BOATING CAPITAL OF THE WORLD
Fort Lauderdale and all of South Florida boasts the highest number of Real Estate Sales to foreign buyers within the USA. It is also the top destination for people buying second homes who live in the States.
Ft Lauderdale is, rightfully called “The Venice of America.” In fact Venice is her “Sister City.”
With hundreds of miles of waterfront properties on The Ocean, Canals, The Intracoastal and Rivers. Ft Lauderdale is known as one the “Boating Capitals” of the world. One sees everything from Ocean going yachts to small fishing boats.
The Greater Fort Lauderdale Area, considered all of Broward County, Florida, which includes 31 small cities and municipalities (Coconut Creek, Cooper City, Coral Springs, Dania Beach, Davie, Deerfield Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Hallandale Beach, Hillsboro Beach, Hollywood, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Lauderhill, Lauderdale Lakes, Lazy Lake, Lighthouse Point, Margate, Miramar, North Lauderdale, Oakland Park, Parkland, Pembroke Park, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, Pompano Beach, Sea Ranch Lakes, Southwest Ranches, Sunrise, Tamarac, Weston, West Park Wilton Manors).
MANY OF THEM WITH DISTINCT INDIVIDUAL PERSONALITIES.
More than 13.1 million people visit Greater Fort Lauderdale in 2013 spending $10.6 billion in the local economy.
Twenty-three miles of Atlantic beaches (Hillsboro Beach, Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Fort Lauderdale, Dania Beach, Hollywood, Hallandale Beach, each with their own personality) and 300-plus miles of Intracoastal Waterway and navigable inland canals make Greater Fort Lauderdale the “Venice of America” and yachting capital.
Many cruise lines sail their fleets of cruise ships from here. Carrying more than 3.7 million people in 2012.
FT LAUDERDALE / HOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT:
Serves 21.4 million passengers each year. A new six story-high, elevated runway expansion to traverse U.S. Highway 1 and the Florida East Coast Railway, is now being built.
Ft Lauderdale / Hollywood is becoming a major International Airport, with direct flights all over the world.
In 1986, the city began a transformation process that changed Greater Fort Lauderdale from a spring-time college destination to a year-round, family-friendly and singles friendly retreat. The story of spring break’s history in Fort Lauderdale dates back to the 1930s. Its future is continually being told, retold – and refashioned. Some of the old haunts, hotels, bars still are open, with proprietors and guest recounting their tales of Spring Break’s heyday in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. UPSCALE MOTION is now seen in the high end shops, restaurants and hotels along the beachfront. Fort Lauderdale beach made famous by “WHERE THE BOYS ARE” is still visible, below the surface. At moments walking along the “strip” you see your youth flash before your eyes.
Visitors today include families and couples, singles, gays, meeting attendees and international travelers and certainly even still at Christmas and Spring Break a few college students.
Beverly Feingold, Broker Associate
Charles Rutenberg Realty LLC.