Benefits of Moving to South Florida – Specifically, Fort Lauderdale
Great weather, favorable tax climate, pro-business and post-COVID: it’s easy to make a case as to why moving to South Florida is a no-brainer. When you think of making the move to South Florida, you probably immediately consider Palm Beach or Miami. However, Fort Lauderdale, formerly known for being a Spring Break hotspot or a place where Grandma has her condo, is a growing and ever-changing city nestled right between the two and we’re here to make our case as to why you should consider Broward County over its neighbors.
Pro #1: Waterfront living is the most accessible of all South Florida cities
Fort Lauderdale boasts over 165 miles of accessible waterways, many of which have no-fixed bridge access to the ocean.
Boating, taking a fishing charter, hanging out by the beach and water views everywhere around our walkable city, and the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show coin our city as a boater’s paradise. There are so many options to live on or around the water in this city.
Pro #2: The food and beverage scene is in line with Miami and Palm Beach (if not elevated)
In fact, many of the famous Miami food and beverage scenes have made their way to Fort Lauderdale such as Pura Vida, Planta Queen, and Bombay Darbar.
On top of our surrounding city faves, Fort Lauderdale has a few iconic locations of their own with chef-inspired menus including Steak 954, Canyon, The Foxy Brown, Louie Bossi, and Takato.
Whether you’re a Sunday Bruncher, a Saturday night hit the town-er, or a an avid Brewery connoisseur, you’ll be certain to find whatever it is you fancy in Fort Lauderdale.
Pro #3: Suburban Fort Lauderdale is unlike any other suburbia
If being outside of the city in the suburbs is what you desire, there are plenty of neighborhoods within short distance of our downtown city center. Each of these suburban areas such as Plantation, Davie, Weston, and Southwest Ranches have incredible community areas of their own with no shortage of dining, shopping and entertainment centers for everything you could need.
Pro #4: Activities and things to do are endless
Between our Broward Center for the Performing Arts (which is one of our greatest economy-drivers), the Parker Playhouse, and our booming Riverwalk there is always something to attend or see right within our downtown urban core.
Like the suburban neighbors, downtown Fort Lauderdale features a plethora of parks – most of which are waterfront which gives way to having a lifestyle that thrives outdoors. You can do everything here: bike, jog, walk the dogs, paddleboard the waterways or rent a Cruisin’ Tiki for the day and take it to the sandbar.
Pro #5: The connectivity of all things great exists here
Only in Fort Lauderdale do you have downtown, the beach and the airport all within 5 miles of each other. Our city is highly walkable and with the addition of the LauderGO Community Shuttle, a FREE transportation option for City of Fort Lauderdale residents and visitors, accessing the city has never been easier.
Even if you did want to venture to our neighboring cities, the Brightline, a high speed train (with Aventura and Boca stations opening soon) that goes between Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, has created opportunities to do so. You can live right in the middle and utilize the train for both business and pleasure.
If moving to South Florida is on your list of to-dos, let FREEBIRD Real Estate be your guide! We strongly believe that how you live should lead to where you live, and we will show you all of what Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding areas have to offer.