In the friendly area of Fort Lauderdale you’ll be in good company with around 182,157 residents with around 53% of those homeowners. With an average age of 42, the residents of Fort Lauderdale are well established, made up of families of all age groups. Though fairly kicked back throughout the week, during weekends and holidays, you can see a lot more activity and excitement. Over the recent months roughly 1,504 homes have been sold with an average sold price of $787,296. That is a decrease of $58,198 from the previous period.
Fort Lauderdale: Venice of America
Fort Lauderdale, a City known for its warm sandy beaches, tropical climate and boaters’ paradise. More importantly, the word is out, Fort Lauderdale is booming. It’s become a city of choice for savvy investors and residents alike. Apparently people love the 3,000-plus hours of sunshine per year!
Once a secondary market to Miami, Fort Lauderdale’s beautiful seven miles of beach has become a seasonal and year round world-class destination. Fort Lauderdale Beach features an array of shops, restaurants, sidewalk cafes and entertainment venues. The area is home to the Las Olas Marina and Fort Lauderdale Aquatics Center, as well as numerous other special events. In addition the beach offers a wide range of activities including boating, wind surfing, jet skiing, volleyball, snorkeling, scuba diving, deep-sea fishing and rollerblading. And of course, seven miles of incredible warm, sun-soaked sand.
Step away from the beach and head down Las Olas Boulevard where you’ll find an fashion-forward thoroughfare to downtown, lined with boutiques and galleries, delectable restaurants, sidewalk eateries and progressive clubs. Continue through and you’ll find a booming, re-invented downtown surrounded by significant luxury development in both residential and hospitality – with more underway.
Yes, Fort Lauderdale has been redefined as an international center for business, culture, leisure and recreation with a total of fifty built and approved projects. These modern towering developments include over seventeen-thousand residential units, nearly 2.9 million square-feet of commercial space with another 4.3 million square-feet of office space, and over twelve-hundred hotel rooms.
Another nine mixed use projects with strong residential and commercial square footage are currently seeking approval. These will surely provide the final touches on the city’s blueprint for creating an active urban center including housing, shopping, employment and entertainment opportunities. The city’s masterplan includes an emphasis on high quality architecture, improvements to streetscape design, and building relationships to each other and the public realm.
Fort Lauderdale is attracting new residents and businesses with its offering of an outstanding quality of life, rich in natural beauty and array of cultural, entertainment and educational amenities while supporting a diverse range of industries including marine, manufacturing, finance, insurance, real estate, technology, avionics/aerospace, film and television production. It’s truly the best of both worlds.
Neighborhoods are transforming as well. While many young professionals are settling into the new downtown apartment and condo developments, others are finding the suburban-like feel of the local neighborhoods perfect for their first home, all adding to some one-hundred and eighty-thousand residents already enjoying the City’s robust growth.
This influx of residents has brought about a wave of residential renovations transforming traditional snow-bird neighborhoods into new and vibrant communities. From north-to-south and east-to-west, covering just over thirty-six square miles, you’ll find a mix of vintage shops, innovative galleries, and quirky vibes mixed with mainstream brands and venues bordering neighborhoods from yacht friendly to artist-friendly. Which neighborhood is right for you? Give me a call and let’s talk about what makes a house, and a neighborhood, home to you.
The Neighborhoods of Fort Lauderdale
Bal Harbour | Bay Colony | Bay Colony Club | Bermuda Riviera | Beverly Heights | Birch Park-Finger Streets | Central Beach | City View | Colee Hammock | Coral Ridge | Coral Ridge Country Club Estates | Coral Ridge Isles | Coral Shores | Croissant Park | Dolphin Isles | Dorsey Riverbend | Downtown Fort Lauderdale | Durrs | Flagler Village | Flamingo Park | Golden Heights | Harbor Beach | Harbordale | Harbour Inlet | Harbour Isles | Hendricks and Venice Isles | Himmarshee Village (Historic District) | Idlewyld | Imperial Point | Knoll Ridge | Lake Estates | Lake Ridge | Landings | Las Olas Isles | Lauderdale Beach | Lauderdale Harbours | Lauderdale Isles | Lauderdale Manors | Laudergate Isles | Middle River Terrace | Nurmi Isles | Poinciana Park | Poinsettia Heights | Port Royale | Progresso Village | Rio Vista | River Oaks | River Run | Riverland | Riverside Park | Riviera Isles | Sailboat Bend | Seven Isles | Shady Banks | South (Lauderdale) Beach | South Middle River | Tarpon River | Victoria Park
Fort Lauderdale Local Businesses
Fort Lauderdale Area Schools
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