The prettiest Small Town in America sits on a narrow long barrier island east of Fort Lauderdale and South of Sea Ranch Lakes connected to the mainland by several intracoastal bridges and to the east with the waters of the Atlantic Ocean in Broward County.
Everything revolves around beautiful Pelican Square, a charming center of town with red bricked streets among quaint shops, restaurants and tropical tree shaded benches from which the approximately 2500 residents enjoy the views of the tranquil blue waters an added quality of seaside living with year round warm weather with gentle breezes from the ocean.
With award winning living coral reefs, at only 100 yards from the shore, recently was proclaimed "Diving Capital of South Florida". The richest marine live around attracts thousands of vacationers per year making tourism its largest industry, along the half square mile of shoreline one can find many world class hotels, fine dining restaurants and water sports activities like snorkeling, scuba diving and parasailing. Further more, the beach boasts a long into the ocean wooden fishing pier, delight for the many avid and casual fishermen of the area.
Fort Lauderdale International Airport is at only 8 miles and the community has easy access to all of Florida main highways. Lauderdale by the Sea stands in the intersection of State Road A1A and Commercial Boulevard, a privileged location close to all cultural, natural venues of Ft. Lauderdale and Pompano metro areas.
The city was incorporated in 1947 and has undergone several expansions particularly in housing area with the annexation of the Intracoastal Beach area expanding the residential neighborhoods.