Just because the U.S. acquired Florida from Spain in 1821, didn't mean it came easy.
The City of Fort Lauderdale is named after the series of three forts built by the U.S. (the first by a Major Lauderdale) during the Seminole Wars (fought to forcibly relocate the Indians).
The picturesque residential areas near the coast with its intricate system of waterways and canals is what comes to mind when you think of life in Fort Lauderdale is that everybody has a boat but the City is much larger than the narrow strip with ocean access along its eastern edge. Although the 2006 Census estimate put the population 185,804, there are an estimated 42,000 boats making the "Venice of America" nickname seem appropriate.
The downtown area is growing. A clean vibrant area, there are 2 shopping and dining meccas that residents and tourists flock to: Riverwalk and Las Olas. The residential areas offer a big variety of homes in size and price. There are approximately 90 different neighborhoods (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_neighborhoods_in_Fort_Lauderdale). Fort Lauderdale airport is often used instead of Miami by South Florida residents because it is less busy and sometimes offers cheaper flights. A major seaport, Port Everglades is a major cruise ship hub. Fort Lauderdale offers all the amenities of a large city in a cleaner, brighter resort-town setting.
Fort Lauderdale Florida real estate opportunities will be of interest to anyone looking to buy property in Florida. The city is divided into more than sixty officially designated neighborhoods, with another thirty or so unofficially named neighborhoods. Fort Lauderdale realtors can provide additional information about the different areas of the city, which will help buyers to determine where they should be looking for Fort Lauderdale homes for sale that will suit them.
In a similar fasion as Weston Real Estate, Fort Lauderdale homes for sale are served by all of the services that would be expected in a city of this size, including excellent public transportation and a selection of good schools. It is a great city for young professionals, who will appreciate the lively atmosphere of the cit center, but there are also plenty of family-friendly neighborhoods.
Fort Lauderdale also has an interesting history. The city grew up around the abandoned Second World War forts that were built in the area under the command of a Major Lauderdale. Although it took fifty years after the end of the conflict and the abandonment of the forts for the city of Fort Lauderdale to really get started, it has grown rapidly and become a major center of population.
It is one of the principal cities in the South Florida area, and is famous for its canals and sailing. More than forty thousand yachts are based in Fort Lauderdale, which has over a hundred boatyards and marinas. The city also plays host to the annual International Boat Show, which can see the population of Fort Lauderdale almost doubled by the influx of visitors.
The reliance on tourism in Fort Lauderdale means that there is excellent provision of leisure and recreational services in the city, with a huge selection of nightclubs and restaurants, many interesting museums, and a rapidly developing downtown area. There is also an attractive beach, alongside which lies a State Park.
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|1600 PONCE DE LEON DR||Fort Lauderdale||$ 32,000,000||16022||8||8||3||6||Y||Y||83385||N||N|
