Fort Lauderdale is located in the southeast Florida. According to the US Census Bureau in 2017, the city of Fort Lauderdale had a population of 180,072. It is the county seat of Broward County. Fort Lauderdale has a few nicknames including "Venice of America" and is also known for its beaches, bars, clubs, and party atmosphere.
Fort Lauderdale has been nicknamed "Fort Liquordale" because of its many bars, clubs and nightlife. Known in the 1970's as one of the premier Spring Break destinations for college students it has tamed down because of the police cracking down on illicit activities such as underage drinking. The tourism focus has been largely re-directed to the cruise ship industry with one of the largest seaports in the country, Port Everglades.
This annual event started in 1959 and is typically held in October. Boating enthusiast flock to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show every Fall to see more than 1.6 billion dollars worth of boats, yachts, Super Yachts, electronics, engines and thousands of accessories from every major marine manufacturer and builders worldwide. The boat show takes place on land and in water over multiple sites to cover the millions of square feet of displays.
Fort Lauderdale is made up of 31 incorporated cities including Coral Springs, Dania Beach, Deerfield Beach, Hollywood, Lauderhill, Miramar, Pembroke Pines, Pompano Beach, Weston and many more.
A Fort Lauderdale map can quickly get you familiar with the area. Or, get a bird's eye view of City of Fort Lauderdale.
Fort Lauderdale's warmest month is July with the highest recorded temperature reaching 99 degrees. On the average, the coolest month is January with a record low of 28 degrees which is not typical. Fort Lauderdale has the subtropical weather that's well known in South Florida creating a large tourism industry for its beaches and cruise ships.
Fort Lauderdale is a year round bustling area with its cruises, airports, trains and other means of transportation. The Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport is one of the fastest growing airports in the county. The Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport is listed as one of the top ten executive airports in the country. The port in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades is one of the largest ports in the country. There are also two railroads that pass through Fort Lauderdale including Amtrak.
Tri-Rail provides transportation for commuters connecting Fort Lauderdale north to West Palm Beach and south to Miami.
Fort Lauderdale's economy is largely dependent on tourism. Fort Lauderdale has largely focused on its cruise business with one of the largest seaports in the country called Port Everglades. Some of the large companies and employers based in Fort Lauderdale include AutoNation USA, Citrix Systems, and National Beverage Corporation.
Fort Lauderdale has a talented work force and a rich job market. Professionals such lawyers, doctors, advertising executives and others take advantage of the large tourism and ideal year round tropical climate that attracts many residents and tourists.
Many of the Fort Lauderdale area hotels are on the water and offer vacationers entertainment such as boat cruises, sailing, fishing charters and more.
Fort Lauderdale has a booming real estate market that includes Fort Lauderdale Condos, Apartments, and single family homes in the many Fort Lauderdale area neighborhoods.
When visiting Fort Lauderdale for a vacation or business there are many attractions. Tourists visiting Fort Lauderdale can choose from luxury resorts, shows, local sports such as the Florida Panthers Hockey and more.