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North Lauderdale is located in Broward County, near Margate, Coral Springs, Tamarac, Fort Lauderdale and Pompano Beach. Established in 1963, North Lauderdale was designated “The City of Tomorrow.” Famous architect Morris Lapidus planned and laid out North Lauderdale. Lapidus is known for designing the famous Fontainebleau Resort in Miami in the 1950s.
North Lauderdale became popular among families looking for single-family homes in the late 1960s. Development blossomed in the 1970s as more families sought luxury homes in South Florida. The city’s persona became one of a community for young families who socialized at the softball field after work and spent weekends barbequing and enjoying the great weather. North Lauderdale also holds the claim to opening the first Municipal Charter High School in the nation.
Residents of North Lauderdale experience sunshine 244 days, which is just about 75 percent of the year. There is also a fair amount of rain, totaling around 70 inches per year. Days with measurable precipitation total around 120, but residents know there could be light rain or drizzle in the morning, followed by sunny skies for the rest of the day. The summer and winter weather temperatures are similar to other South Florida cities with an average July high of around 91 degrees and an average January low of 58 degrees.
The mild weather provides the opportunity for residents to enjoy many local activities and attractions, such as:
- Family Concerts
- North Lauderdale Days
- Stranahan House
- Museum of Art
- Young at Art Children’s Museum
- Museum of Discovery and Science
- Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting
Biscayne National Park and the Everglades National Park are also just a short drive away.
Both individuals and families looking for real estate in South Florida are increasingly selecting North Lauderdale as a place to call home. The population is 41,023, according to the 2010 census. Married couples make up almost half of the households in North Lauderdale.
The population of North Lauderdale is ethnically diverse with a large percentage of residents from Colombia, Jamaica, Haiti and Trinidad and Tobago. Languages such as Spanish, French Creole, French, Portuguese and Vietnamese can be heard spoken throughout the city.