Margate is a city in the U.S. state of Florida. An inland city, Margate is situated in Broward County, 7 miles from the Atlantic Ocean and 14 miles to Fort Lauderdale.
The economy in Margate is based on service, construction, manufacturing, finance, and education. It is also based on the city’s status as a commuter city for Fort Lauderdale. Top employers in the area include City of Margate, Best Buy, and Bank of America. Fort Lauderdale’s economy is largely based on tourism. Companies with office space or other facilities in the city include AutoNation, Citrix Systems, DHL Express, Spirit Airlines, and National Beverage Corporation. The largest employers in the county are Tenet Healthcare, American Express, The Continental Group, Motorola, and Maxim Integrated Products.
Entertainment And Dining Out
There are many things to see and do in nearby Fort Lauderdale. Within a few miles of Margate there are many miles of sandy beaches and a great many activities centered on sand and sea. You can go boating, sailing, wind surfing, jet skiing, volleyball, snorkeling, scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, metal detecting, and rollerblading. Many of the beach communities have restaurants, cafés, shopping and nightlife within walking distance of the beach. Dining options in Margate include Jasmine Thai & Sushi, Zuccarelli Pizza, La Granja, Asian Grill, Krakus Polish Deli, and China Wok. Dutch Pot Jamaican Restaurant is very popular in the area especially for their saltfish and fried dumpling.
The nearest major airport to Margate is Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, featuring international and domestic flights 20 miles from the city center. Margate inner city transit covers the area with 3 lines and stops in convenient locations.