The 10 Best Hollywood Suburbs To Live In For 2024

The best Hollywood suburbs are Key Biscayne and Highland Beach for 2024 based on Saturday Night Science.

While big cities like Hollywood offer culture, cuisine, and charisma, they also deliver terrible traffic, towering expenses, and a taxing quality of life.

With that in mind, we wanted to uncover the best suburbs around Hollywood. These burbs have all of the benefits of being near Hollywood without actually having to be in the city.

Of course, not all suburbs of Hollywood are created equally, which is precisely why we set out to find the best ones. Using Saturday Night Science, we delve into the factors that matter most, from commutes and housing costs to community vibes, to help you uncover the perfect suburban spots in the Greater Hollywood area.

Table Of Contents: Top Ten | Methodology | Summary | Table

What’s the best suburb of Hollywood? Key Biscayne ranks as the best suburb of Hollywood for 2024 based on the most recent Census and FBI data. If you happen to be a resident of Key Biscayne, you’re probably not too surprised to find it on the top our list.

We’ll tell you what makes each of these 10 Hollywood ‘burbs better than the rest–but first, a bit about our methodology.

Feel free to check out some more reading about Florida:

The 10 Best Hollywood Suburbs To Live For 2024

Key Biscayne, FL

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Population: 14,572
Median Income: $173,015
Unemployment Rate: 4.1%
Poverty Rate: 8.4%
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Key Biscayne is always mentioned as one of the best suburbs in the Hollywood area. We’ll tell you the good about “Awesome Key Biscayne.”

Everyone here is rich; families average $173,015 a year, which is the 3rd highest in the Hollywood region. And only 4.12% are out of work. Homes average more than $1,568,763 each.

Highland Beach, FL

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Population: 4,261
Median Income: $140,045
Unemployment Rate: 4.8%
Poverty Rate: 4.3%
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Highland Beach is the second best ‘burb we looked at near Hollywood for 2024.

It ranks 6th for incomes in the area and only 3.14% of residents lack insurance, good for 3rd best.

Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, FL

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Population: 6,202
Median Income: $76,855
Unemployment Rate: 3.0%
Poverty Rate: 7.4%
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Here in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, it’s really safe, and residents are just about as rich as you’ll see in the Hollywood metro area.

The bad side? Schools are more crowded, and the cost of living puts a large part of the city out of reach for most families.

But price is based on demand and a lot of people want to live in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea.

Palmetto Bay, FL

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Population: 24,267
Median Income: $144,987
Unemployment Rate: 3.6%
Poverty Rate: 5.2%
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Palmetto Bay ranks as the 4th best suburb of Hollywood for 2024.

You won’t find many better places to raise your kids in the region than in Palmetto Bay and the schools are some of the best around.

Lighthouse Point, FL

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Population: 10,496
Median Income: $86,586
Unemployment Rate: 2.2%
Poverty Rate: 6.6%
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Coming in as the fifth best is Lighthouse Point.

Lighthouse Point gets kudos for having the 13th most expensive homes in the Hollywood area, where houses sell for an average of $777,160. However, the cost of living here is among the highest in the area.

Southwest Ranches, FL

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Population: 7,589
Median Income: $165,556
Unemployment Rate: 1.6%
Poverty Rate: 4.7%
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Southwest Ranches is proud of its 6th place finish on this list. And here’s why.

Most residents have great jobs and the unemployment rate sits at 1.62%.

According to online reports, Southwest Ranches is quickly becoming one of the more affluent suburbs in the Hollywood area, meaning you need to get in soon.

Pinecrest, FL

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Population: 18,279
Median Income: $178,095
Unemployment Rate: 4.9%
Poverty Rate: 6.5%
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The 7th best suburb on our list goes to Pinecrest.

Pinecrest schools are some of the best in the region, and crime is really low. The cost of living makes it a lot more desirable for many families, especially first-time home buyers.

And, it’s only 26.7 miles to downtown, which is a good thing.

Parkland, FL

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Population: 34,832
Median Income: $188,544
Unemployment Rate: 4.5%
Poverty Rate: 3.9%
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Parkland is growing quickly, and for a good reason. Crime is far below average, and most residents are gainfully employed. Even the cost of living is reasonable.

A solid 5.35% of people lack insurance, good for 7th in the area.

Weston, FL

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Population: 68,029
Median Income: $132,832
Unemployment Rate: 3.6%
Poverty Rate: 5.8%
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Is ‘Everything Better In Weston?’


It placed 9th on our list thanks to the fact that it’s really expensive to live here, but the schools are great, so you get what you pay for in that regard.

Review Of Weston by HomeSnacks User

Weston is very safe very quiet place to live. All of the neighborhoods’ associations are strict and keep the communities looking very nice. The schools are good but are overflowing. They used to be great but not anymore. There is a large Venezuelan community that started moving here in the last 10 years. It’s almost not necessary to speak English here. There are a lot of restaurants to choose from and businesses. A lot of small parks for kids to play in, activities for kids and also a large dog park at Markham Park. Highways are extremely accessible from both sides of the city and we’re 10 minutes away from Sawgrass Mills. City buses and 18 wheelers are not allowed through the city so it’s very quiet. Weston has a lot of restrictions but that’s what keeps the city very safe and clean. There is also a large regional park and the YMCA and community center are both inside the park. We have an athletic club and tons of karate schools, music schools, gyms, learning centers etc. Cleaveland Clinic is also here and plenty of spas and doctors offices. All in all it is a very family friendly city and they have done a great job in making sure you don’t need to leave Weston, we have everything here.

Schools are very overcrowded because there are so many people who want to live here. Cypress Bay High School is a very good school but it’s huge. There are two middle schools Falcon Cove and Tequesta Trace and five elementary schools. There are also private schools, Sagemont and Weston Christian Academy and plenty of pre-schools.

