Water is Fort Lauderdale’s star attraction and the main reason residents choose the city. There’s the Atlantic Ocean, of course, plus the Intracoastal Waterway and the city’s 165 miles of canals. Residents can enjoy the sun and sand along Fort Lauderdale Beach and Atlantic Boulevard and then just walk the few blocks to their quiet neighborhoods and go home.
But there’s much more to Fort Lauderdale than beach life. An exploratory drive or a boating trip on the Intracoastal Waterway reveals beautiful neighborhoods of single family homes with the lush landscaping typical of South Florida. And the building of major luxury condominium properties in recent years has made the city quite popular with both domestic and international buyers.
Fort Lauderdale’s downtown is very pedestrian-friendly. The city has its own financial district, performing arts center and museums – plus a great restaurant scene. All of that gives it a cosmopolitan feel that’s a bit like that of Miami but with a more relaxed pace. For those seeking oceanfront ambience, easy access to upscale shopping and all the features of a vibrant city center, Fort Lauderdale’s an ideal location.