Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale is located 25 miles north of Miami and is the largest city in Broward County. Like many communities in Florida, Fort Lauderdale is famous for its beaches, arts, and culture. Real estate ranges from luxury estates with sweeping ocean views to beachfront condos with world-class amenities. The urban atmosphere is amplified by the numerous local bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Above-average public schools attract many families and young professionals.


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414 Riviera Isle, Fort Lauderdale

$40,000,000

414 Riviera Isle, Fort Lauderdale

6 Beds 8 Baths 16,371 SqFt Residential MLS® # F10312451

Jason Harris Real Estate LLC

1122 Se 4th St, Fort Lauderdale

$34,995,000

1122 Se 4th St, Fort Lauderdale

7 Beds 13 Baths 13,800 SqFt Residential MLS® # F10314411

Compass Florida, LLC

625 San Marco Dr, Fort Lauderdale

$34,995,000

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625 San Marco Dr, Fort Lauderdale

6 Beds 9 Baths 10,160 SqFt Residential MLS® # F10296451

Compass Florida, LLC

1712 Se 12th Ct, Fort Lauderdale

$33,000,000

1712 Se 12th Ct, Fort Lauderdale

9 Beds 13 Baths 13,060 SqFt Residential MLS® # F10226218

Fidelity Real Estate LLC

733 Middle River Dr, Fort Lauderdale

$29,900,000

733 Middle River Dr, Fort Lauderdale

5 Beds 11 Baths 11,693 SqFt Residential MLS® # F10328986

Charles Rutenberg Realty Fort

1801 Se 8th St, Fort Lauderdale

$27,900,000

1801 Se 8th St, Fort Lauderdale

7 Beds 12 Baths 15,430 SqFt Residential MLS® # F10317197

Compass Florida, LLC

1818 Se 10th St, Fort Lauderdale

$27,500,000

1818 Se 10th St, Fort Lauderdale

11 Beds 17 Baths 16,534 SqFt Residential MLS® # F10186782

Florida Luxurious Properties

534 Bontona Ave, Fort Lauderdale

$24,999,000

534 Bontona Ave, Fort Lauderdale

8 Beds 16 Baths 12,121 SqFt Residential MLS® # F10304759

Compass Florida, LLC

141 Bay Colony Dr, Fort Lauderdale

$24,995,000

141 Bay Colony Dr, Fort Lauderdale

6 Beds 9 Baths 10,436 SqFt Residential MLS® # F10267167

Compass Florida, LLC

2665 Castilla Isle, Fort Lauderdale

$23,250,000

2665 Castilla Isle, Fort Lauderdale

7 Beds 9 Baths 10,330 SqFt Residential MLS® # F10212234

Florida Luxurious Properties

632 2nd Key Dr, Fort Lauderdale

$21,995,000

632 2nd Key Dr, Fort Lauderdale

8 Beds 10 Baths 8,962 SqFt Residential MLS® # F10307812

Compass Florida, LLC

1000 Riviera Isle Drive, Fort Lauderdale

$20,250,000

1000 Riviera Isle Drive, Fort Lauderdale

8 Beds 11 Baths 9,205 SqFt Residential MLS® # F10248385

Douglas Elliman

About Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale has an estimated population of 183,000 and is the county seat and largest city in Broward County. It is considered a principal city within the Miami metropolitan area, located about 25 miles north of Miami.

Fort Lauderdale is known as “The Venice of America”, with over 500 miles of traversable waterways and canals throughout the city, most of which are connected to the Intracoastal Waterway. It is also a major yachting center, with over 100 local marinas housing over 45,000 vessels, and host of the largest yacht show in the world.

While Fort Lauderdale has traditionally been a major tourism destination, its economy has greatly diversified in recent decades. Today, the city is home to over 200 corporate, regional and international headquarters. It has a low unemployment rate, and the cost of living is lower than neighboring Miami and Palm Beach.

Fort Lauderdale prides itself on its diversity and inclusivity and was recently found to be one of the most culturally diverse cities in Florida. The city is a known LGBTQ vacation destination and has been a long-time leader in anti-discrimination legislation. Niche.com gives the city an A+ grade for Inclusivity.

Fort Lauderdale- Hollywood International is the city’s main airport and the fastest-growing airport in the country. It features a large number of low-cost carriers, resulting in lower airfares than neighboring Miami, and is an emerging international gateway for the Caribbean and Latin America.

Located on the southeastern Florida coast, the area enjoys average year-round temperatures of 75.5 degrees and over 3,000 hours of sunshine annually.

Forbes Magazine has named Fort Lauderdale the Happiest Place for Young Professionals in the US, and Niche.com has rated it as the #6 Best City to Retire in America.

Fort Lauderdale Real Estate

Fort Lauderdale is a popular real estate market for young families, professionals, and retirees alike. With its mix of urban amenities, beautiful beaches, and weather, it appeals to many demographics.

