Welcome to Rio Vista. As you drive north on Federal Highway into Downtown Fort Lauderdale the the towering city buildings will captivate your attention. Just before entering the city through the Tarpon River tunnel take a turn to the east. Nestled next to downtown along the river and reaching out into the Intracoastal Waterway is one of Ft Lauderdale’s original landmark neighborhoods, Rio Vista.
The Rio Vista neighborhood was first platted in the 1920’s and was named Rio Vista “River View”. The neighborhood sits in the shadows of the city offering spectacular views of downtown and Las Olas riverfront area. Mature trees arbor along the meandering streets and original homes dotted throughout allude to the history of the neighborhood. Catch the water taxi from one of the neighborhood parks or stroll through Rio Vista relishing the beauty of the homes and gardens.
Local transport throughout Rio Vista is usually by golf cart. It is a close knit community with many residents belonging to the Lauderdale Yacht Club. The club is a local landmark in the Ft Lauderdale boating community and it is located in Rio Vista. The club provides many programs including tennis camps, sailings camps and more. Joining is a great way to meet the local residents and enjoy a strong sense of community.
The Rio Vista community also provides for other neighborhood gatherings at one of the charming local parks. The annual bbq is always well attended. Also, new residents need to be prepared at Halloween. Rio Vista is an extremely popular destination for trick or treaters. The neighbors turn out in droves to enjoy the energy of the evening together.
Rio vista is considered an affluent neighborhood and receives one of our highest neighborhood heath index scores due to the quality of the assigned public schools and market selling ratios for new listings. Proximity is also a key benefit. Rio Vista is 10 minutes to the International Airport, 5 minutes to downtown and 10 minutes to the Brightline rail station. There is also easy access to I95 making Rio Vista ideal for professionals that need to commute anywhere in South Florida.
Rio vista provides a mix of luxury waterfront estate home, original cottage homes and new contemporary construction. The average for waterfront homes in Rio Vista is around $2,600,00 and average non-waterfront homes sell for $1,250,000.
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