Along the southeastern coast of Florida you'll find the amazing city of Fort Lauderdale. This city, located in Broward County, is an extremely popular destination for US and International tourists. With a remarkable average of 30,000 hours of sunshine per year and an average temperature of 75.5 °F, who wouldn't want to relocate here!
Its an outstanding area in which to live, with the added features of a choice of superb neighborhoods, excellent schools and fine entertainment. There are hundreds of hotels and motels, thousands of restaurants and night clubs, numerous golf courses, parks, museums and shopping malls. If you love the water, there are approximately 100 marinas that house thousands of yachts, cruise ships sailing from Port Everglades and so much more.
The population in 2014 was 176,013, an increase since 2000 of 15.5 percent. According to Zillow, the median home value as of November 30, 2016, was $278,000, having gone up 7.2 percent over the past year and predicting it will rise 0.6 percent this coming year. The median rent is $1,900.
Three of the highest rated "10" schools are the public school Bayview Elementary for K-5, public school Virginia Shuman Young Elementary for PK-5, and City/Pembroke Pines Charter High School for 6-12.
Two of the interesting FREE public events put on by the city's Parks and Recreation Department are:
Sunday Jazz Brunch is on the first Sunday of every month from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Esplanade Pavilion on the downtown scenic and historic Riverwalk. Listen to the fabulous music of the area’s best jazz artists on four different stages. You can bring your blankets, chairs, and picnic baskets.
Friday Night Tunes takes place on the third Friday of every month February through May and September through November from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at Joseph C. Carter Park. This concert series delights with a broad variety of music from jazz to pop featuring a different live performer each month! Again, you can bring your blankets, chairs, and snacks and relax under the stars.
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