The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In Fort Lauderdale For 2022


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 Las Olas Isles ranks way above the rest.

We examined 64 of Fort Lauderdale's neighborhoods to find out the worst places to live. These places don't quite measure up to Fort Lauderdale's reputation.

So what's the worst neighborhood to live in Fort Lauderdale for 2022? According to the most recent census data, Home Beautiful Park looks to be the worst neighborhood in Fort Lauderdale.

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. Looking for places to avoid outside of the city? You can also check out the worst suburbs of Fort Lauderdale.

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Worst Neighborhoods In Fort Lauderdale

The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In Fort Lauderdale For 2022

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1
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Population: 523
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $53,233 (worst)
Median Income: $20,448 (2nd worst)
More on Home Beautiful Park:  Data

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3
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Population: 216
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $98,900 (6th worst)
Median Income: $19,375 (worst)
More on River Garden Sweeting Estate:  Data

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3
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Population: 1,290
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $80,667 (3rd worst)
Median Income: $31,199 (8th worst)
More on Dillard Park:  Data

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3
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Population: 3,367
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $84,775 (4th worst)
Median Income: $21,118 (3rd worst)
More on Durrs Homeowners:  Data

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4
/10

Population: 174
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $193,000 (15th worst)
Median Income: $29,583 (6th worst)
More on City View Townhome:  Data

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4
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Population: 1,287
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $121,000 (7th worst)
Median Income: $35,782 (13th worst)
More on Lake Aire Palm View:  Data

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4
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Population: 4,692
Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $93,400 (5th worst)
Median Income: $24,914 (4th worst)
More on Dorsey-Riverbend:  Data

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6
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Population: 1,929
Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $406,520 (43rd worst)
Median Income: $35,688 (12th worst)
More on Poinciana Park:  Data

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5
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Population: 739
Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $273,600 (29th worst)
Median Income: $27,105 (5th worst)
More on Progresso Village:  Data

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8
/10

Population: 398
Rank Last Year: 20 (Up 10)
Median Home Value: $193,800 (16th worst)
Median Income: $55,175 (24th worst)
More on North Golf Estates:  Data

Methodology: How we determined the worst Fort Lauderdale neighborhoods in 2022

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, Florida 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 64 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.

Summary: The Worst Neighborhoods Around Fort Lauderdale

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. Las Olas Isles 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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Where Are The Worst Neighborhoods To Live In Fort Lauderdale For 2022?

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

Editor's Note: This article is an opinion based on facts and is meant as infotainment. Don't freak out we updated this article for 2022. This is our time ranking the worst neighborhoods to live in Fort Lauderdale.

About Nick Johnson

Nick Johnson earned his masters in Business Administration from the Drucker School At Claremont Graduate University. He has written for 39 publications across the country and ran the media relations department at Movoto, a real estate portal based in San Francisco. He has been featured in over 500 publications as an expert in real estate and as an authority on real estate trends.

Nick's the creator of the HomeSnacks YouTube channel that now has over 260,000 subscribers and is an excellent source to learn about different parts of the country.