Did You Know? Fun & Weird Facts About Fort Lauderdale
Posted: April 21, 2016
The Venice of America. The Yachting Capital of the World. Fort Lauderdale is known around the planet as a premium destination for its beautiful beaches and luxurious waterfront lifestyle. Discover what makes Fort Lauderdale so unique, from its captivating attractions to its one-of-a-kind personality.
• Originally there were three “Fort Lauderdales,” the first of which was founded in 1838. The area only began to develop after 1920s during the Florida land boom, made possible by the invention of air conditioning.
• Fort Lauderdale boasts more than 300 miles of easy-to-navigate inland canals known as the Intracoastal Waterway. Safe from many of the hazards of open-ocean travel, the waterways are a vital component of the city’s economy, culture, and recreation.
• Yachting is a way of life here. Fort Lauderdale is home to more than 100 marinas, and 50,000 registered yachts. It’s also the site of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the largest in the world.
• Clean beaches with pristine sands are a hallmark of this coastal destination. In fact, six of Fort Lauderdale’s beaches have been “Blue Wave Certified” by the Clean Beach Council, including Fort Lauderdale Beach, Pompano Beach, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Deerfield Beach, Hollywood Beach, and Dania Beach.
• After being featured as the setting for the hit 1960 film Where the Boys Are, Fort Lauderdale quickly became one of the top Spring Break destinations in America for college students. Today, the city has shed its party reputation and is now better known for upscale dining, high-end shopping, and affluent waterfront living.
• Winter in Fort Lauderdale is a dream for snowbirds and all other warm-blooded mammals. The average low temperature in January is 58 degrees Fahrenheit, and the city receives over 3,000 hours of sunshine every year.
• Keep your eyes out for celebrities who live in the area, including Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Lee Majors, David Cassidy, and Marilyn Manson.
• Fort Lauderdale is home to Port Everglades, one of the largest ship terminals in the world. It’s home to nine major cruise lines, and over 40 massive ships.
• Foodies flock to this coastal oasis for fine dining, waterfront restaurants, beachy cafes and cocktail lounges. With more than 4,000 eating establishments to choose from, there’s always something new to try.
• Scuba diving here is a delight. Enthusiasts can explore a three-tiered coral living coral reef system right off the coast, along with 76 artificial reefs.
• Fort Lauderdale Beach is currently in the process of a massive $1.5 billion revitalization effort, including a facelift for Los Olas Corridor, a new Aquatics Complex, and an expanded Las Olas Marina. The Galleria Mall is also undergoing a major revamp, and will be transformed into a walkable community center with green spaces, gardens, and a transportation hub.
• Galleria Lofts is one of Fort Lauderdale’s newest luxury communities, an innovative urban oasis with sleek modern design, high-end amenities, and spectacular style.
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