About Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale is often referred to as The “Venice of America” there’s water everywhere; beaches, the intracoastal, canals leading to the New River which leads to Port Everglades and the Atlantic Ocean. Boating, along with all the other water activities are the pluses of living in this energized town. Fort Lauderdale is located in Broward County; South Florida, a 40 minute drive north of Miami and south of Palm Beach. According to the US Census Bureau Fort Lauderdale’s population in 2007 was approximately 183,606. Fort Lauderdale is now the home of the world’s largest passenger ship, the Oasis. Fort Lauderdale’s active airport has flights to many US cities and abroad. Boaters and yachting enthusiasts recognize Fort Lauderdale as the “Yachting Capital of the World.” Fort Lauderdale hosts one of the largest in the water boat shows in the world. This major event is held during the month of October which also helps support the over 100,000 boating industry jobs.

Fort Lauderdale Florida

Fort Lauderdale Florida’s beautiful white sandy beaches and turquoise waters attract people from all over the world supporting the strong tourist industry. The beauty to be found in Fort Lauderdale’s beaches have attracted world-class hotels such as the Ritz-Carlton and the W. On May 19, 2010 the Sun Sentinel reported that the Fort Lauderdale city commissioners and LXR Resorts have agreed to the outline of a 100-year lease of the city-owned land where the aging Bahia Mar hotel stands. The agreement clears a major hurdle in LXR’s plans to refurbish the hotel and construct a Waldorf-Astoria on the site.  At one time Fort Lauderdale was a destination for college students’ spring break. A short ride or walk along Fort Lauderdale’s beautiful beaches will quickly reveal that it is now a world-class destination city. Gourmet dining, five star hotels, the many popular attractions offer everything that could be expected from any resort. In 2007, the Fort Lauderdale airport processed 22,681,903 passengers including 2,858,047 international passengers who has enjoyed Fort Lauderdale beaches, shopping, boating, restaurants and nightlife. At that time, FLL was ranked as the 22nd busiest airport (in terms of passenger traffic) in the United States as well as the nation’s 14th busiest international air gateway. FLL is one of the fastest-growing major airports in the country, according to the Associated Press. The facility also ranks as one of the 50 busiest airports in the world bringing millions of tourists to Fort Lauderdale to enjoy the beaches, shopping, restaurants and nightlife. Some like Fort Lauderdale so much and realize that they can purchase a home or condo at bargain prices.

Fort Lauderdale Real Estate

Fort Lauderdale Real Estate offers the home buyer a large selection of homes and condos at prices that have not seen since 2002. It’s an excellent time to purchase your Fort Lauderdale home or condo; prices start under $100,000 up to $25,000,000+ for a luxury waterfront home. With over 165 canals it is easy for a buyer to find waterfront homes or condos that can accommodate yachts up to 200 feet. Ft. Lauderdale also boasts some of the newest and most luxurious condos in South Florida with resort amenities. As with many US cities, Fort Lauderdale also has its share of distressed properties, either REO or short sale properties give a buyer an opportunity to save even more. Recently investors have been buying many properties, further indication that pricing is starting to stabilize if not increase.

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