Pompano Beach

Population: 106,004Median home value: $165,300 64 Ranks better than 35% of areas
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A+ Pompano Beach Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C- Pompano Beach Cost of Living Cost of living is 2% higher than Florida
Pompano Beach
1022% more expensive than the US average
991% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Pompano Beach cost of living
F Pompano Beach Crime Total crime is 94% higher than Florida
Total crime
5,663106% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 18106% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
8%Year over year crime is up
Pompano Beach crime
F Pompano Beach Employment Household income is 13% lower than Florida
Median household income
$42,64123% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$24,50818% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%39% higher than the US average
Pompano Beach employment
D Pompano Beach Housing Home value is 1% lower than Florida
Median home value
$165,30011% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$1,09916% higher than the US average
Home ownership
55%14% lower than the US average
Pompano Beach real estate or Pompano Beach rentals
F Pompano Beach Schools HS graduation rate is 5% lower than Florida
High school grad. rates
79%5% lower than the US average
School test scores
35%29% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
14:111% lower than the US average
Pompano Beach K-12 schools or Pompano Beach colleges

Living in Pompano Beach, FL

Pompano Beach, Florida is a mid-sized city with a population of 106,004 residents. In Pompano Beach, there are 4,410 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. Long travel times to work can be one of the most frustrating things in the world - right behind housework! If you decide that living in Pompano Beach is the right fit for you, your one way commute time will average 25 minutes, which is about average when compared to the national commute time of 26 minutes.

If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very daunting task. However, it could also be a great experience if you are willing to get to know the town before actually living in Pompano Beach, Florida. To help you find the best places to live in and around Pompano Beach, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, cost of living, weather, education, housing and more.

Pompano Beach, FL receives 64/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #786 in Florida and #18,953 in the USA. For each of the livability categories, we can establish that Pompano Beach ranks very well for amenities (A+) and weather (A). There is at least one category that you should be aware of in Pompano Beach. The following was graded with a less than perfect score: crime (F), education (F), employment (F) and housing (D).

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Pompano Beach 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. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Pompano Beach: Isle Casino & Racing at Pompano Park, Festival Flea Market, and Muvico Broward 18 Theater.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Pompano Beach is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Pompano Beach come in at $165,300, which is 0.9% lower than the Florida average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Pompano Beach, the home price to income ratio is 3.9, which is 14.7% higher than the Florida average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Pompano Beach were 15.1%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 12.6%.

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Compare Pompano Beach, FL Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Pompano Beach, FL

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Bermuda Riviera, Fort Lauderdale864.91,442
Palm-Aire Village, Fort Lauderdale863.7327
Landings, Fort Lauderdale843.61,647
Rio Vista, Fort Lauderdale848.92,264
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Lake Estates, Fort Lauderdale833.3334
Imperial Point, Fort Lauderdale822.95,597
Tarpon River, Fort Lauderdale818.93,287
River Oaks, Fort Lauderdale8010.13,979

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PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Lake Clarke Shores, FL8528.13,517
Coconut Creek, FL854.157,731
Bay Harbor Islands, FL8524.45,885
South Palm Beach, FL8524.91,309
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Cooper City, FL8516.334,364
Hillsboro Beach, FL844.41,467
Lazy Lake, FL845.934
Hypoluxo, FL83232,689
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Detective Schaefer is a Criminal

The City management is amazing, the city is centrally located near West Palm and Fort Lauderdale with affordable prices. Strip clubs and crime run rampant as the Broward Sheriff Office Detective’s only report crimes if they are paid to write them against adversaries of criminals. Detective Schaefer and Sgt. Pierrei are responsible for an annual property crimes increase of 8% a year for not reporting criminals, victimizing citizens and having close relationships with Haitian drug and sex trafficking...
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Scary place to visit, let alone to live

I visited Pompano Beach recently. I was shocked to see how it declined from 20 years ago. It was littered and Dirty!!
My friend lived at John Knox Village which wasn't tonad but a block away it looked liked ghetto. As long as you stay inside john Knox you're safe. But don't venture out. Stopped at the local Walmarts and was shocked at how the grounds were trash all over!! Clearwater, where I'm from is clean. No trash laying around...safe to walk.
What a shock and so sad to see Ft. lauderdale and Pompano Beach is getting like the slums.
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Only 3 Years In Pompano

I have lived in Pompano Beach, FL for about three years. The area is beautiful as every morning I can wake up and see a gorgeous sunrise, and in the evening, there is an amazing sunset. There are numerous things to do for almost any age, and the best part of living here is the beach.

