The 10 Best Fort Lauderdale, FL Neighborhoods To Live In For 2019


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

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our fifth time ranking the best neighborhoods to live in Fort Lauderdale.
Best Neighborhoods In Fort Lauderdale

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 2019:

  1. Las Olas Isles (Homes)
  2. Rio Vista (Homes)
  3. Sunrise Intracoastal (Homes)
  4. Nurmi Isles (Homes)
  5. Riviera Isles (Homes)
  6. Imperial Point (Homes)
  7. Sailboat Bend (Homes)
  8. Idlewyld (Homes)
  9. Seven Isles (Homes)
  10. Galt Mile (Homes)

So what’s the best neighborhood to live in Fort Lauderdale for 2019? According to the most recent census data, Las Olas Isles looks to be the best Fort Lauderdale neighborhood to live in.

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.

Once you’re done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from best to worst.

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How we determined the best Fort Lauderdale hoods in 2019

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 then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 67 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, Las Olas Isles.

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

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 842
Rank Last Year: 22 (Up 21)
Median Home Value: $750,000 (6th best)
Median Income: $106,625 (3rd best)
More on Las Olas Isles: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 2,264
Rank Last Year: 16 (Up 14)
Median Home Value: $467,533 (21st best)
Median Income: $80,084 (20th best)
More on Rio Vista: Homes For Sale | Data

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.

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 584
Rank Last Year: 25 (Up 22)
Median Home Value: $487,500 (19th best)
Median Income: $84,167 (16th best)
More on Sunrise Intracoastal: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 449
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 4)
Median Home Value: $902,800 (3rd best)
Median Income: $93,587 (9th best)
More on Nurmi Isles: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 291
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 2)
Median Home Value: $750,000 (6th best)
Median Income: $106,625 (3rd best)
More on Riviera Isles: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 5,597
Rank Last Year: 26 (Up 20)
Median Home Value: $290,750 (33rd best)
Median Income: $67,358 (28th best)
More on Imperial Point: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 2,559
Rank Last Year: 21 (Up 14)
Median Home Value: $359,700 (26th best)
Median Income: $85,337 (12th best)
More on Sailboat Bend: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 230
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 3)
Median Home Value: $750,000 (6th best)
Median Income: $106,625 (3rd best)
More on Idlewyld: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 334
Rank Last Year: 14 (Up 5)
Median Home Value: $1,143,300 (1st best)
Median Income: $154,844 (1st best)
More on Seven Isles: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 1,806
Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 4)
Median Home Value: $531,575 (14th best)
Median Income: $68,749 (26th best)
More on Galt Mile: Homes For Sale | Data

Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of The Best Neighborhoods In 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.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale aren’t all good. Home Beautiful Park takes the title of the worst neighborhood to live in Fort Lauderdale.

We ranked the neighborhoods from best to worst in the chart below.

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods To Live In Fort Lauderdale For 2019

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Las Olas Isles 842 $750,000 $106,625
2 Rio Vista 2,264 $467,533 $80,084
3 Sunrise Intracoastal 584 $487,500 $84,167
4 Nurmi Isles 449 $902,800 $93,587
5 Riviera Isles 291 $750,000 $106,625
6 Imperial Point 5,597 $290,750 $67,358
7 Sailboat Bend 2,559 $359,700 $85,337
8 Idlewyld 230 $750,000 $106,625
9 Seven Isles 334 $1,143,300 $154,844
10 Galt Mile 1,806 $531,575 $68,749
11 Harbour Isles 217 $520,500 $85,179
12 Coral Ridge 5,267 $571,357 $86,435
13 Sunrise Key 310 $673,200 $57,563
14 Harbor Beach 701 $520,500 $85,179
15 Bal Harbour 631 $290,800 $94,375
16 Victoria Park 6,618 $521,022 $79,678
17 Knoll Ridge 2,056 $356,200 $42,308
18 Lauderdale Harbours 465 $735,900 $57,542
19 Coral Ridge Country Club 5,176 $478,525 $80,448
20 Poinsettia Heights 2,563 $287,450 $62,863
21 Hendricks And Venice Isles 348 $902,800 $93,587
22 Navarrea Isle 81 $902,800 $93,587
23 Laudergate Isles 404 $290,800 $94,375
24 Colee Hammock 918 $576,200 $77,100
25 Boulevard Park Isles 726 $385,500 $65,810
26 Tarpon River 3,287 $251,000 $70,592
27 Birch Park 93 $680,600 $80,625
28 Coral Ridge Isles 3,337 $328,133 $58,289
29 Bermuda Riviera 1,442 $207,000 $50,094
30 Central Beach Alliance 1,837 $421,300 $67,128
31 Lake Ridge 2,952 $277,050 $40,508
32 Harbour Inlet 339 $520,500 $85,179
33 Downtown 2,071 $326,100 $82,830
34 Shady Banks 1,039 $248,500 $76,324
35 River Oaks 3,979 $154,233 $56,843
36 Landings 1,647 $230,750 $56,565
37 Beverly Heights 272 $576,200 $77,100
38 Dolphin Isles 401 $285,200 $62,800
39 Flamingo Park 1,586 $174,000 $62,500
40 Bay Colony 761 $267,700 $57,955
41 Harbordale 2,067 $419,400 $40,167
42 Riverside Park 4,417 $255,200 $40,600
43 Lauderdale Beach 405 $285,200 $62,800
44 Coral Shores 257 $301,100 $51,875
45 Sunset 4,181 $154,860 $63,172
46 Flagler Heights 3,277 $260,000 $45,126
47 Lake Estates 334 $193,800 $55,175
48 Palm-Aire Village 327 $149,700 $98,125
49 Bay Colony Club 266 $267,700 $57,955
50 Middle River Terrace 3,961 $201,500 $33,241
51 Croissant Park 2,487 $221,567 $53,653
52 Melrose Manors 4,517 $151,520 $34,945
53 South Middle River 9,452 $168,720 $30,640
54 Lauderdale Manors 8,319 $126,250 $32,380
55 Edgewood 2,703 $194,800 $50,786
56 River Run 730 $242,100 $67,822
57 Lauderdale West 1,065 $73,250 $53,438
58 North Golf Estates 398 $193,800 $55,175
59 Poinciana Park 1,929 $406,520 $35,688
60 Progresso Village 739 $273,600 $27,105
61 Dorsey-Riverbend 4,692 $93,400 $24,914
62 Lake Aire Palm View 1,287 $121,000 $35,782
63 Durrs Homeowners 3,367 $84,775 $21,118
64 Dillard Park 1,290 $80,667 $31,199
65 City View Townhome 174 $193,000 $29,583
66 River Garden Sweeting Estate 216 $98,900 $19,375
67 Home Beautiful Park 523 $53,233 $20,448

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