Located in the state of Florida, Tamarac is a medium-sized city with a population of 63,747 people. Tamarac has a population density of 5,485 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. More than a quarter of the residents of Tamarac identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 26% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language. Based on an average age of 48, Tamarac appears to be a city better suited for seniors or retirees as the average age is well above the national average.
Living in Tamarac can be a great experience for anyone moving to the area. Having said that, in the state of Florida, there are many amazing places to live, so choose wisely! Finding the best places to live in Tamarac and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes amenities, crime, weather, housing and other important metrics.
With a livability score of 82 out of 100, Tamarac is ranked #1,044 in the United States and #104 in Florida. Clearly, Tamarac is doing something right, as this score ranks well above the average of most cities. Another exciting tidbit, is that Tamarac ranks better than 90% of all US cities! For each of the livability categories, we see that Tamarac ranks very well for amenities (A+), crime (B+) and weather (A). Unfortunately for Tamarac, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: employment (D).
Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Tamarac 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. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Colony West Country Club, Caribbean Spirit Catamaran, and Tamarac Theatre of Performing Arts.
Assuming that Tamarac meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Tamarac. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Tamarac are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Tamarac come in at $127,700, which is 23.4% lower than the Florida average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Tamarac, the home price to income ratio is 2.9, which is 14.7% 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 Tamarac area were 14.4% and 5 year appreciation rates were 16.3%.
|Average one way commute||29min||27min||26min|
|Workers who drive to work||81.7%||79.5%||76.4%|
|Workers who carpool||8.0%||9.3%||9.3%|
|Workers who take public transit||3.5%||2.1%||5.1%|
|Workers who bicycle||0.5%||0.7%||0.6%|
|Workers who walk||0.5%||1.5%||2.8%|
|Working from home||4.5%||5.4%||4.6%|