The Best Waterfront Neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale
Let’s explore the top three waterfront neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale. We selected these as the best waterfront neighborhoods in Ft Lauderdale based on proximity for ocean access, proximity to downtown and neighborhood quality. Our best waterfront neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale include: Las Olas Isles including Idlewyld & Seven Isles, Harbor Beach and Rio Vista.
Homes for Sale in Las Olas Isles, Fort Lauderdale
Now let’s review each of the best waterfront neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale beginning with Las Olas Isles. If you have ever visited Fort Lauderdale a must see attraction is the downtown area local shoppes and dining along famed Las Olas Blvd. Traveling 5 minutes east of downtown along Las Olas Blvd you enter the beautiful waterway neighborhood generally known as Las Olas Isles but also includes Seven Isles, Idlewyld and Riviera Isles. Built from swampy wetlands in the 1920’s The Isles are finger islands that extend out from Las Olas Blvd. Considered by many to be the best waterfront neighborhood in Fort Lauderdale. Seven Isles which offers guard gated security in the Las Olas area has been named best neighborhood in Fort Lauderdale mutiple years running. Offering quick ocean access, minutes to beach & downtown, quiet canals and exciting Las Olas lifestyle. The neighborhood currently has 134 active listings priced between $1.3m and $32m. There have been 26 recent sales with 2 pending. The average price per square foot sold was $601 with 144 average days on market.
Featured Las Olas Waterfront Homes for Sale
Homes for Sale in Harbor Beach, Fort Lauderdale
Next on our selects of best waterfront neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale is Harbor Beach. Located with near immediate access to the Ocean Inlet. Harbor Beach provides wider canals, deep dockage and a private beach club for residents only. Harbor Beach is a gated community and home to some of Fort Lauderdale’s most beautiful waterfront estates. Ensconced well within the gated neighborhood of Harbor Beach is the even more exclusive guard gated island community of Harborage Island. Offering exclusive waterfront estates set on it’s own private island, Harborage Island elevates the luxury waterfront property experience to a whole other level of lux waterfront living. Currently there are 26 active listings ranging in price from $2.5m to $19.8m. There have been 5 recent sales with an average price per square foot of $971 and 348 average days on market.
Featured Harbor Beach Waterfront Homes for Sale
Homes for Sale in Rio Vista, Fort Lauderdale
Rio Vista rounds out our top 3 picks for best waterfront neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale. Rio Vista is one of Fort Lauderdale’s original neighborhoods. It is also one of the most beautiful and sought after neighborhoods for waterfront living. Rio Vista borders along the new river, downtown and Intracoastal Waterway. The neighborhood is dotted with original homes, mature oaks trees and charming bridges that lead to the waterfront islands. Residents of Rio Vista enjoy a close community atmosphere. It is not unusual to see families transporting in golf carts to the Lauderdale Yacht Club or local neighborhood gatherings. Some of the best waterfront homes in Fort Lauderdale can be found in Rio Vista. Offering wide canals, easy ocean access and minutes to beaches or airport. Currently there are 12 active listings priced between $995k and $32m. This neighborhood offers an extremely healthy real estate market with 7 recently closed sales and 5 pending sales. The sales averaged $637 per square foot and were on the market an average of 115 days.