So, you’ve just bought a house in Fort Lauderdale and the honeymoon phase is starting to settle into a cozy relationship. You still love your house dearly, but you feel like you might need some space, preferably at a lazy beach, upscale shopping area, or high-end fusion restaurant. Luckily, there are plenty of things to do in Fort Lauderdale and plenty of space for you to do them in; you just need someone to show you around the neighborhood. Moving Squad at your service.
Things to Do After Buying a House in Fort Lauderdale
At Moving Squad, we have over 50 years of experience working in South Florida, and it behooves us to serve as your informal welcome committee. And to give you our warmest welcome, we thought we should point out the local hot spots. So, consider the following our unofficial list of places to explore after buying a house in Fort Lauderdale.
Bonnet House Museums and Garden
After buying your house in Fort Lauderdale, you might want to take a look at someone else’s house in Fort Lauderdale – house being an understatement. The stunning Bonnet House Museum and Gardens, nee the Bartlett Estate is the plantation-style home turned museum and art gallery located between the Intracoastal Highway and Fort Lauderdale Beach. Inside, you’ll find the family’s art on display; outside, you’ll find the heavenly hibiscus and stunning tropical gardens.
Fort Lauderdale Beach
More lazy and less crazy than its close Miami cousin, Fort Lauderdale Beach is a haven of sugary sand, clear blue waters, and stunning scenery. But if it is a little craziness you’re seeking, be sure to check out the water skiing and surfing rentals. The waves are spectacular.
Las Olas Boulevard
Whether for people watching, window shopping, or a day of exhaustive credit card usage, Las Olas Boulevard is invariably entertaining. Come for a day of retail store indulgence, art gallery refinement, and diverse dining options. Bonus tip: Put your money where your mouth is. Travelers recommend grabbing a bite to eat above all else, due to the quality of food and abundance of alfresco dining options.
And if you want to see how the other half lives, take a walk over to the wild side at Flamingo Gardens in neighboring Davie. There you’ll find a botanical garden and Everglades wildlife rescue, filled with roaming peacocks, native Florida wildlife, and over plant 3,000 species. Onsite animals include sea otters, alligators, 250 bird species, and of course, the namesake Caribbean flamingos.
Sawgrass Mills Mall
For waiting on-line rather than shopping online, Sawgrass Mall is the Fort Lauderdale destination like no other. The largest shopping mall in the United States, the Sawgrass is 14 miles of pure unadulterated IRL shopping nirvana. Here you’ll find a variety of stores ranging from budget-friendly retail spots, such as Target and J Crew, to the Colonnade’s luxury brand outlets such as Prada and Kate Spade. In fact, it may seem the option the Sawgrass doesn’t offer is the option to go home empty-handed.
Hugh Birch Park
Whether by boat, by bike, or by foot, Hugh Birch Park is just one of the wonderful places to explore in Fort Lauderdale. Water lovers can enjoy kayak and canoe rides in the park’s largest coastal dune lake. Bicycling enthusiasts will find a two-mile path paved for their enjoyment, while hikers can venture through the
Coastal Hammock Trail. This trail winds through a native maritime tropical hardwood ecosystem, the last of its kind in the United States.
For more information on the Coastal Hammock trail and other hiking, biking and paddling trails in South Florida, visit floridahikes.com.
If you can’t return it, sell it, or regift it, you can always try to swap it for something better. The largest drive-in movie theatre and flea market in America, the Swap Shop is open for business come rain or shine, 365 days a year. Movies start at 8:30 pm, with gates opening at 7:30 pm.
Moving Squad: We Know Our Way Around Fort Lauderdale
At Moving Squad, we don’t just happen to know our way around Fort Lauderdale, we make it our business to know our way around Fort Lauderdale. As South Florida’s most trusted moving company, we make it a point to know the building codes, traffic laws, and transportation guidelines – everything we need to ensure that our customers get the exceptional service they deserve.
We’re committed to standing by our customers from the beginning to the end of their moves and handling every aspect in between. If you’re facing relocation challenges, such as homeowner’s association fees or strict moving requirements, we can work it out the building management to get you through them, hassle-free. If you need assistance packing, our well-trained packing professionals can quickly pack your precious belongings and carefully load them on our trucks. If storage is an issue, our clean, climate-controlled storage units are available for short or long-term usage. If you need a condo move performed rapidly and safely, our patented Express Pack Service is engineered to maximize efficiency while keeping customer cost to a minimum.
Additionally, we provide all our customers with a customized service plan tailored to their individual needs and budget. You tell us your budget and we adjust accordingly. Our free rate quotes are designed so our clients can think about their decisions through before signing a contract. And we guarantee you’ll never find hidden costs or additional service charges on our contracts.
Whether you’re looking for places to explore after buying your house in Fort Lauderdale, or looking for a moving company that can get you to your destination quickly, affordably, and with little effort on your behalf, request our free rate quote today. We’ll give you a warm Fort Lauderdale welcome and a deal that works for you.