Surfside, FL

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Population: 5,625
Median Income: $73,160
Unemployment Rate: 3.6%
Poverty Rate: 14.0%
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And rounding out the top ten for 2024 is Surfside.

This city is far above average in every category, and the best part? It’s far more affordable than the other cities listed above. So, you get a big bang for your buck here.

Methodology: How We Determined The Best Suburbs Around Hollywood for 2024

Figuring out the best suburbs around Hollywood was simple. We used Saturday Night Science to find things people like about living in the suburbs and then locate the suburbs with those things.

We analyzed the newest American Community Survey data for 2018-2022 to research each suburb. We decided upon the following criteria:

  • Low unemployment rate
  • High median household incomes
  • Population density (lots of things to do)
  • High home values
  • A lot of college-educated people
  • Low poverty
  • High rate of insured families

We defined a suburb as being within 30 miles of Hollywood.

Additionally, we limited the analysis to places that have over 2,000 people. This left us with a grand total of 56 suburbs to evaluate around Hollywood.

We ranked each place with scores from 1 to 56 in each category, where 1 was the “best.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each place to create a quality-of-life index.

Finally, we crowned the city with the best quality of life index, the “Best Suburb near Hollywood.” We’re lookin’ at you, Key Biscayne.

This result may differ from our state-wide data as we did not include commute times and crime for this analysis to allow for a more extensive selection of suburbs.

We updated the data for 2024. This report is our tenth time ranking the best Hollywood suburbs. Skip to the end to see the list of all the suburbs ranked from best to worst.

Summary: Welcome to the Best Hollywood ‘Burbs of 2024

We said it once, and we’ll say it again–life in the big city isn’t for everyone. At least not all the time.

The best suburbs of Hollywood are .

So if you’re craving the amenities of a larger city like Hollywood but don’t want to deal with the drawbacks, one of these suburbs might be for you.

For more Florida reading, check out:

Table: Best Hollywood Suburbs

Rank City Population Median Income Average Home Price
1 Key Biscayne, FL 14,572 $173,015 $1,568,763
2 Highland Beach, FL 4,261 $140,045 $934,974
3 Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, FL 6,202 $76,855 $649,632
4 Palmetto Bay, FL 24,267 $144,987 $962,359
5 Lighthouse Point, FL 10,496 $86,586 $777,160
6 Southwest Ranches, FL 7,589 $165,556 $1,256,520
7 Pinecrest, FL 18,279 $178,095 $1,909,075
8 Parkland, FL 34,832 $188,544 $1,077,923
9 Weston, FL 68,029 $132,832 $717,713
10 Surfside, FL 5,625 $73,160 $1,161,290
11 Miami Lakes, FL 30,621 $90,339 $630,644
12 Hillsboro Beach, FL 2,225 $86,250 $556,558
13 Bay Harbor Islands, FL 5,843 $73,587 $608,277
14 Coral Gables, FL 49,696 $118,203 $1,354,428
15 Wilton Manors, FL 11,451 $81,424 $603,112
16 Miami Shores, FL 11,638 $120,833 $1,025,122
17 Miami Springs, FL 13,729 $88,196 $678,387
18 Sunny Isles Beach, FL 22,202 $57,145 $701,954
19 Aventura, FL 39,621 $75,211 $510,079
20 South Miami, FL 11,944 $78,830 $897,891
21 Boca Raton, FL 97,980 $95,570 $574,246
22 West Miami, FL 7,104 $73,525 $620,895
23 Biscayne Park, FL 3,098 $69,830 $888,928
24 Bal Harbour, FL 3,035 $86,172 $1,722,574
25 Cooper, FL 2,034 $80,139 $471,206
26 Coral Springs, FL 133,801 $87,488 $536,819
27 Pembroke Pines, FL 170,472 $77,657 $485,196
28 Doral, FL 74,891 $83,823 $534,476
29 Virginia Gardens, FL 2,419 $75,455 $552,168
30 Miramar, FL 135,158 $81,812 $506,754
31 Miami Beach, FL 82,400 $65,116 $525,643
32 Davie, FL 105,821 $84,346 $517,729
33 Margate, FL 58,396 $56,324 $334,085
34 Coconut Creek, FL 57,574 $72,740 $325,475
35 Hialeah Gardens, FL 22,815 $58,497 $415,761
36 Fort Lauderdale, FL 182,673 $75,376 $534,210
37 Delray Beach, FL 66,646 $76,558 $358,548
38 Sunrise, FL 96,510 $66,001 $372,339
39 North Miami Beach, FL 43,269 $56,122 $452,270
40 Hialeah, FL 222,996 $49,531 $445,753
41 Tamarac, FL 71,578 $59,140 $317,289
42 Sweetwater, FL 19,399 $53,159 $423,752
43 Miami, FL 443,665 $54,858 $569,425
44 Oakland Park, FL 44,056 $64,989 $380,204
45 North Lauderdale, FL 44,635 $60,168 $351,157
46 Miami Gardens, FL 111,618 $56,071 $440,066
47 Hallandale Beach, FL 41,102 $45,417 $328,630
48 West Park, FL 15,074 $58,712 $403,262
49 North Miami, FL 59,854 $49,069 $401,072
50 Lauderhill, FL 73,987 $48,523 $233,276
51 Deerfield Beach, FL 86,455 $53,741 $300,832
52 Dania Beach, FL 31,700 $46,330 $373,346
53 Pompano Beach, FL 111,790 $61,155 $363,916
54 Lauderdale Lakes, FL 35,914 $41,644 $162,956
55 Pembroke Park, FL 6,266 $41,875 $256,411
56 Opa Locka, FL 16,230 $30,101 $356,499
About Chris Kolmar

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