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Discover Life in Fort Lauderdale

Located 30 miles north of Miami, Fort Lauderdale is another thriving and exciting city along the Atlantic coast of Florida. Besides its beautiful beaches, this major city is best known for its oceanfront and riverfront attractions, major shopping centers, beachfront parks, and array of shops and restaurants. If you love arts, culture, outdoor adventures, or shopping and dining, you'll never be bored living in Fort Lauderdale!

In terms of real estate, Fort Lauderdale offers just about everything: cozy 2-bedroom houses near schools and parks, new construction properties, and estate homes with an array of unique features. Whether you're buying your first home or looking for a larger home, we can help you find the home of your dreams in Fort Lauderdale.

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Getting Around

Miami: 28.9 mi
Palm Beach: 46.5 mi
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport: 4.1 mi
Major Roads: US-1, I-95, I-595


Zip Codes: 33301-33309, 33311, 33312, 33315, 33316, 33348, 33338, 33348, 33394
Median Home Value: $318,500

Spotlights of Fort Lauderdale

Arts & Culture

If you're interested in arts and culture, you can visit the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, NSU Art Museum, or the Historic Stranahan House Museum. The community calendar also hosts a variety of arts & culture-related events year-round.


With over seven miles of beautiful beaches and premium ocean views, every day in Fort Lauderdale is like paradise. Whether you're interested in boating, saltwater fishing, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, or just relaxing on the beach, you'll find it all here.

The Everglades

For a different type of terrain, explore the vibrant array of flora and fauna located in the expansive wetlands of the Everglades. Take one of the renowned airboat tours in the park, and keep an eye out for alligators, panthers, flamingos, and more.

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What You'll Love in Fort Lauderdale

From five-star dining experiences to a unique collection of museums, there's more to Fort Lauderdale than the beach — although the beach is a nice added bonus. 

Shopping & Dining

If you like shopping, you'll feel right at home at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale mall, Harbor Shops, or Pompano Citi Centre. With a collection of chain and local stores, these major stops will cover all of your retail needs. Curious about the best local flavors? Fort Lauderdale is home to some of the top restaurants in the state! We recommend trying the inventive dishes at Brown Dog Eatery, the five-star fare at DUNE, or the cocktails at The Wilder.

Parks & Recreation

Thanks to the oceanfront and the Everglades, Fort Lauderdale residents have access to plenty of breathtaking and diverse natural areas. In addition to these major stops, there are tons of other options scattered throughout the city. Be sure to visit the freshwater lagoon at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, grab lunch by the scenic fountain at Bubier Park, or take your four-legged friend out for a playdate at the dog-friendly Snyder Park.

Diverse Museums

Whether you're a history buff or a big fan of supporting local art, odds are that Fort Lauderdale has the perfect museum for you. With such a unique and wide selection of choices, you could spend the whole weekend exploring all of the options the city has to offer. A few of the can't-miss museums stops include the Museum of Science and Discovery, the Weiner Museum of Decorative Art, and the NSU Art Museum.

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