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 Fort Lauderdale, Florida Fort Lauderdale, located in the center of South Florida's Gold Coast, midway between Palm Beach and Miami, stretches from Deerfield Beach and Pompano in the north to Hollywood and Hallandale Beach in the south.  Spread across 1,200 square miles, the region is home to 30 cities and 1.7 million residents.  Fort Lauderdale proper, the largest city and the county seat, has  150,000 residents.

Fort Lauderdale’s 165 miles of navigable waterways contribute to the beauty of the city.  10% of the city surface is water!  Access to the ocean is plentiful for sailboats, cruisers, ski boats, fishing boats and more.  The smallest boats to the large ocean liners use Fort Lauderdale as a home for their vessels.

But, boating, sailing, deep-sea fishing are just a few of the leisure activities that Fort Lauderdale offers.  The Las Olas area, located near downtown Fort Lauderdale is quickly becoming one of the most popular areas in the city, with its fabulous tropical feel and proximity to shopping and restaurants.  Thousands flock to the area in the fall to see the Riverwalk Falls Art Show.

Also located in Fort Lauderdale is the $50 million Broward Center of Performing Arts known for spectacular Broadway caliber theatre and events. Residents often enjoy a relaxing stroll, just outside of the Center along the Fort Lauderdale Riverfront. Another fantastic attraction is the Fort Lauderdale Discovery Center, a science museum for kids and the IMAX theatre.

Shopping in Fort Lauderdale is plentiful, from the aforementioned Las Olas area to the Galleria Mall to the wide variety of national and local stores and shops that line the road U.S. 1. Bargain Hunters enjoy the 80 acre Swap Shop featuring more than 2000 vendors.

Fort Lauderdale’s population of over 150,000 enjoy housing including single family homes, condominiums, townhomes and apartments and easy access to beaches, highways and the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

Fort Lauderdale enjoys a sound and diverse economy.  The marine industry play important roles, including Port Everglades, which has one of the deepest harbors south of Norfolk, Virginia.  The city plays host to over six million tourists each year, who spend over $ three billion annually.  Easy access to Latin American countries and the Caribbean both by air and sea make our area commercially strong and there are a multitude of readily available sites for commercial and industrial type businesses.

Visitors to Fort Lauderdale and long-time residents alike are periodically seizedFort Lauderdale, Florida - For Buyers Only Realty with the urge to get into their automobiles and go for a drive to see the ocean. The undisputable place to do this is the 5-mile stretch of beach bordering the east side of Highway A1A from the 17th Street Causeway to just north of Sunrise Boulevard. This is Fort Lauderdale Beach, once known as the Fort Lauderdale strip.

In the Greater Fort Lauderdale area, one pays the six percent sales tax on purchases and restaurant meals that is typical of most U.S. cities. This tax does not apply, however, to groceries or medicines. An additional three percent tax is paid on tourist accommodations.

The Fort Lauderdale weather is the envy of the nation. The average temperature throughout the year is between 71 degrees Fahrenheit and 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Winter temperatures are usually in the mid-70s, though an occasional cooler spell does come along. The visibility condition to be expected is--sunny.

Average Temperatures
Month Avg High Avg Low Avg Precip   Month Avg High Avg Low Avg Precip
Jan 76 58 2.5 Jul 90 75 6.2
Feb 77 59 2.6 Aug 90 75 7.1
Mar 80 62 2.8 Sep 89 74 8.6
Apr 83 66 3.6 Oct 85 71 7.4
May 86 70 6.3 Nov 81 65 3.8
Jun 88 73 9.6 Dec 77 60 2.8

Check the current weather, as well as the long range forecast for our area here:

Fort Lauderdale weather - For Buyers Only Realty

The Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport serves millions of travelersFort Lauderdale Florida Airport from all over the world.  Also known as FLL, the airport is ideally located in the heart of Broward County with convenient access to 4 major highways, and just minutes from the sandy white beaches. 

Broward County has the nation's largest fully accredited school system, eleven colleges and universities, and four career and technical centers.  (See more about our schools here.)  Close to 40 hospitals serve the medical needs of our community.  Golfing, fishing, and boating are among the many leisure activities enjoyed by both visitors and residents.  Several cultural, historic, and scientific resource facilities are located in the Fort Lauderdale area including the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

When people think of Fort Lauderdale, they think of sun and fun and a great place to live! And they’re right……But DID YOU KNOW there are many smaller cities that surround Fort Lauderdale?  One of these may be just right for you.  To learn more about cities in the immediate vicinity of Fort Lauderdale, please see the other areas of Fort Lauderdale that we serve

If you're considering the Fort Lauderdale area, look no further than For Buyers Only Realty.  We'd like to be your Exclusive Buyer Broker.  As your professional real estate partner, we will help you find the best home in your area within your price range.  Register to search for homes now.

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