Hi Florida boaters - wasn't sure whether to post in this forum or General but let's try here first. I live in CT but I'm getting to an age (45) where the idea of having a second home somewhere warm to spend half the year in retirement really appeals to me. Probably about 10 years from retirement but I want to start paying off the mortgage now and spending vacation time there. I'd like to get a placeholder in the market now while prices are coming off because I'm scared of what the Fed is doing with the money supply and fear big inflation down the road. Anyway , after a big search around various spots I decided I really like Fort Lauderdale because of the boating access (plan to do a lot in retirement) and the proximity to Miami and Palm Beach. I am looking in 33301 zip code right now, want to spend $1.5 - $2.5m on a single family home. Anyone have some local knowledge I can PM back and forth with about the area, the community etc? Thanks folks - hoping to become part of the community (at least part time) this year!