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Old 04-02-2008, 11:52 AM
 
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I'm going to Ft. Lauderdale for work for 2 months starting next week, april 7. We are looking for a place, furnished condos or condo hotel (nice and safe area) to stay at. My wife is looking forward to taking the baby in the stroller for walks and hang out by the pool or beach during the day. We are also hoping that we can take walks together during the early evening.

We are looking at the Ft Lauderdale downtown area or the Galleria mall (sunrise Blvd). Any suggestions? Recommendations?

Things we are looking for:
- Safe area for walking
- Not far from the ocean (within 10 min - 15 minute walk)
- Maid service, at least once a week
- Nice and clean

we are coming down from the North East.

Your comments are appreciated.
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Old 04-02-2008, 11:58 AM
 
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Those two areas you named will not not have a lot of condo hotels. Most of the condo hotels are more towards Deerfield Beach, Lauderdale By The Sea or Hollywood. If you are looking for a relaxing resort retreat I suggest trying to find a place in Deerfield. The coastal areas are very safe and quieter than other Broward coastal spots. There are also quite a few places to look into of mixed quality in the Hollywood Beach area. IMO, the beaches are nicer there and for some reason the water usually has more of that turquoise color when you get down that way, but it a more crowded, tacky kind of experience, although you have some natural unspoiled beaches like North Beach and Dania not very far. You can also stroll along the "Broadwalk" and people watch instead of having a road next to you. Perfect place to take a walk, but kind of gritty. Like I said the properties there range from divey to surprisingly decked out.

Sorry that I can't name specific properties, but you may have an easier time finding a place in those areas. Downtown area is a mile from the beach and you don't have as many places to look, and the Galleria Mall area isn't really a place to take a walk.
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Old 04-02-2008, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Lakes by the Bay, FL (for now)
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I (again) agree with compelled.

If you have more money, try the Fort Lauderdale Beach area too.
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Old 04-02-2008, 01:45 PM
 
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I'm going to be working in the Ft Lauderdale Executive airport area, so the-Lauderdale_by_the_Sea and Pompano beach area would work well. Anything that you would recommend in this area?

Is there a walking area for afternoon/early evening walks with stroller?
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Old 04-03-2008, 06:11 AM
 
Location: 43.55N 69.58W
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I'm going to be working in the Ft Lauderdale Executive airport area, so the-Lauderdale_by_the_Sea and Pompano beach area would work well. Anything that you would recommend in this area?

Is there a walking area for afternoon/early evening walks with stroller?
I live in LBTS, it's very walkable and the sidewalks on A1A are full of evening walkers with strollers. It's a fairly quiet, very safe little area. I wouldn't recommend Pompano Beach to anyone, it feels dirty and run down to me. Definitely a different crowd.
Good luck!
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Old 04-03-2008, 09:33 AM
 
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Yeah, if you are not a huge fan of armed robbery I do not recommend Pompano for a long term stay.
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