Looking for an affordable place to live? Two Tampa Bay communities – Zephyrhills and Brooksville – rank in the top 10 of Florida areas where you get the most bang for your buck, the financial technology company SmartAsset says.
Zephyrhills is No. 1 with by far the highest "affordability index'' in Florida – 66.87 compared to 56.33 for runner-up Fussels Corner near Lakeland. Brooksville ranked 10th with an index of 42.81. The rankings were based on an index weighing property3 taxes, homeowners' insurance costs and mortgage payments relative to income.