Fort Lauderdale

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Fort Lauderdale is a city of Florida located 28 miles north of Miami. It serves as the county seat of the Broward County and is one of the most sought after local and international tourist destination.

The Neighborhood

Also known as the Venice of America, Fort Lauderdale or Ft. Lauderdale is bordered by the Lauderdale by the Sea and Sea Ranch Lakes on the east, Hollywood and Dania Beach on the south, Plantation and Lauderdale Lakes on the west, and Pompano Beach and Wilton Manors on the north.

It also includes 7 miles of beaches along the Atlantic Ocean.

Fort Lauderdale’s northwest section is separated by from the rest of the city and is only connected via the Cypress Creek Canal.

Historically, the city was founded by the Tequesta Indians some 2,000 years ago when it was still a largely undeveloped area. It was only known as the “New River Settlement.”

The area then served as a stockade in 1838 before it was abandoned after the Second Seminole War in 1842.

 It was only in 1893 to 1896 that the area became populated as a result of Florida East Coast Railroad’s construction.The city was incorporated in 1911 and became the Broward county seat four years after.

The city’s development began during the 1920 Florida boom but was also greatly hampered during the Second World War when the area served as a major US base where naval air pilots were trained. Today, Fort Lauderdale serves as one of the most thriving Florida cities that have continually attracted investors, tourists, A-list celebrities and businessmen.

Ft. Lauderdale has a Commission-manager type of government. The U.S. Postal Service operates its office at 1900 West Oakland Park.

Getting around the city is easy as residents are served by the Broward County Transit, which also connected with other bus systems in the area including Metrobus of the Dade County and Palm Tran of the Palm Beach County.

The city is also served by the commuter trail system of the Tri-Rail, which brings residents to major South Florida cities. There are currently four major railroads serving the city. Both the CSX Transportation and FEC are freight lines, while Amtrak brings passengers to Atlantic coast cities via the Ft. Lauderdale Station. Tri-Rail interconnects Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.

Fort Lauderdale residents also have easy access to the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport located at Dania Beach. Port Everglades is also located at the city. It is one of the busiest cruise port in the country.

Things To Do

Fort Lauderdale, aside from its pristine beaches, has a lot of interesting places to visit. This includes historical landmarks and structures that were included in the National Register of Historic Places such as the Bonnet House, Dr. Willard Van Orsdel King House and Stranahan House. Along the riverside of the New River is the former house of the well-known mobster Bugsy Siegel.

The district is home to more than 4,000 restaurants, 132 nightclubs, 100 marinas with over 45,000 yachts, 16 museums, 63 golf courses, 12 shopping centers, and 278 parkland campsites so residents indeed have a load of things in their plate. This is also one of the reasons why tourist flock Fort Lauderdale. There are just so many places to explore.

For one, Fort Lauderdale Swap Shop is a popular flea market home to the world’s biggest drive-in movie theater equipped with 13 screens.

International Swimming Hall of Fame is an interesting place that houses research libraries, museum, theater and even a huge aquatic complex. To explore the natural wonder of the city, residents head out to the 180-acre Hugh Taylor Birch State Park that features hiking trails, picnic areas, and canoe areas.

Of course, a visit to Ft. Lauderdale wouldn’t be complete without stepping into the Everglades.

Another favorite among tourists are the Las Olas Boulevard and the Riverwalk Arts and Entertainment District where a host of activities await.

Top Restaurants In Fort Lauderdale

1. The Poke House
666 N Federal Hwy
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Phone number (754) 200-4555

2. Regina’s Farm
1101 Middle St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Phone number (954) 465-1900

3. Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen
452 N Federal Hwy
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone number (754) 900-2401

4. 925 Nuevo’s Cubano’s
925 N Andrews Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Phone number (954) 806-8375

5. The Foxy Brown
723 E Broward Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone number (754) 200-4236

6. Bar Red Beard
3301 NE 33rd St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
Phone number (754) 223-4665

7. Market 17
1850 SE 17th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Phone number (954) 835-5507

8. Spatch Peri Peri Chicken
3848 N Federal Hwy
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
Phone number (954) 607-1703

9. Gilbert’s 17th Street Grill
1821 Cordova Rd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Phone number (954) 768-8990

10. Coconuts
429 Seabreeze Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Phone number (954) 525-2421

Communities

Fort Lauderdale has a good collection of single family homes and condominium buildings that feature the natural gory of Florida. Many properties have either waterfront or golf course views.

