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With more than 300 miles of navigable inland waterways winding through palatial estates, citrus groves, the Everglades, and the downtown area, Fort Lauderdale has truly earned its reputation as the “Venice of America.” With all that water and abundant sunshine, people from all over the world come to Fort Lauderdale to play, relax, work, and even become part of the community.
In addition to Fort Lauderdale’s beautiful natural features, it’s also famous for its beaches, arts, cultural activities, and events. There are plenty of things to occupy your time with in Fort Lauderdale; from shopping along the famous Las Olas Boulevard to dining in its many high-end restaurants in the downtown area. You can also catch gondola rides from the canals that line the Intracoastal Waterway that will bring you directly into the heart of the city along its historic riverfront.
Situated just two miles north of Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale’s famous beach features a beautifully landscaped waterfront promenade, complete with its signature white wave wall and brick paved a path. Luxury hotels, shopping, and dining are situated directly across the street from this landmark. Other waterfront areas of interest include Las Olas Boulevard, the historical districts, the open air Riverwalk mall, and the mansions and yachts that dot Millionaires’ Row.
East Ft. Lauderdale offers a variety of types of homes, from smaller, traditional Florida beach houses, to the vast estates of the rich and famous. While many of the homes in this area are considered to be “inland,” waterfront properties include homes that not only sit along the oceanfront, but those located on the riverfront, Intracoastal Waterway, or the cities many ocean access canals as well.
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Fort Lauderdale is a World Class Tourist Destination
Tourism is Fort Lauderdale second largest industry. In 2015 alone, the greater Fort Lauderdale area welcomed more than 15 million visitors. These visitors added $14 billion to the local economy, with $4 billion of that revenue spent on food services and $3 billion spent on retail shopping.
The tourism industry has bounced back in leaps and bounds, to rates higher than pre-recession levels, in 2015; the hotel occupancy rate was 78 percent, which is an increase of 130 base points since 2009. That same year, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport serviced 26,941,671 passengers, representing an 8.9 percent increase from 2014. Of the increased number of visitors in 2015 over 2014, there was a 15 percent increase in international travelers and a 7 percent increase in domestic travelers to the area. The airport’s total passenger traffic is projected to increase to an estimated 29 million passengers in 2016 (based on airline schedules and historical data).
Other perks of living in the Fort Lauderdale area include:
Port Everglades, ranked the highest seaport in Florida by revenue ($153 million) and the number one seaport for exports, is one of the busiest cruise ports in the world. It is also one of the leading container port in Florida and among the most active cargo ports in the United States. Named “2013 Best Domestic Port” by Porthole Cruise Magazine and the “World’s Top Cruise Port” in 2013 and 2010 by Seatrade Insider, 3.7 million cruise passengers depart from Port Everglades each year. Many capital and improvements in the Port’s Five Year Master Plan position the port to expand the operation to 5.6 million passengers in 2033. During the 2015-2016 cruise season, Port Everglades had multiple record breaking days for the number of cruise guests passing through Port Everglades in a single day. Interest in Port Everglades is expected to grow as the Seaport Cruise Trade Convention moves to Fort Lauderdale from Miami for the next three years. Also, the anticipated launch of Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas and the launch of travel to Cuba has created additional opportunities for the greater Fort Lauderdale area to grow.
Fort Lauderdale’s economic wellbeing is highly connected with the success of Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL)’s system and its robust aviation industry. As the nation’s 4th fastest growing airport, this international airport offers both domestic and international flights in conjunction with nearby Miami International and Palm Beach International Airports. FLL is ranked as the 21st busiest airport in the country transporting 26 million passengers in and out of Fort Lauderdale in 2015 (with an estimated 29 million passengers in 2016), and 13th in domestic origin and destination passengers. More than 73,000 travelers pass through FLL’s four terminals each day, arriving and departing on 325 flights.
All Aboard Florida is developing Brightline, which will be an express, intercity train service, set to open in 2017. The Brightline train will connect Fort Lauderdale to Miami in the south, West Palm Beach in the north, and Orlando Airport in the center of the state along a 235-mile line. Future plans include linking Tampa and Jacksonville to the Brightline. The Downtown Fort Lauderdale station will provide a new gateway to the city and will connect to the Sun Trolley, Broward County Transit System, and the future Wave Streetcar. With visitors to Florida expected to reach 100 million this year, All Aboard Florida will connect Florida’s four large tourist destinations, offering convenient transportation and encouraging extended visits in Florida.
