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Old 01-20-2010, 05:21 PM
Location: SF Bay Area
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I was curious about Lauderdale by the Sea. I want to take a few months off and just relax. I am 37 and single - how would this area be? I thought about Miami, but this seems to be more my style.

One post on here mentioned many old retired people and a large gay crowd. I am not in the old retired crowd or gay, but neither one of these bothers me in the least. However, it would be nice to have single women around who are in their 20's or 30's!

This area seems walkable (I have never been). I have been to many other areas of Florida, although it's been awhile, the last time was South Beach in 2000. I like that Lauderdale by the Sea seems not as built up as other areas.

Is there a local gym or health food store? Interesting shopping (nothing too fancy)? Looking for a Jimmy Buffett type vibe.

Am I missing something? This area seems great?
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Old 01-23-2010, 05:42 PM
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Lauderdale By The Seas is a great area for what you are looking for. I don't think the gay crowd is too large there. Its way bigger in Wilton Manors which is further south. There is a mix of old people, young people, and tourists who rent condos. I had a couple of friends living there (in their 20's) and they liked it. I always liked the area too, although I never lived there. It is very walkable, and is a lot more layed back than South Beach for sure. It is mostly highrise beach condo buildings, but it is very quiet compared to South Beach. More like a village feel instead of Manhattan on the beach. You can find some Jimmy Buffett style tiki bars at the bottom of some of the condo buildings. Most of the shopping is across the bridges (Commercial Blvd and Atlantic Blvd bridges) on the mainland around US1. There is every kind of store and restaurant along US1 that you can think of between Pompano Beach and Fort Lauderdale.
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Old 01-24-2010, 03:59 PM
Location: SF Bay Area
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That info helps a lot. Sounds like a great place.
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Old 07-08-2014, 08:02 AM
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This helps a lot. I'm a single 30yr old female relocating from nyc & want a small beach community in sm fl without a pretentious feel to it like south beach does. I'm a lil bit of a hippie and am just looking for a chill place to start to settle down in. Would this work?
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