Less than four square miles in size, the city of Lauderdale Lakes began as a suburban retirement haven for New Yorkers and other Northeastern residents during the 1960s and 1970s. While the size hasn’t changed, today’s Lauderdale Lakes represents something far bigger: the heart and soul of multiple nations via its diverse demographics, culture and cuisine.
Enjoy the outdoors
This is a residential city that values outdoor socializing and play. Five parks and a large pool complex are all enjoyable ways to gather the extended family together for a celebration; entertain the kids; or just burn off a few extra vacation calories yourself.
Cypress Preserve Conservation Park offers relaxing green spaces, including its Butterfly Gardens and half-mile walking trail. Fire up the on-site grill and host a barbeque: two Pavilions are located onsite as well.
Welcome to a small city with big dining diversity: you can sample specialties here from dozens of nations. Dig into Chinese and Asian at Silver Pond Restaurant or Vietnamese specialties at Noodle House and Kickin Crawfish. How about falafel, fresh-baked pita bread and many other pre-made and to-go Middle Eastern specialties at Sahara Grocery and Bakery? Like Indian fare? Head to Singh's Roti Shop. Or journey to Jamaica courtesy of Little Ochi Carl’s Seafood.
The centralized location, just northwest of Fort Lauderdale, is what earned Lauderdale Lakes its “Heart of Broward County” nickname. Drive 20 minutes east and hit your choice of beaches. Hop on the Florida Turnpike northbound and that same 20 minutes puts you in Boca or Delray. Point the car southbound and Miami play is just 45 minutes away.