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%.
|Average one way commute||25min||27min||26min|
|Workers who drive to work||73.8%||79.5%||76.4%|
|Workers who carpool||10.8%||9.3%||9.3%|
|Workers who take public transit||5.9%||2.1%||5.1%|
|Workers who bicycle||1.7%||0.7%||0.6%|
|Workers who walk||2.5%||1.5%||2.8%|
|Working from home||3.8%||5.4%||4.6%|
|Airports (within 30 miles of city center)||0 (2)||20||354|
|Amtrak train stations (within 30 miles of city center)||0 (6)||45||711|