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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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Highland Beach is a suburb of Miami with a population of 3,720. Highland Beach is in Palm Beach County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Highland Beach offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Highland Beach there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many retirees live in Highland Beach and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Highland Beach are highly rated.
About Highland Beach...
Population
3,720

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$534,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,250
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%
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Highland Beach Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    26.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    26.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    131.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    711.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    158
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    2%
  • 10-17 years
    3%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    2%
  • 35-44 years
    3%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    23%
  • 65+ years
    53%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Highland Beach

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$102,601
National
$55,322
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Highland Beach Reviews

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Quiet little beach town with minimal traffic. Easy access to beaches and canals without fixed bridges to get to the intracoastal waterway or ocean access. A nice quiet place to live.
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Highland Beach is a small town about 2 miles long. We have our own water system, library, post office, police, fire station and town hall. The area is well kept and safe.
Despite the numerous amounts of old people, living in the Boca Raton/Highland Beach area is a wonderful place to grow up. I live across the street from the beach and down the road from most of my family members. The weather is always nice and my neighborhood is very safe.