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Real estate for sale in Broward County, FL

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Real Estate in Broward County Introduction
Broward County, Florida is located immediately between Palm Beach County in the north and Miami-Dade County in the south. Callier County is located to the west, as is the southern tip of Hendry County.

People come to the Miami Metro area looking for rental real estate in Broward County, and they find plenty to suit almost every budget. Single family homes in green suburbs, high rises in the city center, even posh gated communities with their own private beaches – whatever your ‘dream home in Florida’ might be, you’ll probably find it in Broward County.

In this article, we’ll explore Broward County in detail. We’ll look at Fort Lauderdale and some of its trendier neighborhoods, but we’ll also explore some of the other cities in the area, and what makes them special. We’ll look at the climate of the region, and the demographics of its people. Only then will you have enough information to really understand the market for real estate in Broward County. Perhaps you’ll even be able to decide whether it is the kind of place you’d like to live.

Broward County Climate
What do we know about the climate of South Florida? Beyond a tendency to be hot and sunny during spring break, many of us don’t really know all that much. Generally, the climate of Broward County, Florida is tropical. It rains quite a bit from late summer to early fall, with an average of 63 inches of precipitation per year. As the national average is just 38, this represents a very wet rainy season. However, South Florida is tropical, so it basically never snows there. Broward County is very sunny, though. Broward sees 247 sunny days every year, on average. The US as a whole averages only 205.

Broward county doesn’t get as blisteringly hot in the summer as places farther from the sea. The highest temperatures are usually in July, and summer highs average at only 94 degrees F. Conversely, the winter lows average at 58 – still a warm day by the standards of people living farther north. That’s one of the reasons so many retirees seek to buy real estate in Broward County. It is warm all year round, but not dangerously so.



Things To See And Do In Broward County, FL
Broward County is firmly within the Miami Metropolitan Area, so there is always something to do. Traditionally ‘summer’ activities can be engaged in all year round, and there is no real reason not to go camping or fishing in the middle of winter – winter in southern Florida just means you can turn the air conditioning off on the drive there.

Anyone visiting, buying or renting real estate in Broward County might enjoy visiting the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, seeing the Coral Springs Museum of Art, seeing the Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum, seeing the Plantation historical museum, attending an event at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, visiting Fort Lauderdale’s Museum of Discovery and Science, seeing the Butterfly World Botanical Sanctuary in Coconut Creek, visiting the famous Florida Everglades or spending the day at the Secret Woods Nature Center in Dania Beach.

History of Broward County Florida

History of Broward County Florida

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Broward County History
People have lived in the region that would come to be called Broward County for something like 12,000 years. However, we know very little about these early peoples beyond what Archaeologists can tell. By the time of European contact, the Tequesta People occupied most of Southwestern Florida.

Broward County was formed in 1915. The first Fort Lauderdale tourist hotel opened soon after in 1919, and island communities were being dredged out of the wetlands by 1920. Population boomed with the founding of towns like Davie, Deerfield, Floranada, and Hollywood, and then again just after WW2. Population growth did not really slow until the economic recession of the 70s. Even now, though, there is a fast market for real estate in Broward County FL.

Vintage car parked along Ocean Drive in the famous Art Deco district in South Beach, Florida

Broward County Namesake

Broward County Namesake

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How Broward County Got Its Name
Broward County was named after Napoleon Bonaparte Broward, who had been governor until 1909. Broward was responsible for draining much of the everglades to open up what would become Broward County for development as agricultural and residential land. Imagine trying that now!

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Location

Real Estate in Broward County Introduction
Broward County, Florida is located immediately between Palm Beach County in the north and Miami-Dade County in the south. Callier County is located to the west, as is the southern tip of Hendry County.

People come to the Miami Metro area looking for rental real estate in Broward County, and they find plenty to suit almost every budget. Single family homes in green suburbs, high rises in the city center, even posh gated communities with their own private beaches – whatever your ‘dream home in Florida’ might be, you’ll probably find it in Broward County.

In this article, we’ll explore Broward County in detail. We’ll look at Fort Lauderdale and some of its trendier neighborhoods, but we’ll also explore some of the other cities in the area, and what makes them special. We’ll look at the climate of the region, and the demographics of its people. Only then will you have enough information to really understand the market for real estate in Broward County. Perhaps you’ll even be able to decide whether it is the kind of place you’d like to live.

