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Fort Lauderdale is a city in Florida, located on the Atlantic coast. It is a prominent city of the South Florida metropolitan area. Fort Lauderdale is named after a number of forts built by the United States during the Second Seminole War. The city is a popular tourist destination, with a major draw being the weather. There is an average year-round temperature of 77 degrees. The downtown area of Fort Lauderdale first underwent redevelopment in 2002 and now hosts countless new hotels and high-rise condominium developments. Greater Fort Lauderdale has over 4,000 restaurants, 63 golf courses, 12 shopping malls, 16 museums, 132 nightclubs, 278 parkland campsites, and 100 marinas housing 45,000 resident yachts, making this an ideal location in which to host business clients or meet friends for an after-work drink. This affluent area has a wide range of independent boutiques and coffee shops adorning the streets, which are frequented by locals and professionals alike.
Setting up your business here
There are various companies based in the Fort Lauderdale area including American Express, Citrix Systems, DHL Express, Spirit Airlines, Motorola and National Beverage Corporation. There is a convention center located west of the beach and approximately 30% of the city s 10 million annual visitors attend conventions here. Networking opportunities are plentiful with like-minded professionals and the transportation system is efficient and easily accessible. There are many executive suites in the Fort Lauderdale area, many of which provide clients with a wide array of service within fully-furnished space.
Things to do in Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale s arts and entertainment district runs from the beach to the heart of downtown. The district is known for the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Elbo Room bar, which was featured in the 1960 film ‘Where the Boys Are’, added to the city s former reputation as a spring break mecca and it is still open for business now. The city and its suburbs are home to thousands of restaurants and a wide range of nightclubs, many of them located within the arts and entertainment district. Zona Fresca has provided diners with affordable Mexican and Tex-Mex food for years, whilst The Capital Grille offers seafood and prime steaks in a sophisticated and intimate setting.