4 little known facts about Ft Lauderdale we should know

A major tourist destination and yachting center with 165 miles of canals, Fort Lauderdale is known for several things. Being called a walkable city is not one of them. In 2003, the city launched a plan which specified design and density standards to encourage the development of a pedestrian-friendly place to live, work and play.

After 15 years of infill development, the fruits of Fort Lauderdale’s labor can be seen in this photo compilation of the central city. Here’s a few interesting facts associated with Fort Lauderdale’s rapid transformation into a 24-hour city.

Downtown Fort Lauderdale Development Map: https://media.wix.com/ugd/b95541_8a41e6aa27ea4afda57d4f6d02471499.pdf

<h1>1. Himmarshee Village</h1>

Incorporated in 1911, Fort Lauderdale is a 34.7 square mile city that was largely built out by 1970. The Himmarshee Historic District is the oldest section of the city’s core with many buildings dating back to the Florida land boom of the 1920s. Located west of the FEC railroad corridor and north of the New River, today Himmarshee Village is a thriving collection of bars, music venues, eclectic clubs, cafes and restaurants.</b>

The Las Olas Riverfront is a dining and entertainment center overlooking the New River just west of Andrews Avenue.

Himmarshee Village is anchored by the Broward Center for the Performing Arts and the Museum of Discovery & Science.

The Fort Lauderdale Riverwalk runs along the north side of the New River between SW 7th Avenue and SE 5th Avenue.

AutoNation is the largest automotive retailer in the United States. Founded in 1996 by Wayne Huizenga, the Fortune 500 company is headquartered in downtown Fort Lauderdale.

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