Once upon a time, one could look down the road from one's car rentals
along Fort Lauderdale beach and inland along U.S. 1 and see flat land
and the occasional scrubby palmetto as far as the eye could see.
Now villages meld into adjoining towns, towns into cities, suburbs
into each other and the entire county has become one sprawling megalopolis
perfect for touring via car rentals. Fort Lauderdale now stretches from
the sea to the Everglades and from the northern border of Miami to the
southern border of Palm Beach and beyond.
Enormous and rapid growth, marked by a continuing influx of young,
old and everything in between, representing a variety of cultures and
outlooks on life, continues apace, making the region one of the most
vibrant in all of South Florida.
While all that melding was going on, however, each of the communities
that comprise what is loosely known as Greater Fort Lauderdale has fiercely
protected its own identity, proud of its history and its growth, its
amenities and its diversity making a tour via car rentals a must.