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Old 10-12-2012, 05:53 AM
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We are looking at renting in the Lake Estates/Lauderdale-by-the-Sea area and wanted feedback from the locals - is this area reasonably safe?

The specific area: between E. Commercial & E. McNab and east of US1/N Federal. The price range we are looking at is $1200 - $1600 for pet-friendly 2/2. Is this reasonable for a nice apartment/condo?
We do not have kids, so schools are not a consideration.

We currently live in Hollywood Hills and our house has been burglarized twice in the past year and my car was stolen out of the driveway about 1 1/2 year ago, so by "reasonably safe" I mean the area is not being slammed by crime the way Hollywood and unfortunately most of Broward County seems to be experiencing.

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Old 10-12-2012, 05:44 PM
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If it's east of the Intracoastal between Commercial and McNab, it's Lauderdale-By-The-Sea (with the exception of the small Sea Ranch Lakes community/municipality, but it doesn't sound like that's what you're referring to). If it's west of the Intracoastal, it's Fort Lauderdale until just north of Port Royale where it becomes Pompano.

These areas are not nearly as problem-laden as most areas in the county. I would absolutely consider them *relatively safe, with one small notation: Lauderdale-By-The-Sea has many small motels in and around the residential areas which don't necessarily attract the greatest of types: Guests of whom tend not to respect the tranquility of a "small beachside town", if you know what I mean.
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:00 PM
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It sounds like the area you are talking about is Fort Lauderdale, not Lauderdale By The Sea. The areas from US1 east to the Intracoastal are very safe. Port Royale is an apartment community there, and there are also a handful of privately owned condo buildings in that area. The areas from US1 west for 5-10 blocks are safe too for the more part. The shopping in that area is also very good. Plenty of restaurants and a Publix.
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Old 10-13-2012, 06:38 AM
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Nolefan's hit it on the head. I live just west of US1 and north of McNab - you are looking at Fort Lauderdale, but it's a very decent area. I have no idea about the pricing, can't help you there. It's about as safe as anywhere you will find in eastern Broward - there are spates of car burglaries (mostly teenagers breaking into unlocked cars or breaking windows at night) - don't leave anything valuable visible. We occasionally have an outbreak of home burglaries as well. The closer you get to dixie and atlantic, the worse the vibe, but still nothing too scary.

I run and my husband runs early in the morning, I don't feel unsafe doing it and the shops and restaurant parking lots are safe. Bayview's a great little street, and Lauderdale by the sea is 3 minutes away and just a cool area to hang out.

I also second Port Royale, it's a very popular place to rent.
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:44 AM
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Crime is everywhere, but that is one of the better areas of Broward County.
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:07 PM
Location: Lauderdale by the Sea
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I have lived in Lauderdale by the Sea for the last 30 years, I do feel safe, and I have left my house way to many time with the doors unlocked and come back home to find everything still there, (Including the wife) LOL!
I do not think you will find a rental in the area for less than $ 2,000 a month.

I also would agree with Port Royal or... Bay Colony ( a gated community)
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:31 AM
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now that was funny alexanderkay, real funny. nice to read some threads from people still with a sense of humor, Thanx
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:06 AM
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Just avoid areas where you see cars with NY plates or decals indicating a preference for NY sports teams and you'll be OK.
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