13 Surprising Things about Fort Lauderdale

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Fort Lauderdale is an amazing city.  Historic, quirky, diverse, and filled with natural beauty.  There are some pleasantly surprising things about this beautiful city.  Let’s take a look!

Fort Lauderdale

“The Yachting Capital of the World.”

13 Odd, Interesting, and Surprising Things About Fort Lauderdale

  1. On the bright side—the city gets over 3,000 hours of sunshine a year.
  2. This urban center is FILLED with canals! Its nickname is the “Venice of America”.
  3. Fort Lauderdale is considered the western corner of the Bermuda Triangle.
  4. There are 23 MILES of beaches within the city’s limits.
  5. This port city is a gambling haven—the 3rd busiest betting locale in the US.
  6. There are 76 artificial reefs, making the area one of Florida’s most popular dive and snorkel destinations.
  7. There are more than 100 marinas, and 50,000 yachts—it should come as no surprise then that Fort Lauderdale is ALSO home to the largest international boat show in the USA. Fort Lauderdale is known as “The Yachting Capital of the World.”
  8. Fort Lauderdale has the most diversity among people in any US city.
  9. Technically the climate is tropical rainforest.
    Fort Lauderdale

    The Gardens at Bonnet House. Yes, it sure looks like a tropical forest!

  10. The annual precipitation is over 64”!
  11. It has snowed exactly once! January 19th, 1977.
  12. The Everglades is actually a river.
  13. Aboriginal natives originally settled what would become Fort Lauderdale more than 4,000 years ago
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