The Wave Streetcar, a new streetcar system set to begin construction in 2017, will ultimately serve the Downtown Fort Lauderdale area. This streetcar will follow the New River to connect the hospital and courthouse districts on the south side of town with the downtown business core and government, education, shopping, recreation and entertainment centers on the north side. The proposed 2.8-mile route was expanded in October 2015 to include a loop on the north end in Flagler Village to capture the recent and future residential and retail development in that area.
The Fort Lauderdale Convention Center, South Florida’s premiere waterfront conference center, is a stunning 600,000 square foot, three-story facility. This convention center contains 200,000 square feet of exhibit hall space, a 33,000 square foot and a 20,000 square-foot ballroom; 54,325 square feet of meeting space, 101,276 square feet of pre-function/registration space and 22,000 square feet of food preparation area. A proposed $550 million expansion project would add 300,000 square feet and an 800 room headquarters hotel to the site by 2020, thus increasing tourism and the number of jobs in the area. Each year, the Convention Center holds more than 120 events, bringing an additional 350,000 visitors to the area.
The City of Fort Lauderdale building codes and information can be found at the link above. You can apply for a permit or see local zoning.
Since the 1900’s, the Las Olas Corridor has been the heart and soul of Fort Lauderdale. This status has increased in recent years, with Downtown Fort Lauderdale being transformed into a walkable “live, work, and play” cosmopolitan environment. Not only is this unique and eclectic shopping and dining district well-positioned to enjoy the views of the New River that run through the heart of the City, Las Olas Boulevard provides a primary connection from downtown to the beach. The area features over 30 al fresco dining options, 10 major international art galleries, 3 world class museums, one historic hotel and 75 fashion boutiques and shops.
With more than seven miles of sparkling beaches running along the Atlantic Ocean on the east side of the city, Fort Lauderdale’s beaches attract thousands of visitors each year. The city’s award-winning wave wall and signature beachfront promenade highlight Fort Lauderdale’s world famous coastline, where tourists and locals can find numerous restaurants, cafés, and shops. The beach also offers a variety of activities including boating, jet skiing, and volleyball.
What Hertz Realty Network loves about East Fort Lauderdale Living:
Big City Tavern on Las Olas has a great dining experience reminiscent of the great old taverns of Chicago, New York, and Boston.
Rocco’s Tacos, which offers a true taste of Mexico within a fun, casual environment, has a great Taco Tuesday!
Kuro, a modern Japanese restaurant at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, focuses on locally sourced ingredients and specialty items flown in from Japan that is served inside a contemporary space with a sushi bar and cocktail lounge.
Steak 954, Stephen Starr’s waterside Steakhouse at the W Hotel Fort Lauderdale, offers killer steak and seafood dishes in a beautiful dining area with an aquarium full of jellyfish and stellar ocean views.
Fork and Balls, a meatball-focused eatery on hopping Las Olas Boulevard, takes on the comfort-food classic made with lamb, veggies, and fish, available in sandwiches, sliders, pasta and salads, and paired with craft brews and wines on tap.
S3 Restaurant is an eclectic eatery located in the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort. This restaurant feature a huge tapas menu (including lots of sushi) that can be served inside the chic interior or outside on the massive lounge with fire pits, cushy seating and views of the beach.
Our favorite places to dine on the Intracoastal in East Fort Lauderdale include Coconuts and Shooters Waterfront Restaurant, which can both be reached by the Water Taxi, which is a fun boat taxi system that runs up and down the waterway.
Boating and Fishing
Fishing for Dolphin in the summer is one of our favorite pastimes, although you can catch a variety of fish year round, including Sailfish, Mahi-Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, Snapper, Grouper, and more. Many fishing vessels lining Fort Lauderdale’s Intracoastal offer deep sea fishing trips in the Atlantic Ocean.
Snorkeling is another fun activity to do in your free time in Fort Lauderdale. Check out the top 10 snorkeling companies in Fort Lauderdale here.
Up and coming things in Fort Lauderdale:
Ipic Fort Lauderdale, a dine-in movie theater brand expects to open the eight-screen, 550-seat location in 2017.
The Icon Las Olas shows a major change to Fort Lauderdale’s luxury high-rise market, as this building offers amenities and a quality of living you previously could only find in larger cities. This building is scheduled to open in 2017, although you can purchase units in this building now.
Education in Fort Lauderdale
Children in East Fort Lauderdale have access to many high-quality schools. The top rated schools in the area are:
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Homes for Sale in Las Olas Isles Community Information Situated along the Intracoastal Waterway, as well as ocean access canals, and the New River, the streets of Las Olas Isles are lined with homes that have access to deep and wide canals that stretch all the way to the ocean, unobstructed by fixed bridges. Many of the waterfront […]READ MORE ...
