Lauderdale by the Sea
Lauderdale by the Sea is a town in Broward County, Florida, United States. It is part of the Miami–Fort Lauderdale–Pompano Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area, which was home to 5,564,635 people at the 2010 census. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.57 square miles. 0.876 square miles of it is land and 0.694 square miles of it (44.2%) is water.
The south part of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is situated between Fort Lauderdale and Sea Ranch Lakes, while the north half borders Pompano Beach. The town is on land that is essentially a long narrow island separated from the mainland by the Intracoastal Waterway (spanned by drawbridges), stretching approximately one-half dozen city blocks to the Atlantic Ocean. The town is centered on the junction of State Road A1A and Commercial Boulevard. The main industry is tourism; the town has many hotels, motels, and residences used especially during the winter by visitors, many of which are MiMo architecture. At the ocean end of Commercial Boulevard is a long wooden fishing pier named Anglin’s Fishing Pier (named after Lauderdale-by-the-Sea’s first mayor, Melvin I. Anglin.) The south side of the pier is a popular scuba diving and snorkeling location. The town also annexed the previously unincorporated neighborhood of Terra Mar, along with Terra Mar’s sub-neighborhood, Bel-Air.
Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is a part of the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood media market, which is the twelfth largest radio market and the seventeenth largest television market in the United States. Its primary daily newspapers are the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and The Miami Herald, and their Spanish-language counterparts El Sentinel and El Nuevo Herald. There are currently no newspapers based in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea although the neighboring Pompano Pelican covers the community. The longtime local weekly newspaper, By The Sea Times, ceased publication two years ago. It recently re-launched in a digital version and another recently launched website, LBTSguide.com, focuses on local entertainment, events and fun things to do in the area.