Fort Lauderdale is located in the middle of South Florida’s coast, halfway between Palm Beach and Miami, on the Atlantic Ocean. Besides being a coastal city, Greater Fort Lauderdale includes over 30 municipalities and over 500,000 acres of Everglades. The city itself is home to 183,606 residents, but Greater Fort Lauderdale is home to approximately 1.8 million people. Fort Lauderdale is called the “Venice of America”, because of its canal system and is world-renowned for its golden sandy beaches, yachting and the Everglades.
The climate is tropical, with hot and humid summers and dry, warm, winters, with the lowest recorded temperature being mid-60 degrees Fahrenheit. In summer, which is both the wet season and the hurricane season, the average temperatures are 90 degree Fahrenheit.