The district also has an official designation and recognition program for its neighborhoods under the Neighborhood Organization. While there are 60 distinguished neighborhoods, about 30 more are yet to be officially recognized.

Neighborhoods

  • Bal Harbour
  • Bay Colony
  • Central Beach
  • Chula Vista Estates
  • City View
  • Coral Ridge Country Club Estates
  • Coral Ridge Isles
  • Coral Ridge
  • Downtown Fort Lauderdale
  • Flagler Village
  • Flamingo Park
  • Galt Ocean Mile
  • Golden Heights
  • Melrose Park
  • Palm Aire Village
  • Poinsettia Heights
  • Rio Vista
  • Riverland Village
  • Rock Island
  • Seven Isles
  • Twin Lakes North

Condos/Apartment Complexes

  • Imperial Point Colonnades
  • Hilton Condo
  • Hawaiian Gardens
  • Coral Ridge Towers

Schools

Fort Lauderdale is home to 23 schools supervised by the Broward County Public School District. The city is also home to higher education campuses including City College, Broward College, Florida Atlantic University Satellite Campus, Florida International University Satellite Campus, Keiser University, Nova Southeastern University Satellite Campus, The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, University of Phoenix and Jersey College.

The full list of schools within Fort Lauderdale includes:

Harbordale Elementary School
900 Southeast 15th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Bayview Elementary School
1175 Middle River Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Virginia Shuman Young Elementary School
101 Northeast 11th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Charter School Of Excellence
1217 Southeast 3rd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

City/Pembroke Pines Charter High School
17189 Sheridan Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33331

Fort Lauderdale High School
1600 Northeast 4th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305

Sheridan Technical High School
3775 SW 16th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

Sunrise Middle School
1750 Northeast 14th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Meadowbrook Elementary School
2300 Southwest 46th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33317

Floranada Elementary School
5251 Northeast 14th Way, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334

New River Middle School
3100 Riverland Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

Stephen Foster Elementary School
3471 Southwest 22nd Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

William Dandy Middle School
2400 Northwest 26th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

Stranahan High School
1800 Sw 5th Place, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

Croissant Park Elementary School
1800 Southwest 4th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315

Lloyd Estates Elementary School
750 Northwest 41st Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

North Side Elementary School
120 Northeast 11th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Riverland Elementary School
2600 Southwest 11th Court, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

Dillard High School
2501 Northwest 11th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

Larkdale Elementary School
3250 Northwest 12th Place, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

Location Real Estate

Fort Lauderdale is home to an estimated total population of 178,590, representing a 7.9% change in residents. Covering a total area of 38.6 square miles, the city has a population density of 4,626.68 persons per square mile.

Many of the residents in Fort Lauderdale are single or never married individuals. The median age in the city is 41 years old, mostly working individuals with a median household income of $48,852.

Residents greatly benefit from the numerous educational systems in the city as about 36% of them have college degrees.

About 60% of the properties in Fort Lauderdale are owner-occupied. In the 75,000 households in the city, about 19.7% are vacant. Other properties are being rented out with an average monthly rent of $2,100. Due to the recent influx of tourists, rental rates have gone up by 2% in the past month.

Based on 493 home sales in the recent quarter, the median sales price of Fort Lauderdale properties is currently at $279,000, it has depreciated by 5% from its last year’s value of $285,000. Similarly, average price per square foot dropped by 2% from April 2016 to April 2017.


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