City Guide / Fort Lauderdale

Our Guide to the Best Neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale

By Bri Hand | Aug 16, 2021
Palm trees in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

If you’re thinking of moving to Fort Lauderdale, FL, Landing can help you find your footing across the area—starting with choosing the right neighborhood in Fort Lauderdale for you. Below are our guides to the best neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale, including the best places to eat and drink, how to navigate public transportation, and where to get groceries. 

Central Beach

For wave watchers and riders, Central Beach is the neighborhood of choice. What’s better than living less than two minutes from the sandy shores? This chill area has plenty of local favorites to make a peaceful yet entertaining home—not to mention the incredible views!

Your Guide to Central Beach 

Downtown and Las Olas

If you feed off the hustle and bustle of life, Las Olas is the Fort Lauderdale district for you. This energetic city center has every urban commodity imaginable—restaurants, waterfront homes, nightlife, parks, and more. It’s arguably the best neighborhood in Fort Lauderdale for the young and hip. 

Your Guide to Downtown and Las Olas

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If you’re looking to live in a Fort Lauderdale suburb, Miramar, FL, is the place to be. This family-friendly area in Broward County is much quieter than nearby Miami and Fort Lauderdale, while being just a 30-minute drive away from all of the action. 

Your Guide to Miramar


Plantation is a fantastic family-friendly suburb that is chock full of beautiful parks and places to shop. While this area can be a little quiet, you are just a hop, skip, and a jump away from nearby Fort Lauderdale and Miami, if you want to kick things up a notch. 

Your Guide to Plantation

Pompano Beach 

Located just north of Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach is a great spot for those who never want to be bored. With fantastic beaches, shopping, boating, fishing, and even dive sights along the offshore coral reef, there’s plenty in Pompano Beach to keep you busy. 

Your Guide to Pompano Beach

Sailboat Bend

Vibrant and cheery, Sailboat Bend is the up-and-comer of Fort Lauderdale neighborhoods. Historic Art Deco homes line the inner blocks, while sleek condos and apartments take up the riverfront. There’s a little bit for everyone in this suburb within the city.

Your Guide to Sailboat Bend

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Bri Hand

Bri Hand is Landing's Content Marketing Manager. She currently lives in Salem, Massachusetts, with her partner and dog, Arlo, but relishes any opportunity she can to travel so she can try new foods, see gorgeous sights, and daydream about living somewhere new after visiting there for less than 24 hours.