The city is home to endless entertainment and opportunities, with over 4,000 restaurants, 132 nightclubs, 100 marinas, and dozens of golf courses, malls, and museums. With so many options, the concept of boredom is practically nonexistent. The 12 million visitors who pass through the city each year certainly find the value in these attractions and boost the economy in the summer months each and every year. In fact, the economy in Fort Lauderdale is heavily reliant on this tourism, which in recent decades has been composed of a wealthier and quieter crowd, thanks to the strict laws limiting the possibly disruptive activities of the college-aged crowd. Much of the city's revenue comes from the booming cruise ship business, which features Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and Princess cruise lines. On top of all this, Miami is only a 23-mile drive from the city limits, expanding the opportunities of those who live there.

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Located halfway between Boca Raton and Miami, Fort Lauderdale is a city that many people associate with cruises and fun in the sun. This tropical city is an epicenter for travel and vacationers everywhere but is also home to nearly 200,000 residents. Most people who choose to call this city home dwell in one of the many condos or apartments that make up the city skyline. However, the sandy shore is also home to sprawling mansions and luxurious single-family homes.

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