Fort Lauderdale Beach: A Family Residential Destination
Although Ft. Lauderdale Beach and its surrounding areas have always been famous as a tourist location, especially Spring Break, it has also developed into an outstanding family residential destination. Family-oriented and children-friendly attractions add to the appeal of living in this “tropical dream fantasyland.”
Homes in Ft. Lauderdale Beach
Sales prices have appreciated 183.8 percent over the last five years with a median sales price for the period June 15 to September 15, 2015 of $1,000,000. This is 246.02 percent higher than the median sales price for Fort Lauderdale itself. That was an increase of 39.9 percent, or $285,000, compared to the prior quarter and an increase of 100 percent compared to 2014. Average price per square foot in the most recent quarter was $549, 134.62 percent higher than in Fort Lauderdale.
A Variety of Year-Round Attractions
Ft. Lauderdale Beach is near many attractions making it a desired location to live and work. Many businesses are located on or near the beach and there is always something to do at the end of the workday or on weekends.
Fort Lauderdale Beach Park
In addition to the safe and clean white-sand beach and beautiful ocean, the park has children's play areas, picnic tables, grills for a family cookout, basketball and volleyball courts, and more. A boardwalk spanning the length of the beach offers a strolling/rollerblading area.
Fort Lauderdale Museum of Discovery and Science
Focusing on the local environment, this is an interactive scientific thrill for the entire family with exhibits on outer space, health, and ecology. Displays include a real coral reef with tropical fish and sea creatures, an Everglades Airboat Adventure ride, a replica of an oak forest, and even a Storm Center where you can experience hurricane force winds! An IMAX theater has a five-story 3-D screen that shows a changing roster of amazing films.
Las Olas Boulevard
The Las Olas district runs from Ft. Lauderdale Beach through downtown Ft. Lauderdale. It offers something for everyone: antiques, restaurants, quaint hotels, unique specialty shops, and businesses. Las Olas is guaranteed to capture the interest of residents and visitors alike. Events throughout the year take place on Las Olas Boulevard providing a consistent flow of entertainment and things to do.
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
The Broward Center is the epicenter of the cultural arts in Broward County. Its calendar touts performances from classical ballet or Broadway shows to comedy or even rock and roll. It also hosts a variety of children’s shows. It’s a regular venue for the Miami City Ballet and host to a multitude of acts from all over the world.
A New Home
It is no wonder families are now moving to make Ft. Lauderdale Beach their home. Business thrives, entertainment is readily available at any time. Parks and other family attractions are commonplace. The demographic future of Ft. Lauderdale Beach is being reconstructed into a family residential destination.