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Best Areas to Live in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale – sun, sand, and water.  This city’s locale by the ocean, combined with its warm temperatures year round, makes it an ideal place to live.  You may be a senior citizen who is retired, seeking a relaxing atmosphere with the hassle-free living of a condo.  Or you may be an avid boater who loves to fish, looking for a place to live and dock your boat together. Or you may be a couple looking for a second home for vacation.  Or perhaps you and your family may be relocating to the area for employment reasons.  Whatever your circumstances, Fort Lauderdale has a home perfect for you.

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There are plenty of condo buildings located in east Fort Lauderdale, many with some type of water view.  Some are older low rise condo buildings, while others are high rises that offer panoramic ocean views and every amenity thinkable. One such memorable location is called The Landings at Las Olas.  It is a small midrise condo building built in 2006 located on Hendricks Isles, north of Las Olas Boulevard. These units offer a gorgeous intracoastal water view, a 45 foot boat dock, and possess a high level of finish inside.

Any boat owner will tell you that direct ocean access with no fixed bridges is the most desirable type of water access, especially for those with a substantial sized yacht. Finding a home on the intracoastal waterways with a private dock may be costly and hard to find.  For those who love the beach and boating, the area of Harbor Beach is ideal. Located off of the 17th Street Causeway on intracoastal waterways, boats have easy access to the ocean.  The major bridge nearby is the 17th Street Causeway Bridge which offers 16.75 meters of vertical clearance when closed. Join the Harbor Beach Surf Club and enjoy the exclusive private beach spanning 300 feet as well as their private marina. While there are many single family homes, also located in this area is the luxurious high rise condo community called HARBOURAGE PLACE.  Located on the intracoastal waterway and Lake Sylvia, it has docks available along with very spacious units ranging up to 6,000 square feet.

For those looking for a vacation home to use only a few times a year, condominium units in the Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort may be a perfect match. Located 1,400 yards from the Fort Lauderdale Beach, you can easily enjoy the white sandy beaches and Atlantic Ocean view. On those months when you are not there, you can join their Resort Program.  Under this program, they rent out your unit so that you may earn some additional income.  They handle everything so you don’t have to.

For those families moving to the south Florida area, the area of Weston is a great place for families with children.  Located about 20 minutes west from downtown Fort Lauderdale, Weston offers quick highway access to I-75 south towards Miami or north towards Boca Raton for an easy commute.  Many of the planned unit communities (PUD) are gated and offer such amenities as playgrounds and pools, creating a safe and secure child friendly environment.

Too many homes to choose from?  Consult a real estate professional to aid you in your hunt for that perfect home or condo. With over 30 years of experience in the Fort Lauderdale real estate market,  SFI Realty Inc.  can help . Visit for additional information and start your search today.

Samantha Adams A Local Copywriter located in Fort Lauderdale Florida, with focus on real estate, investment and home cooking.

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