Fort Lauderdale, FL
Travel to the Greater Fort Lauderdale area just once, and you’ll soon understand what all the fuss is about. Residents aren’t lying when they talk about the area’s high quality of life. You’ll want to spend all your free time outside, as the average temperature is 76 degrees. And trust us, it won’t be hard to fill that time, since you’ll have access to miles of beaches and waterways where you can boat and paddleboard, hundreds of parks, golf courses, gardens, etc. When you’re ready to relax, you can head back to a home that suits you and your lifestyle. In fact, folks here can choose from downtown housing options, quaint suburban homes, LGBT-friendly neighborhoods, waterfront condos and ranches. And when it comes to education and business here, both are thriving. Greater Fort Lauderdale is home to 35 colleges and universities and 200 corporate, regional and international headquarters.
Fort Lauderdale Rankings
- This is our inaugural ranking of America's Best Places to Live.
- Our picks for the best downtowns of 2014 include cities undergoing significant improvement. We looked for downtowns with declining vacancy and growing populations. These places are attracting new residents and businesses while creating a vibrant scene that draws tourists and unites the greater community with a sense of pride.
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