These Are The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Fort Lauderdale, FL For 2018


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale are the best of the best.

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Do you like your neighborhood? Is it friendly, and where everyone knows their neighbors? No matter if you live in the sticks or in an apartment building in downtown Fort Lauderdale, you have a little pocket that you can call home. And each neighborhood is different.

Smaller neighborhoods usually have obvious benefits — less crime, a slower pace of life, and a lower cost of living. But not all Fort Lauderdale neighborhoods are created equal. Some are better than others. But which ones?

Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale are the best. If you’re in one of the places we’re about to highlight, odds are you know you’ve got it made.

Here are the best neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale for 2018:

  1. Galt Mile (Homes)
  2. Coral Ridge (Homes)
  3. Rio Vista (Homes)
  4. Downtown (Homes)
  5. Victoria Park (Homes)
  6. Sailboat Bend (Homes)
  7. Coral Ridge Country Club (Homes)
  8. Imperial Point (Homes)
  9. Knoll Ridge (Homes)
  10. Central Beach Alliance (Homes)

Read on to see how we determined the places around Fort Lauderdale that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you’re interested in the worst neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale.

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How do you determine the top neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale for 2018?

In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale, we had to determine what criteria defines a ‘best’.

Using crime, census, and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:

  • High incomes
  • Low unemployment rates
  • Low crime
  • High home prices
  • High population densities (A proxy for things to do)

We limited the analysis to neighborhoods with over 1,000 people.

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 34 in each category, where 1 was the best.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a best neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest best neighborhood index the ‘Best City Neighborhood In Fort Lauderdale.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Galt Mile.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the best places Fort Lauderdale has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.

1. Galt Mile

Population: 1,939
Median Income: $71,808
Median Home Value: $446,775

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2. Coral Ridge

Coral Ridge Fort Lauderdale, FL

Population: 5,518
Median Income: $88,695
Median Home Value: $568,557

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3. Rio Vista

Population: 2,414
Median Income: $76,874
Median Home Value: $434,567

The Rio Vista neighborhood is an affluent community of over 1,000 homes, situated next to downtown Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Its name means ‘River View’ in Spanish. It is one of the oldest communities in Fort Lauderdale and features tree-lined streets, sidewalks and unique architecture.
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4. Downtown

Population: 2,218
Median Income: $76,062
Median Home Value: $341,700

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5. Victoria Park

Population: 6,189
Median Income: $66,920
Median Home Value: $434,722

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6. Sailboat Bend

Population: 2,688
Median Income: $59,817
Median Home Value: $330,033

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7. Coral Ridge Country Club

Population: 5,049
Median Income: $71,544
Median Home Value: $418,175

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8. Imperial Point

Population: 5,270
Median Income: $64,289
Median Home Value: $281,700

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9. Knoll Ridge

Population: 1,730
Median Income: $46,411
Median Home Value: $294,000

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10. Central Beach Alliance

Population: 2,132
Median Income: $69,943
Median Home Value: $336,075

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Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of Fort Lauderdale

If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.

If you’re curious, here are the worst places in Fort Lauderdale:

  1. Dillard Park
  2. Melrose Manors
  3. Harbordale

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Fort Lauderdale

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Prices Crimes Per 100k Unemployment Rate
1 Galt Mile 1,939 $446,775 2,599 2.0%
2 Coral Ridge 5,518 $568,557 2,599 2.2%
3 Rio Vista 2,414 $434,567 2,599 2.1%
4 Downtown 2,218 $341,700 2,599 4.7%
5 Victoria Park 6,189 $434,722 2,599 2.3%
6 Sailboat Bend 2,688 $330,033 2,599 3.7%
7 Coral Ridge Country Club 5,049 $418,175 2,599 4.2%
8 Imperial Point 5,270 $281,700 3,198 4.7%
9 Knoll Ridge 1,730 $294,000 4,204 3.2%
10 Central Beach Alliance 2,132 $336,075 2,599 4.2%
11 Flagler Heights 3,249 $182,900 5,987 12.7%
12 Poinsettia Heights 2,670 $235,250 3,824 5.1%
13 Tarpon River 2,886 $200,467 5,153 4.2%
14 Lake Ridge 2,960 $287,950 4,057 9.0%
15 Bermuda Riviera 1,376 $181,700 4,510 3.2%
16 Shady Banks 1,009 $231,300 4,786 3.9%
17 Sunset 3,895 $173,020 7,679 10.5%
18 Coral Ridge Isles 2,802 $286,433 3,807 8.6%
19 South Middle River 9,332 $147,700 8,631 14.2%
20 Landings 1,746 $237,900 3,083 7.0%
21 Poinciana Park 1,642 $125,220 8,700 11.5%
22 Riverside Park 4,562 $231,050 5,878 8.6%
23 Durrs Homeowners 3,194 $61,650 10,395 19.9%
24 Edgewood 2,560 $154,725 7,347 4.6%
25 River Oaks 3,612 $195,467 5,696 6.7%
26 Lauderdale Manors 8,029 $95,175 9,730 17.8%
27 Croissant Park 2,814 $190,900 6,816 4.5%
28 Dorsey-Riverbend 4,548 $116,450 9,368 12.4%
29 Middle River Terrace 3,999 $153,900 8,095 9.4%
30 Flamingo Park 1,563 $148,000 8,167 8.1%
31 Lake Aire Palm View 1,443 $110,100 9,323 17.0%
32 Harbordale 1,969 $190,760 6,204 8.0%
33 Melrose Manors 4,070 $137,300 8,461 9.1%
34 Dillard Park 1,025 $102,367 9,621 17.2%

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