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A+ Margate Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C Margate Cost of Living Cost of living is 1% lower than Florida
982% less expensive than the US average
991% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Margate cost of living
B+ Margate Crime Total crime is 31% lower than Florida
Total crime
1,85028% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5528% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-2%Year over year crime is down
Margate crime
D- Margate Employment Household income is 13% lower than Florida
Median household income
$42,43023% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$23,50821% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%31% higher than the US average
Margate employment
C- Margate Housing Home value is 19% lower than Florida
Median home value
$135,80026% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$1,18925% higher than the US average
Home ownership
73%15% higher than the US average
Margate real estate or Margate rentals
D- Margate Schools HS graduation rate is 1% lower than Florida
High school grad. rates
82%1% lower than the US average
School test scores
44%11% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
19:119% higher than the US average
Margate K-12 schools or Margate colleges

Living in Margate, FL

Margate is a moderately-sized city located in the state of Florida. The city has a population of 56,245 people. With a population density of 6,349 people per square mile, Margate is well above the nation's average density level. Margate is known to be family friendly as more than 70% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 64% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

Whether you’re relocating to a new city to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Margate could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Florida if you know where to search. The best areas in Margate and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from weather, employment, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Florida and national averages.

Margate has a livability score of 78/100 and is ranked #268 in Florida and #3,111 in the USA. Compared to the United States average, Margate ranks among some of the best places to live in the country! If we dig down a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Margate has higher than average scores for the following: amenities (A+), crime (B+) and weather (A). Margate does not score well for the following: education (D-) and employment (D-). It might be a smart idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Margate has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Margate. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Margate are affordable. The median home price for Margate homes is $135,800, which is 18.6% lower than the Florida average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Margate, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.2, which is 5.9% lower than the Florida average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Margate will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Margate, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 14.2%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 16.4%.

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Compare Margate, FL Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Margate, FL

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Bermuda Riviera, Fort Lauderdale868.41,442
Palm-Aire Village, Fort Lauderdale863.4327
Landings, Fort Lauderdale847.51,647
Rio Vista, Fort Lauderdale8410.72,264
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Lake Estates, Fort Lauderdale837.2334
Imperial Point, Fort Lauderdale826.75,597
Tarpon River, Fort Lauderdale81103,287
River Oaks, Fort Lauderdale8010.83,979

Best Cities Near Margate, FL

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Lake Clarke Shores, FL8528.73,517
Coconut Creek, FL852.757,731
Bay Harbor Islands, FL8525.35,885
South Palm Beach, FL85261,309
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Cooper City, FL8514.634,364
Hillsboro Beach, FL848.51,467
Lazy Lake, FL847.534
Hypoluxo, FL8324.12,689
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Margate, Florida is Amazing!

I lived in Margate, Florida for four years with my husband and our kids. We moved to the east coast of Virginia for his job. We miss Margate very much. It was a great place to raise kids and there was always something to do, not to mention the gorgeous weather.

What we loved most about Margate was how friendly everyone was. We also have family in Miami so it was nice to be nearby, yet not right in the middle of all the chaos in Miami. When you live in Florida, the best part is that there is always something to do. You're never bound by the weather to stay indoors. In the neighborhood we lived in, there was plenty to do right nearby. Our favorite activities were of course the beach, and going to the festivals in town and flea markets. Also a short trip from Margate is Ft.Lauderdale and of course Miami where there are tons of attractions, water parks, dinner shows and everything you can imagine. It's impossible to be bored there.

The only complaints I have about Margate, Florida is that there are some shady areas, but in my experience there is crime everywhere. It's important to scope out the area before moving in, and I can say that in Margate we never heard of any crime. Also, there is the onslaught of tourists during spring break and in the summer. It's understandable though, because who wouldn't want to vacation in the area. I myself cannot wait to go back and wish we never had to leave.
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