The Town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea is approximately 1.5 square miles in area and is located along Florida's "Gold Coast" in Broward County, Florida. The entire Town is situated between the Atlantic Ocean on the east and Intracoastal Waterway on the west.
It is bordered on the south by the City of Fort Lauderdale and on the north by the City of Pompano Beach. The Town is located on a barrier island that is 7 feet above sea level. Lauderdale-By-The-Sea is 30 miles north of Miami and 33 miles south of Palm Beach.
The Town has 6,056 permanent residents. Its peak seasonal population during the winter months swells to more than 10,000 people. Primarily a residential community, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea has the following major industries within its municipal borders:
- Real estate
Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, located in a major metropolitan area, is traversed north to south by State Road A1A. The only eastern road into Town is Commercial Boulevard. In conjunction with Broward County Transit, the Town operates the Pelican Hopper, a local and free shuttle service. Broward County also provides regional bus service. Greyhound Bus Lines has a facility in Fort Lauderdale.
The closest major airport is Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, which serves small jets and single-engine planes, is just a few short miles from Town on Commercial Boulevard. South Florida's other major airports include Palm Beach International in West Palm Beach and Miami International.
The Town is situated several miles north of Port Everglades, the second busiest cruise port in the nation. The Port of Miami is first. The Intracoastal Waterway, the Town's western border, provides ocean access to recreational boaters via Port Everglades and the Hillsboro Inlet in Pompano Beach, the city's northern neighbor
The Town's average annual temperature is 76 degrees Fahrenheit. Due mostly to summer and fall showers, the average annual precipitation is about 60 inches.
The Town's oceanfront beaches and award-winning beach portals are popular with tourists and residents from all over Broward County and the world. As South Florida's Beach Diving Capital, the Town is a popular spot for beach divers, who can often be seen entering the water to explore the coral reefs just 100 yards off the beach.
Anglin's Pier, one of four piers in Broward County, is also a popular spot with anglers and tourists. The Town also has tennis courts, shuffleboard and bocce ball courts, a children's park, basketball court and Community Center.
There are no schools in the Town. Children who reside here can attend public or private schools in nearby cities. Broward County Public Schools is the fifth largest school district in the country and the biggest fully accredited district in the nation.
North Broward Hospital District, as well as private local hospitals, serves the residents of the Town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. There are no public hospitals within the Town.
Employment is primarily executive/managerial, professional, sales and hospitality. Our major industries include:
- Real estate
- Retail trade