Coming in at #3 on the list of Top Most Accessible Cities for 2018 is Tampa, Florida! The only two cities to be listed higher were the DC Metro Area and Salt Lake City.
Tampa is known as a city offering accessible living for the disabled. Many homes are designed to make it easy for someone with a physical disability and many attractions throughout the city are ADA-compliant.
This shouldn’t come as a big surprise considering the many retirement communities found throughout the Tampa area. Many homeowners struggle to get around their home as they get older and often renovate to make it much easier. They add ramps, shower bars, and many other features to make getting around easier.
Tampa and Accessible Living
While only 876 accessible listings were found in 2017, Tampa still took the 3rd spot on the list of the top 10 accessible cities. It came in with a median home sale price of $265K and nearly 9% of the population in Tampa lives with a disability.
Tampa is known for the beautiful beaches and the incredible history. It’s a tropical area offering a very desirable place for anybody to call home. It’s also known as one of the most disability-friendly places to visit or live.
The city offers wide sidewalks, flat terrain, accessible attractions, accessible parks and the Sunshine Line. The Sunshine Line is the perfect choice for the elderly and those with disabilities. They offer door-to-door transportation and bus passes specifically for those that struggle to get around.
Many of the attractions in the city are ADA-compliant including ZooTampa at Lowry Park, the Florida Aquarium, Busch Gardens and many more. Overall, it’s one of the very best places to call home if you struggle with a physical disability.
The Rest of the List
While Tampa landed in the third spot, it’s interesting to see the rest of the list, which includes:
- DC Metro Area
- Salt Lake City
- San Jose
- San Antonio
If you’re looking for a new city to call home and you struggle with a physical disability, Tampa should be high on your list. Make sure to contact a local real estate agent to help you find the right home offering accessible living in Tampa.