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On Las Olas Since 1979 - Call 954-467-1448
A professional Sales Person over 25 years, nobody knows Fort Lauderdale better than Jim Esposito.
When he came to Fort Lauderdale in 1957 on a propjet driven ariliner the population of Broward County was less than 60,000 residents. People launched boats off trailers from the beach at the end of Sunrise Boulevard, and the tallest building was the Governor’s Club downtown at 8 stories. State Road 7 was the end of the known Universe; west of 441 it was just wild scrub forest and wetlands. The first fish he ever caught was in a swamp which is now Weston. His family gathered coconuts on windswept dunes called the Galt Ocean Mile.
By 1970 the population had exploded to 600,000. Federal Highway was under construction for 20 years. Jim attended school on Bayview Drive, got his first job at a Howard Johnson’s on A1A, now the Greek Islands, delivered groceries to condos along the Galt for a gourmet market on 32nd Street, fished and snorkeled off the beach at the end of Oakland Park Boulevard, hung out with pool boys at the Galt Ocean Mile Hotel, where Joe Namath and the Jets stayed prior to their victory in Super Bowl III, signing autographs for kids who knocked on his door. Undefeated Heavyweight Champ Rocky Marciano lived in the Colonial style on North Atlantic. Johnny Carson kept an apartment in the Ocean Manor, hung out with the owners of the Mai Kai. Even into the 70s Broward Boulevard was a dirt road west of University Drive.
Though much has changed, Real Estate in Fort Lauderdale has always been a unique and dynamic market, unlike any other locale in the country. To prosper you need the assistance of a professional full-time Real Estate Agent like Jim Esposito, who knows the market inside and out and specializes in a high degree of intelligent personal service.