Oakland Park

Population: 43,660Median home value: $163,700 67 Ranks better than 55% of areas
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A+ Oakland Park Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C- Oakland Park Cost of Living Cost of living is 2% higher than Florida
Oakland Park
1022% more expensive than the US average
Florida
991% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Oakland Park cost of living
F Oakland Park Crime Total crime is 57% higher than Florida
Total crime
4,57767% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2267% higher than the US average
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0%Year over year crime is up
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F Oakland Park Employment Household income is 5% lower than Florida
Median household income
$46,44716% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$24,31418% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
8%65% higher than the US average
Oakland Park employment
C- Oakland Park Housing Home value is 2% lower than Florida
Median home value
$163,70011% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$1,11517% higher than the US average
Home ownership
53%17% lower than the US average
Oakland Park real estate or Oakland Park rentals
F Oakland Park Schools HS graduation rate is 5% lower than Florida
High school grad. rates
79%5% lower than the US average
School test scores
34%31% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
19:118% higher than the US average
Oakland Park K-12 schools or Oakland Park colleges

Living in Oakland Park, FL

Oakland Park is a moderately-sized city located in the state of Florida. The city has a population of 43,660 residents. In Oakland Park, there are 5,816 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. Individuals of White (59%) and Black or African American (27%) backgrounds make up a significant portion of the population of the city. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Oakland Park are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 25% of the population also speak Spanish.

Living in Oakland Park can be a great experience for anyone moving to the town. Having said that, in the state of Florida, there are many incredible places to live, so choose wisely! To help you find the best places to live in and around Oakland Park, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, cost of living, weather, housing and more.

With a livability score of 68/100, Oakland Park is ranked #13,075 in the United States and #655 in Florida. There are seven total categories that generate the livability score. Oakland Park ranks well for amenities (A+) and weather (A). There are some categories that Oakland Park does not rank well for, including: crime (F), education (F) and employment (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to determine why.

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Oakland Park, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Fort Lauderdale Comedy Club, Easterlin Park, and Qdives.

There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Oakland Park is actually affordable. The median home price for Oakland Park homes is $163,700, which is 1.9% lower than the Florida average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Oakland Park, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.5, which is 2.9% higher than the Florida average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Oakland Park area were 13.5% and 5 year appreciation rates were 16.4%.

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Compare Oakland Park, FL Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Oakland Park, FL

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Bermuda Riviera, Fort Lauderdale863.21,442
Palm-Aire Village, Fort Lauderdale862.6327
Landings, Fort Lauderdale843.11,647
Rio Vista, Fort Lauderdale844.82,264
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Lake Estates, Fort Lauderdale833.1334
Imperial Point, Fort Lauderdale822.95,597
Tarpon River, Fort Lauderdale814.53,287
River Oaks, Fort Lauderdale805.63,979

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13 years in OAKLAND PARK

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Sold my house in Oakland Park after 13 years, thanks God. City is a mess unless u are close to the City Hall or u are a business- 13 years having dogs from an animal hospital barking all day long. Emails, phone calls, nothing was done by the city - Trash removal for businesses at 4.00 am in the morning with extensive noise - what about noise city code - not applicable ? High property taxes for a city with no maintenance. After hurricane Wilm, had speed limit sign down in front of my house for almost 6 months. City is not concerned about residents, only businesses - i am glad i move out from that non properly managed city.
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8 Years In Oakland Park, FL

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I lived in Oakland Park Florida for about 8 years and I loved living there the entire time. I loved the beautiful sunlight year round with the exception of about 2 months of rainy season. There is of course the beautiful beach and great attractions to have lots of fun and keep everyone busy. Some of the attractions I loved were House of Glam Pop, Uncle Bernie's Theme Park, and getting some me time at Eden Massage & Spa. Also living in Oakland there are a ton of water sports and Aquatic Adventures and Management has para sailing, jet skiing and lot of other water activities.

My neighborhood was twin lakes and its a middle class neighborhood and I experienced little to no crime or vandalism in the entire 8 years living there. Two of the more upscale communities are Coral Heights and Coral Woods. The main schools are Oakland Park Elementary and Northeast High School and Broward County Park is the local park. Its about 10 minutes from the beach and very close to great restaurants. My frequent restaurants are Oaki Steakhouse, Corinto Restaurants, Dixie Pig Bar-B-Q and for some great Sea Food Ceviche by The Sea. La Cucina Veneziana has excellent drinks and every year continues to get certificates of excellence.

I didn't go out much but there are three main clubs in Oakland Park, Fl. Pure Platinum, Club Oz and Solid Gold. Pure Platinum has a younger crowd and younger music but I still had lots of fun there. Solid Gold plays the older music but has really great food and drinks. I do most of my shopping at Coral Ridge Mall. They have lots of high end brands and also a great nail shop there. The other mall I visited once was Northridge Shopping Center.
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Source: The Oakland Park, FL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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