Ft. Lauderdale is a city in Broward County, Florida that is considered one of he best places to live in the state, in part because it is rich with a network of waterways and canals, making it known as the "Venice of America", with the intercoastal waterway and Las Olas area located at the hear of the city.
Probably one of the most unique features of the city, and of Broward county as well is the strategic location of the area wherein it is situated between two other major counties - Miami-Dade and Palm Beach.
Most view this as a very convenient location, and within just a thirty minute drive, residents here will have easy access to more activities and amenities, from the region's three main airports and sea ports for travel, to more amenities for outdoor and watersports activities, entertainment, and cultural and entertainment venues
The City Has One Of The Best Beaches And State Parks In Florida
Ft. Lauderdale's beach has recently undergone a multi-million renovation, with the addition of brick walkways and lush green landscapes. With around seven miles of beautiful beaches and 185 miles of local waterways, the most popular forms of recreation here are water-based outdoor activities, with the Atlantic Ocean offering the perfect setting for divers to observe tropical underwater life, view sunken ships and coral reefs.
Broward county is also viewed as having some of the best parks anywhere in the state, with dozens from which to choose from, and tourists and residents will surely have a wide array of places to swim, jog, exercise or simply go on a picnic and enjoy a lovely day in the sun.
Hordes of sun-seekers worldwide also come to this unique city to play, relax, and sometimes even to work. Although the place has been commonly associated with mostly being only for the rich and famous that can afford opulent and luxurious lifestyles, most frequent visitors know that the city offers a much wider array of accommodations and experiences.
Real Estate Offerings Here
The greater Fort Lauderdale area offers accommodations that will surely suit every budget and preference, ranging from small and affordable family-run lodges and inns, to deluxe resorts and upscale hotels.
Around a third the area's total room count is considered ideal for meetings and convention business. The city also has a wider offering of single-family homes, apartments town homes, condominiums and waterfront residences, some of which have built-in facilities for docking boats and other pleasure watercraft.
The area also has world-class spa resorts as well as hotels and resorts with golf and other recreational activities. The city is also noted as a shopping paradise, and the Greater Fort Lauderdale area offers some of the best shopping destinations in the state where shoppers can find items ranging from diamonds and precious antiques to discounted designer wear and apparel.
The city's other off-beach attractions include a visit to the oceanfront estate of the late painter Frederic Bartlett. The biggest Broadway musicals in the nation frequently make their stop to the the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. The famous Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art has just recently completed an expansion, and is home to one of the art world's major collections of early 20th-century art. Art and music festivals in this city are frequent and have broad appeal.