Retire in Fort Lauderdale

Best Retirement City - Fort Lauderdale

See why many believe that Fort Lauderdale is the best city to retire

With over 23 miles of sandy beaches, and a lengthy list of bars and restaurants, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is a great place to retire for retirees that are looking to keep an active social life. Aside from beautiful weather, residents of Fort Lauderdale also enjoy Florida's tax friendliness, rated by Kiplinger as one of the "Most Friendly" in the nation. Although the city can see a seasonal influx of tourists, pockets of the city still retain the small town beach feel that many retirees are looking for. Fort Lauderdale is comprised of a variety of different neighborhoods, from the impressive old homes of Colee Hammock, to the impressive engineering of The Isles. Referred to as the "Venice of America", The Isles was created by dredging mangrove swamps to create "finger" islands, leaving ample opportunity for waterfront property. West of downtown Fort Lauderdale lies Sailboat Bend, a recently revitalized community with historical charm, and a popular area for artist types. Click on the above tabs to learn more about what it's like to retire in Fort Lauderdale.

City Highlights

  1. Beautiful beaches
  2. Tax friendly
  3. Vibrant restaurant scene
  4. Top golf city
  5. Large number of hospitals within 25 miles

Potential Drawbacks

  1. Seasonal influx of tourists
  2. Low volunteering rate

At a glance



Median age:


Median Household Income:

$ 49,119

Nearest City with Population of 200k+:

Hialeah, FL

Population Growth Last 3 Years




Age Breakdown (%)

  • 55 and under
  • 55 to 64 years
  • 65 to 74 years
  • Over 75

Gender breakdown over 65 years (%)

  • Men
  • Women


Closest Airport:

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

Distance to Closest Airport:


Closest Major Airport:

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

Distance to Closest Major Airport:


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