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Fort Lauderdale

A bustling city teeming with shopping districts, high-end homes, and outdoor adventure

Welcome to Fort Lauderdale

 
Fort Lauderdale is a premier destination for life and leisure. Located on the east coast of Florida along the Atlantic Ocean, this vibrant city offers many activities and attractions, making it a popular Florida destination. Since its founding, it has been a mecca for business travelers, vacationers, and seasoned residents. It is known for its beautiful beaches, world-class restaurants, and exciting nightlife. Residents enjoy the laid-back culture, stunning architecture, and idyllic weather year-round.

With its sandy beaches, beautiful homes, and bustling metropolis, Fort Lauderdale is a hotspot for those seeking the perfect balance of adventure and relaxation. Whether it’s the sun, sand, and sea calling your name or the local attractions and entertainment like Las Olas Boulevard, Riverwalk, or historical museums, Fort Lauderdale is the perfect place to call home. 
 

What to Love

 
  • Coastal city with access to the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway
  • Luxury shopping districts with beautiful views
  • High-end homes and custom amenities
  • Home to a thriving downtown and affluent neighborhoods

Local Lifestyle

 
Fort Lauderdale is an iconic city in Broward County. Renowned for its stunning coastal beaches, canals, and waterways, residents of Fort Lauderdale never have to go far to experience the waterfront attractions the city is known for. 

Locals love the fantastic outdoor activities, the strong sense of community, and the upscale lifestyle. From historic homes and architecture to vibrant downtown areas, residents can create a high quality of life steeped in unforgettable memories and sought-after leisure. 
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

 
Fort Lauderdale has many luxury boutique stores, shopping centers, and upscale dining options. With world-class restaurants and bustling nightlife around every corner, locals can explore the very best of the city, from unique culinary offerings from around the globe to world-class concerts and live entertainment. East Las Olas Boulevard is a vibrant district with walkable shops and restaurants along the New River. The upscale area has chic designer boutiques like J. McLaughlin and Lilly Pulitzer. Steak 954 is a luxury dining experience on the beach. The boutique steakhouse has a clean, sleek vibe and is known for its dry-aged Wagyu beef, local seafood, and global wine selection.

Rivertail is an exciting riverfront restaurant on the Riverwalk that provides a casual, chic setting. The James Beard award-nominated restaurant is highly rated for its tropical garden seating, creative drinks, and fresh seafood. YOLO Restaurant is a fun, sophisticated dining option with modern seating and décor. The restaurant’s upscale environment and lounge make it perfect for a date night or evening out. 
 

Things to Do

 
Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale is an innovative linear park along the New River in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The lush tropical walkway is an urban metropolis with beautiful landscaping, parks, shops, restaurants, and community events. Locals can enjoy packed monthly calendars with events like Sunday Jazz Brunch, live entertainment, and more. The Fort Lauderdale Country Club is a private club boasting two 18-hole golf courses, a beautiful clubhouse with dining options, social events, and golf leagues and tournaments.

Hugh Taylor Birch State Park is an active recreation center with many amenities and features. The park has a beach, campgrounds, and visitor center and is ideal for swimming, hiking, biking, snorkeling, and kayaking. The Museum of Discovery and Science is an interactive educational experience with science exhibits, STEM activities, and an IMAX 3D theater.
 

Schools

 
Broward County Public Schools is the second largest district in Florida. Broward Schools serves K-12 students across the county, including Fort Lauderdale.

 

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Overview for Fort Lauderdale, FL

182,247 people live in Fort Lauderdale, where the median age is 42.9 and the average individual income is $48,407. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

182,247

Total Population

42.9 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$48,407

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Fort Lauderdale, FL

Fort Lauderdale has 78,652 households, with an average household size of 2.28. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Fort Lauderdale do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 182,247 people call Fort Lauderdale home. The population density is 5,269.3 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

182,247

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

42.9

Median Age

52.2 / 47.8%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
78,652

Total Households

2.28

Average Household Size

$48,407

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

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Single
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Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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The following schools are within or nearby Fort Lauderdale. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Amikids Of Greater Fort Lauderdale
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Our Lady Queen Of Martyrs School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Whiddon Rodgers Education Center
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
North Side Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Westwood Heights Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Stephen Foster Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
New Life Charter Academy
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Hospital Homebound Services
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
St Anthony Catholic School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Trinity Lutheran Academy
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
New Hope Sda School And Learning Center
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
New Hope Christian School
PRIVATE
K - 4th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 1st
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Trinity Lutheran Academy -Ftl
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Riverland Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Bennett Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Dillard Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Walker Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
1/5
Harbordale Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Fort Lauderdale High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Virginia Shuman Young Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Charter School Of Excellence
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Gateway Christian Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
St Thomas Aquinas High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Edith Robinson Christian Academy
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Elite Academy School Of Excellence
PRIVATE
5th - 12th
No rating available
South Florida Montessori Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 4th
No rating available
Broward Detention Center
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
Croissant Park Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 3rd
No rating available
Bayview Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
William Dandy Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Thurgood Marshall Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Rock Island Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Suned High Of South Broward
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
PRIVATE
8th - 12th
No rating available
Uco Early Beginnings Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 4th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Gospel Arena Christian Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 9th
No rating available
Jack And Jill Children's Center
PRIVATE
PreK - 1st
No rating available
Refine Christian Learning Private School
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
S.O.U.L. Christian Academy Inc.
PRIVATE
K - 11th
No rating available
Showers Of Blessings Christian Academy
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Floranada Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
North Fork Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Bethany Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Cardinal Gibbons High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Shepherd Of The Coast Lutheran School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Ameribelge Center For Education
PRIVATE
2nd - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available

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Laurie started what became a successful interiors store which she owned and operated for over 15 years. The business was sold so that she could continue to focus on her interests in Architecture and industrial design.

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