Fort Lauderdale is a large city in Florida, located 28 miles North of Miami. The region is home to about 165,000 permanent residents and is a popular tourist destination hosting around 12 million visitors a year. With an average year-round temperature of 75 degrees, 7 miles of scenic beaches, and 165 miles of waterways and canals, it's easy to see why the area is so admired.
The median home value is around 303,200 and the median rental price is $2000. The median price per square foot is about $315. Home prices are expected to rise to 7.7% within the next year.
Fort Lauderdale schools are part of the Broward County school district, which has 15 public schools. The ratings vary widely, with Harbordale Elementary School receiving the highest rating of ten. Harbordale has 448 students in Pre-k to grade 5, with a student/teacher ratio of 13. Virginia Shuman Young Elementary School ranks closely behind it, with a rating of nine. There are also 23 private and charter schools in the area.
With an average of 3000 hours of sun a year, water sports of all types are popular. There are over 100 marinas in the greater Fort Lauderdale region, housing approximately 45,000 yachts. For land lovers, there are 63 nearby golf courses and world-class shopping venues.
Things to Do
The Riverwalk Arts and Entertainment District is a popular part of the downtown area and boasts a number of activities, parks, art museums and cultural attractions. Nearby, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts and the Museum of Discovery and Science are waiting for you to visit. For history buffs, a guided tour begins at the historic 1905 New River Inn and covers several notable sites. After all that sightseeing, the areas 4000+ restaurants should satisfy every appetite.
Broward County transit operates the second largest bus transit system in Florida and there are four railroads servicing the area as well. Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is the city's main airport. Nearby Port Everglades is the nation's third busiest cruise port and provides regular international passenger ferry service.
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