In the early origins of Fort Lauderdale, the area was occupied by the Tequesta Indians which enjoyed the abundant resources of the land. The city of Fort Lauderdale was named after a “Fort” was built in what is today Sailboat Bend by Major William Lauderdale to fight the Seminole Indians in 1833. Shortly after the war ended with the native Indians, residents of the area remained relatively secluded due to the lack of transportation. Fort Lauderdale was incorporated in 1911 and with the new railroad system in place, the transportation from South Florida to the north part of the country improved dramatically.
The 20s and 30s was a turbulent time for the city of Fort Lauderdale with multiple hurricanes hitting the area, the Great Depression and the war. However, the city scenery was about to change short after with new developments starting to appear and spring breakers choosing South Florida as their prime destination for vacationing. Shortly after, the area boomed in construction and prominent waterfront properties. The mangrove infested area was now a thriving and desirable spot for residents of the northern states and other countries. The extensive waterway system of Fort Lauderdale gave it the name of “Venice of America” making the city the perfect location for boaters with over 100 marinas and easy ocean access from many points of the city.
There is really not one exclusive architectural look to Fort Lauderdale. Real estate varies from high-rise new condominiums on the beach to low-rise condos, and from a two story mega mansions to 700 square feet single family home still original from the 50s. The variety and diversity of real estate and residents make Fort Lauderdale perfect for everybody.
Coral Ridge Isles
Downtown Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale Beach
Galt Ocean Mile
Las Olas Condos
Lauderdale by the Sea
Middle River Terrace
South Middle River
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