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.
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.
Vincent Torres Memorial Park offers basketball courts, playground, pavilion, multi-use fields, netball, tennis and racquetball courts.
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.
Make a splash year-round in the heated pool at Lauderdale Lakes Swimming Pool Complex: six lanes, changing rooms and on-site multipurpose/training room. (Closed on weekends.)
From free classes to computer and business resources, plus available meeting and auditorium space for groups, the Lauderdale Lakes Educational and Cultural Center is a valued resource for residents and visitors alike.
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.
Several big chain lodging choices are all about a mile away, including La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Ft. Lauderdale Tamarac East; Extended Stay America - Fort Lauderdale – Tamarac; La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Fort Lauderdale Tamarac; Hampton Inn Ft. Lauderdale-Commercial Blvd.
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.
Start planning your Lauderdale Lakes visit today!