Ft. Lauderdale is named after the succession of forts built here during the Seminole War. However, city construction did not begin until 50 years after the fight and was incorporated in 1911. The city is sometimes known as “the Venice of America” because of it weaving canals located throughout the city with beautiful real estate surrounding them.
Ft. Lauderdale is a popular destination for tourists to go to the beach, shop, or spend time one of the many boats that dock in this area.
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Ft. Lauderdale is home to the third largest boat show in the world, the annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Many cruises also depart from this city.
Residents enjoy the Downtown Las Olas Boulevard, which is the largest downtown area in Broward County. This area includes high rise condominiums close to many corporate headquarters and commercial centers, in addition to luxury shops and restaurants. Ft. Lauderdale is an attractive place for residents and businesses because of its proficient business environment and tropical lifestyle.
The city’s downtown houses numerous higher education institutions in addition to the award winning Broward County Main Library. Ft. Lauderdale is also a cultural hub with areas such as Riverwalk. In Riverwalk you can find the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Museum of Discovery and Science and Museum of Art and Old Fort Lauderdale Village and Museum.
At one time Ft. Lauderdale was known solely for its tourist industry, but today it is popular for its industries in marine, manufacturing, finance, insurance, real estate and technology.
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