Its real estate offerings are equally as diverse, ranging from renovated single-family homes in quiet suburban neighborhoods close to schools to downtown condos close to restaurants and nightlife, or luxury waterfront estates. Fort Lauderdale offers waterfront living at its finest, with over 500 miles of canals and waterways throughout the city. You will find many neighborhoods offering beautiful properties backing onto the water, with either private or community water access.

Discover beautiful luxury properties with Mediterranean and Caribbean styling, vaulted ceilings and open floor plans, high-end finishes, and large indoor/outdoor spaces perfect for entertaining. Retirement and other gated communities offer full amenities like clubhouses with fitness and recreation facilities. Downtown condo complexes offer beautiful views and proximity to the best of the city’s entertainment amenities. Even more modest suburban homes are beautifully updated or maintained, with bright interiors, high-quality finishes, and renovated kitchens.

Whether you are looking for a home to grow your family, or settle and relax in your retirement, find your dream home in Fort Lauderdale.

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Fort Lauderdale Attractions

Between the glitz of Miami and the glamour of Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale has come into its own as a major Southern Florida cultural hub. It is a thriving city with a vibrant arts and entertainment scene, stunning beaches, excellent shopping, and dining options, and family-friendly activities.

Las Olas Boulevard is Fort Lauderdale’s most famous strip, an eclectic, historical stretch known for its mix of restaurants, nightclubs, boutiques, art galleries, and museums, with some of South Florida’s most unique architecture. It is also known for celebrity waterfront properties and the finest eateries in the city. Hotspots include Chima Brazilian Steakhouse, YOLO, Big City Tavern, The Royal Pig, Asia Bay Sushi Bar & Thai, Mango’s Restaurant and Lounge, and Rocco’s Tacos.

In addition to Las Olas, the city features an endless variety of shopping options. The Fort Lauderdale Galleria is the most popular upscale mall, and Sawgrass Mills is Florida’s largest outlet mall, with over 350 outlets. Other popular destinations include Pompano Citi Center, Gulfstream Park, and Harbor Shops.

While the Fort Lauderdale arts and culture scene may be lesser known than Miami’s, it is equally as impressive. Flager Village, adjacent to Las Olas, has both the MASS Music District and FAT Village Arts District. The city has a dazzling array of art galleries, public art, performance venues, and art museums. The city also has a large number of museums featuring everything from naval history to antique cars. Fort Lauderdale hosts numerous events and festivals throughout the year, so there is always something new to do! The Las Olas Arts Festival, Fort Lauderdale A1A Marathon, Hollywood Beach Latin Festival, Family Fun Week, Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the Las Olas Wine and Food Festival are just some of the highlights.

There are over 23 miles of stunning beaches in the Fort Lauderdale area, with everything from pristine, unspoiled coastlines, to family-friendly sands with full amenities. Fort Lauderdale Beach, once known as a Spring Break party zone, has been transformed into a family-friendly destination with swimming, jet-skiing, snorkeling, and diving, backed by colorful shops, cafes, and entertainment venues. Other top-rated beaches include Hillsboro Beach, Deerfield Beach, and Pompano Beach.

Even though it is an urban area, Fort Lauderdale is an outdoors lover's dream, with a dazzling array of adventures at your doorstep. The city has a number of great city parks with beautiful tropical greenery, nature reserves, and both nearby Hugh Taylor Birch State Park and Everglades National Park offer lots of activities.

Whether it’s jogging, cycling, hiking, kayaking, paddleboarding, camping, inland or offshore fishing, even airboating, you’ll never run out of fun things to do outside. If you’re a golf aficionado, you have your pick of over 96 courses within 20 miles of Fort Lauderdale. There is a large selection of municipal courses, public and private courses, and country clubs with golf, tennis, and other recreation facilities. Top-rated clubs include Ft. Lauderdale Country Club, Jacaranda Country Club, Coral Ridge Country. Fun fact: Grande Oaks Golf Club in Davie was featured in the classic golf movie “Caddyshack”.

Fort Lauderdale Education

The Broward County Public School District operates 142 schools in the Fort Lauderdale area, serving almost 116,000 students. It has one of the highest concentrations of top-ranked schools in Florida.

Top-ranked public schools include Somerset Academy Davie Charter, Bayview Elementary School, and Pembroke Pines Charter High School. Top-ranked private Schools are Pine Crest School, St. Thomas Aquinas High School, and Westminster Academy.

There are ten institutions of higher learning with main or satellite campuses in Fort Lauderdale, including Keiser University (main campus), Jersey College (main), the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale (main), and Florida Atlantic University (satellite campus).

Fort Lauderdale Real Estate Stats

Average Price $431K
Lowest Price $0
Highest Price $4.3B
Total Listings 506,260
Avg. Days On Market 170
Avg. Price/SQFT $318

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