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Five Reasons You Should Live in Fort Lauderdale

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Fort Lauderdale has gradually become one of Florida’s most popular destinations and in turn one of the best places to live. From its rich history to its attractive lifestyle that keeps all generations active and entertained, the city has become “home” to many, primarily for the five reasons listed below.

Staying Active

Apart from the year-round sunshine and overall great weather, Fort Lauderdale has a myriad of recreational activities with unlimited opportunities for residents to enjoy the outdoors. In the middle of Fort Lauderdale’s bustling urban core is Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, featuring an island of trees and greenery that make the perfect scenery for a bicycle ride or even a picnic.

Bringing national and international recognition to the city, Fort Lauderdale Beach offers residents and visitors an array of shops, dining, and entertainment. Home to the Las Olas Marina and Fort Lauderdale Aquatics Center, this premier beachfront destination features a range of activities including boating, windsurfing, jet skiing, volleyball, snorkeling, scuba diving, deep-sea fishing and rollerblading.

While Fort Lauderdale has turned into an important business hub, it still allows residents to experience its ever-growing options of entertainment and nightlife, all in just a short and easy commute. The city has some of the best shopping in all of South Florida, with the Galleria Mall offering more than 100 specialty stores and eateries as the most upscale regional mall in Broward County.

Not only does the city offer distinct shopping experiences, it is also a cultural center that abounds with creative performances. Home to the Broward Center for Performing Arts, the multi-venue complex hosts a plethora of events, including concerts, dance shows, and comedic performances.

 

Live, Work, Play

While Fort Lauderdale has turned into an important business hub, it still allows residents to experience its ever-growing options of entertainment and nightlife, all in just a short and easy commute. The city has some of the best shopping in all of South Florida, with the Galleria Mall offering more than 100 specialty stores and eateries as the most upscale regional mall in Broward County.

Not only does the city offer distinct shopping experiences, it is also a cultural center that abounds with creative performances. Home to the Broward Center for Performing Arts, the multi-venue complex hosts a plethora of events, including concerts, dance shows, and comedic performances.

 

Generational Appeal

As the city becomes increasingly modernized and fast-paced, baby boomers and millennials are finding common ground in search of urban life. Without a doubt, Fort Lauderdale is coming into its own to accommodate a younger generation seeking a live-work-play balance, most notable in Downtown Fort Lauderdale. Given the area’s consistent growth, it still lacks the density that makes many urban environments difficult to navigate, offering residents close proximity to its various cultural, dining, and historical venues, as well as water sports and shopping.

Meanwhile, baby boomers want to take advantage of what the city offers, but still, want to enjoy the comfort and space of a large home. With new developments in process, the city has adjusted its zoning to ensure these kinds of projects can become reality and satisfy residents’ needs.

 

Rich History

Fort Lauderdale has one of the most interesting backgrounds in all of South Florida. Beginning as a military fort and trading post, Fort Lauderdale was still a backwater until 1900, with nature abounding all throughout. To put into perspective how rural the city was, Las Olas Boulevard was a single lane roadway leading through the oak canopy of the Colee Hammock neighborhood.

The real estate boom of the mid-1920s gave developers an opportunity to further look into the mangrove swamps in East Fort Lauderdale, particularly the currently-developed Las Olas Isles. The developments led to some of the most recognized condo development styles today, with a mid-century style of architecture that has come to define the city and its lifestyle.

This development was the beginning of the Fort Lauderdale that is now known by millions around the world, attracting tourists from the U.S. and abroad, with some of them now calling it home. Today, Fort Lauderdale is known as the Venice of America for its intricate canal system which can be attributed to the early development in and around the various islands of Las Olas Isles.

 

High-End Upscale Living

With luxury boutique living on the rise, Fort Lauderdale is turning into the place to be for an urban city lifestyle without the stress from long commutes or a busy metropolis. Not only has this attracted baby boomers to move east into the city, but it has also lured millennials through the ideal live-work-play balance.

Many of these new residents want the South Florida lifestyle, with amenities that give them access to the water and enjoy the warm weather day and night. With area restrictions on high-rises, new boutique developments create a low-density urban environment with an authentic downtown feel. Some examples of these developments that are giving Fort Lauderdale a unique identity are the AquaBlue and AquaVue luxury niche condos, which include resort-style amenities as well as a private yacht slip per residence.

Developers are now including specific features, such as rooftop terraces and spacious floor plans, to satisfy the demand for the upscale niche market. With Fort Lauderdale delivering such in-demand real estate, residents of all ages can now move into their own slice of paradise.

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