Situated twenty-three miles north of Miami on Florida’s Atlantic Coast, the city of Fort Lauderdale boasts more than 172,000 permanent residents. Beautiful beaches, world-class shopping, a thrumming nightlife, and more make it a popular tourist destination, attracting more than 11 million visitors each year.
While Fort Lauderdale’s economy continues to be based primarily in retail and tourism, the city has diversified in recent years and now supports more than 30,000 businesses from a wide range of industries. The city’s labor force consists of approximately 65% of the adult population and provides for a median household income of about $50,000 annually.
Notwithstanding the beautiful beaches and exciting nightlife, Fort Lauderdale has so much more to offer! The city’s Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District celebrates the arts in style with world-class art galleries and museums, high fashion shopping boutiques, both casual and fine dining, and numerous cultural events conducted at a variety of venues that include the Broward Center for the Performing Arts and the Florida Grand Opera. More upscale shopping can be found on Las Olas Boulevard, a 17-block long stretch of shops and eateries that caters to the evening crowd as well, with an eclectic mix of nightclubs, bars, and discos in a variety of genres.
With an average year-round temperature of 75 degrees and approximately 3,000 hours of sunshine annually, Fort Lauderdale offers the best of Florida-style living and leisure!