Pompano Beach: Florida’s New Great Beach Town

Posted: June 29, 2020

Long considered the boring South Florida beach town located between glamorous Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton, Pompano Beach is well on its way to becoming Florida’s next great beach town. Named on Trip Advisor’s top 10 U.S. cities list that are generating buzz, recently featured on HGTV’s ‘Beachfront Bargain Hunt,’ New Times Magazine’s best Florida beaches, and the #1 Florida beach vacation town by MONEY Magazine. At prices much lower than most of South Florida, especially for Pompano Beach condos.

The city’s fortunes began to change in the early 2000s when the Pompano Beach condo boom brought five new developments to the city including the Plaza on Oceanside with over 200 Florida luxury condos with Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal views. The Plaza offers more amenities than most cruise ships including a wine room, cigar room, theater, sports lounge, golf simulator, tennis courts, huge pool, cabanas and spa. Even free breakfast for residents who don’t sleep-in too late after participating in all the condo activities.

With more people looking to vacation or live in one of Florida’s new condos, Pompano Beach has been especially busy with projects near the ocean underway or in the planning stages, including the city’s first super upscale development, Sabbia Beach, recently completed with prices that range from $1.5 million. Another new luxury oceanfront project from the Related Company is also underway with prices from about $1.6 million.

After spending millions of dollars upgrading the Pompano Beach extra-wide beach area with a promenade of palm trees, beautiful lighting, picnic facilities, water features, fancy children’s play ground and even professional exercise equipment, many more dollars are earmarked for a new fishing pier and 40,000 square feet of beach restaurants and shops now under construction.

Much of the Pompano Beach renaissance has been driven by the area’s real estate prices where new Florida condos are about 30% to 50% less than most of South Florida, and a good supply of older oceanfront condo buildings with ocean views from the $300s. Newer condos and town homes range from about $600,000 to over $1 million – a huge difference from Miami Beach and Fort Lauderdale.

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