Bartow

41 reviews
  1. Town in Florida
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Real Estate
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$95,200
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$777
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    561
    264
  • Murder
    6
    5
  • Rape
    39
    37
  • Robbery
    61
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,013
    575
  • Theft
    4,007
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    193
    257

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$42,551
National
$53,046
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Reviews

41 reviews
  • Excellent
    5
  • Very Good
    12
  • Average
    17
  • Poor
    7
  • Terrible
    0
I truly enjoyed living in Bartow. I was close to Lakeland, so I could visit family when I desired to. Also, Bartow has a downtown area where you can find all the major government businesses, (post office, tax collector's, etc).
  • Current Resident
  • 5 days ago
I like the area I live in its nice and quiet people don't really mess with you or anything like that. You can just go on about your business and you don't have to worry about other people breaking into your house or stealing your stuff. Plus its a really quiet neighborhood and the neighbors are really nice. There's not really any obnoxious people around or anything like that.
  • Niche User
  • 9 months ago
Bartow is a very safe place to live. Mostly because there are policemen everywhere we go. There is also a jail in Bartow so cops would be available and come to your house quickly incase of an emergency. A firehouse is located next to the jail and it makes me feel safe that there are firemen there ready to help someone who is in danger. But there are hardly any crimes being committed compared to other cities in this state.
  • Niche User
  • 10 months ago