Lauderdale By the Sea

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Lauderdale by the Sea is a small coastal town in Broward County, Florida. It has just a few neighborhoods and is the 256th largest community in the state. It is known for its beautiful beachfront areas and countless waterfront activities and is a major vacation destination. Much of the town's population is seasonal and tourism is a major part of the local economy. This being said year round many residents enjoy the peace and relative quiet of the off-season. It is part of the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area. The town rests on a large barrier island separated from the Florida mainland by the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway. It has a commission/manager style of town government and over 44% of adult residents hold four-year degrees or higher. It is a fairly ethnically diverse community, where over 17% of residents were born outside the United States. English is the most common language followed by Spanish, French and German.

The area was settled between 1920 and 1924, the town was incorporated in November of 1927 and re-incorporated in November of 1947. The town spans 1.57 square miles, .876 square miles of land area and .694 square miles of water area. It is a decidedly white-collar town, where over 85% of the workforce hold/work in white-collar positions/professions. Nearly 9% of the workforce works from home via telecommuting and various home-based businesses. In 2000, the median household income was $38,804, the median family income was $56,010 and the per capita income was $34,126. In 2010, the population was 6,506, the population density was 6,916.1 people per square mile and the per capita income was $60,928. In 2013, the estimated median household income was $59,409 and the estimated per capita income was $56,743. In the same year, the estimated median house or condo value in the town was $414,455, the mean prices on all housing units was $234,961 and the median gross rent was $1,162. Estimates for 2014 put the population at approximately 6,338 and it is a wealthy community when compared to state and national economic statistics.

The town is part of the Broward County School District, there are no schools in the town's borders and students attend in neighboring communities. The bus is the most popular form of public transportation in the town. The community is known for its beautiful beaches and clear waters which have helped make it the unofficial South Florida Shore Diving Capital. It is primarily a residential community, which is highly walkable, featuring sidewalk cafes and public plazas. Homes for sale are the primarily upper-middle class or higher in nature and come in a variety of sizes and styles to suit the needs of potential buyers. Lauderdale by the Sea real estate options also include condominiums, apartments, and townhomes. To begin your home search in beautiful Lauderdale by the Sea, call local real estate agent John Merrit at 561-283-3892 today.

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