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Pros

-Cultural diversity
-Beaches and water recreation
-Entertainment

Cons

-Hurricane risk
-Cost of living
-Crime rates


What Bert Has To Say About Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach Metro Area


Miami has always been the commercial and cultural center for Florida and the nearby Caribbean, but in the past 30 years it has emerged as a world-class international hub and a gateway for all of Latin America. In many ways it serves as the central logistical and cultural hub of the entire Western Hemisphere. The inevitable result is a diverse and invigorating Latin culture superimposed upon what was already a major commercial, resort, and retirement area dating back to the 1920’s. Many think of it as a tourist center, but import/export and international financial trade with Latin countries make up a far larger part of the economy. These activities bring a large banking industry as well as cargo transport and warehousing; the manufacturing and corporate headquarters rosters are also growing. The city is busy- in many ways stressful- and the mix of cultures, heat, and poverty has occasionally boiled over into ethnic and civil strife. But the city is fun and undeniably alive.


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Quick Facts About Fort Lauderdale


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Fort Lauderdale is 4.50 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Fort Lauderdale jobs have Increased by 3.89 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Fort Lauderdale's cost of living is 18.40% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Fort Lauderdale's population is 167,370 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -1.18 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 24 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Fort Lauderdale is $240,500. Home appreciation the last year has been 15.70 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Fort Lauderdale public schools spend $10,135 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 16.9 students per teacher in Fort Lauderdale.

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Comments


re: Lived here for 20 years - 5/13/2015
So what you are trying to say is it was ok for me to move here 20 years ago, but its not ok for someone else to do the same or visit.... (read more)
re: Do NOT move here! - 7/1/2015
Katie, I read your comments and I have to say that I feel for you and your husband. My wife and I have lived here for 3.5 years and have had the same experience. We... (read more)
Do NOT move here!
My husband I are are from Illinois and Indiana. We moved here five years ago and we still HATE it! In the Midwest people are friendly and care about others. I can't... (read more)
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