The 10 Safest Neighborhoods In Fort Lauderdale For 2020


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale are the safest places to live.

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

We analyzed every possible crime metric to determine which neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale are the safest.

Every year, more than 30 million Americans move. Sometimes, its for a job, other times its to escape the big city. But no matter where you move, you want a neighborhood thats family friendly, clean, and most importantly, safe.

Weve analyzed the FBI crime reports data on violent and property crimes for every single neighborhood in Fort Lauderdale. Then, we calculated your chances of being the victim of a crime in each one.

In which Fort Lauderdale neighborhoods can you leave your doors unlocked at night? Heres the list. For a more detailed breakdown for each neighborhood, keep reading.

So, which neighborhood is the safest in Fort Lauderdale in 2020? That would be Boulevard Park Isles. Thats according to the most recent FBI crime data, which takes into account everything from thefts and robberies to assaults and murders.

If you want to dig down deeper into each neighborhood’s statistics, as well as our methodology, take a look below. Some of these neighborhoods are the best places to live in Fort Lauderdale.

If you dont see a neighborhood youre looking for in our top ten, scroll down to the bottom, where we have all Fort Lauderdale neighborhoods listed in order from safest to most dangerous. 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 We Determined The Safest Fort Lauderdale Hoods In 2020

You can ask people which neighborhoods are the safest, or you can just look at the unbiased raw data. So, instead of relying on speculation and opinion, we analyzed the hard numbers from the FBIs most recent crime report (published in September of 2019) for every neighborhood in Fort Lauderdale.

To be more specific, we analyzed the FBIs Uniform Crime Report. We then ran an analysis to calculate each neighborhoods property and violent crimes based on the demographics of the area and reported crime. We used two key criteria:

  • Total Crimes Per Capita
  • Violent Crimes Per Capita
  • Property Crimes Per Capita

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

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

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest safest neighborhood index the ‘Safest City Neighborhood In Fort Lauderdale.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Boulevard Park Isles.

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

The 10 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Fort Lauderdale For 2020

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 726
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 94
Property Crime Per 100k: 237
More on Boulevard Park Isles: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Boulevard Park Isles comes in at 94 and the property crime per capita is 237 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 1,647
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 83
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,256
More on Landings: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Landings comes in at 83 and the property crime per capita is 1,256 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 465
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 146
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,112
More on Lauderdale Harbours: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Lauderdale Harbours comes in at 146 and the property crime per capita is 1,112 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 5,597
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 146
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,303
More on Imperial Point: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Imperial Point comes in at 146 and the property crime per capita is 1,303 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 2,056
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 99
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,620
More on Knoll Ridge: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Knoll Ridge comes in at 99 and the property crime per capita is 1,620 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 2,264
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 90
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,725
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.

The violent crime per 100K people in Rio Vista comes in at 90 and the property crime per capita is 1,725 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 1,442
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 142
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,554
More on Bermuda Riviera: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Bermuda Riviera comes in at 142 and the property crime per capita is 1,554 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 842
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 81
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,910
More on Las Olas Isles: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Las Olas Isles comes in at 81 and the property crime per capita is 1,910 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 584
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 117
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,869
More on Sunrise Intracoastal: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Sunrise Intracoastal comes in at 117 and the property crime per capita is 1,869 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 217
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 314
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,059
More on Harbour Isles: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Harbour Isles comes in at 314 and the property crime per capita is 1,059 for 2020.

Summing Up The Safest Places In Fort Lauderdale

Looking at the data, you can tell that Boulevard Park Isles is as safe as they come, according to science and data.

But as most Florida residents would agree, almost every place here has its safe and not safe parts. So just make sure you’re informed ahead of time.

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

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Boulevard Park Isles 331
2 Landings 1,339
3 Lauderdale Harbours 1,258
4 Imperial Point 1,449
5 Knoll Ridge 1,719
6 Rio Vista 1,815
7 Bermuda Riviera 1,696
8 Las Olas Isles 1,991
9 Sunrise Intracoastal 1,986
10 Harbour Isles 1,373
11 River Oaks 2,363
12 Harbor Beach 2,449
13 Nurmi Isles 2,449
14 Dolphin Isles 2,449
15 Sailboat Bend 2,449
16 Harbordale 2,449
17 Sunrise Key 2,449
18 Riviera Isles 2,449
19 Bay Colony Club 2,449
20 Idlewyld 2,449
21 Birch Park 2,449
22 Central Beach Alliance 2,449
23 Bay Colony 2,449
24 Coral Ridge Isles 2,562
25 Lake Estates 2,956
26 Tarpon River 3,014
27 Coral Shores 2,724
28 Poinsettia Heights 2,976
29 Bal Harbour 5,041
30 Lauderdale Beach 4,449
31 Coral Ridge Country Club 4,350
32 Croissant Park 4,810
33 Flamingo Park 4,225
34 Lake Ridge 3,364
35 Galt Mile 4,206
36 Riverside Park 4,880
37 Navarrea Isle 3,678
38 Lauderdale West 4,817
39 Laudergate Isles 7,704
40 Coral Ridge 5,411
41 Victoria Park 6,190
42 Sunset 5,527
43 Lauderdale Manors 5,056
44 Hendricks And Venice Isles 6,333
45 Melrose Manors 6,424
46 South Middle River 6,444
47 City View Townhome 6,632
48 Middle River Terrace 6,959
49 Edgewood 7,064
50 Dillard Park 8,370
51 River Garden Sweeting Estate 9,285
52 Harbour Inlet 8,460
53 Lake Aire Palm View 9,782
54 Home Beautiful Park 9,794
55 Poinciana Park 10,663
56 Dorsey-Riverbend 10,531
57 Beverly Heights 11,310
58 North Golf Estates 13,384
59 Colee Hammock 10,913
60 Durrs Homeowners 11,051
61 River Run 11,083
62 Flagler Heights 11,170
63 Downtown 14,365
64 Progresso Village 14,634

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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