By Richard Danielson
TAMPA, Fla. (April 12, 2019) – Residential living in and around downtown Tampa is booming, according to a new survey from the Tampa Downtown Partnership, with more apartments and condominiums, high rates of occupancy, much love for the Riverwalk and much desire for more stores, bars and restaurants. Here are highlights from the survey, which reflects the perceptions and expectations of 1,190 downtown workers and residents:
Growth in the number of downtown residential units, from 5,709 in 2016 to 7,546 in 2018
Residential occupancy rate in 2018
Residential units under construction in 2018
New residential units proposed in 2018
Where they live
26 percent – Channel District
20 percent – Harbour Island
19 percent – Downtown core
10 percent – Tampa Heights
The rest are scattered in areas on the edge of downtown.
Who they are
Live in condominiums or lofts. Another 29 percent are in apartments, with smaller numbers in houses or town homes.
Are college graduates.
Have no children.
Are 35 to 54 years old, 33 percent are 55 or older, and 26 percent are 34 and younger.
Make $150,000 or more a year. 53 percent make $50,000 to $150,000 annually, and 8 percent make $50,000 or less a year.