|2400 DEL LAGO DR||Fort Lauderdale||$ 29,000,000||12799||7||8||3||10||Y||Y||33035||N||N|
|2501 MERCEDES DR||Fort Lauderdale||$ 23,225,000||9295||5||7||2||3||Y||Y||N/A||N||N|
|76 ISLA BAHIA DR||Fort Lauderdale||$ 22,500,000||8885||7||5||3||3||Y||Y||N/A||N||N|
|650 San Marco Dr||Fort Lauderdale||$ 19,995,000||9139||5||5||3||3||Y||Y||26711||N||N|
|76 Isla Bahia Dr||Fort Lauderdale||$ 17,200,000||8885||7||5||3||3||Y||Y||N/A||N||N|
|200 Fiesta Way||Fort Lauderdale||$ 16,995,000||N/A||6||8||2||8||Y||Y||17786||N||N|
|1122 SE 4TH ST||Fort Lauderdale||$ 15,995,000||12000||6||7||2||8||N||Y||25750||N||N|
|1500 SE 10th St||Fort Lauderdale||$ 14,245,000||7814||5||4||2||5||Y||Y||15491||N||N|
|2626 DELMAR PL||Fort Lauderdale||$ 12,995,000||11361||9||11||3||8||Y||Y||24611||N||N|
|3018 NE 22nd St||Fort Lauderdale||$ 12,000,000||8169||5||6||2||3||Y||Y||14865||N||N|
|600 Isle of Palms Drive||Fort Lauderdale||$ 12,000,000||15382||8||9||3||Y||Y||25999||N||N|
|1408 W Lake Dr||Fort Lauderdale||$ 11,995,000||7653||6||8||1||3||Y||Y||13141||N||N|
|2301 Aqua Vista Blvd||Fort Lauderdale||$ 11,900,000||10056||7||7||1||3||Y||Y||31741||N||N|
|709 Idlewyld Dr||Fort Lauderdale||$ 10,900,000||22584||11||14||8||Y||Y||26823||N||N|
|2571 DEL LAGO DRIVE||Fort Lauderdale||$ 10,900,000||9782||6||7||2||5||Y||Y||N/A||N||N|
|2520 Mercedes Dr||Fort Lauderdale||$ 10,900,000||6741||5||5||3||6||Y||Y||13000||N||N|
|515 Mola Ave||Fort Lauderdale||$ 9,895,000||5443||5||5||0||Y||Y||36626||N||N|
|1301 E Lake Dr||Fort Lauderdale||$ 9,500,000||10204||6||7||4||4||Y||Y||22477||N||N|
|2325 Desota Dr||Fort Lauderdale||$ 9,495,000||8038||7||7||2||4||Y||Y||19234||N||N|
|200 N Compass Dr||Fort Lauderdale||$ 8,995,000||7232||5||5||2||4||Y||Y||21308||N||N|
|414 Riviera Isle||Fort Lauderdale||$ 8,900,000||18491||8||10||1||4||Y||Y||28500||N||N|
|1627 E Lake Dr||Fort Lauderdale||$ 8,500,000||5595||6||8||1||3||Y||Y||29132||N||N|
|500 Desota Dr||Fort Lauderdale||$ 8,395,000||8500||6||7||1||6||Y||Y||12600||N||N|
|1645 E Lake Dr||Fort Lauderdale||$ 7,995,000||9695||6||7||1||4||Y||Y||31828||N||N|
|2930 N Atlantic Blvd||Fort Lauderdale||$ 7,995,000||7443||5||5||1||2||Y||Y||9200||N||N|
|2437 Delmar Pl||Fort Lauderdale||$ 7,950,000||12297||6||9||6||Y||Y||12300||N||N|
|2501 delmar place||Fort Lauderdale||$ 7,500,000||12300||6||9||8||Y||Y||12300||N||N|
|640 Isle Of Palms Dr||Fort Lauderdale||$ 7,499,000||N/A||6||8||1||6||Y||Y||12999||N||N|
|1217 N RIO VISTA BL||Fort Lauderdale||$ 7,499,000||6711||5||5||2||3||Y||Y||N/A||N||N|
|1755 SE 7TH ST||Fort Lauderdale||$ 7,495,000||6652||5||6||1||3||Y||Y||10726||N||N|
|21 NE 23RD AVE||Fort Lauderdale||$ 7,450,000||7078||7||8||1||2||Y||Y||10066||N||N|
|1614162 Brickell||Fort Lauderdale||$ 7,400,000||N/A||1||1||1||N||Y||N/A||N||N|
|2924 N Atlantic Blvd||Fort Lauderdale||$ 7,250,000||4578||4||5||1||3||Y||Y||9280||N||N|
|1725 SE 8th St||Fort Lauderdale||$ 6,995,000||7322||5||6||1||3||Y||Y||11988||N||N|
|2513 Mercedes Dr||Fort Lauderdale||$ 6,675,000||6746||5||5||1||3||Y||Y||13000||N||N|
|422 Mola Ave||Fort Lauderdale||$ 6,500,000||5895||5||5||1||4||Y||Y||11279||N||N|
|38 ISLA BAHIA DR||Fort Lauderdale||$ 6,495,000||8088||7||7||2||3||Y||Y||13000||N||N|
|2417 Aqua Vista Blvd||Fort Lauderdale||$ 5,950,000||5182||5||5||1||2||Y||Y||11638||N||N|
|3 Pelican Isle||Fort Lauderdale||$ 5,950,000||7736||7||7||3||Y||Y||17519||N||N|