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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Tamarac is a suburb of Fort Lauderdale with a population of 64,262. Tamarac is in Broward County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Tamarac offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Tamarac there are a lot of parks. Many retirees live in Tamarac and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Tamarac are above average.
About Tamarac...
Population
64,262

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$140,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,289
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%
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Tamarac 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
    92.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    18.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    95.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    380.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,727.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    230.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Tamarac

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$45,474
National
$55,322
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Tamarac Reviews

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Tamarac is a very friendly neighborhood. You see bikers, dog walkers, and groups of children, on the sidewalks. All the schools are above the "C" level. Safety is good because there is a hospital on university drive. Not a lot of crime happens in Tamarac. The nightlife is family-friendly. You have sawgrass lanes if you want to go bowling with your family. Right down the street is a roller skating rink. If you want to go to that rink go in the day when there are no teenagers it's less crowded. There are numerous places to eat with foods from all over, perfect for dates. I would not change anything about Tamarac!
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I have lived in Tamarac my whole life and love it! It is a small surburb outside of the city of Fort Lauderdale. It is a nice and quite neighborhood that is great for both families and retirees. The location is in the mist of a lot of surrounding cities which cuts down the average communing time. Housing is affordable and ranges around $200,000 to $500,000. New homes are being built continuously. The community constantly has event and activities offered for all ages. In addition, the city is approving for the better such as updated buildings, new parks, new landscaping, bringing in more businesses and so much more! As the city's moto says, "The city for your life!"
Living in Florida is amazing! However, community thrives in Tamarac. There's a lovely public library and a great community center with tons of activities for younger children, teenagers and senior citizens! In addition to all this, there are many recreational centers, so the whole family can have a picnic at the park, or spend the day at a water park! It's perfect for the whole family!