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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
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Oakland Park is a suburb of Fort Lauderdale with a population of 44,339. Oakland Park is in Broward County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Oakland Park offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Oakland Park there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Oakland Park and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Oakland Park are above average.
About Oakland Park...
Population
44,339

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$195,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,167
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%
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Oakland Park 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
    364.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    39.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    201.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    572.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,539.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    412.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

Working in Oakland Park

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$50,380
National
$55,322
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Oakland Park Reviews

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Oakland Park is a quick-thriving, friendly suburb of Fort Lauderdale that is home to a diverse range of inhabitants. From families to singles, Oakland Park is the happy medium between a fast-paced, yet cozy community! Between its excellent array of local businesses and great nightlife, Oakland Park is an amazing location to live as it suits all needs you may have. Oakland Park has three excellent public schools all within under a mile from one another, making it a large appeal to growing families. Don't have kids? No problem! Oakland Park offers excellent festivals and celebrations right in the heart of the city both during the day and night! These festivities are surrounded by excellent businesses like Funky Buddha Brewery if you're feeling thirsty or Tatts and Tacos if you want a bite! It is no surprise that Oakland Park is rich in diversity as it attracts many from all over.
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I LOVE LOVE LOVE the city of Oakland Park Florida! I am fortunate enough to live in an area that is close to everything, the beach, the airport, multiple grocery stores (Lucky's Market, Whole Food, Publix just to name a few) gas station on every end. I am surrounded by lots of amazing restaurants and bars as well! I love that it is pet-friendly and they also host many fun events for the people who live in the city of Oakland Park! It also fully supports the LGBTQ community which is incredible! Such a great family area, nice houses and wonderful, down to earth people!
Parts of Oakland Park are looking really nice lately. There are still some areas on the west side of Dixie Highway toward I-95 that are a little bit sketchy, but other than that, my experience here has been nice. I prefer the area east of Dixie near the Funky Buddha Brewery. Another interesting thing is across the street from the Funky Buddha is a bar with built-in video game consoles called Barcade, which looks extremely fun to me! I hope to venture over there soon.