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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
    B
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Plantation is a suburb of Miami with a population of 92,126. Plantation is in Broward County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Plantation offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Plantation there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Plantation and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Plantation are above average.
About Plantation...
Population
92,126

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$292,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,556
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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Plantation 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
    141.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    8.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    94.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    405.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,596.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    281.9
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Plantation

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$69,531
National
$55,322
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Plantation Reviews

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I absolutely loved my time in Plantation! Why? Because for a rather not so common part of Miami, you would easily think that its either a total 'country side' or at the other side of the spectrum 'super crazy fun' part of Miami. Well, I couldn't have been more wrong. It has all the proper accommodations that a very busy city as Miami should have. If you are looking for quietness, Plantation is the place to be for you, because there is actually parts of it that are very country like, which is something not so very common in Miami at all.
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I lived in Plantation for almost ten years before I moved up north. Although there are many bad neighborhoods in this town, there are some good ones too. I admit, it's not the safest place, and the traffic is pretty bad, but the diversity of the place is refreshing. It's close to the best beaches in the country, and the Everglades. The schools (especially at the Middle and High level) aren't the greatest, but it's not the worst either. I'd say it'd be hard for an older kid to adjust to living here, but if a child has lived here all their life, they'll love it. Overall I liked living here a lot.
Plantation is a very nice suburban area with just about everything needed to live a comfortable life. With plenty of public schools and parks, supermarkets in prime locations, and restaurants and shops, Plantation is a nice place to have a family or to go and retire. My only complaint would be that because there are so many people who come here to retire, a lot of the population is made up by the elderly, who often make traffic situations difficult on the road.