able to reach one of about 40 grocery stores on foot, while others will have to use another means of transportation. There are also a few choices for those who value close by restaurants and cafes.
Tarpon Springs is very car friendly. It is very easy to park. On the other hand, this part of the Tampa - St. Petersburg metropolitan area is not very transit friendly. Thankfully, home owners have access to a few bus lines. Tarpon Springs is not very well-suited for traveling on foot because very few daily errands can be run without having to use a vehicle.