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Fort Lauderdale Fl

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Blessed with a semi-tropical climate and outstanding cultural and recreational opportunities, Ft Lauderdale is indeed a great place to live, work, play and raise a family.
Ft Lauderdale offers a vibrant business environment, good jobs and a great quality of life. From Fortune 500 companies to small Art galleries,

Ft Lauderdale is one of the fastest growing areas in Florida. It is also home to a largely upscale, diverse, multiethnic population that helps create its cosmopolitan, international flavor. Its own major international airport connects it to the world. If you never went anywhere else in Florida, Ft. Lauderdale would suffice – it’s that good!

“The Venice of America”
More than 300 miles of navigable inland waterways wind through Ft Lauderdale, accommodating boats of all sizes. Lots of sun and great weather. Take a water taxi, bus service downtown to shop or your favorite restaurant. For schedules and stops go to http://www.watertaxi.com/FortLauderdale/FLLMap.Asp

Ft. Lauderdale is also frequently regarded as the yachting capital of America, at least the East Coast USA variety. It’s a boating “jumping-off” place for cruising the Bahamas, as well as the fabulous American Intracoastal Waterway (ICW), which you can take through protected inland water, all the way to the Keys or the Carolinas.

The Hinterlands
Nobody really thinks about a Ft. Lauderdale “backcountry,” but there is one: the fabulous Everglades National Park. The Park and the preserve areas north of it provide opportunities for hiking, biking, airboating, and driving adventures.

There are even Indian reservations and casinos! And while Miami probably wouldn’t be regarded as a hinterland (!), it is if we’re talking about Ft. Lauderdale. Miami complements Ft. Lauderdale’s own impressive list of cultural and nightlife offerings, and adds the dimension of major league professional sports with the NBA football and MLB baseball.
Finally, the Florida Keys and Key West are an easy drive south.

General Information.

Located in the east-central portion of Broward County, 23 miles north of Miami and 42 miles south of Palm Beach. Fort Lauderdale is the seventh largest city in Florida
Area in Square Miles 1285
Average Temperature 76°F
Average Annual Precipitation 53 in
Average Rain Days 131
Population projection 2005 -1,793,500
Average home cost-June 2005-$378,000
Cost of Living-103-3rd in the state
Median age-25-44 years old or approximately 1/3 the population
Major Employment by Industry in order of numbers

Education, Health, Social Services
Retail Trade
Administrative, Waste Management Services
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accommodation, Food Services
Professional, Scientific, Management, Finance, Insurance, Real Estate, Rental and Leasing
Construction
Manufacturing
So, if you’re interested in life in a Metropolitan area mixed in with great weather, and you like the outdoors, you should check out Ft Lauderdale.

For specifics in general categories please see the links to the left. See the google map to the upper right.

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Hollywood

Hollywood sits on Florida's Gold Coast, just south of Ft Lauderdale and just north of Miami. The population estimate for 2003 was 143,400. The median age is 39.

The weather averages 77 degrees year round and that combined with miles of waterways makes it a great place to enjoy all types of water-sports. There are 46 parks, 7 golf courses and professional sports nearby including the Miami Dolphins, Florida Marlins, Miami Heat and the Florida Panthers. There's also Gulfstream Racetrack, Caulder Racetrack, Hollywood Greyhound Track and Dania Jai-Lai
Hollywood is easily accessible from the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport and 1-95 or the Florida Turnpike. Miami International Airport and the Port of Miami are less than twenty-five miles away.

The area has substantial educational opportunities, including Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University, the University of Miami and a number of smaller private universities, colleges, and a community college system.
Hollywood has seven miles of sand beaches and Florida's only Oceanfront Broadwalk (a 27-foot wide path where no cars come between you and the beach).
The boardwalk is dotted with restaurants, music and shops. Personally, I’ve found that spending an evening at the boardwalk is really a great way to relax and take in the “Florida Lifestyle.”

In addition to the beaches, there are art galleries, festivals, restaurants, hotels and nightlife in a downtown with a European atmosphere.

Economic data:
Hollywood, though very distinctive, is just one of several small towns and cities within the Boca Raton-Ft.Lauderdale-Miami metropolitan area, so it is difficult to break out economic data that is explicitly Hollywood.
If you are considering starting a new business, or relocating an existing business to Hollywood, you should know that there are important incentives available. You can find these summarized at this online link: http://www.hollywoodbizcouncil.org/incentives.htmLocal taxes

For other related and relevant information please consult:

The city’s Website is at http://www.hollywoodfl.org/
Another very good site covering general information is: http://www.hollywoodfl.org/living_hollywood.htm
In conclusion
Hollywood has it’s own identity. Just driving into the beach area or the downtown will tell you that. In other words although it’s close to Miami and Ft Lauderdale, Hollywood has its own ambience. There are few places in Florida with such a distinctive identity.
So if you want easy access to the big city life but want to retreat to a quieter area, Hollywood could be the perfect spot.

.©2006. Florida Real Estate Network Inc. All Rights Reserved

Pompano Beach

Pompano Beach, Florida
Broward County
Population: 102,745

Pompano Beach holds a captivating history because it played an important role of the expansion of Southern Florida. Dominated by the Seminole Indians as the early quest for American soil increased, forts, including Fort Lauderdale, were built for protection of early settlers.

Located approximately 33 miles from both Miami and Palm Beach, Pompano Beach is in the center of activity and fun! The city is only 12 miles from Ft. Lauderdale Airport and surrounded by an abundance of attractions and shopping centers. Living in Pompano Beach affords the enjoyment of a tranquil seaside atmosphere with the benefits of close by city life. It’s a perfect, win-win way to live!

Pompano Beach offers all the water attractions you can imagine. Boating, fishing, swimming, and diving are available at the tip of your fingers. Over 2,000 places to stay, eat, and entertain are accessible for tourists. 3 ½ miles of perfect beaches are only a stroll away!

Pompano Beach has everything you could need or want. What are you waiting for? Come join the fun!

General Information

  • 24.2 square miles of landmass
  • Time Zone: Eastern
  • Median age range: 42
  • Median household income: $39,011
  • Median house value: $215,700
  • Average property taxes on houses owing a mortgage: $2,148
  • Average rent: $1,034
  • Average travel time to work: 25 minutes
  • Over 21% of residents carried their education to a college degree
  • 46% of residents are married
  • Average summer temperature: 92degrees
  • Average winter temperature: 76 degrees
  • Average yearly precipitation: 58 inches

Employment Industries

  • Construction (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Health care (4%)

Employment Occupations

  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)

.©2006. Florida Real Estate Network Inc. All Rights Reserved


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