Lauderdale by the Sea | Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Not just a neighborhood but a town of its own, Lauderdale by the Sea is approximately 1.5 square miles and located on a barrier island on Florida’s “Gold Coast”. Lauderdale by the Sea was incorporated in 1947 and saw population booms in the 50s and 60s. With a little over 6000 permanent residents the town is a popular tourist destination and accommodates over 10,000 people during the peak winter months. The town is an incredibly active community, with award winning beaches, diving and snorkeling excursions and events and festivals throughout the year. Lauderdale by the Sea offers unique amenities to its residents, such as, The Pelican Hopper, a free and colorful shuttle that takes residents around the town to assist in running errands and touring the area.
While the town has a lot to offer, the beach is the primary attraction to the area, which is why, homes in Lauderdale by the Sea are primarily Oceanfront condos, but the area is speckled with single family homes along the canals. Any property bought in this seaside village is within walking distance to the beach. The vast majority of the homes in Lauderdale by the Sea are built with what is called “MiMo Architecture”. “MiMo” stands for Miami Modern, this style of architecture is similar to mid-century modern and has been a primary feature of the town since the 1950s. Residents enjoy fishing peers and boardwalks, a variety of shops and a selection of delicious restaurants featuring many different local cuisine influences. This tiny town is in perfect proximity to both Greater Fort Lauderdale and Miami, providing residents and visitors alike with a quaint, yet centralized location to many great aspects of the area.