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Old 08-08-2010, 11:05 PM
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I am looking to buy in broward county but want to be a bit closer to the beach...i currently live in south plantation but its a bit far from beach because i like to go a few times a week at night on cooler nights and it;s like a 20 minute ordeal plus parking...anyone know any good areas of ft lauderdale..i am so new to florida that saying east of dixie highway, etc is foreign to me Thx
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Old 08-09-2010, 10:30 AM
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Have you ever been to Deerfield Beach? You just take Hillsborough Blvd all the way until it ends right over the intracoastal waterway bridge. Keep going straight after the light over the bridge and you're at the beach. You'll have to turn right and you'll see all these condos and lots more around the area. You could also park and just walk around the area. It's nice, safe, and lots of entertainment around the area. The paved walkway goes all the way down to the Embassy Suites.
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Old 08-09-2010, 06:52 PM
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I would take Hollywood over Pompano ANY day. Pompano has nothing resembling Hollywood Lakes, Emerald Hills, etc, where on the other hand Hollywood has nothing resembling Collier City or really most of Pompano west of US1. The only thing I would say is worse in Hollywood is the US1 corridor itself. Ft. Lauderdale is nice to the east of Dixie Hwy, but very expensive and congested.

Anyway, I think the best deals for foreclosure properties is probably west Miramar, west of 148th Ave. Lot's of nearly new, large homes to be found for low prices in comparison to similar areas (Pembroke Pines or west Sunrise for example), and with the exception of a few transient apartment complexes, the area isn't bad at all.

Really, anywhere in Broward County is going to have an abundance of foreclosures, it's just a matter of where you want to live (east or west). Most of the cities have their good and bad. I would say most of the coast is desirable, and Parkland, Weston, western Davie and Cooper City are the most desirable areas on the west overall.
You're wrong Pompano's tax base which includes residential areas is nearly the same as hollywood's even though its hasn't invested one twentieth of what hollywood has and is about 40,000 less people. I will agree that Holllywood Lakes is very nice but Pomapno has areas that can rival Hollywood easily. Palm Aire, especially the single family homes, is easily as nice as Emerald Hills. Also west of Federal between Atlantic all the way past McNab going into Imperial Point are very nice homes on the water which, if on the water, cost more than your average house in Hollywood Lakes. The Federal Highway area is much nicer in Pompano than Hollywood until you start to get north of Copans which one side is very nice Lighthouse Point and the other is rough around the edges with Cresthaven and Pompano Highlands. Pompano has more neighborhoods on the intercoastal also. I agree about Collier City though.
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