Fort Lauderdale is the base of Broward’s economy, and home to Fortune 500 companies, as well as service companies, retailers and thousands of residents. Through the cooperative efforts of its residents and businesses, Fort Lauderdale has evolved into a City that offers an attractive business environment and an outstanding quality of life. Fort Lauderdale is a great place to live, work, invest and raise a family. The City looks forward to continuing to build upon its success to meet the challenges of the 21st Century and beyond.
Fort Lauderdale offers an outstanding quality of life, highlighted by a semi-tropical climate, rich natural beauty and array of cultural, entertainment and educational amenities. Blessed with over 3,000 hours of sunshine each year and pleasant year-round ocean breezes, world-famous Fort Lauderdale offers premier opportunities. The picturesque Riverwalk serves as the cornerstone of the City's arts, science, cultural and historic district which features the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Museum of Discovery and Science, Museum of Art and Old Fort Lauderdale Village and Museum. Las Olas Boulevard has gained international acclaim as Fort Lauderdale's centerpiece of fashion, fine dining and entertainment. In addition, the City's downtown area is home to Broward Community College, Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University, the award-winning Broward County Main Library, federal, county and school district offices.
Greater Fort Lauderdale spans all of Broward County. The region hosted 12 million visitors in 2012, including 2.8 million international visitors.
Fort Lauderdale’s real estate sector is considered extremely vibrant.