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Old 06-05-2007, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Hello,

I am moving (for sure) to FL the 1st week of Sept. and need some help w/ where to live. I will be working in Coconut Creek and WAS planning on living in Ft. Lauderdale. I wanted to be in Ft. Lauderdale for the beach and more things going on. I am a single 30yr old professional male. I just did some searches on crime in Ft. L. and had no idea that it is so dangerous.
Now, I am re-thinking living there. Any insight on this? Any advice on some happening area, close to the beach and close to Coconut Creek so I can avoid heavy traffic on 95 or similar congested roads?

Thanks!!
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Old 06-06-2007, 06:05 AM
 
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Generally speaking, the only safe places near the beach in Broward County are on A1A or in any case east of Federal Hwy and Dixie Hwy. For those locations be prepared to pay top dollar in rent. There are plenty of online sources for rental rates.

If those rental rates are in your budget, then go for it. If you work in Coconut Creek you are probably going against the main flow of traffic. If you live in Coconut Creek and you want to go to the beach, then you have the problem of where to park your car.

There are other beach communities in Broward County north of Ft. Lauderdale - like Lighthouse Point, Pompano Beach, and Deerfield Beach - that are closer to Coconut Creek. Get a map and check them out.

Deerfield Beach, generally speaking, is for younger people. You might meet a nice Brazilian girl!

Good luck.
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Old 06-06-2007, 06:26 AM
 
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The Deerfield Beach area is nice.I lived in Coc.Creek for 6 yrs.You could also live there and drive the 20 min. to the beach.Great town for young people.
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Old 06-06-2007, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Deerfield Beach, generally speaking, is for younger people. You might meet a nice Brazilian girl!

Good luck.
Nice

I hear that Pompano is nice as long as your east of 95?
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Old 06-06-2007, 08:04 PM
 
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Since this post I started to do a little research on Deerfield...getting mixed reviews, some say it's nice others say it isn't such a good area(crime, dirty etc) Also hear it's an older crowd. What about Delray, how is it there and how far from Ft Laud is it?
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Old 06-07-2007, 01:10 AM
 
Location: western East Roman Empire
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Since this post I started to do a little research on Deerfield...getting mixed reviews, some say it's nice others say it isn't such a good area(crime, dirty etc) Also hear it's an older crowd. What about Delray, how is it there and how far from Ft Laud is it?
Delray Beach beaches are more accessible than those of Boca Raton, but Delray Beach is an even older crowd than either Boca or Deerfield, it can be even more expensive than Boca (but a wide variety, including quality of neighborhood) prevails. Moreover, it can be a trek to Ft. Lauderdale, depending on the time of day: the 25-30 miles could take a half hour or an hour depending on traffic and what lane of 95 you are in. etc.

Yes, Deerfield Beach can be spotty, but so can Delray Beach, and that's why you get mixed reviews.

When I say Deerfield Beach, I mean the beach. When I pass by there I see a lot of young people making merry in a way that I don't see in Delray Beach. I have no clue what those other reviewers are talking about if they are referring specifically and exclusively to the beach area.

Personally I would prefer Delray Beach over Deerfield Beach, but that's because I'm an old fot, and because Deerfield Beach, as a whole, is probably a bit more spotty than Delray Beach, as a whole.

As for crime, well, yes, you take your chances no matter where you go, but generally speaking you are better off around A1A than around 95, and that goes for Pompano Beach as well.

Your best bet is to come before September and see for yourself.

Good luck.

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Old 06-07-2007, 06:12 AM
 
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I have no idea who is posting responses to you but here it is. I am single and 28 and I live in Fort Lauderdale. It is not dangerous East of 95 here at all, do not believe everything you read. Unless you're coming from like Mobridge, South Dakota or something, the crime will not be shocking. If I were to make a suggestion, here it is. Do not live west of I-95 in my opinion most of it is a dump. Also, don't live in Deerfield or Pompano because the moment you get down here you will realize that you want to be near downtown/waterfront in Ft. Lauderdale. Many of us locals don't always do the beach thing but blow for blow Ft. Laud will beat Pompano, Deerfield or the northern areas. Also don't move to Sunrise or Plantation, because the three nice areas of both of those cities are expensive and off the water. I-95 or 595 in the morning blows! Someone from there is going to jump all over me now watch! Also watch out for the women down here; since you are single. I say this as a warning. MOST (disclaimer) of the women in South Florida care only about money or status and will do about anything to get it. So date someone for a few days and get out. Don't live under the assumption that you will find a soulmate here in Ft. Lauderdale. I am not here to bash the area totally though because I live here and like it a lot. I just want to give you a heads up. Any other questions just ask.
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Old 06-07-2007, 06:27 AM
 
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I am moving there as well and I know what you mean. I am starting to get scared to move there as well. At least you don't have kids and have to think about that.
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Old 06-07-2007, 07:57 AM
 
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Alot of negative results..Don't hear much positive..
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Old 06-07-2007, 08:26 AM
 
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The only areas that I think are dangerous in the East Fort Lauderdale area is Sunrise Blvd, Broward and Oakland Park..... Once you past Commercial Blvd and go north you're pretty safe since the area is much more mixed. Deerfield Beach and 95 is pretty safe, just stay outta the hoods that may be in that area and if you live in Philidephia you probably have some knowledge on that subject.

If you can move East past 95 and closer to Dixie or Us-1 that's even safer, it's just that the area is alot older and the population is alot older as well.

Us-1 and Commercial is a pretty good place to live, lots of nightlife and pretty safe.
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