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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.

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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

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/Hollywood International Airport

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/Brightline

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

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.

Fort Lauderdale Convention Center

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.

City of Fort Lauderdale 

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.


Downtown Fort Lauderdale/Las Olas

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:

Elementary Schools:
Bayview Elementary School – Rated 10 out of 10
Virginia Shuman Young Elementary School – Rated 10 out of 10
Harbordale Elementary School – Rated 7 out of 10

Middle Schools:
Sunrise Middle School – Rated 6 out of 10
William Dandy Middle School – Rated 6 out of 10

High Schools:
City/Pembroke Pines Charter High School – Rated 10 out of 10
Fort Lauderdale High School – Rated 7 out of 10

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