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Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale is a city on the Atlantic coast 23 miles north of Miami. Is is the county seat of Broward County. The city is a popular tourist destination, with an average year-round temperature of 75.5 °F.

Fort Lauderdale is named after a series of forts built by the United States during the Second Seminole War. The forts took their name from Major William Lauderdale (~1782-1838), younger brother of Lieutenant Colonel James Lauderdale. However, development of the city did not begin until 50 years after the forts were abandoned at the end of the conflict.

Fort Lauderdale's economy is heavily reliant on tourism. From the 1940s through the 1980s, the city was known as a spring break destination for college students. However, the college crowd has since dwindled, with the city now attracting wealthier tourists. Cruise ships and nautical recreation provide the basis for much of the revenue raised by tourism being that the city is considered the world’s yacht capital.

Real Estate market is trending more every day with all the new oceanfront luxury pre construction projects that are being developed in the past years.