The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Fort Lauderdale For 2021


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

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the best neighborhoods to live in Fort Lauderdale.
Best Neighborhoods In Fort Lauderdale

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 2021.

So what's the best neighborhood to live in Fort Lauderdale for 2021? 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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The 10 Best Neighborhoods To Live In Fort Lauderdale

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

Population: 449
Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 2)
Median Home Value: $902,800 (Second best)
Median Income: $93,587 (Seventh best)
More on Nurmi Isles: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 2,559
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 4)
Median Home Value: $359,700 (25th best)
Median Income: $85,337 (Tenth best)
More on Sailboat Bend: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 230
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 4)
Median Home Value: $750,000 (Fifth best)
Median Income: $106,625 (Second best)
More on Idlewyld: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 291
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $750,000 (Fifth best)
Median Income: $106,625 (Second best)
More on Riviera Isles: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 2,264
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 4)
Median Home Value: $467,533 (20th best)
Median Income: $80,084 (18th best)
More on Rio Vista: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 5,597
Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $290,750 (32nd best)
Median Income: $67,358 (25th best)
More on Imperial Point: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 584
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 5)
Median Home Value: $487,500 (18th best)
Median Income: $84,167 (14th best)
More on Sunrise Intracoastal: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 310
Rank Last Year: 12 (Up 3)
Median Home Value: $673,200 (Ninth best)
Median Income: $57,563 (36th best)
More on Sunrise Key: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 701
Rank Last Year: 13 (Up 3)
Median Home Value: $520,500 (16th best)
Median Income: $85,179 (12th best)
More on Harbor Beach: Homes For Sale | Data

How We Determined The Best Fort Lauderdale, FL Neighborhoods In 2021

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 64 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.

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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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods To Live In Fort Lauderdale For 2021

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

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.

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