Crystal Beach Townhomes- The Perfect Family Home in Lauderdale-by-the-sea Looking for a lifestyle, where as the song goes “Everyone knows your name”? Well, dear readers, look no further. I would like to introduce you to a quaint waterfront town, Lauderdale by-the-sea. Later in this post, I will present  to you, the perfect family home in Lauderdale-by-the-sea. First off, a bit of the background on this charming town. Lauderdale-By-The-Sea is located on a barrier island just due north of Fort Lauderdale. According to the 2010 census, there are 6,056 permanent residents in this community of 1.23 square miles. History tells us that this part of Broward County was first settled in 1924 and incorporated in 1927. When you think of it, this community is relatively new.