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Old 02-23-2009, 10:36 PM
 
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I want to live in Lauderdale area but is it safe? and how is traffic in the area? housing cost? I found some very good deals on real estate there,
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Old 02-24-2009, 08:09 PM
 
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There is a reason why prices are so attractive in those areas. Because its a dump! Before you commit to anything I strongly suggest you book a flight down here for a few days and tour the areas you are looking in. I think you will be surprised at how seedy the areas you mentioned are. There are some parts that are ok, but overall those are the dumpy sections of Broward County. I don't think those areas are that dangerous, but a lot of drug activity goes on there and some home-invasions/armed robbery type crimes and carjackings are frequent. But overall, you can walk down the streets and be ok I think.
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Old 02-24-2009, 11:39 PM
 
Location: Broward County, Florida
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Default Let me tell what I can about those areas...

Hi There,

I have taken many trips into those towns and from a real estate point of view, I would categorize those areas as "troubled". With friends and family in that area, and now buyers to whom I have shown many homes there, the property values have sunk and its directly tied to foreclosures and distress in those communities.

One area especially has seen prices pushing towards 2001-2002 levels! Just be sure to work with someone who can help you appreciate REAL VALUE. Just because something is priced low - there has to be a reason. Its either the house or the neighborhood.

As for safety - first and foremost, people who are careless are easy targets. There are organized groups down here who don't care what nighborhoods they go into, or what parking lots they case. They look for easy smash and grabs. Do not leave valuables in plain sight in your car. If you have something of value, consider walking around with it. Better than seeing it walk away.

Fort Lauderdale is a city of many neighborhoods. Each one unique to its history and social dynamics. I know of one area that looks like a bad place to live - the streets are not manicured and some properties are in awful shape. However, the people I know there who have lived there for 3 decades feel very safe, they know their neighbors.

When it comes to moving to Fort Lauderdale, its budget, family requirements, commuting and walking a neighborhood. If you are not comfortable with a neighborhood from the start, pass it by go on to the next.
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Old 02-25-2009, 02:18 PM
 
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I work in an neighboring police agency, and Lauderdale Lakes or Melrose are not 'safe'. Both are a constant barrage of both violent & property crime. Lauderhill is 'safer', if you look to live west of University Drive.

There is no guarantee that any location is good, and one needs to take responsibility for their own personal safety, however why intentionally move into an area that is known to be bad?
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Old 02-25-2009, 02:19 PM
 
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Milwaukee,

There is a reason why prices are so attractive in those areas. Because its a dump! Before you commit to anything I strongly suggest you book a flight down here for a few days and tour the areas you are looking in. I think you will be surprised at how seedy the areas you mentioned are. There are some parts that are ok, but overall those are the dumpy sections of Broward County. I don't think those areas are that dangerous, but a lot of drug activity goes on there and some home-invasions/armed robbery type crimes and carjackings are frequent. But overall, you can walk down the streets and be ok I think.
I wouldn't walk down those streets. Not safe at all.
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Old 02-27-2009, 09:32 PM
 
Location: San Salvador, El Salvador
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I want to live in Lauderdale area but is it safe? and how is traffic in the area? housing cost? I found some very good deals on real estate there,
Fort Lauderdale is safe east of Andrews.

I'm going to put this in simple form, you aren't the right color for Melrose Park, Lauderhill or Lauderdale Lakes.

List of neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Stay away from these Fort Lauderdale Neighborhoods..

Durrs, Dorsey Roverbend, Dillard Park, Lauderdale Manors, Melrose Manors, Rock Island, Parts of the Sistrunk Area ( Alot of white people are starting to move in this Historic Black Area, and FLPD are trying to keep it safe)..


I think you should aim for Coral Ridge, The south east part of Sailboat Bend, or the Imperial Point area.. It isn't as expensive as parts to the east of it, but it's just as safe.

Other Cities to take a look at: Plantation, Westside of Sunrise, Westside of Tamarac, Lauderdale by the Sea, Eastside of Oakland Park, Diana.
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Old 02-27-2009, 09:35 PM
 
Location: San Salvador, El Salvador
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I work in an neighboring police agency, and Lauderdale Lakes or Melrose are not 'safe'. Both are a constant barrage of both violent & property crime. Lauderhill is 'safer', if you look to live west of University Drive.

There is no guarantee that any location is good, and one needs to take responsibility for their own personal safety, however why intentionally move into an area that is known to be bad?

West of University becomes Sunrise and Tamarac.
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Old 02-27-2009, 10:01 PM
 
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West of University becomes Sunrise and Tamarac.
Not so.

The area west of University Drive, east of Pine Island Road, with Commerical Boulevard (south side) as the north boundary, and 44th Street on the south, all is Lauderhill.
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Old 02-28-2009, 12:52 AM
 
Location: San Salvador, El Salvador
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Not so.

The area west of University Drive, east of Pine Island Road, with Commerical Boulevard (south side) as the north boundary, and 44th Street on the south, all is Lauderhill.

Was this apart of Annexation? That's where Piper High is; I always thought that was Sunrise.
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Old 02-28-2009, 04:48 AM
 
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Was this apart of Annexation? That's where Piper High is; I always thought that was Sunrise.
The south side of 44th is Sunrise (Piper HS), the north side of the street (where the residential homes are), is Lauderhill.
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