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Old 06-03-2019, 11:59 AM
 
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Wife and I are moving to FLL next month. Trying to figure out some neighborhoods to consider buying a house. I’ve used trulia and different crime maps, but they seem inconsistent.

We want to be less than 30 minutes from the beach and walking/bike/cheap Uber to local fare and bars.

Safety is a primary concern.

Areas considering are:
Oakland Park
Hollywood- farthest south we want to go
Sunrise- absolute farthest west we want to go
Pompano- farthest north we want to go

Looking for single-family house around $350K

Any recommendations are hugely appreciated!

Thanks in advance!
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Old 06-03-2019, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Weston, FL
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Nicer parts of Oakland Park, if you can find anything there for the price you want to pay.

May want to reconsider a SFH and go for a nice townhouse.
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Old 06-03-2019, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Davie, FL
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A few things.

There is local restaurants and bars everywhere that you can walk/bike to. No matter the neighborhood. There is also virtually nowhere in South Florida that is more than 30 minutes to the beach.

So this should open up your search a bit. I would personally look in Pembroke Pines, near I75 with your budget. And consider a townhouse like Ruski suggested. If primary concern is safety, you need to be away from Oakland, Pompano, most of Hollywood, and Sunrise. Pretty much every suggestion is hardly where I'd go if safety was my biggest concern.

Consider Cooper City, Weston, Pembroke Pines, Davie, most of Coral Springs.
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Old 06-04-2019, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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In Fort Lauderdale, Lake Ridge, Poinsettia Heights, Crossaint Park.
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Old 06-04-2019, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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Originally Posted by FenrirTheBeard View Post
Wife and I are moving to FLL next month. Trying to figure out some neighborhoods to consider buying a house. I’ve used trulia and different crime maps, but they seem inconsistent.

We want to be less than 30 minutes from the beach and walking/bike/cheap Uber to local fare and bars.

Safety is a primary concern.

Areas considering are:
Oakland Park
Hollywood- farthest south we want to go
Sunrise- absolute farthest west we want to go
Pompano- farthest north we want to go

Looking for single-family house around $350K

Any recommendations are hugely appreciated!

Thanks in advance!



what wrong with Wilton Manors?
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Old 06-05-2019, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Davie, FL
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what wrong with Wilton Manors?
Who said anything about Wilton Manors???

Anyways, Wilton is a gay village (and quite safe). But unless someone is part of the LGBT crowd or likes that scene, it may not be an ideal landing spot for them.
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Old 06-07-2019, 04:24 PM
 
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It seems like every other house we are interested in is in a senior community. It’s quite frustrating.
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Old 06-07-2019, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Davie, FL
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It seems like every other house we are interested in is in a senior community. It’s quite frustrating.
Probably because you are shopping price

The senior communities will look nice and have a lower than average price.
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