Are you thinking about moving to Broward County and want to know the best places to live? In this video, I’m going to share the top three best suburbs in Fort Lauderdale that you’ve got to check out. We’ll explore each community’s location, amenities, and housing options so you can pick the area that’s right for you.
The first suburb you need to check out is Coral Springs. This community is located in the northwest part of Broward County and is neighbored by Margate, Tamarac, and Parkland. Coral Springs is about 25 minutes to downtown Fort Lauderdale, 30 minutes to the Fort Lauderdale Airport, and about 45 minutes to Miami.
Coral Springs is also near the turnpike, I-75, and the Sawgrass Expressway. This suburb of Fort Lauderdale has a population of 133,000 and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Coral Springs offers residents an urban-suburban mix feel, and most residents are homeowners. The area features restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many of the families are young professionals. The public schools in Coral Springs also ranked quite high above average.
According to Niche.com, Coral Springs ranks #4 for the most diverse suburbs in Florida. It also ranks #58 as the best suburbs for young professionals in Florida, while Miami Beach slid in there for #1. Coral Springs also has a high public school rating, according to Niche.com.
Now let's get into some real estate. The average single-family home in Coral Springs is roughly $630,000. A four-bedroom, two-bath in Coral Springs is about $650,000, while a three-bedroom, two-bath in Coral Springs is about $510,000. The average price for a townhouse or condo in Coral Springs is about $184,000. If you're looking to rent in the area, plan to spend about $3,100 on a three-bedroom single-family home. A two-bedroom in Coral Spring will run you about $2,000.
The second city you need to check out is my very own: Plantation. Plantation is centrally located in Broward County, close to I-95, the turnpike, and 75. It’s bordered by Sunrise, Lauderhill, and Davie. This area has much to offer such as parks, golf courses, shopping centers, and various restaurants.
You will definitely need a car in Plantation. It’s about 15 minutes to downtown Fort Lauderdale and the beach, 15 minutes to the Fort Lauderdale Airport, and 35 to 40 minutes to Miami. This suburb of Fort Lauderdale has a population of 93,000 and is fast growing.
According to Niche.com, Plantation ranks #8 as the most diverse suburbs in Florida. This area kind of falls flat with the public school ranking, but don't be discouraged. There are lots of other great schools and options around Plantation. This city ranks #13 as the best place to raise a family in Broward County. Weston slides into first place. Plantation also has 42 beautiful parks that you can visit and enjoy.
The median cost for a single-family home in Plantation is $625,000. The median cost for a townhouse or condo is $252,000. The average four-bedroom, single-family home in Plantation is about $650,000. A three-bedroom in Plantation is about $550,000. If you're looking to rent in the area, you can look at spending about $2,700 for a three-bedroom single-family home or $2,000 for a two-bedroom in roughly the same area.
The third suburb you need to check out is Pembroke Pines, located in southwest Broward County and close to the turnpike and I-75. Pembroke Pines is about 24 minutes from the Fort Lauderdale International Airport, 30 minutes to Fort Lauderdale Beach or Hollywood Beach, and 30 minutes from Miami.
All my subscribers know that I do a lot of coverage on Pembroke Pines—and there's a reason why. Pembroke Pines is a big city with a small community feel. According to Niche.com, Pembroke Pines ranked #7 out of 380 for most diverse suburbs in Florida, and #18 for the most diverse places to live in Florida.
Pembroke Pines schools are also very good and above average. The average four-bedroom single-family home in Pembroke Pines is roughly $620,000. A three-bedroom single-family home is about $500,000, depending on the location. If you're looking to rent in an area, you can plan on spending about $3,300 for a three-bedroom, single-family home, and roughly about $2,500 for a two-bedroom, single-family home.
Fort Lauderdale Options
I hope this gave you some insight into the top suburbs to move to in Fort Lauderdale. Broward County has many options when looking for a place to live, and I’d be happy to help you find what you’re looking for.
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