Fort Lauderdale Real Estate Market Overview
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Location and Weather
Fort Lauderdale is located on Florida’s southeastern coast in Broward County, just 30 miles north of Miami. It’s one of the largest resort cities located on the Atlantic Ocean and is infamous for its beaches, boating canals and high-end restaurants, museums, bars and boutiques.
This city’s temperate climate consists of warm weather in the 90s majority of the year. Winters are short, windy and mostly clear, making it the ideal season for tourism. The coolest month is January, and there’s around 130 days of precipitation annually.
Population, Job Market and Cost of Living
The population in Fort Lauderdale is 183,445, with a growth rate of 0.18% annually. The job market has increased by 1.9% over the last year. In ten years, job growth is predicted to be 37.9%. Fort Lauderdale is a hub for legendary restaurants and elite shopping centers, resulting in accommodation, food services and retail trade to be the primary industries within its job market. Considering Fort Lauderdale’s close location to Miami, there is also an abundance of employment opportunities in their combined education industries. Acclaimed universities, such as University of Miami, Florida International University, Nova Southeastern University and Keiser University are located here.
Due to Fort Lauderdale being a tourist attraction and core location for up-scale recreation, its affordability is on the lower end of the spectrum. Overall, this is a costly city to live in.