What They’re Saying About Greater Fort Lauderdale Real Estate
Greater Fort Lauderdale is a sun-soaked destination that has it all. Whether local residents moving up or downsizing their lives, or snowbirds looking to escape the freeze, this market features luxury single-family homes and world-class, beachfront condominiums. What makes Greater Fort Lauderdale thrive? In a word, infrastructure.
Infrastructure is fueling the region’s growth. A near-$900 million expansion at the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport serves leading airlines, including British Airways and Emirates call on FLL. Continued expansions at Port Everglades led to the recently opened a $120 million terminal for Celebrity Cruises new Celebrity Edge cruise liner.
As if to mimic the Northeast’s transportation options, Richard Branson's Virgin Trains USA promises to link Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and West Palm Beach with Orlando, Tampa, and eventually, the state and region.
As building and developments continue, the City of Ft. Lauderdale is also dealing with the infrastructure of its water pipes and sewage systems. There's an aggressive stance being taken to ensure all infrastructure systems can maintain, sustain and thrive as new residences and hotels dot our horizon.
Futbol for Fans the World Over
As if that wasn’t enough, soccer star and investor David Beckham’s new $60 million soccer stadium in the center of Fort Lauderdale will attract futbol fans from around the world.
This is a remarkable place to call home. Yet, for tourists coming to town, Fort Lauderdale has world-class, five-star appeal. Hotels and lifestyle brands include the Conrad Hotel, the Ritz-Carlton, B Hotels, Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Fort Lauderdale, the region’s first five-star property, The Dalmar near Flagler Village, the Diplomat Hotel in Hallandale Beach, and the immediately world-known guitar-shaped and laser-topped 600-foot hotel tower at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
What do city leaders have to say about these investments and the community they’re helping nurture? Our team spoke with Fort Lauderdale’s Mayor, a sales executive with the Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Fort Lauderdale, and a local marketing executive to get their input.
Here’s what they had to say:
“These investments are fueling a truly transformational time for our city and the region. We’ve become a modern 24/7 live, work, play community where domestic and international families and employers are proud to call home” ~ Mayor Dean Trantalis, the city of Fort Lauderdale
“Whether you live, vacation, or visit here on business, Fort Lauderdale has taken a whole new meaning for a lifestyle playground that welcomes people of all demographics. If you’re looking for a tropical destination for your next residence, it’s an unmatched place to call your own” ~ Dan Teixeira, Director of Sales with the Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Fort Lauderdale
“Connecting the dots are regional commuter rail systems like Tri-Rail and other viable transportation options that you find in global cities. They're connecting cities and neighborhoods across the tri-county region, and providing the connectivity needed to get employees, students and families where they need to go” ~ Michael Goodman, founder of Goodman Public Relations
Beyond sun-soaked appeal and timeless attraction, what are they saying about Greater Fort Lauderdale. The city could take its motto from one of the global brands that call it home. Soon after its founding in 1971, leaders with the Hard Rock Cafe coined the phrased “Love all, serve all.”
Whether for residents, newcomers, transplanted snowbirds, even visitors, Greater Fort Lauderdale serves a growing and dynamic demographic. And people can’t say enough about the city and all it has to offer.
WRITTEN BY GARY LANHAM
VIEW ALL POSTS BY: GARY LANHAM