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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    C
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Plantation is a town in Florida with a population of 4,790. Plantation is in Sarasota 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. Many retirees live in Plantation and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Plantation are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$264,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,359
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    13%
  • Own
    87%
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Plantation 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
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    1%
  • 10-17 years
    1%
  • 18-24 years
    2%
  • 25-34 years
    2%
  • 35-44 years
    4%
  • 45-54 years
    4%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    68%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Plantation

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$63,509
National
$55,322
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Plantation Reviews

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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. Plantation is a good area to live. I like it. Nothing is too far, everything from grocery stores to outlets, they're all within proximity. Plantation has pretty good schools, a variety of entertainment options and is very family friendly. I always feel safe living in Plantation, and there is rarely any serious crime activity. It is a very family friendly place to live.
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Plantation is a quiet yet blooming city. The location has always been my favorite part about this city, with multiple major highways within a 5 mile radius, as well as large shopping centers, restaurants, and public parks. I am originally from the city of Sunrise, the neighboring city to Plantation, that has a higher traffic volume than Plantation. This city is always clean and well maintained.
Plantation represents a great blend between the city and the suburbs, with affordable housing and family friendly neighborhoods. The amount of plant life and greenery is amazing, however, the city is very developed. Traffic easily becomes a problem as Plantation is close to many major roads which serves to worsen rush-hour traffic on a daily basis.