Best Neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale

The year-round sunshine, exclusive neighborhoods and attractive coastal location make Fort Lauderdale, Florida a prime choice for families, singles, students and empty-nesters. Situated along the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW), this vibrant city has become known as the Venice of America for its inviting waterways and canals, cultural attractions and waterfront real estate. 

Some of the best neighborhoods in Ft. Lauderdale feature park-like settings, unique architecture and resort-style living with all of the perks of a small town atmosphere. Whether buyers are searching for a close-knit community, an exciting nightlife or an upscale home with all of the latest amenities for entertaining friends, they are sure to find it among Ft. Lauderdale’s best neighborhoods.

Las Olas Isles and Seven Isles
The exclusive community of Las Olas Isles, also known as Venice, consists of Seven Isles, Riviera Isles, Hendricks Isle, Isle of Venice and the ultra-prestigious Nurmi Isles. Each isle branches out from Las Olas Boulevard and runs north and south. Located just off of East Las Olas Boulevard, the Las Olas Isles is within close proximity to shopping, dining, golf courses, private schools, beaches and parks. Multi-million dollar estates, luxury condominiums and prestigious townhomes offer prime waterfront property with docks for mega yachts. The community’s location, between Ft. Lauderdale Beach and the Colee Hammock neighborhood, allows for unobstructed access to the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) and the Atlantic Ocean.

Seven Isles is situated on about 80 acres and consists of single family homes. The neighborhood gets its name from six isles and the isle that holds Las Olas Boulevard. The isles are known as Del Mar Place, Castilla Isle, De Sota, Barcelona, Aqua Vista, Pelican Isle and Sea Isle. Most homes in Seven Isles are waterfront, but there is some dry property in the neighborhood. 

Harbor Beach
Harbor Beach, located in east Fort Lauderdale, features Mediterranean and contemporary architecture in a mostly waterfront setting. Residents have exclusive access to Harbor Beach Surf Club. Views of mega yachts, winding canals, the ICW and the Atlantic Ocean can be seen from all around the area. Many estates in Harbor Beach have deep water dockage. Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, Ft. Lauderdale Beach, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts and a number of excellent school systems are within close proximity to this prestigious Florida community. The median price range for homes in this gated community is $1,044,400. 

Rio Vista 
The upscale neighborhood of Rio Vista is located near the downtown area of Ft. Lauderdale. Palm trees, Spanish-style architecture and gated entrances give an exclusive tropical touch to the community’s tree-lined streets and waterfront homes. Home in Rio Vista range from Key West to modern and Mediterranean-inspired styles. Most homes in Rio Vista are on canals with deep water access to the ICW or Atlantic Ocean. Waterfront lots can have up to 90 feet of boat dockage space, and some may even have up to 300 feet depending upon the layout of the property. Rio Vista offers yachters quick access to the Atlantic Ocean with no fixed bridges. Dining, shopping, cultural attractions and outdoor recreation are just steps away from this beautiful community. Rio Vista homes sell for a median price range of $1,046,200.

Coral Ridge
With the Coral Ridge Yacht Club and Marina located within the neighborhood, the grand estates and boutique townhome residences of Coral Ridge make the perfect address for boating and water sports enthusiasts. Coral Ridge offers prime waterfront property with access to the ICW and the Middle River. Some homes have unobstructed ICW access, which means there are no fixed bridges. Other homes are located on the Middle River, which does have some fixed bridges that larger boats may not be able sail beneath. Smaller boats shouldn’t have a problem. Large lots make this community, which is near George English Park and Bayview Park, a great choice for families. The median price range of homes in Coral Ridge is $644,200.

Go from a day of business to the exciting nightlife of downtown Ft. Lauderdale with its hip condos and luxury townhomes. The resort-style living of downtown Ft. Lauderdale features high-end amenities such as fitness centers, concierge service, private garage parking, party rooms and infinity pools. Balconies overlook the Atlantic Ocean, the ICW or the city skyline. The downtown area offers quick and convenient access to beaches, Las Olas Boulevard, Bonnet House Museum and Gardens, Park Playhouse, the Jungle Queen Riverboat cruise and other boat tours and sailing excursions. The median price range of downtown homes is $447,100. 

Victoria Park
Originally developed in the 1930s, Victoria Park is located near downtown Ft. Lauderdale and is convenient to beautiful beaches, dining and shopping along Las Olas Boulevard, Port Everglades and Ft. Lauderdale International Airport. The diverse neighborhood has a wide variety of homes styles that include spacious estates, condos, single family homes and townhomes. Residents of Victoria Park have easy access to Holiday Park, which has tennis courts, walking trails and baseball fields. Homes in Victoria Park can be found for a median price range of $417,400.

Colee Hammock
The exclusive neighborhood of Colee Hammock offers waterfront real estate in east Ft. Lauderdale. It is located near East Broward Boulevard, the New River, Himmershee Canal and Las Olas Isles. Mediterranean, art deco, Cape Cod and contemporary architecture can be seen among the single family homes, luxury condos and townhomes in Colee Hammock. Some homes are waterfront on the Tarpon River, New River or along an ICW canal. There are no fixed bridges, which makes the Colee Hammock neighborhood a great choice for mega yacht and luxury sailboat owners. This upscale area is within walking distance to beaches, attractions and the fine dining and shopping of trendy Las Olas Boulevard.

Accented by palm trees, sparkling pools and distinguished entrances, the culturally diverse neighborhood of Weston is popular with families. It offers a top rated school system and a very low crime rate. Weston is near a variety of business and corporate centers as well as the Florida Everglades, shops and restaurants at Weston Town Center, outdoor recreation, golf courses and cultural attractions. With its grand estates, stunning architecture and resort-style living, Weston real estate ranks among the most elite and expensive in comparison to other neighborhoods in the United States. The median price range of Weston, Florida homes is $407,100.

The community of Parkland offers a prime Broward County address with easy access to attractions, parks, shopping, dining, top schools and the Equestrian Center at Temple Park. Small town charm combines with the convenience of being near downtown Ft. Lauderdale, Boca Raton and a wide variety of beautiful beaches. The neighborhood of Parkland features medium to large homes and estates. The median price range of homes in Parkland is $670,291. 

Located to the south of the Coral Ridge neighborhood and to the north of Las Olas Isles, this community offers a luxurious lifestyle in a quiet and secluded waterfront setting. Waterfront single family homes and luxury condominiums have deep water access to the ICW and Atlantic Ocean, which makes this beautiful area a prime spot for boaters. Sunrise is near top schools, Ft. Lauderdale Beach, fine dining and the Galleria Mall. Homes in Ft. Lauderdale’s private Sunrise neighborhood sell for a median price range of $191,100. 

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