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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Worst Neighborhoods In Fort Lauderdale

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:

  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.

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

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

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