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Old 02-21-2012, 01:19 AM
 
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I am looking at a job in Fort Lauderdale, and will be visiting in the next couple weeks. I'm curious what the best neighborhoods are to live in. I'm single and in my early thirties, and would like a fun area, but safe. I have never been there, so have no clue where to even begin my search.

Thanks in advance for any advice.
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:24 AM
 
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Lauderdale by the Sea.

Las Olas.
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Old 02-26-2012, 04:56 PM
 
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I have been coming to Fort Lauderdale since 2001 and own and rent two one bedroom condos on the beach, Galt Ocean Drive. There are many great neighborhoods in this sprawling city. Many of our friends live in Victoria Park area, Galt Ocean Drive, Lauderdale By The Sea. Also, Wilton Manors is a cozy area (gay friendly), if that's your thing. However, there are also areas that are a bit sketchy. Consult a real estate professional in any of the neighborhoods that I mentioned. I can recommend the agent who has helped me with my rentals should you be interested.
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:14 AM
 
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liz2012-

Tell us a little bit more about yourself. What are your interests? Do you prefer to be near nightlife? Beaches? Or are you looking for a more laid-back quiet area?

As Ruski mentioned, Las Olas and Lauderdale By The Seas are great choices for someone wanting more action. Las Olas has a vibrant social scene, but is a bit pricey. Lauderdale By The Seas is right on the beach and is more affordable, but not quite as much entertainment right there; although you are right on the beach and a short drive or cab ride from nightlife, restaurants, entertainment, etc. You could also look into Hollywood (eastern part) around Young Circle or Aventura. These areas mentioned are all in the Eastern part of the county near the ocean.

The Western suburbs are set up more like traditional suburbs. They are safer and nicer, but are much quieter and not as much action going on in the way of nightlife, entertainment, etc. You are further from the ocean. Western areas are more family areas and are cheaper to live in. You can still have a great lifestyle in places like Plantation, Davie, Sunrise, Weston, Coral Springs, Parkland, etc.

It all just depends on what you are looking for.
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:57 AM
 
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Knowing the OP's budget for a rental also would help, and in what area of Fort Lauderdale her job is located.

I'd say sticking east would be best, enabling her to socialize and meet folks while settling into the area. I'd imagine she would want to be close to the beach and night life, restaurants etc. Victoria Park and Las Olas areas are the highest priced. Lauderdale by the Sea/Galt Ocean Mile seem to attract a lot of younger people these days, as the beach is great and rentals are less expensive than the Las Olas area (one of my friends live in a building in Galt Ocean and she says she has noticed the older folks being replaced by 20-30 somethings).
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:11 AM
 
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Default Helpful thread, additional information requested

Good morning-

I found this thread discussion helpful as my husband and I will be relocating to the Fort Lauderdale area July 2012. Our hope is to find a nice, clean, safe place to relocate to, hopefully within a mile of the beach. With that said, our preference is not to live in a high rise (our plan is to rent). We would also prefer a reasonable commute, less than 30 minutes. My husband will be working adjacent to the Fort Lauderdale airport.

Thanks in advance for any input you can provide to help us narrow down where to begin our house hunting efforts.
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:52 PM
 
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Good morning-

I found this thread discussion helpful as my husband and I will be relocating to the Fort Lauderdale area July 2012. Our hope is to find a nice, clean, safe place to relocate to, hopefully within a mile of the beach. With that said, our preference is not to live in a high rise (our plan is to rent). We would also prefer a reasonable commute, less than 30 minutes. My husband will be working adjacent to the Fort Lauderdale airport.

Thanks in advance for any input you can provide to help us narrow down where to begin our house hunting efforts.
BTW the Fort Lauderdale airport IS NOT in Fort Lauderdale

A mile from the beach and near the airport, why not look at Dania Beach?
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Old 05-16-2012, 05:09 AM
 
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liz2012-

Tell us a little bit more about yourself. What are your interests? Do you prefer to be near nightlife? Beaches? Or are you looking for a more laid-back quiet area?

As Ruski mentioned, Las Olas and Lauderdale By The Seas are great choices for someone wanting more action. Las Olas has a vibrant social scene, but is a bit pricey. Lauderdale By The Seas is right on the beach and is more affordable, but not quite as much entertainment right there; although you are right on the beach and a short drive or cab ride from nightlife, restaurants, entertainment, etc. You could also look into Hollywood (eastern part) around Young Circle or Aventura. These areas mentioned are all in the Eastern part of the county near the ocean.

The Western suburbs are set up more like traditional suburbs. They are safer and nicer, but are much quieter and not as much action going on in the way of nightlife, entertainment, etc. You are further from the ocean. Western areas are more family areas and are cheaper to live in. You can still have a great lifestyle in places like Plantation, Davie, Sunrise, Weston, Coral Springs, Parkland, etc.

It all just depends on what you are looking for.
Good post .... you pretty much have it all covered
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