Fort Lauderdale is located between Boca Raton and Miami, Florida and was founded in 1911, after previously being host to three separate riverfront forts that were built and named after Major William Lauderdale in 1838.
Ft. Lauderdale is known for its long coastline of pristine beach, and its business district that is located on Las Olas Boulevard. Several large corporations call this area home, as it has easy access for transportation due to the Fort Lauderdale Airport. The cruise industry also calls Port Everglades home which is located on the eastern side of Fort Lauderdale. Having around 4 million cruise passengers every year ranks Fort Lauderdale the third busiest port in the world. The Ft Lauderdale International Boat Show is the largest event in the world for the boating community , bringing in over 100,000 tourists to this area. There are over 100,000 jobs in this industry for boating, along with over 100 marinas and over 40,000 boats, it is easy to see why it is known as the Venice of the Americas.
When visiting the downtown area, you will notice chic boutiques and popular restaurants that become even busier when art shows and farmer markets pop up. New construction for apartments and condos are being built, creating a more robust downtown skyline. When considering financing options for your new home, New Century Financial Mortgage may be able to help you through this process.