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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-
Fort Lauderdale is a city in Florida with a population of 177,175. Fort Lauderdale is in Broward County. Living in Fort Lauderdale offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Fort Lauderdale there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Fort Lauderdale and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Fort Lauderdale are above average.
About Fort Lauderdale...
Population
177,175

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$297,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,181
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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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
    302.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    8.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    44.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    237.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    915.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    4,102.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    511.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    17%
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
    13%
    13%

Working in Fort Lauderdale

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$52,315
National
$55,322
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For a young adult like me, Fort Lauderdale has a lot to offer. Regardless of your profession, there is almost always a job right for you! Depending on the area you live in, living expenses can be quite extensive. The perks of living in this marvelous city definitely outweigh the cons. So many areas, such as Flagler Village, are up and coming (especially for those in my age range). New restaurants, roof top bars, fitness center, and many more high in demand places are being built ALL THE TIME here in Fort Lauderdale. It is any young persons dream, especially when you are trying to become who you are supposed to be.
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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!
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.