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Old 06-12-2009, 12:53 PM
 
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Default Safest areas in Broward County.

My fiance and I are planning to relocate to the Ft. Lauderdale area.
Can someone please help us by giving a few of the best apartments to consider, in the safest neighborhoods, while we look for a home to buy.
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Old 06-12-2009, 01:07 PM
 
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boca is your best bet.
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Old 06-12-2009, 05:16 PM
 
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Thank you very much. Do you know of any good apartments in Boca Raton?
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Old 06-12-2009, 06:01 PM
 
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My fiance and I are planning to relocate to the Ft. Lauderdale area.
Can someone please help us by giving a few of the best apartments to consider, in the safest neighborhoods, while we look for a home to buy.

I feel like a broken record but here goes .... safest areas ... Cooper City , Weston , Parkland , Boca Raton , Coral Springs ( most of it ) Western Pembroke Pines ,
Davie ( most of it ) Coconut Creek ( most of it ) ..... voila !!!
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Old 06-12-2009, 07:08 PM
 
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Yeah Boca is very nice, but you can find more affordable areas that are closer to Fort Lauderdale. Plantation is an area I'd recommend due to its close proximity to Fort Lauderdale and its safety. Do you have kids? If so, Boca and Weston will have the best schools. Coral Springs is also good. But if its just you and your fiance, I wouldn't rule out a beach condo in Fort Lauderdale, Lauderdale By The Seas, or even Hollywood.
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Old 06-12-2009, 10:55 PM
 
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For the record, the safest areas (if low crime is your only concern) are all west of University Dr, or in the case of being north of Atlantic Blvd, west of the turnpike. This includes the cities of Parkland, Coral Springs, Margate, Coconut Creek, Tamarac, Sunrise (yes really), Plantation, Davie, Weston, Cooper City, Pembbroke Pines, and for the MOST part Miramar (main problem is spillover crime from Miami Gardens until about Red Rd). Also, east of Dixie Hwy north of 595, and west of US1 south, which basically means the coastal areas. There are also areas east of there that aren't high in crime either, like the Emerald Hills/Hollywood Hills section of Hollywood, most of eastern Tamarac, Plantation is OK all the way to the turnpike, south of Broward Blvd, North Lauderdale except for some duplex condos off of Kimberly Blvd, east Pembroke Pines, and even most of east Miramar away from Pembroke Rd or State Road 7. These neighborhoods can range from wealthy (the coastal areas, Parkland, etc) to upper-middle class (Weston, Cooper City, etc), to middle class (Pembroke Pines, most of Coral Springs, etc), to working class (North Lauderdale, east Miramar, etc). Basically, any area in Broward County without a high rate of poverty will have a low crime rate, and that doesn't not necessairly mean wealthy and flashy.

And for the record, Boca Raton is not in Broward County and while it's among the safest Palm Beach County has to offer, it has literally about twice the crime of some of Broward's safest large municipalities like Weston and Coral Springs. Boca is pretty average on a national scale for violent crime and pretty high for property crime.

Also, while Plantation is nice, I would not consider the desirable parts to be any more or less affordable than Boca.
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Old 06-13-2009, 06:43 AM
 
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Default Thank you

Thank you to everybody who responded about the safest areas.
But if anybody knows a few apartments in the area that you feel are the best, we would appreciate it.
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Old 06-13-2009, 06:43 AM
 
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boca is your best bet.
if you are 60 or older.....
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Old 06-13-2009, 10:19 AM
 
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When I lived in boca I lived in 2 different types of apartments. One was called Addison Place. Very quiet and suburban. Large floorplans and affordable pricing. Located on Palmetto Park rd. The other was the gables at Camino Real. Midrise located on federal highway right near mizner park. Beautiful apartment but very expensive. Better for young singles that want to be near the beach and mizner park. Has a very exclusive feeling.
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Old 06-13-2009, 12:16 PM
 
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Default Thank you

Thank you.... We are looking for quiet, and safe. Within 10 minutes from the beach.
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