A+ Sunrise Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C- Sunrise Cost of Living Cost of living is 2% higher than Florida
1011% more expensive than the US average
991% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Sunrise cost of living
C+ Sunrise Crime Total crime is 1% lower than Florida
Total crime
2,6473% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 383% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-25%Year over year crime is down
Sunrise crime
D Sunrise Employment Household income is 3% higher than Florida
Median household income
$50,2979% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$24,39218% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%17% higher than the US average
Sunrise employment
C+ Sunrise Housing Home value is 10% lower than Florida
Median home value
$150,80018% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$1,30237% higher than the US average
Home ownership
67%5% higher than the US average
Sunrise real estate or Sunrise rentals
C- Sunrise Schools HS graduation rate is 1% higher than Florida
High school grad. rates
84%1% higher than the US average
School test scores
49%1% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
19:117% higher than the US average
Sunrise K-12 schools

Living in Sunrise, FL

Sunrise is a mid-sized city located in the state of Florida. The city has a population of 91,177 inhabitants. With a population density of 5,584 people per square mile, Sunrise is well above the nation's average density level. Sunrise is known to be an ethnically diverse city. The two most common races are White (56%) and Black or African American (34%). Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Sunrise are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 25% of the population also speak Spanish.

Without the right tools, moving to any new area can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Sunrise, Florida could be a good experience for anyone who puts in the time to do the research required. To help you find the best places to live in and around Sunrise, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, cost of living, education, housing and more.

The livability score in Sunrise is 78 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 90th percentile of all cities across America. Clearly, Sunrise is doing something right, as this score ranks well above the average of most cities. The cherry on top is that Sunrise also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities. Based on the grades for each individual category, Sunrise has received high marks for amenities (A+) and weather (A). There are some categories that Sunrise ranks poorly for, including: employment (D). 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 Sunrise, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Sawgrass Mills, BankAtlantic Center, and Markham Park.

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 Sunrise is actually affordable. Median real estate prices in Sunrise come in at $150,800, which is 9.6% lower than the Florida average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Sunrise, the home price to income ratio is 3, which is 11.8% lower 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 Sunrise area were 8.7% and 5 year appreciation rates were 15%.

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      I have lived in Sunrise, Fl for the past ten years. I love the fact that there is always something going on in the city. It is full of culture, entertainment, attractions and has a great vibe. There is always sunshine, beaches close by, and lots of places to shop.

      Getting bored in Sunrise is almost impossible. I love to go to the beach on my weekends and days off. You just can't beat the white sandy beaches of south Florida on a hot summer day. Sunrise is also home to Sawgrass Mills, which is the fourth largest shopping mall in the United States. I love outdoor activities and Sunrise has lots of parks and recreation centers. There are soccer clubs, tennis clubs, roller hockey arenas, and lots of other city parks where you can take your pets or kids.

      The only real drawback that I have found is that, because it is such a busy city, the traffic can be really bad during the commute to work. Other than that, I have no complaints about Sunrise!
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      Source: The Sunrise, FL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).