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What Bert Has To Say About Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm 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

    The unemployment rate in Fort Lauderdale is 4.20 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Fort Lauderdale jobs have Increased by 1.23 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Fort Lauderdale's cost of living is 20.10% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Fort Lauderdale's population is 178,590 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 19.56 percent.
    Average Commute time is 25 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Fort Lauderdale is $277,500. Home appreciation the last year has been -7.29 percent.
    Fort Lauderdale public schools spend $9,109 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17.3 students per teacher in Fort Lauderdale.

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A Diverse city with good and bad points
Like any city, Fort Lauderdale has it's good points and it's bad. On the good side you can't beat the weather here, especially October to June. No snow and no winter... (read more)
re: Do NOT move here! - 7/1/2015
I know exactly what you're talking about, Fort Lauderdale used to be amazing I mean amazing in the 90s but its changed for the worst and its really sad to see, I... (read more)
re: Do NOT move here! - 7/1/2015
I totally agree with you in everything. I just move from Fort lauderdale, SIMPLY... (read more)
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