The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Fort Lauderdale For 2022


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale are the best of the best.

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Do you like your neighborhood?

Is it friendly, and where everyone knows their neighbors?

No matter if you live in the sticks or in an apartment building in downtown Fort Lauderdale, you have a little pocket that you can call home. And each neighborhood is different.

Smaller neighborhoods usually have obvious benefits -- less crime, a slower pace of life, and a lower cost of living. But not all Fort Lauderdale neighborhoods are created equal. Some are better than others. But which ones?

Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale are the best. If you're in one of the places we're about to highlight, odds are you know you've got it made. So, if you're thinking of moving to Florida and Fort Lauderdale is on the top of your list, check out our best neighborhoods to live in.

Here are the best neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale for 2022.

So what's the best neighborhood to live in Fort Lauderdale for 2022? According to the most recent census data, Las Olas Isles looks to be the best Fort Lauderdale neighborhood to live in.

Read on to see how we determined the places around Fort Lauderdale that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you're interested in the worst neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale.

Once you're done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from best to worst.

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Best Neighborhoods In Fort Lauderdale

The 10 Best Neighborhoods To Live In Fort Lauderdale

Population: 842
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $750,000 (Sixth best)
Median Income: $106,625 (Third best)
More on Las Olas Isles: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 334
Rank Last Year: -
Median Home Value: $1,143,300 (best)
Median Income: $154,844 (best)
More on Seven Isles: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 449
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $902,800 (Third best)
Median Income: $93,587 (Ninth best)
More on Nurmi Isles: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 291
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $750,000 (Sixth best)
Median Income: $106,625 (Third best)
More on Riviera Isles: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 2,559
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 2)
Median Home Value: $359,700 (26th best)
Median Income: $85,337 (12th best)
More on Sailboat Bend: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 2,264
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $467,533 (2best)
Median Income: $80,084 (20th best)
More on Rio Vista: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 230
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 3)
Median Home Value: $750,000 (Sixth best)
Median Income: $106,625 (Third best)
More on Idlewyld: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 5,597
Rank Last Year: 7 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $290,750 (33rd best)
Median Income: $67,358 (28th best)
More on Imperial Point: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 584
Rank Last Year: 8 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $487,500 (19th best)
Median Income: $84,167 (16th best)
More on Sunrise Intracoastal: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 701
Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $520,500 (17th best)
Median Income: $85,179 (14th best)
More on Harbor Beach: Homes For Sale | Data

Methodology: How We Determined The Best Fort Lauderdale, FL Neighborhoods In 2022

In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale, we had to determine what criteria defines a "best".

Using crime, census, and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:

  • High incomes
  • Low unemployment rates
  • Low crime
  • High home prices
  • High population densities (A proxy for things to do)

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 67 in each category, where 1 was the best.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a best neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest best neighborhood index the "Best City Neighborhood In Fort Lauderdale." We're lookin' at you, Las Olas Isles.

Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the best places Fort Lauderdale, Florida has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.

Summary: Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of The Best Neighborhoods In Fort Lauderdale

If you're measuring the neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale aren't all good. Home Beautiful Park takes the title of the worst neighborhood to live in Fort Lauderdale.

We ranked the neighborhoods from best to worst in the chart below.

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Best Neighborhoods To Live In Fort Lauderdale For 2022 Detailed Data

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Las Olas Isles 842 $750,000 $106,625
2 Seven Isles 334 $1,143,300 $154,844
3 Nurmi Isles 449 $902,800 $93,587
4 Riviera Isles 291 $750,000 $106,625
5 Sailboat Bend 2,559 $359,700 $85,337
6 Rio Vista 2,264 $467,533 $80,084
7 Idlewyld 230 $750,000 $106,625
8 Imperial Point 5,597 $290,750 $67,358
9 Sunrise Intracoastal 584 $487,500 $84,167
10 Harbor Beach 701 $520,500 $85,179
11 Birch Park 93 $680,600 $80,625
12 Sunrise Key 310 $673,200 $57,563
13 Galt Mile 1,806 $531,575 $68,749
14 Harbour Isles 217 $520,500 $85,179
15 Downtown 2,071 $326,100 $82,830
16 Coral Ridge 5,267 $571,357 $86,435
17 Bal Harbour 631 $290,800 $94,375
18 Knoll Ridge 2,056 $356,200 $42,308
19 Victoria Park 6,618 $521,022 $79,678
20 Lauderdale Harbours 465 $735,900 $57,542
21 Poinsettia Heights 2,563 $287,450 $62,863
22 Coral Ridge Country Club 5,176 $478,525 $80,448
23 Shady Banks 1,039 $248,500 $76,324
24 Navarrea Isle 81 $902,800 $93,587
25 Hendricks And Venice Isles 348 $902,800 $93,587
26 Tarpon River 3,287 $251,000 $70,592
27 Laudergate Isles 404 $290,800 $94,375
28 Boulevard Park Isles 726 $385,500 $65,810
29 Central Beach Alliance 1,837 $421,300 $67,128
30 Coral Ridge Isles 3,337 $328,133 $58,289
31 Colee Hammock 918 $576,200 $77,100
32 Bermuda Riviera 1,442 $207,000 $50,094
33 Lake Ridge 2,952 $277,050 $40,508
34 Harbour Inlet 339 $520,500 $85,179
35 Landings 1,647 $230,750 $56,565
36 Beverly Heights 272 $576,200 $77,100
37 River Oaks 3,979 $154,233 $56,843
38 Flamingo Park 1,586 $174,000 $62,500
39 Dolphin Isles 401 $285,200 $62,800
40 Riverside Park 4,417 $255,200 $40,600
41 Lauderdale Beach 405 $285,200 $62,800
42 Bay Colony 761 $267,700 $57,955
43 Coral Shores 257 $301,100 $51,875
44 Harbordale 2,067 $419,400 $40,167
45 Lake Estates 334 $193,800 $55,175
46 Sunset 4,181 $154,860 $63,172
47 Flagler Heights 3,277 $260,000 $45,126
48 Palm-Aire Village 327 $149,700 $98,125
49 Croissant Park 2,487 $221,567 $53,653
50 Middle River Terrace 3,961 $201,500 $33,241
51 Bay Colony Club 266 $267,700 $57,955
52 Melrose Manors 4,517 $151,520 $34,945
53 South Middle River 9,452 $168,720 $30,640
54 Lauderdale Manors 8,319 $126,250 $32,380
55 Edgewood 2,703 $194,800 $50,786
56 River Run 730 $242,100 $67,822
57 Lauderdale West 1,065 $73,250 $53,438
58 Progresso Village 739 $273,600 $27,105
59 North Golf Estates 398 $193,800 $55,175
60 Poinciana Park 1,929 $406,520 $35,688
61 Dorsey-Riverbend 4,692 $93,400 $24,914
62 Lake Aire Palm View 1,287 $121,000 $35,782
63 City View Townhome 174 $193,000 $29,583
64 Durrs Homeowners 3,367 $84,775 $21,118
65 Dillard Park 1,290 $80,667 $31,199
66 River Garden Sweeting Estate 216 $98,900 $19,375
67 Home Beautiful Park 523 $53,233 $20,448

Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our ninth time ranking the best neighborhoods to live in Fort Lauderdale.

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