A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$255,600
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,087
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%

Fort Lauderdale Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    384
    0
  • Murder
    6
    0
  • Rape
    52
    41
  • Robbery
    240
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,081
    1
  • Theft
    3,884
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    450
    0

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$50,778
National
$53,889
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%
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Fort Lauderdale Reviews

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Oh Sunny Fort Lauderdale! This city has its definite beauty with it's beach-like atmosphere, tourist hit spots, and extravagant living. It has a city feeling without the cluster of too much tourism and locals as South Beach, but this does not take away from the fun that you have on Fort Lauderdale shores. The only downside to any city is that even El Dorado has it's shadows and dark sides. Some parts of town has it's rough spots, but if you stay in your own path all is clear. My favorite thing about South Florida's Fort Lauderdale is that it is very family oriented and there are many activities for families which is a plus and bonus for my little ones. Perfect for us!
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If an invigorating social life, thriving job market and safe community are important to you like they are to me, look no further than Fort Lauderdale. With the incredible local food markets, gorgeous beach, tantalizing night life, booming economic development and an embracing community, Fort Lauderdale has easily become a place I am proud to call home. Check out Coconuts for the best waterside brunch you can ask for! Go to Tarpon Bend on 2nd street to unwind with some colleagues after work, watch the incredible boat parade on the Intercoastal with friends and family! There is so much here for everyone and we can't wait till you join our Fort Lauderdale Family!
I am a former resident of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. When I first moved to this picturesque beach town I was in my mid twenties and what a great age to experience all Ft. Lauderdale has to offer. Some of my best memories were made in this city and the surrounding areas as well as some of my best friends. Ft. Lauderdale is a melting pot of people, food and culture. I have made friends from all over the world. There is never lack of things to do, from the relaxing day at the beach watching the reef fish swarm your feet, to the most exciting night life on las olas. I loved the convenience of things and the fact that you could get curry anytime of the day! May I remind you of the short drive to iconic South Beach and some of the most sought after restaurants and clubs. The fact that you could take a day or weekend trip to the keys or the Bahamas should not be forgotten. Ft. Lauderdale really is a special place with all it has to offer.