Once known strictly as a Tourism-Based Economy, the city of Fort Lauderdale has grown and now supports a variety of different industries, including High Technology, Film and Television Production, Marine, Manufacturing, Finance and Insurance, Real Estate, and Avionics/Aerospace.
The name of "Fort Lauderdale" was derived from a series of actual Forts that were built by the United States during the Second Seminole War. The Forts took their name from Major William Lauderdale, who was the Commander of the detachment of soldiers who built the first fort. However, development of the city did not begin until 50 years after the forts were abandoned at the end of the conflict. The City was Named "Fort Lauderdale" and was incorporated on March 27, 1911.
Fort Lauderdale is known as the "Venice of America" for its extensive system of Waterways, including the New River, Intracoastal Waterway and a large number of Deep Canals.
The Highly Desirable Community of "Coral Isles" of Fort Lauderdale is located on one of the many Finger Canals on the Intracoastal Waterway. Here you will find Elegant Mediterranean architecture with extensive loggias/balconies. An aray of Mega Mansions with all the luxury a Buyer would expect and plenty of room to dock your Mega Yacht. Home Owners of this Community enjoy the daily parade of Yachts and the Spectacular Skyline at night. Homes in this Community range anywhere from 10 Million to well over 15 million dollars. Homeowners can expect to pay Annual Real Estate Taxes ranging anywhere from $50,000 to well over $100,000.
Fort Lauderdale offers an outstanding Quality of Life that is highlighted by a Semi-Tropical Climate, Rich Natural Beauty and an Array of Cultural, Entertainment and Educational Amenities. Blessed with over 3,000 hours of Sunshine each year and Pleasant year-round Ccean Breezes, World-Famous Fort Lauderdale Beach offers premier opportunities for Recreation, Relaxation and Enjoyment.
Through the cooperative efforts of Residents, Businesses and Local Government, Fort Lauderdale has evolved into a City that offers the best of both worlds - an Attractive Business Environment and an Outstanding Quality of Life. Fort Lauderdale is a great place to Live, Work and raise a Family, and the City looks forward to continuing to build upon its success to meet the challenges of the 21st Century and beyond. Fort Lauderdale Beach became ground zero for the college spring break craze in 1961, a direct result of the hit movie Where the Boys Are, starring singer Connie Francis
There are many wonderful Parks in Fort Lauderdale such as Hugh Taylor Birch State Park. Other popular designations include the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale and the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Have a Real Estate Question, give Kathy Hyatt a call at 954-347-0244 or visit my website of: www.KathyHyatt.com