Why buy a condo in downtown Fort Lauderdale?

What are all the good reasons to buy a condo in downtown Fort Lauderdale?

Besides the exceptional climate which is obvious, there are plenty of good reasons to buy a condo in downtown Fort Lauderdale:

  • Downtown Fort Lauderdale offers a glamorous lifestyle. Condo buildings rival with luxurious amenities and finishes and some offer truly stunning water views. Once you have tasted Fort Lauderdale, you cannot go back to the old ways.
  • Downtown Fort Lauderdale is truly booming right along its gorgeous river but also in Flagler Village and Federal Hwy north of Broward Blvd. There are cycles in real estate and this is just the start of a NEW cycle that will likely last 25 to 30 years.
  • One of the reasons for the boom is that people want to come back to downtown areas that are compact, pedestrian friendly and full of amenities…. and let’s face it: downtown Fort Lauderdale is downright gorgeous…
  • It is a slower paced life and a -somewhat- cheaper alternative to fast paced Miami to the south, yet it is only 30 minutes drive to Miami Beach outside of peak hours.
  • The airport is among the fastest growing in the country which will sustain the growth in an area that attracts a lot of tourists and second residences… and Port Everglades is only second to Miami in the world for cruises…
  • You are a trolley or bike ride away from Fort Lauderdale’s world famous beaches
  • Downtown Fort Lauderdale is on the verge of a public transportation revolution with the ultra sleek and modern trains from “BrightLine” which currently connect downtown Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach and in the future Orlando. Eventually it might become a commuter train… The trains take approx. 30 minutes to hop from downtown to downtown.
  • Great nightlife, restaurant scene and enormous retail offering. Plenty of cultural events with the dynamic and fast growing “Broward Center for the Performing Arts” located in downtown.
  • Very scenic location with the beautiful New River and all the canals which gave the city its nickname “Venice of America”
  • Absolute convenience: very close to the beach, Fort Lauderdale airport which has flights to most destinations, I-95 and US-1.
  • Lots of recreational possibilities on the water: boating, kayaking, board paddling and the ocean is nearby for snorkeling, fishing or scuba diving.

You will find condos for all price points starting around $175,000 up to multi million dollar penthouses with killer views and truly expansive living areas and balconies.

Click on this link to go to the city of Fort Lauderdale website.


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