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Old 01-14-2014, 01:40 PM
 
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Is it over crowded? What's the crime rate? Is it expensive? What's the racial make up?

I am thinking of moving there from NY. I appreciate any advice and help you can give me.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 01-14-2014, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Weston, FL
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It is walkable and is very nice. But not that big. Just one block worth of tall condo buildings.

To me, Sunny Isles is more like an NYC avenue.
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Old 01-15-2014, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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It is walkable and is very nice. But not that big. Just one block worth of tall condo buildings.

To me, Sunny Isles is more like an NYC avenue.
Tall condos? There is a three or four story height restriction in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. You must be thinking of Galt Ocean Mile next door but that is about 2 1/2 miles of high rises.

To the OP, it is very quaint and walkable, gorgeous beach but very small.
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Old 01-16-2014, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Pompano Beach, FL
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Yes, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is walkable and relatively safe. You can walk from one end of the town to the other in probably 10 minutes, and there are a number of restaurants, bars and shopping spots. As for crime, there was a posting a few months ago on City-Data about car thefts near the beach, but that's the only issue I've heard recently. It's certainly not a big area for violent crime.

The racial makeup (and unfortunately, I don't have any recent figures to support this) appears to be mostly white and non-Hispanic. But the town attracts many European tourists -- even during the summer -- so there's a bit of a diverse vibe.

The crowds and traffic can be heavy, especially during the height of tourist season, and traveling over the drawbridge can be a pain. That's typical for most of the beach areas in Broward County. On the other hand, with the town's walkability, you may be able to keep your driving to a minimum. For someone who lives in New York City, I doubt it would seem overcrowded.

Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is no South Beach, but it's a vibrant and fun place to visit and the handful of people we know who live there like it.
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Old 01-21-2014, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Pompano Beach
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Speaking of A1A walking strip in Lauderdale by the Sea.
Compared to NYstreets it may seem deserted. You never see walking areas overcrowded. Mostpeople in this area commute by a car. You can safely walk on A1A after sunset.People you see are from all over the world judging by the languages they speak:Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Spanish, German. They are mostly retirees wholive there, or families with kids visiting Florida. It’s very calm on thestreets unless you are next to a bar with a live music playing. Streets are patrolledby police regularly. It’s expensive to live next to the ocean.
Check out Neighborhood-O-Meter (//www.city-data.com/forum/fort-lauderdale-area/1848153-map-all-neighborhoods-broward-county-rated.html).
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Old 01-21-2014, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Ocean Ridge
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I love Lauderdale by the sea, its mostly boutique hotels, and some surf and sun shops, very small area.nice area .
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