These Are The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In Fort Lauderdale For 2018


We used data and science to identify the neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale that are the real pits.

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Fort Lauderdale’s neighborhoods conjure up too many stereotypes to count. You’ve got hipster areas, preppy places, neighborhoods where college kids thrive, and of course, ghettos.

It seems as if there’s a neighborhood for everyone in Fort Lauderdale.

And while the city consistently ranks as one of the best places to live in the country thanks in part to a strong economy and tons of entertainment, it’s not all rainbows and sunshine in Fort Lauderdale. Some neighborhoods aren’t as great as others.

So the question arises, which Fort Lauderdale neighborhoods are the worst, and which are the best?

Today, we’ll use science and data to determine which Fort Lauderdale hoods need a little tender loving care – the sore thumbs of the Fort Lauderdale area if you will. Realistically, you can’t expect all the neighborhoods to be amazing, although Coral Ridge ranks way above the rest.

We examined 67 of Fort Lauderdale’s neighborhoods to find out the worst places to live. These ten places don’t quite measure up to Fort Lauderdale’s reputation:

  1. Home Beautiful Park
  2. River Garden Sweeting Estate
  3. Dillard Park
  4. Poinciana Park
  5. Durrs Homeowners
  6. Lake Aire Palm View
  7. Progresso Village
  8. City View Townhome
  9. Dorsey-Riverbend
  10. Lauderdale Manors

Read on to see how we determined the places around Fort Lauderdale that need a pick-me-up. And remember, don’t blame the messenger.

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

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How we determined the worst Fort Lauderdale hoods

To figure out how bad a place is to live in, we only needed to know what kinds of things people like and then decide what places have the least amount of those things. We threw the following criteria into this analysis in order to get the best, most complete results possible. We used this set of criteria for each neighborhood in Fort Lauderdale:

  • High unemployment (Less jobs)
  • Low median income (Less pay)
  • Low population density (No things to do)
  • Low home values (No one’s willing to pay to live here)
  • High crime (Estimated)

Then, we ranked each neighborhood in Fort Lauderdale for each of these criteria from worst to best.

Next, we averaged the individual rankings for each criteria into a “Worst Score”.

The neighborhood with the lowest “Worst Score” ranks as the worst neighborhood of Fort Lauderdale.

Read on below to learn more about these terrible places around Fort Lauderdale to live. Or skip to the end to see the list of all 67 neighborhoods ranked from worst to best.

This list is a scientific analysis based on real data and is completely unbiased. Hold on to your pants.

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1. Home Beautiful Park

Population: 474
Median Income: $19,479
Median Home Value: $22,133

2. River Garden Sweeting Estate

Population: 134
Median Income: $17,788
Median Home Value: $93,700

3. Dillard Park

Population: 1,025
Median Income: $31,274
Median Home Value: $102,367

4. Poinciana Park

Population: 1,642
Median Income: $27,372
Median Home Value: $125,220

5. Durrs Homeowners

Population: 3,194
Median Income: $19,828
Median Home Value: $61,650

6. Lake Aire Palm View

Population: 1,443
Median Income: $35,827
Median Home Value: $110,100

7. Progresso Village

Population: 581
Median Income: $27,885
Median Home Value: $137,500

8. City View Townhome

Population: 173
Median Income: $36,273
Median Home Value: $173,300

9. Dorsey-Riverbend

Population: 4,548
Median Income: $23,368
Median Home Value: $116,450

10. Lauderdale Manors

Population: 8,029
Median Income: $32,409
Median Home Value: $95,175

The ‘hoods around Fort Lauderdale that are really hoods

Well there you have it — the worst of the neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale with Home Beautiful Park landing at the bottom of the pack.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale aren’t all bad. Coral Ridge takes the cake as the best place to live in Fort Lauderdale.

