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Its 2017, are your New Year’s Resolution(s) already underway in full force, been mere thoughts, written down, halfway acted upon or going to start next month perhaps? We will assist with ideas for locals living Fort Lauderdale. Fort Lauderdale beach spans three exits along 95, with a vibrant boardwalk filled with myriad restaurants, bars, boutiques, marinas, hotels, luxury condominiums and homes, water sports and the Intracoastal as it’s back yard, any New Year’s Resolution can easily come to fruition. If your goal is to exercise outside more this year participant in the 5k Funky Fun Run every Thursday night, next one is February 2nd at 6:30pm along the sandy shores that ends up at Westin Beach Resort. Or try out beach yoga every week commencing under the morning sunrays at 9:30am, on AIA one block south of Sunrise Boulevard, next session will be February 4th.

Perhaps volunteering is one of your top resolution topics. You can register to volunteer with Fort Lauderdale Beach Sweep, a non-for-profit organization whose mission is to provide clean beaches for our environmental, recreational and economic well-being the second Saturday of each month from 7:30-11:30am at The Fort Lauderdale Beach Hub at Las Olas & A1A – 300 South Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard. If this year being more social and making more local friends is a hot topic on your list of 2017 resolutions then come out any first Sunday of the month for a free live concert, Sunday Brunch Jazz, from 11am-2pm along the Riverwalk. Or bring Fido and head to Fort Lauderdale’s Canine Beach, second set of parking spaces north of Sunrise Blvd., from 3-7pm until March (hours differ starting in April) on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays with dog permit and meet other dog owners and friendly pups.

If your focus is to start to cook or eat healthier attend one of the seven Taste of Fort Lauderdale Series events from February 22-26th and dive into the culinary scene at this 16th annual festival. If you already know how to cook and this year is the year you promised yourself a chef’s kitchen then look into the magnificent luxurious Paramount condominium that is the newest Fort Lauderdale Beach tower with mesmerizing Atlantic Ocean views. There are some residences still available with living spaces ranging from 1,910 to 6,000 square feet priced from $1,200,000 to $9,000,000. Envision your own gourmet chef’s kitchen with Italkraft cabinetry, Dornbracht fixtures, quartz countertops, and marble backsplash, top-of-the-line appliances from Subzero, Wolf and Bosch, complete with Subzero temperature controlled wine storage. If second on your New Year’s Resolution is to be more social when you purchase a unit at Paramount you will be awarded a membership to The Bonnet House Museums and Gardens, a tropical estate offering art, community cultural events. The next event hosted by The Bonnet House, just a few minute walk north from Paramount, is the concert under the stars on February 16th.

Let 2017 be your year and we wish you all the success in reaching your goals. We can professionally assist you with your Fort Lauderdale Beach property search. Please visit for more details on Paramount or contact us at 954.817.1056.