Population: 90,878Median home value: $271,200 77 Ranks better than 89% of areas
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A+ Plantation Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Plantation Cost of Living Cost of living is 18% higher than Florida
11717% more expensive than the US average
991% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Plantation cost of living
C Plantation Crime Total crime is 21% higher than Florida
Total crime
3,53029% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2929% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-5%Year over year crime is down
Plantation crime
C+ Plantation Employment Household income is 38% higher than Florida
Median household income
$67,51022% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$35,94521% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%10% lower than the US average
Plantation employment
C- Plantation Housing Home value is 63% higher than Florida
Median home value
$271,20047% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,47455% higher than the US average
Home ownership
63%1% lower than the US average
Plantation real estate or Plantation rentals
C+ Plantation Schools HS graduation rate is 10% higher than Florida
High school grad. rates
91%10% higher than the US average
School test scores
52%5% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
18:114% higher than the US average
Plantation K-12 schools

Living in Plantation, FL

Plantation, Florida is a mid-sized city with a population of 90,878 residents. In Plantation, there are 4,200 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. If we look at the most recent Census, Plantation is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Black and Asian. Plantation has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 72% of the population is classified as married and 62% have kids.

Whether you’re moving to a new city to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Plantation could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Florida if you know where to search. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like cost of living, weather, education, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Plantation and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Plantation to Florida and the national average.

Plantation has a livability score of 78 out of 100 and is ranked #271 in Florida and #3,123 in the USA. This is a terrific score, as Plantation ranks well in multiple categories! Based on the grades for each individual category, Plantation has been rewarded with high marks for amenities (A+) and weather (A). The bad news for Plantation, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: cost of living (F).

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Plantation 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.

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 Plantation is actually affordable. The median home price for Plantation homes is $271,200, which is 62.6% higher than the Florida average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Plantation, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 4, which is 17.6% 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 Plantation area were 5.4% and 5 year appreciation rates were 10.7%.

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Compare Plantation, FL Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Plantation, FL

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Bermuda Riviera, Fort Lauderdale8610.61,442
Palm-Aire Village, Fort Lauderdale867.6327
Landings, Fort Lauderdale8410.81,647
Rio Vista, Fort Lauderdale848.32,264
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Lake Estates, Fort Lauderdale8310.8334
Imperial Point, Fort Lauderdale8210.65,597
Tarpon River, Fort Lauderdale816.93,287
River Oaks, Fort Lauderdale806.53,979

Best Cities Near Plantation, FL

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Lake Clarke Shores, FL8537.73,517
Coconut Creek, FL8511.657,731
Bay Harbor Islands, FL8518.25,885
South Palm Beach, FL85351,309
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Cooper City, FL855.534,364
Hillsboro Beach, FL8415.71,467
Lazy Lake, FL847.534
Hypoluxo, FL8333.12,689
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I made the city of Plantation, Florida aware that i'm a care giver of an 80 year old to provide some notice of some sort with the Water . In a month span my water was cut off twice. The lady at the counter disrespectful I was charged upward of 400 dollars with reconnection fees and so on in a month span period. NO COMPLAINTS TO THE CITY IN GENERAL IT IS NOT A BAD PLACE TO LIVE. PLANTATION GARBAGE BAGS AT PUBLIX IF YOU WANT THE CITY TO DISPOSE OF IT FOR YOU AND THEY ARE NOT CHEAP EITHER. NOT NICE AT...
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Plantation FL - The Perfect Place For Shoppers

Living in South Florida for nearly my entire life, I am very familiar with Plantation, Florida. This city is situated between the town of Davie to the south and Lauderhill to the north. It is also conveniently located just west of Ft. Lauderdale and east of Sunrise. In fact, you could reach Ft. Lauderdale in only 15 minutes by car. It is a lovely city with many large palm trees lined along the main roads and many beautiful parks. With a variety of restaurants, shops and a mall here, shopping and dining choices are plenty.

Sunrise is located to the west of Plantation where the world famous Sawgrass Mills is located. This mall is huge and consists of many name brand retail outlets. There are also many movie theaters located here for entertainment.

Plantation is an older city of Broward County which is made up of nice Florida style homes and many apartment buildings. With its residents and shops, one could consider this area to be a bit more upper-class than nearby towns and cities. Many of Plantation's residents are retirees who have lived here for years.

The only downside of Plantation is the traffic along University Drive, which is a busy main road that runs through Plantation. This area is usually congested with all the restaurants and shopping located along it.
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Source: The Plantation, FL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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