Fort Lauderdale is a city of neighborhoods. From quaint canal lined retreats, bustling down town metros and time-forgotten tracts of ’50’s bungalows, home seekers can enjoy a myriad of choices of high rises to ranches.
Broward County is filled with communities with similar diversity affording housing choices that range from garden and golf homes with sprawling lots with pools and tennis courts to mega-developments anchoring our tech-corridor to meet the needs of the ever-expanding business base at Sawgrass.
Detailed profiles are available for these communities in South Florida, the Greater Fort Lauderdale area, and Broward County
Aventura, Coconut Creek, Cooper City, Coral Springs, Dania Beach, Deerfield Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Coral Ridge, Coral Ridge Country Club, Coral Ridge Isles, Coral Heights, Harbor Beach, Harbordale, Middle River Terrace, North Andrews Gardens, Rio Vista, Tarpon River, Seven Isles & Las Olas Isles, Victoria Park, Hallandale, Hollywood, Imperial Point, Lauderdale By The Sea, Lauderdale Lakes, Lauderhill, Lighthouse Point, North Lauderdale, Oakland Park, Palm Aire Country Club Village – Pompano Beach, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, Pompano Beach, Sunrise, Tamarac, Weston, Wilton Manors
Living in Fort Lauderdale
Historically Fort Lauderdale was the “in-between” town located halfway to Miami from the Treasure Coast cities of West Palm Beach, Juno Beach, Jupiter and surrounding communities. Back when the Railroad was the only way to Miami from the north, Fort Lauderdale was just a whistle stop along the way. Today, Fort Lauderdale boasts 165,000 residents, however the greater Broward County metro area has grown to 1.75-million residents. Roughly 12-million visitors are attracted to Fort Lauderdale (and Broward County) each year so of course, tourism is the predominant industry.
Housing stock is diverse but not everyone finds what they are expecting! Of course, beachfront property is mostly high-rise condominiums. Fort Lauderdale features condominiums predominantly constructed through the 1960’s and 1970’s. Another construction boom in the 1990’s 2000’s brought a selection of newer condominiums, but development abruptly halted in 2007 with the economic downturn. The heyday of new construction may have returned as several new construction projects are either breaking ground or nearly ready for ground-breaking. Spectacular new construction condominiums are available near the New River and long the beach. New construction homes and townhomes are again available in some of the most desirable neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale.
Generally when new home shoppers want to live “near the beach” they are referring to any of the neighborhoods or cities located East of I-95 which runs north-south through South Florida. Surprising to buyers is that typically homes closer to the beach were constructed during the 1950’s and 1960’s – stylistically and generously referred to as “The Atomic Ranch.” As can be found in other major metro areas, newer homes can be found farther away – and in Fort Lauderdale that means farther away from the beach. Wonderful communities filled with newer construction homes are available in neighboring towns of Weston, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, and Coconut Creek. For home seekers that desire beach-front single family homes, cities in the Treasure Coast may offer more beach-front modern homes and estates.
Use the drop-down menu under “Areas” to find in-depth descriptions of cities in Broward and neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale, along with listings in each area.