Fort Lauderdale Quick Guide
There's a reason that Fort Lauderdale is known as "The Venice of America." With nearly 170 miles of waterways, including an intricate network of canals, pristine coastline, and amenable climate, this Florida city is nothing short of a marine paradise.
Early ties to the military put the "fort" in Fort Lauderdale, named for Major William Lauderdale, who led the Tennessee Army in the Second Seminole War in the mid-1800s. Following the battle, the name stuck, but soon the area's military ties gave way to the agriculture and farming industries.
As the area grew in popularity as a tourist destination, tourism and boating provided a firm foundation for the area's economy. Fort Lauderdale is also considered to be a formidable financial center for major companies that do business with Latin America as well.
Fort Lauderdale's City Hall is located at 100 N. Andrews Ave., and provides a wealth of services for residents. For those looking to relocate, visit the Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce at 512 NE 3rd Ave. for more information.
Getting Around or Getting Away
Map your driving directions from Fort Lauderdale to popular destinations that include, Hollywood, Lauderdale Lakes, Pompano Beach and more.
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Making Fort Lauderdale Your Home
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