The Best Waterfront Neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale

A Review of 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 ocean access, proximity to downtown, and neighborhood quality. Our best waterfront neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale include Las Olas Isles, Idlewyld and 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 visited Fort Lauderdale, a must-see attraction is the downtown local shops and dining along the 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 1920s, the Las Olas Isles are finger islands extending from Las Olas Blvd. They are considered by many to be the best waterfront neighborhood in Fort Lauderdale. Seven Isles offers guard-gated security in the Las Olas area and has been named the best neighborhood in Fort Lauderdale for multiple years. Living here provides quick ocean access, minutes to the beach & downtown, quiet canals, and an exciting Las Olas lifestyle.

Homes for Sale in Harbor Beach, Fort Lauderdale

The following neighborhood in our selections of best waterfront neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale is Harbor Beach. This waterfront neighborhood provides the nearest access to the Ocean Inlet. Harbor Beach is known for having wide canals, deep dockage, and a private beach club for residents only. In addition, 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. This exclusive island enclave of waterfront estates is a private island that elevates the luxury waterfront property experience to a whole other level of lux waterfront living.

Homes for Sale in Rio Vista, Fort Lauderdale

Rio Vista rounds out our selections for the best waterfront neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale. It is one of the original neighborhoods built along the riverfront, with many historic homes dating from the 1920s. Rio Vista borders the river, downtown, and Intracoastal Waterway. The neighborhood is enhanced with original houses, mature oak 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. The waterways are wide canals with easy ocean access.


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