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Old 08-01-2008, 12:04 AM
 
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Hi. I'm researching apartments around Las Olas Blvd since it seems very walkable. High scores in walkscore.com

I've found a few apartment listings east of Federal Highway. My budget is up to $1100 for a studio or 1 br.

Pron/Cons of this area? Opinions on overall safety?

Are there other walkable areas I should focus my search on?

Thanks for your advice and feedback!
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Old 08-03-2008, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Jupiter
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Talking Great Place To Visit!!!

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Hi. I'm researching apartments around Las Olas Blvd since it seems very walkable. High scores in walkscore.com

I've found a few apartment listings east of Federal Highway. My budget is up to $1100 for a studio or 1 br.

Pron/Cons of this area? Opinions on overall safety?

Are there other walkable areas I should focus my search on?

Thanks for your advice and feedback!
Everytime I visit Fort Lauderdale I make it a point to walk Los Olas...I've been there early AM walking...Mid-day...and Evening...it is a great place to visit...so I can only guess a great place to live......I have never been alarmed that it might be unsafe...at any time of day...and I have always liked the crowds/tourist/shopping/etc...that come with living in a tourist area...you basically have everything you could want within walking distance......other that a supermarket...but what else could you want...
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Old 08-03-2008, 05:12 PM
 
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Other walkable areas - Downtown Hollywood, Downtown Delray Beach and of course, South Beach.
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Old 08-06-2008, 07:14 PM
 
Location: West LA
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I'm a Las Olas lover as well. I would imagine that if I were to live in FTL, that would be high on my list.
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Old 08-06-2008, 11:37 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
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My former workplace was on Las Olas and I always thought it would be ideal to live there -- couldn't get the wife to agree to it, though. It's relatively clean, very walkable and probably one of the safest areas in Fort Lauderdale, with lots of places to shop, eat and people-watch. The only cautionary note I'd sound is that, even though most of what you'll need is close by, be sure to have a car in case you have to venture beyond downtown. Public transportation in this town/county simply isn't very good (many of us hope it will improve in the long term, but we're not holding our breath for it to happen).

I've also found Lauderdale-by-the-Sea to be quite walkable, but with a much different atmosphere than Las Olas -- more of a small-town vibe with lots of tourists and snowbirds.

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Old 02-12-2009, 12:28 PM
 
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were you able to find any studio or 1bedrooms for that price? i amlooking in the las olas area also.
i was wondering if anyone knew which buildings have studios? most of them online i have seen have 2+
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Old 02-13-2009, 07:51 AM
 
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WizKid>

I'm guessing you are a young adult. If so you will love it there. Las Olas is right in the heart of everything. Riverfront at Las Olas is where all of the bars/clubs are. You can walk there if you live in Las Olas Blvd or in that general vicinity. Its also only a mile or so away from the beach. Just keep in mind that apartments/studios in Las Olas and the downtown area will be significantly more expensive than areas further away from downtown. For example, Hollywood is about 15 minutes away and the rents there are probably $200 cheaper per month on average. But if you want to be in the heart of Riverfront/Las Olas then you have to pay more. Same goes for anything on the beach.
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Old 02-13-2009, 10:48 AM
 
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I think $1K for a one bedroom is probably doable, but it may not be in a luxury building.
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Old 02-14-2009, 04:04 PM
 
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A one-bedroom in a luxury building is at least $1400/month and that typically doesn't include electric and cable tv/internet. When you add those things in its closer to 1600-1700/month. You can get a studio in a luxury building for about $1100-1300. There are a lot of old, run-down units in the Las Olas area so just beware that many don't have washer/dryers in the unit.
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Old 02-14-2009, 04:24 PM
 
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And, didn't they close down Riverfront?
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