Renters’ Guide to Davie
Davie, FL is a rural town in Southeast Florida just 25 miles from Miami, and 11 miles from Fort Lauderdale. The population of Davie is almost two times smaller than Fort Lauderdale, but is the 24th-largest town in Florida. With miles of green space and a downtown with a “western” feel, you’ll forget you’re so close to some of the country’s best beaches.
The weather in Davie will make you remember your location, though. Like most cities so far south, Davie’s temperature averages in the winter months of December through February hover around a mild 59˚F. Summer temperatures—June through August—average a much steamier 90˚F or so. Precipitation varies, depending on how intense the hurricane season is, but most years Davie gets around 58 inches of rain.
Davie, FL Demographics
- Total Population97,372
Female 46,875Male 50,497
- Median Age37.8
Cost of Living in Davie, FL
Since it is so close to Fort Lauderdale, the cost of living in Davie is comparable to the bigger city. Overall, the cost of living there is 7% higher than it would be in the rest of the country. That cost is reflected in the price you’ll pay for a three-course meal for two, which is about $50. There’s no reprieve for coffee drinkers, either, as a Cappuccino in a café will cost you around $4. The utility bill for a 915-square-foot apartment is just $10 more than the national average for electricity, water, and garbage removal, at $157 per month.
The Broward County Transit (BCT) system provides public transportation in Davie via its Community Bus program. Travel on the Community Bus Green Route is free within the city, but transfers outside of Davie cost the regular BCT bus fees. BCT fares range from $2 for one-way, and discounted fares of $1 for children under 12, college students, seniors, and the disabled. All-day passes cost $5, and round trip passes can also be purchased for 3, 7, 10 or 31 days.
Average Rent in Davie, FL
- Davie, FL Average Rental Price, February 2019$1,740/mo
Davie, FL Apartment Rent Ranges
- > $2,00018%
Davie, FL Rent Trends
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Average rent is projected to grow by 2% in 2018 compared to 2017.
Please note that projected rent growth is calculated at city level.
Average rent values on this page are aggregated from data from the following zip codes: 33314333173332433325333283333033331
Living in Davie, FL
Niche.com named Davie the 23rd “Best Miami Suburb to Raise a Family” in 2017, and USA Today gave it third place on its list of the 10 Best Fort Lauderdale Neighborhoods. New Times compiled a list of all the cities in Broward County, and named Davie the ninth-best. Many of the accolades are due to Davie’s status as a mostly rural town, with a “Western” theme found throughout it, including in the architecture of its town hall, as well as its biggest attraction, the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds.
Things to do in Davie
Located in the downtown district, the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds offers 72,000 square feet, with seating for 5,000 people. It is typically used not only for horse- and rodeo events, but also for conventions and trade shows. One of the best things to do with kids in Davie, FL is a trip to the Young at Art Museum, a 55,000- square-foot “hands-on” museum.
If you’re looking for more physical things to do in Davie, take a walk on some of its 165 miles of trails or 30 parks. For a little more relaxed day outside, play a round or two at the Davie Golf and Country Club. The Flamingo Gardens is one of the oldest botanical gardens in this part of the state, and features native Florida birds and small animals. Another fun thing to do in Davie is watching the Miami Dolphins practice at Nova Southeastern University.
When the heat gets to be too much, the Davie Pine Island Aquatics Center and the Betty Booth Roberts pools both offer a respite from the Florida sun, or bowl your heart out at the Sparez Davie bowling alley. Shoppers can get their fix at the Tower Shops or Lakeside Town Shops retail destinations.
Employment and Economy
The Davie job growth rate is rising, and is expected to continue. Most workers in Davie are employed in sales, management, and administrative support. Many of them commute to Fort Lauderdale, where some of the nation’s top yachting companies are headquartered. Opportunities for employment with other large companies, such as Motorola and Spirit Airlines, are abundant in Fort Lauderdale, as well. If a slightly longer commute isn’t a problem, there are several companies, such as Carnival Corporation and Royal Caribbean Cruises, located in Miami.
Davie, FL Households
- Total Number of Households33,707
Family 23,235Non-family 10,472
Children 12,095No Children 21,612
- Average People Per Household2.85
- Median Household Income$59,680
- Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,340
Education in Davie
Several Davie schools are recognized by the US News & World Report annual listing of Best Florida High Schools. At No. 56 on the list is William T. McFatter Technical Center, which is also 696th on the national list. Nova High School is 60th in the state, and 715th in the nation, and Western High School is ranked 78th in Florida and 876th in the US.
Plenty of opportunities for higher education exist within Davie, FL. The South Florida Education Center houses five higher education institutions, including Nova Southeastern University, University of Florida, Florida Atlantic University, and Broward College. In addition to those schools, Trinity International University and McFatter Technical College are based in Davie.
Davie, FL Education Statistics
- No High School4%
- Some High School32%
- Some College22%
- Associate Degree10%
- Bachelor Degree21%
- Graduate Degree11%
Tips for Renting in Davie
Renters’ rights in Davie, FL are no different than the rights all Floridians have. One thing that Florida does differently than other states is that it requires a landlord to keep security deposits in a separate bank account. Once the money is deposited in that account, the landlord is required to send a receipt of the deposit to the renter. Typically, if there are damages to the leased space once a tenant moves out, the tenant shouldn’t get their deposit back—however, in Florida, if there are damages and the landlord fails to let the tenant know within 30 days, the landlord must give the tenant back their security deposit.
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