Top Five Reasons to Move to South Florida
Warm Sunny Climate
South Florida boasts the only tropical climate in the continental United States. Therefore, it is no small wonder that there are more sunny days in Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding areas than in any other city in the country. With a comfortable average temperature of 75.5 degrees annually, it makes living for residents as well as visiting for tourists an enjoyable and sunny place to relax.
Favorable Tax Laws
There is no personal income tax in the State of Florida--and that has many residents from New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Connecticut, Illinois, etc realizing that it’s time to move to a warmer and more welcoming tax climate. But that’s not the only tax advantage you get as a Florida resident. There is NO State Estate (Death) Tax in Florida. Property Tax savings also come in the form of a Homestead Exemption on your primary residence. It also allows the property owner to take advantage of the “Save Our Homes” 3% annual cap on property tax increases.
The luxe lifestyle that the Greater Fort Lauderdale area offers is as exquisite as it is diverse. Whether a day of shopping posh boutiques and designers is your desire, or dining at a world class oceanfront bistro, you will find abundant options that are a rarity world over. Looking for options on the golf course? There are more golf courses in the Sunshine State than any other state. Perhaps the arts and theater are more your preference? Be prepared to be overwhelmed with dozens of events and venues from Miami Beach to Palm Beach. The vast affluent populous of South Florida demands the very best amenities and recreation life has to offer. Come here to find out for yourself--but be prepared to want to make South Florida your home!
Living in the Greater Fort Lauderdale area puts you within driving distance to 5 of the largest commerce centers in the State of Florida. The city is home to a number of headquarters for major companies, including AutoNation, Commcare Pharmacy, Citrix Systems, DHL Express, SmartWater, Spirit Airlines and Hotwire Communications. The business friendly atmosphere in Florida has resulted in one of the best places in the country to start a career or continue an existing one. Unemployment is incredibly low with demand only increasing in the technology, marine and health industries. Fort Lauderdale is open for business!
Yachting Capital of the World
Nicknamed “the Venice of America,” Fort Lauderdale is a hallowed destination for yachting, boating and watersports enthusiasts. From yacht building to refits, there is no maritime resource you will be short of for your vessel. The city is comprised of an extensive network of canals and waterways with the Intracoastal Waterway as the nautical highway that connects the network to the Atlantic Ocean. Ready to cross the Gulfstream for a trip to the Bahamas? Well grab your passport and start your engines! Bimini Bahamas is a short 52 mile run from Port Everglades Inlet while Freeport Bahamas is a longer 70 plus mile ride to the northeast. The yachting lifestyle doesn’t get any better than this!