Broward County Climate
What do we know about the climate of South Florida? Beyond a tendency to be hot and sunny during spring break, many of us don’t really know all that much. Generally, the climate of Broward County, Florida is tropical. It rains quite a bit from late summer to early fall, with an average of 63 inches of precipitation per year. As the national average is just 38, this represents a very wet rainy season. However, South Florida is tropical, so it basically never snows there. Broward County is very sunny, though. Broward sees 247 sunny days every year, on average. The US as a whole averages only 205.

Broward county doesn’t get as blisteringly hot in the summer as places farther from the sea. The highest temperatures are usually in July, and summer highs average at only 94 degrees F. Conversely, the winter lows average at 58 – still a warm day by the standards of people living farther north. That’s one of the reasons so many retirees seek to buy real estate in Broward County. It is warm all year round, but not dangerously so.



Things To See And Do In Broward County, FL
Broward County is firmly within the Miami Metropolitan Area, so there is always something to do. Traditionally ‘summer’ activities can be engaged in all year round, and there is no real reason not to go camping or fishing in the middle of winter – winter in southern Florida just means you can turn the air conditioning off on the drive there.

Anyone visiting, buying or renting real estate in Broward County might enjoy visiting the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, seeing the Coral Springs Museum of Art, seeing the Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum, seeing the Plantation historical museum, attending an event at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, visiting Fort Lauderdale’s Museum of Discovery and Science, seeing the Butterfly World Botanical Sanctuary in Coconut Creek, visiting the famous Florida Everglades or spending the day at the Secret Woods Nature Center in Dania Beach.

Broward County, FL Demographics

Broward County, FL Demographics

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Broward County FL Demographics

Population
In 2020, the US Census Bureau found just over 1,944,000 residents in Broward County, up from just over 1,748,000 in 2010 and 1,623,000 in 2000. Needless to say, real estate for sale in Broward County is still moving fast!

Household income
The median household income for residents of Broward County in 2020 was $61,502. This compares very favorably to the median income of nearby Miami-Dade county.

Education
Around 89% of Broward County residents over the age of 25 are high school graduates, and just over 32% of those over 25 have at least a bachelor’s degree.

Average salary
As of 2020, the average male in Broward County earned $63,131 per year, while women averaged $46,953.

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Why should you buy a real estate in Broward County, FL?

Why should you buy a real estate in Broward County, FL?

Luxury waterfront homes along the Fort Lauderdale intracoastal waterway in Florida

Why Buy Real Estate In Broward County, FL?
South Florida in general and Broward County in particular have brought people from all over the US and abroad in recent years. People look for real estate for sale in Broward County FL for many reasons. Some are attracted by the low property taxes and the lack of a state income tax. Others buy up real estate in Broward County as an investment, with luxury homes selling faster than ever. Others come for the unique culture to be found in South Florida.


Broward County Art and Culture
Many people buy property with the intention of renting real estate in Broward County FL to tourists who come for summer holidays or any of the local festivals that happen throughout the year.

Examples include Guavaween, the Greek Food Festival, the Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival, Glory at the Gardens, the Gasparilla Pirate Festival, the Gasparilla Film Festival, the Fellsmere Frog Leg Festival, Fantasy Fest, the Coconut Grove Art Festival, Chalo Nitka, the Central Florida Harvest and Peanut Festival, the Calle Ocho Festival, the Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival, the Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival, Biketoberfest and Anime South.



Top 3 Reasons People Want To Buy Real Estate In Broward County

Why are people so interested in the real estate in Broward County FL? People have been flocking to this part of Florida since it opened up just 100 years ago. Some of the reasons they come – and why so many stay – include:

Broward County offers a different ‘vibe’ to Miami. Broward County tends to low-rise buildings, tree-lined boulevards and elbow room, something many home buyers really crave right now.
The beaches are not crowded. Any farther south, and the beaches are packed to capacity on any nice day. The beaches in Broward County are much easier to enjoy.
Florida has tried to become more affordable. The state tax code was reformed in 2018, and this has caused an increase in the sales of high-end homes and condos throughout Broward and Miami-Dade counties.

Luxury waterfront homes along the Fort Lauderdale intracoastal waterway in Florida

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Why Broward County?

Why Broward County?

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Are You Ready To Make The Move To Broward County? Take your time to be sure. In fact, it might be a good idea to visit Fort Lauderdale and its environs this summer – aren’t you ready to travel anyway? People tell us that they couldn’t have imagined how the place really felt without going there, and as so much of the real estate in Broward County is high-end, you owe it to yourself to be sure. But, as they say, beware. Some people take a single step into an area like Las Olas or the marina at Harbor Beach and fall in love. You might never want to leave…. But isn’t that the kind of reaction you want?

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