Pompano Beach : Florida


What It Is Like to Retire in Pompano Beach

Pompano Beach, Florida, is a large community with over 100,000 residents, many of them retirees. It is named after the tasty fish local to these waters. CNN, Money Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal have touted this city, located just to the north of Fort Lauderdale, as one of the nation’s hottest vacation home markets. As a retirement community Pompano Beach does not offer the cachet or the charm of its more affluent neighbors such as Delray Beach or Boca Raton. The city has begun an ambitious plan to redevelop its neglected beachfront. The city could use a carefully thought out Master Plan and stricter zoning laws to help it stop the growth of sprawl, crime, poverty and strip clubs that are in the western parts of the city. Pompano Beach is located in Broward County.

This diverse retirement community has a very warm winter. The city’s many public beaches and parks provide a superb entertainment option for active adults. Hillsboro Lighthouse is a local landmark on the beach. The Goodyear Blimp is the city’s most famous winter resident. Here is a link to a short Pompano video.

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Where to Retire in Pompano Beach and Home Prices

Active adults who live in Pompano Beach find it is possible to live near the water – either the beach or the intercoastal. There are many apartment buildings that offer carefree living and varying degrees of amenities. Or you can choose to live in one of the many gated communities in the town or surrounding communiites like Coconut Creek; there is a rich array of choices. Pompano Beach offers apartments near the ocean as well as single family homes.
The median home value was $342,067 according to the Zillow Home Value Index in mid-2022, a rise of almost 30% over the past year.


What Is Special about Pompano Beach

Pompano Beach has beautiful white sandy beaches and is close to many of America's most vibrant cities. It has warm weather all winter, average Jan temperaturea in the high-60s, and many housing opportunities for retirees, including high rise apartments near the beach and gated communities. There is also the Pompano Harness Track and proximity to major league sports teams in nearby Miami.


What Is Not Special about Pompano Beach

There are crowds in season, over development is always a risk, Hurricane season can be a problem, and Pompano Beach can be scruffy in places. The crime rate is high, although as it is in most places, it varies by neighborhood.


Who Will Like Retirement in Pompano Beach

Pompano attracts a diverse community who want to live in an understated community. Many retirees who live here came here from the northeast. The average age is 42, just slightly higher than the statewide average.


Local Economy Is Driven by

Tourism, retail, and real estate are important to the economy

Climate and Physical Environment

Pompano is on the southeast coast of Florida, about 20 miles north of Miami. It is flat with the Atlantic Ocean on the East with business and real estate development to the west.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Nearby Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, and Miami have much to offer culturally just a short drive away.


Crime in Pompano Beach is almost two thirds higher than the national average.

Medical Facilities

North Broward Medical Center is in Pompano Beach, Ft. Lauderdale's hospitals are under 5 miles away.



Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is just a few miles away. Several railroads pass through Pompano, with the nearest Amtrak passenger service in nearby Deerfield Beach. Tri-Rail provides commuter service from Palm Beach County, through Broward County/Pompano, and into Miami-Dade County.

Valuable Links

City of Pompano Beach

Pompano Beach on Wikipedia


What people are saying about Pompano Beach

life in Pompano
I move to Pompano from Vancouver five years ago, to retire. At that time we got ourselves a place in a condo community and we still live here, but we are a bit far from the waterfront. So we are soon going to move to a condo with a private beach. www.sabbiabeachcondos.com is still under construction, not far from the second pier. It will be completed soon though and then we'll be able to move in and enjoy the seascape. Otherwise, the life here is pretty quiet, ideal for long walks on the beach and the avenues. I also like it because it can be lively. Of course there are a lot of retirees like myself, but young people also live here and commute to work, so there are shops, cafés, restaurants..
Posted by FrankT on April 03, 2016

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