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


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

Editor’s Note: This is our first time ranking the cheapest neighborhoods to live in Fort Lauderdale.
Cheapest Neighborhoods In Fort Lauderdale

Everything else equal, I think we can all agree that living in a cheaper place is better than living in a more expensive place.

I’d much rather pay $500/mo in rent than $1,000. And I’d rather pay $2 for coffee than $5.

And while every neighbhorhood in Fort Lauderdale might be more expensive than living in rural Florida, there are certain neighborhoods that are definitely cheaper.

So what exactly are those Fort Lauderdale neighborhoods where your dollar goes a little further — you can get that one bedroom instead of the studio?

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 cheapest.

What’s the cheapest neighborhood to live in Fort Lauderdale for 2020? According to the most recent census data, Sunset looks to be the cheaptest Fort Lauderdale neighborhood to live in.

At this point we should make it clear that you do get what you pay for — some of these neighborhoods might not be the best places to live in Fort Lauderdale. You could be sacrificing location or crime rates in return for more space and cheaper groceries.

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 cheapest to most expensive.

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How We Determined The Cheapest Fort Lauderdale Hoods In 2020

In order to rank the cheapest places to live in Fort Lauderdale, we had to determine what criteria defines “cheap”.

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

  • Overall Cost Of Living
  • Rent To Income Ratio
  • Median Home Value To Income Ratio

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 64 in each category, where 1 was the cheapest.

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

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest cheapest neighborhood index the “Cheapest City Neighborhood In Fort Lauderdale.” We’re lookin’ at you, Sunset.

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

The 10 Cheapest Neighborhoods To Live In Fort Lauderdale For 2020

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 4,181
Cost Of Living Index: 96 (7th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.5 (2nd cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.01 (2nd cheapest)
More on Sunset: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Sunset comes in at $63,172 and the median home value is $154,860 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 1,065
Cost Of Living Index: 90 (2nd cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.4 (1st cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.018 (22nd cheapest)
More on Lauderdale West: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Lauderdale West comes in at $53,438 and the median home value is $73,250 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 1,442
Cost Of Living Index: 103 (13th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 4.1 (21st cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.016 (10th cheapest)
More on Bermuda Riviera: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Bermuda Riviera comes in at $50,094 and the median home value is $207,000 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 3,979
Cost Of Living Index: 102 (12th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.7 (5th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.022 (35th cheapest)
More on River Oaks: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in River Oaks comes in at $56,843 and the median home value is $154,233 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 334
Cost Of Living Index: 105 (17th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 3.5 (10th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.02 (26th cheapest)
More on Lake Estates: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Lake Estates comes in at $55,175 and the median home value is $193,800 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 398
Cost Of Living Index: 105 (17th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 3.5 (10th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.02 (26th cheapest)
More on North Golf Estates: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in North Golf Estates comes in at $55,175 and the median home value is $193,800 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 1,586
Cost Of Living Index: 105 (17th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.8 (6th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.022 (34th cheapest)
More on Flamingo Park: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Flamingo Park comes in at $62,500 and the median home value is $174,000 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 2,487
Cost Of Living Index: 106 (20th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 4.1 (20th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.017 (19th cheapest)
More on Croissant Park: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Croissant Park comes in at $53,653 and the median home value is $221,567 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 1,290
Cost Of Living Index: 91 (4th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.6 (3rd cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.033 (57th cheapest)
More on Dillard Park: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Dillard Park comes in at $31,199 and the median home value is $80,667 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 631
Cost Of Living Index: 121 (36th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 3.1 (8th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.017 (20th cheapest)
More on Bal Harbour: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Bal Harbour comes in at $94,375 and the median home value is $290,800 for 2020.

Summing Up The Cheapest Places In Fort Lauderdale

If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale where prices are low and it’s cheap to live, this is an accurate list.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale aren’t all cheap. Poinciana Park takes the title of the most expensive neighborhood to live in Fort Lauderdale.

We ranked the neighborhoods from cheapest to most expensive in the chart below.

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Detailed List Of The Cheapest Neighborhoods To Live In Fort Lauderdale For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Cost Of Living Index
1 Sunset 96
2 Lauderdale West 90
3 Bermuda Riviera 103
4 River Oaks 102
5 Lake Estates 105
6 North Golf Estates 105
7 Flamingo Park 105
8 Croissant Park 106
9 Dillard Park 91
10 Bal Harbour 121
11 Laudergate Isles 121
12 Tarpon River 114
13 Home Beautiful Park 86
14 Edgewood 105
15 Imperial Point 116
16 Lake Aire Palm View 97
17 River Run 115
18 Landings 111
19 Dorsey-Riverbend 92
20 Sailboat Bend 127
21 Durrs Homeowners 91
22 Melrose Manors 99
23 Boulevard Park Isles 126
24 Sunrise Intracoastal 138
25 Coral Shores 116
26 Rio Vista 136
27 Poinsettia Heights 118
28 Lauderdale Manors 100
29 Coral Ridge Country Club 137
30 Coral Ridge Isles 121
31 Downtown 128
32 River Garden Sweeting Estate 94
33 Dolphin Isles 119
34 Lauderdale Beach 119
35 Coral Ridge 147
36 South Middle River 102
37 Galt Mile 138
38 Victoria Park 143
39 Riverside Park 110
40 Bay Colony 116
41 Bay Colony Club 116
42 Middle River Terrace 105
43 Flagler Heights 114
44 City View Townhome 104
45 Central Beach Alliance 134
46 Idlewyld 174
47 Las Olas Isles 174
48 Riviera Isles 174
49 Sunrise Key 155
50 Lake Ridge 114
51 Hendricks And Venice Isles 190
52 Nurmi Isles 190
53 Knoll Ridge 122
54 Navarrea Isle 190
55 Progresso Village 111
56 Harbor Beach 151
57 Harbour Isles 151
58 Birch Park 165
59 Harbour Inlet 151
60 Colee Hammock 154
61 Beverly Heights 154
62 Lauderdale Harbours 166
63 Harbordale 130
64 Poinciana Park 128

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.

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