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Fort Lauderdale, Florida Beach Community

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Fort Lauderdale Real Estate Market

While a fun fact about Fort Lauderdale is that it is two-thirds beach, its real estate market provides those wanting to buy a home in the community with many options. Potential homebuyers can choose luxury homes, single-family homes, townhomescondominiums, or new construction homes built by some of Fort Lauderdale's top home builders. Being set along the Atlantic Ocean, many homes in Fort Lauderdale's best neighborhoods have waterfront property or ocean views. Most homes in the area have three bedrooms and three bathrooms and around 1,400 to 5,800 square feet of living space. Average home prices typically range between $300,000 and $4 million, so there's plenty of room for both affordable neighborhoods and expensive neighborhoods in this city.

Some of the popular neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale include Progresso, Sea Island, Venice, and Victoria Park. Those wanting to be near the city but not in it should look into Fort Lauderdale's best suburbs for their next home.

Fort Lauderdale Community Amenities

Located in the heart of South Florida, Fort Lauderdale is a place people love to call home. Fort Lauderdale offers many things to do, including restaurants, plenty of golf courses in and near Fort Lauderdale, 12 shopping malls, and many amazing beaches. The saying, “I live where you vacation,” is definitely true for those who live in Fort Lauderdale, a perfect vacation or staycation destination.

Living in Fort Lauderdale means enjoying all the things residents expect when living a Florida lifestyle at a slightly above average cost of living rate. Fort Lauderdale is famous for those seeking to spend a lot of time outside, boating, playing at the beach, swimming, golfing, and hiking and biking on amazing trails. In addition, residents can take their dogs to many of Fort Lauderdale's best parks, beaches, historical sites, museums, shopping centers, and fine dining restaurants in many of Fort Lauderdale's most walkable neighborhoods or walkable neighborhoods in nearby suburbs.

The Fort Lauderdale beaches are some of the most pristine in the state, providing amenities such as guarded beaches, quaint cafés, and public restrooms. Popular places in Fort Lauderdale include the Bonnet House Museum and Gardens, NSU Art Museum, Everglades Holiday Park, and the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. There are always fun outdoor activities in Fort Lauderdale, from its many pristine beaches to parks and beyond.

Three significant interstates service Broward County — I-75, I-95, and I-595 — plus residents can use the Florida Turnpike, US 1, and Highway A1A to get around the state of Florida. Easy access to these major highways and freeways helps make it easier for residents to get around Fort Lauderdale.

Residents in Fort Lauderdale also have easy access to many local and public transportation options available. To help get around town, the Broward County Transit provides bus service throughout the metropolitan area. Commuters take advantage of the Brightline, a rail service that connects the city to Miami and West Palm Beach. Additionally, the Tri-Rail provides commuter service between Palm Beach County, Broward County, and Miami-Dade County. Amtrak provides passenger services to cities along the country's east coast. Suburbs near the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport make air travel easily accesible, plus residents can fly out of nearby Miami International Airport and Palm Beach International Airport.

The average commute for Fort Lauderdale Residents is about 25 minutes. Most residents work right in Fort Lauderdale, but some have longer commutes to Miami or West Palm Beach. Fort Lauderdale has a strong economy, and top employers in the area include AutoNation, SFN Group, Citrix Systems, Spirit Airlines, and Broward Health.

Fort Lauderdale Local Highlights

  • Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is an incredible museum with a beautiful garden to explore.
  • Broward Center for Performing Arts hosts many performances and events throughout the year.
  • Harry E. Kinney Tunnel (US 1) is the only tunnel on a Florida state road that travels underneath the New River and Las Olas Boulevard.
  • Fort Lauderdale Beach Park takes residents into a world where they can relax and spend time away from technology while spending time soaking up the sun.
  • Fort Lauderdale Swap Shop is a large flea market offering everything from antiques to crafts and unique gift items to fruits and vegetables.
  • Las Olas Boulevard is the place to go in Fort Lauderdale for excellent restaurants, unique shopping, and exciting entertainment venues.
  • The Museum of Discovery and Science is home to the AutoNation 3D IMAX Theater and showcases many unique exhibits.
  • Stranahan House is the oldest building in the community, with more than 180 acres of trails, camping sites, and picnic areas along the beach.

Fort Lauderdale School Information

Broward County Public Schools operates more than 65 public schools in Fort Lauderdale. Public schools in the community include Martin Luther King Junior Elementary School, Rock Island Elementary School, New River Middle School, and New General Preparatory High School of Performing Arts.

More than 100 private schools serve the Fort Lauderdale area, including religious, non-religious, charter, boarding, preparatory, K-12, middle, and high school. Private schools in the area include Gateway Christian Academy, New Hope Learning Center, Pine Crest School, and Cardinal Gibbons High School.

Fort Lauderdale is also home to institutions of higher learning for those seeking continuing education opportunities. Colleges and universities in the area include Broward College, City College, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and Florida Atlantic University.

Getting ready to move to Fort Lauderdale? Those looking to buy a home with a big city living in an oceanside community will find everything they need in Fort Lauderdale. This city encompasses everything buyers would expect in Southern Florida, including the laid-back tropical lifestyle many people talk about when moving to Florida.

Fort Lauderdale, FL Real Estate Agents

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