Fort Lauderdale, Florida 

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Population

177,175

+5.9% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

3.5%

Median Income

$48,898

Median Home Price

$326,500

Best Places to Live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Regional center - South Atlantic Coast near the southern tip of the Florida Peninsula
Pros
-Cultural diversity
-Beaches and water recreation
-Entertainment
Cons
-Hurricane risk
-Cost of living
-Crime rates

Local Listings in Fort Lauderdale
 $184,000 
3211 NW 5th St
Bed 3 | Bath 2 |
 $69,000 
730 NW 17th Ave
Bed 2 | Bath 1 | 877 SqFt
 $550,000 
1088 Deerwood Ln
Bed 4 | Bath 3 | 2722 SqFt

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.


QUICK FACTS

City: Fort Lauderdale
Zip Codes: 33311 33312 33308 33304 33301 33315 33305 33316 33306
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 12 ft above sea level

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ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Fort Lauderdale is 3.5% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Fort Lauderdale jobs have increased by 1.87%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Fort Lauderdale's cost of living is 29.60% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Fort Lauderdale's Cost of Living

VOTING
Broward county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Fort Lauderdale's population is 177,175 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 5.92%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 26 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Fort Lauderdale is $326,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.70%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
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. More Education


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Reviews for Fort Lauderdale   65 Reviews
Here's how to win/live the South Florida life - 3/30/2019
Fort Lauderdale and South Florida are eclectic, which makes for a tough adjustment if you're from a homogenous area. The secret is to find the location of all the things... Read More

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A Diverse city with good and bad points - 10/28/2016
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

Do NOT move here! - 7/1/2015
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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ZIP CODES IN FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA
33311 33312 33308 33304 33301 33315 33305 33316 33306

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NEW LISTINGS IN FORT LAUDERDALE
$184,000
3211 NW 5th St
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$69,000
730 NW 17th Ave
Bed 2 | Bath 1

$550,000
1088 Deerwood Ln
Bed 4 | Bath 3

$329,800
4911 NW 65th Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 3

$419,900
15057 SW 13th Pl
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$350,000
5301 NE 1st Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$699,999
12541 NW 1st Pl
Bed 4 | Bath 3

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