Fort Lauderdale Offers Mild to Wild Lifestyle

Fort Lauderdale Offers Mild to WildWhether you enjoy relaxing at the beach, cruising bars, boating down waterways, catching a show, entertaining friends at home, feasting at fine or dive restaurants, shopping the day away, fishing on the open sea, playing a round of golf, or even dancing all night, Fort Lauderdale can accommodate your lifestyle or mood!  From mild to WILD, Fort Lauderdale has it all.

The area, also knows as the “Venice of America” for the over 300 miles of navigable inland waterways, is home to more than 150 gay-owned establishments, including hotels, bars, clubs and restaurants, in addition to three gay and lesbian publications and the largest Metropolitan Community Church congregation in the United States.  When you live in Fort Lauderdale, you’re amongst family in a rainbow-ready city with tons of sun-sational places to live, love and play!

While the housing market across the nation is seeing a decline in home prices, East Fort Lauderdale has been showing promising signs of recovery since the end of 2011 (see recent blog post: Fort Lauderdale Real Estate Market Ahead of National Trend).   In popular neighborhoods like Coral Ridge, Downtown Fort Lauderdale, Las Olas Isles, Rio Vista and Victoria Park, we are seeing a decrease in the amount of homes listed for sale, which is spurring an increase in prices.

Don’t despair; there are still great deals and beautiful homes to be found here!  But, you have to be realistic with your expectations and have a great Realtor.   You won’t find a fabulous home on the water with a dock, pool, spa and oodles of land in a terrific location for under $100K.  That simply doesn’t exist here – no matter what you may have heard on the news.  However, armed with a terrific real estate agent who specializes in the Fort Lauderdale market, he or she will be able to help you navigate this great city and find your perfect home.

So what’s YOUR lifestyle – mild, WILD or something in-between?

This guest blog post is courtesy of Luxury Living Fort Lauderdale, a boutique Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate group focused on helping clients buy, sell or rent fabulous homes in Fort Lauderdale.