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Community spotlight: Dania Beach

Low list-to-close times and a new mixed-use development make this coastal town one to watch for
  • The median sale price in Dania Beach is $323,840.
  • Collins Elementary is one of the highest rated in the city, with an eight out of 10 GreatSchools score.
  • New mixed-used complex Dania Point plans to open 1,000 residential units and 500,000 square feet of office space.

Dania Beach Tri-Rail Station / Flickr user Phillip Pessar Vacationers flock to Broward County’s first city, Dania Beach, to bask in warm sunshine, world-class dining, unique shopping and entertainment. While popular among visitors, embracing the seaside lifestyle in Dania Beach full or part-time is not an exclusive opportunity for the wealthy. According to real estate data firm Altos Research, the median sale price in Dania Beach is currently $323,840, with an average low list-to-close time of just 12 days. Right now, buyers can choose from around 20 homes on the market. Situated directly on the Atlantic Coast, just south of Fort Lauderdale, Dania Beach offers many of the same luxuries of the big city at a significantly lower price point. According to 2015 U.S. Census data, Dania Beach is home to slightly over 31,000 residents. The old Hurricane roller coaster, a 100-foot tall local attraction and formerly the tallest ride in Florida, closed in 2011 and was demol...