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 places don’t quite measure up to Fort Lauderdale’s reputation.
Here are the 10 worst neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale according to data:
- Home Beautiful Park
- River Garden Sweeting Estate
- Dillard Park
- Poinciana Park
- Durrs Homeowners
- Lake Aire Palm View
- Progresso Village
- City View Townhome
- 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.
1. Home Beautiful Park
Median Income: $19,479
Median Home Value: $22,133
2. River Garden Sweeting Estate
Median Income: $17,788
Median Home Value: $93,700
3. Dillard Park
Median Income: $31,274
Median Home Value: $102,367
4. Poinciana Park
Median Income: $27,372
Median Home Value: $125,220
5. Durrs Homeowners
Median Income: $19,828
Median Home Value: $61,650
6. Lake Aire Palm View
Median Income: $35,827
Median Home Value: $110,100
7. Progresso Village
Median Income: $27,885
Median Home Value: $137,500
8. City View Townhome
Median Income: $36,273
Median Home Value: $173,300
Median Income: $23,368
Median Home Value: $116,450
10. Lauderdale Manors
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
|1||Home Beautiful Park||474|
|2||River Garden Sweeting Estate||134|
|6||Lake Aire Palm View||1,443|
|8||City View Townhome||173|
|15||South Middle River||9,332|
|18||Middle River Terrace||3,999|
|24||North Golf Estates||438|
|25||Bay Colony Club||276|
|29||Coral Ridge Isles||2,802|
|30||Boulevard Park Isles||480|
|43||Central Beach Alliance||2,132|
|55||Coral Ridge Country Club||5,049|
|56||Las Olas Isles||812|
|62||Hendricks And Venice Isles||316|