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

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Detailed List Of The Worst Fort Lauderdale Neighborhoods

Neighborhood Rank Population Median Income Median Home Values
Home Beautiful Park 1 474 $19,479 $22,133
River Garden Sweeting Estate 2 134 $17,788 $93,700
Dillard Park 3 1,025 $31,274 $102,367
Poinciana Park 4 1,642 $27,372 $125,220
Durrs Homeowners 5 3,194 $19,828 $61,650
Lake Aire Palm View 6 1,443 $35,827 $110,100
Progresso Village 7 581 $27,885 $137,500
City View Townhome 8 173 $36,273 $173,300
Dorsey-Riverbend 9 4,548 $23,368 $116,450
Lauderdale Manors 10 8,029 $32,409 $95,175
Lauderdale West 11 916 $34,982 $141,150
Harbordale 12 1,969 $37,451 $190,760
Edgewood 13 2,560 $51,606 $154,725
River Run 14 700 $56,791 $215,850
South Middle River 15 9,332 $28,874 $147,700
Melrose Manors 16 4,070 $41,753 $137,300
Palm-Aire Village 17 347 $80,307 $137,100
Middle River Terrace 18 3,999 $27,600 $153,900
Flamingo Park 19 1,563 $43,369 $148,000
Sunset 20 3,895 $43,697 $173,020
Croissant Park 21 2,814 $43,278 $190,900
Flagler Heights 22 3,249 $46,116 $182,900
Lake Estates 23 368 $56,266 $230,700
North Golf Estates 24 438 $56,266 $230,700
Bay Colony Club 25 276 $54,728 $245,100
Riverside Park 26 4,562 $38,104 $231,050
River Oaks 27 3,612 $58,838 $195,467
Landings 28 1,746 $55,497 $237,900
Coral Ridge Isles 29 2,802 $53,572 $286,433
Boulevard Park Isles 30 480 $63,646 $307,300
Bay Colony 31 789 $54,728 $245,100
Lake Ridge 32 2,960 $42,571 $287,950
Coral Shores 33 328 $65,811 $310,300
Bermuda Riviera 34 1,376 $42,895 $181,700
Tarpon River 35 2,886 $58,140 $200,467
Sunrise Key 36 286 $33,750 $591,100
Dolphin Isles 37 483 $63,934 $281,500
Shady Banks 38 1,009 $68,875 $231,300
Lauderdale Beach 39 488 $63,934 $281,500
Poinsettia Heights 40 2,670 $70,476 $235,250
Knoll Ridge 41 1,730 $46,411 $294,000
Imperial Point 42 5,270 $64,289 $281,700
Central Beach Alliance 43 2,132 $69,943 $336,075
Idlewyld 44 222 $93,333 $398,400
Harbour Isles 45 230 $78,073 $453,000
Harbour Inlet 46 359 $78,073 $453,000
Riviera Isles 47 280 $93,333 $398,400
Birch Park 48 102 $83,056 $389,000
Sunrise Intracoastal 49 520 $54,911 $441,700
Harbor Beach 50 742 $78,073 $453,000
Beverly Heights 51 247 $70,417 $551,000
Lauderdale Harbours 52 547 $64,659 $472,900
Laudergate Isles 53 344 $100,691 $297,800
Sailboat Bend 54 2,688 $59,817 $330,033
Coral Ridge Country Club 55 5,049 $71,544 $418,175
Las Olas Isles 56 812 $93,333 $398,400
Navarrea Isle 57 74 $84,781 $639,500
Downtown 58 2,218 $76,062 $341,700
Bal Harbour 59 535 $100,691 $297,800
Victoria Park 60 6,189 $66,920 $434,722
Rio Vista 61 2,414 $76,874 $434,567
Hendricks And Venice Isles 62 316 $84,781 $639,500
Colee Hammock 63 832 $70,417 $551,000
Seven Isles 64 501 $104,688 $1,000,001
Nurmi Isles 65 408 $84,781 $639,500
Galt Mile 66 1,939 $71,808 $446,775
Coral Ridge 67 5,518 $88,695 $568,557

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