Ready for the high life at an affordable cost? Fort Lauderdale has just what you need. Located on the Southeastern Coast of Florida, Fort Lauderdale is known for its beautiful beaches and boating canals. Make it a great life in a city with plenty of work opportunities, a booming housing market, and plenty of nightlife and entertainment for all ages. There is so much opportunity here, that our beautiful state ranks #1 on the 2017 Forbes list of best states for growth prospects! Let’s take a more in-depth look at why you should buy here:
Fort Lauderdale is home to massive corporate headquarters, over 200 major companies like Amerijet International Inc, American Express, Microsoft Latin American Division to name a few. Famous entrepreneurs/investors like Wayne Huizenga call Fort Lauderdale their home, exploiting Fort Lauderdale’s easy access to domestic and international markets.
When you live in Fort Lauderdale, you can enjoy access to a massive job market and a short commute. Residents are more likely to find work here; according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, November 2017 figures for Fort Lauderdale unemployment come in at 3.6% while the national average is about 4.1%. Fort Lauderdale’s figures are about 14% lower than the national average, and there are plenty of opportunities here.
Recent statistics by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance show that this city has the second fastest-growing job market. Business and Professional Service jobs grew at a rate of 6.9% higher than the average metropolitan city in Florida. Education and Health-related jobs are growing 5.7% faster than the average.
Fort Lauderdale is a gorgeous city which attracts plenty of tourism as well. You can always count on the tourists to stimulate the local economy and fuel growth of the job market.
A Look at the Housing Market
Forbes Magazine regarded Fort Lauderdale as one of the top ‘Best Buy Cities’ in 2016. Aside from a strong job market, the anticipated housing appreciation helped earn this designation. A massive appreciation of around 20% in home values is expected from 2016 to 2019. Whether you are looking for a safe investment or a beautiful place to call home…Fort Lauderdale is your destination.
Gorgeous beaches in Fort Lauderdale attract tourists from all over the country. Live on vacation year-round in this beautiful coastal city. Take part in plenty of shows and festivals, like the annual Tortuga Music Festival. Enjoy delectable cuisine and exclusive shopping just walking distance from the beautiful beaches on Las Olas. Looking to get out on the water for a bit? Dinner cruises like the Jungle Queen Riverboat will keep your belly full and your heart content with their comedy shows. With so much to do in Fort Lauderdale, you will wonder why you didn’t move here sooner!
Thinking about buying property in Fort Lauderdale? You’re making a great choice. Contact me, Billy Looper, at 954-557-6990 and let’s find the right home for you!