Homes for Sale in Harbor Beach Contact Hertz Realty Network for more information today! (954) 693-6319 Located directly off A1A and Seabreeze Boulevard in Southeast Fort Lauderdale, Harbor Beach is a waterfront neighborhood located a mere 5 minutes away from the Atlantic Ocean. It is also very close to Fort Lauderdale Beach, Las Olas Blvd. and downtown Fort Lauderdale. Harbor Beach is […]READ MORE ...
Homes for Sale in Rio Vista Community Information Located in Southeast Fort Lauderdale, East of U.S. 1, and close to Las Olas, downtown Fort Lauderdale, and Fort Lauderdale Beach, the Community of Rio Vista, along with Rio Vista Idles, is one of the most popular Fort Lauderdale Communities. Contact Hertz Realty Network today! (954) 693-6319 The Community of Rio Vista was originally […]READ MORE ...
Las Olas by the Sea is a residential neighborhood located in the easternmost area of Fort Lauderdale. It is right along Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. (also known as A1A) and just north of Sunrise Boulevard. The neighborhood situated on both sides of A1A, which makes Las Olas by the Sea a perfect community for those looking for single family homes […]READ MORE ...
Homes for Sale Coral Ridge Country Club Community Information Located in Northeast Fort Lauderdale, and holding the distinction of being Fort Lauderdale’s only Gold Community, the community of Coral Ridge Country Club offers the best of what Florida has to offer. Not only do a significant number of homes in this community include ocean access, but many of the […]READ MORE ...
Homes for Sale in Victoria Park Community Information Nestled in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale, Victoria Park is a quiet, yet vibrant, community that still retains the charm of Old Florida. Located between the Isles of Las Olas, the Intracoastal Waterway, Middle River, and Federal Highway, and stretching between Broward Boulevard to Sunrise Boulevard, Victoria Park in the middle […]READ MORE ...
Situated in the Southeast area of Fort Lauderdale, you will find the Community of Victoria Isles, which is a small neighborhood within Victoria Park. Victoria Isles sits on an island and includes just 38 homes, all of which line Gordon Road, the island’s only street. All homes in Victoria Isles are waterfront homes, and enjoy deep ocean access canals without […]READ MORE ...
The Landings is a beautiful tree-lined, well established, upscale neighborhood with both waterfront and non-waterfront properties located in Northeast Fort Lauderdale. The Landings are situated east of U.S. 1/Federal Highway, west of the Intracoastal Waterway, and north of Commercial Boulevard, and sits on both sides of Bayview Drive. One of Fort Lauderdale’s most prestigious neighborhoods, it is the only luxury […]READ MORE ...
Poinsettia Heights is a neighborhood in the northeast section of Fort Lauderdale. Its boundaries are West of Federal Highway (US 1), north of Sunrise Boulevard and adjacent to the areas of Lake Ridge and Middle River Terrace. The original development, called “North Ridge,” was built by Gill Construction Company right after World War II in the 1940s and early 1950s. […]READ MORE ...
Situated between Sunrise Blvd. and Oakland Park Blvd., and running along Ocean Blvd./A1A is the neighborhood of Lauderdale Beach. Lauderdale Beach is the only Fort Lauderdale neighborhood that offers single family homes that are located directly on the sand. There are only 49 direct oceanfront homes in this area. Although the other homes in this neighborhood are not located directly on […]READ MORE ...
Located just south of Sunrise Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, the gated neighborhood of Sunrise Intracoastal is located on a peninsula a that is surrounded by the Intracoastal Waterway to the east and the Middle River to the south and west. Contact Hertz Realty Network today! (954) 693-6319 Sunrise Intracoastal is a small and secluded neighborhood is only accessible through one entry, which is […]READ MORE ...
The Fort Lauderdale neighborhood of Tropical Point is located on a peninsula directly on the North Fork and South Fork of the New River. The peninsula of Tropical Point is separated into two areas. One is a gated community of just 22 homes that is located off of SW 5th Place, and the other is off of SW 11th Ave, right after […]READ MORE ...
Sea Ranch Lakes Homes For Sale (954) 693-6319 Sea Ranch Lakes is a highly sought after gated community that’s located between A1A and the Intracoastal Waterway, surrounded by the Fort Lauderdale neighborhood of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. It is also directly across A1A from the beach, and just a few minutes away from Fort Lauderdale. The village is by the seaside vacation […]READ MORE ...