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:
- Galt Mile (Homes)
- Coral Ridge (Homes)
- Rio Vista (Homes)
- Downtown (Homes)
- Victoria Park (Homes)
- Sailboat Bend (Homes)
- Coral Ridge Country Club (Homes)
- Imperial Point (Homes)
- Knoll Ridge (Homes)
- 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
Median Income: $71,808
Median Home Value: $446,775
2. Coral Ridge
Median Income: $88,695
Median Home Value: $568,557
3. Rio Vista
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.
More on Rio Vista: Real Estate | Data
Median Income: $76,062
Median Home Value: $341,700
5. Victoria Park
Median Income: $66,920
Median Home Value: $434,722
6. Sailboat Bend
Median Income: $59,817
Median Home Value: $330,033
7. Coral Ridge Country Club
Median Income: $71,544
Median Home Value: $418,175
8. Imperial Point
Median Income: $64,289
Median Home Value: $281,700
9. Knoll Ridge
Median Income: $46,411
Median Home Value: $294,000
10. Central Beach Alliance
Median Income: $69,943
Median Home Value: $336,075
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:
- Dillard Park
- Melrose Manors
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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Fort Lauderdale
|7||Coral Ridge Country Club||5,049|
|10||Central Beach Alliance||2,132|
|18||Coral Ridge Isles||2,802|
|19||South Middle River||9,332|
|29||Middle River Terrace||3,999|
|31||Lake Aire Palm View||1,443|