Fort Lauderdale is also known as "Venice of America" due to its expansive canal system. The city is most famous for its beaches and boats, and while the city of Fort Lauderdale is relatively small in area, the term 'Fort Lauderdale' is often used to refer to the larger metropolis that has grown up around it. It is the county seat for Broward County Fort Lauderdale is in Broward County. Living in Fort Lauderdale offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Fort Lauderdale, there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Fort Lauderdale and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Fort Lauderdale are above average.