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  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-
About Fort Lauderdale...
Population
175,153

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$273,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,135
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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Fort Lauderdale Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    316
    283
  • Murder
    10
    6
  • Rape
    52
    41
  • Robbery
    267
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,024
    500
  • Theft
    4,335
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    507
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$51,648
National
$55,322
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    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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Ft. Lauderdale is a great place if you like being close to the ocean and city. The downtown area has a fantastic main library, art museum and science museum! FAT Village is quickly rising in the South Florida art scene and between downtown and the beach is Las Olas, home to delicious restaurants, boutiques, and galleries. The beach in Ft. Lauderdale is safe and clean and unlike many tourist beaches you have a clear view of the water as you drive down A1A. All this is surrounded by family-friendly neighborhoods with classic Florida bungalows and split-levels on large lots (usually backed by a canal - they don't call Ft. Lauderdale the Venice of America for nothing!).
All this is within 30 minutes of Miami and the Florida Everglades, and a car trip away from Disney World and many other attractions!
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida is known for our beaches. Fort Lauderdale beach is fun, clean, and have many activities the families can attend. On the Fourth of July, Fort Lauderdale beach have a Firework show that light up the sky! Over a thousand of fireworks are put in place for the show. Oh yeah, don’t forget food vendors come out also and sell their delicious cuisine.
Ok steering to a different topic of Fort Lauderdale, living in the area. I’ve been living in Fort Lauderdale all my life. I can truly say living here is awesome. Most people here are friendly and have great personality. Also, There are many things you can do here . For our youths there are Xtremes, Off the Wall, Kabooms, Funderdome, and so much more. For Adults there are clubs, spas, gyms, restaurants, indoor sky diving, and etc. Another thing, the homes are roomy and great, but sort of expensive though. Other than that Fort Lauderdale is great place to live.
This Fort Lauderdale is known for it's awesome beaches! The night life is great to go out and popular site for tourists. However, like any city you see many homeless people in the streets and your heart break for those people. Fort Lauderdale streets are definitely cleaner than Miami.