My home is an apartment located in the middle of the city. Rent rates average about $900 a month for a two-bedroom, but there are less expensive ones on the outskirts of the city. If you are looking for a delicious plate of seafood, then this is where you need to live or at least visit. Almost every restaurant serves some kind of seafood dish whether it's shrimp or crab legs. When I want to relax, I go to the Pompano Municipal Pier. This pier is about a mile and a half long. While walking on the pier, I can often see dolphins swimming and seagulls that sit right on the banister.

The Isle Casino is a place I like to go when I want to have a little fun. There is a buffet in the casino that serves just about any kind of food that you can think of, and there is a small race track as well. The casino could be improved as there aren't as many table games as I would like, but there are a few slot machines that pay out pretty well. The Indian Mound Park is somewhere for the family to enjoy. There is plenty of room to play outside, and there are walking trails for those who like to enjoy the scenery.
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Poor city of PB customer service

Just bought a home and moved in. Called CPB after unsuccessfully attempting to find the 1/2 mile boardwalk, for dog walking, via google. The lady answering the call, must have been having a bad day or dislikes her job; her response, "I have no idea, maybe in Ft. Laud., or Hollywood; google it or call COC. After that rude response, my response, "you have a great afternoon and thanks for lack of help)" (no customer service) and disconnected the call. I surely wish I had ask her name as I would be sharing that information.

I called again, Susan answer this time and only tried to cover up for her rude co-worker; fell short of an apology.

Two thoughts/questions:

Does PB have no standards for employee customer service!? Would customer be in the job description of all employees!?

One would think that an employee working for the city would have knowledge of their boardwalk!?? Am I the only resident looking for that?

Oh well, guess that was my "rude welcome" to PB!
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Please Let A Hurricane Take Pompano Beach, FL


NO WORK, WHAT WORK THERE IS IS GIVEN TO NON ENGLISH SPEAKING PEOPLE.the new public's on alantic is case in point, the only people who speak english there are the foremen and that's just barely

Try to get a permit through the city of pompano,if you are a small business you will fail before you can get a permit through the numbskulls that work in the building dept.

Lets talk about the POLICE in pompano, Hitlers guys were nothing compared to BSO in pompano beach SHOOT FIRST AND DON'T BOTHER ASKING ANY QUESTIONS AFTER BECAUSE THE REVIEW BOARD WILL RULE THE SHOOTING JUSTIFIED!!!! Get pulled over for a minor traffic infraction,get ready for the SWAT TEAM to be called out,with hands on their guns.

Pompano Beach is the halfway house racket of the world!Whole streets are devoted to nothing but halfway houses,or sober houses as they are called.lets not even talk about jails/prisons: guys don't have to go far when they get out of jail in pompano, right down the street to the first available half way house. Who checks these places? For sure not the city/state too busy making money off jail,halfway houses,sober houses,homeless shelters.

Don't get me started on broward outreach center.
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Romance is Alive in Pompano Beach, Florida

I've lived in Florida for almost twenty years and even though there are a lot of great places to see in this state, I always end up back in Pompano Beach. This little city has something for everyone and as far as vacation homes go, you can't find a nicer area to settle in. The beaches and downtown are in the middle of a massive revitalization project so it promises to be even prettier in the near future. Because Pompano Beach is in south Florida, it takes almost no time to get to Fort Lauderdale (15 minutes driving) or to the Everglades National Parks (1 hour driving). The city is friendly and very laid-back with plenty of things for the locals and tourists to enjoy.

I like to wander the shops downtown and I always stop in at the Festival Flea Market Mall. It's a great place to shop for unexpected treasures, clothing and even furniture. The market is an indoor and air conditioned flea market with lots of vendors. The air conditioning is a must for the summers in Pompano Beach because the temperatures can get into the nineties with a lot of humidity. As hot as it gets, it's a really good thing that the beaches and surfing are so much fun. There are several water ski, wakeboard and scuba diving schools that are operated locally so you won't run out of things to do in the water. The water, by the way, is some of the prettiest in all of Florida. It's crystal clear and turquoise blue or bright green water with gentle waves depending on the season.

Another fun place to visit in Pompano Beach is the Calypso Cove Water Park. It's fun for the whole family with rides and flumes for children and adults. When you're done with the water park, it's nice to head back downtown for dinner. The shops and restaurants line the main street and in the fall and winter the weather is cool enough to really enjoy the stroll. Other than the heat in the summer, Pompano Beach is really a perfect city for a relaxing vacation or retirement life.
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