Las Olas Boulevard runs from the beautiful beaches of the Atlantic Ocean to just past Andrews Avenue in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The commercial stretch of the boulevard is approximately one-mile and features cool sub-tropical breezeways and courtyards alive with bars, nightclubs, bridal stores, shops, boutiques, art galleries, restaurants and the Riverside Hotel. In addition to shopping, dining, and commercial office space, Las Olas Boulevard is home to many events throughout the year that draw large numbers of visitors. Some of the events include the Las Olas Art Fair, Christmas on Las Olas, the Las Olas Wine and Food Festival, and the Las Olas Luxury Living and Lifestyle Expo.
INCLUDED ALONG LAS OLAS ARE:
- Over 30 al fresco dining options
- 10 major international art galleries
- 2 world-class museums
- 1 charming hotel
- 65 shops filled with fashion, accessories, gifts and more
- Luxury Home Rental and Yacht Charters
The new urban revival has attracted new residential and office towers.
While Las Olas Olas Boulevard offers distinctive shopping, dining, hospitality and entertainment venues, it is strategically located in an urban revival area that is so desirable, it has attracted a dramatic influx of new residential and office towers, such as the Amaray Residences, a 30-story, 272-unit upscale rental property and the 42-story luxury condo building, Icon Las Olas, currently under construction. Also recently added is the new Broward County Courthouse, a $270 million, 714,000 square foot facility and an adjacent 1,000-car garage.
As Fort Lauderdale grows, the downtown area will blossom with more amenities for residents.
The City of Fort Lauderdale is investing in its future with a number of new public projects. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts received $44 million for expansion and renovation. Brightline’s Fort Lauderdale station is under construction and will help foster transportation and increased tourism between Miami and Orlando. Fort Lauderdale will also install a 2.7 mile environmentally-friendly public streetcar system called The Wave that will provide greater connectivity within and outside the central business district.
Las Olas Boulevard is also one of the premier destinations for the Sun Trolley and the Riverwalk Water Trolley, two of Fort Lauderdale’s most popular, fun and scenic ways to get around town…and most routes are FREE!
Last but not least, the surrounding neighborhoods boast a selection of parks that offer residents and tourists a respite from the downtown hustle and the Flagler Village area has become a hip and artsy scene.
Downtown Fort Lauderdale has excellent demographics. Within the 33301 zip code and the 1-mile radius, overall average household income is over $100,000 and $90,000 respectively. A low average household size combined with the low median age and high average household incomes illustrates a greater propensity for young, single professionals to live in the immediate areas surrounding Las Olas Boulevard. Strong population and household growth (over 8.0% through 2020) in the area show that downtown Fort Lauderdale will continue to benefit from an influx of new residents. New residents moving into the downtown central business district, combined with the high average housing value ($633,490) in the zip code) will result in a larger proportion of renters in the area.