The city of Fort Lauderdale is on the verge of a public transportation revolution! If you plan on buying a condo in downtown Fort Lauderdale, this is important information for you:

Fort Lauderdale has had a public water taxi system for a long time and that makes it a very distinct city.   Recently it added a free shuttle service to cross the river in the downtown area.

There is also a trolley service to the beach and a bike sharing system.

Click here for information on the downtown trolley system in Fort Lauderdale

Click here for information on the bike sharing system

View from The Center for the Performing Arts looking east
View from The Center for the Performing Arts looking east

“Bright Line” has recently launched a train service with stops in downtown Miami, downtown Fort Lauderdale -at Flagler Village-, downtown Palm Beach with expansion under construction to link Orlando and also to add a stop at the Aventura Mall and in boca Raton. You hop from downtown to downtown in approx. 30 minutes in comfortable, clean and “internet connected” trains. It is also building a train station with new condos and apartments right around the station to increase density which makes public transportation economically viable. The longer term plans is potentially to have a commuter train using the old FEC tracks that started the development of the Florida East Coast with the Flagler Train System

Click here for more information about Bright Line

Besides public transportation, the city has a strong focus on making the downtown core more pedestrian and bicycle friendly in the frame of the “complete street” program.

These are exciting short and long term goals that will all contribute to improving quality of life and increasing real estate values!


Olivier Turina is your expert for downtown condos in booming Fort Lauderdale