Where to Find The Best Gated and Waterfront Homes for Sale in Fort Lauderdale?

The Best Waterfront Homes for Sale in Fort Lauderdale

In this article we will explore where to find the best waterfront homes for sale in Fort Lauderdale. It is hard to choose the very best, because each neighborhood has different stand-out qualities. Our neighborhood selections for best waterfront homes in Fort Lauderdale include; Bay Colony, Sunrise Key and Seven Isles.

Waterfront Homes for Sale in Fort Lauderdale: Bay Colony

Our first selection is Bay Colony. We consider the homes here to be among the best due to the security of this guard gated neighborhood. The neighborhood is comprised of waterfront estate homes on generously sized lots with wide, deep water canals. The setting of the neighborhood is secure which makes it more exclusive. Every home is waterfront. Interestingly, boating is enjoyable and quickly accessible with many local waterfront restaurants. This is the perfect area for the pleasure seeking yachtsman. The neighborhood is removed from the action of the downtown area so there is less traffic and will appeal to quieter sensibilities.

Featured Properties

40 N Compass Dr s listed for $5,595,000. The 6,273 SF home also offers a new dock of 110’+/- behind the house with ocean access, deep water and no fixed bridges.

2 Compass Ln in the Bay Colony community is listed for $3,695,000. This 4 bedroom, 5.5 bathroom home offers 5,170 SF

Search for Fort Lauderdale Homes for Sale in one of the below communities


Coral Ridge
Harbor Beach
Rio Vista
Las Olas
Bay Colony
Victoria Park

Waterfront Homes for Sale in Fort Lauderdale: Sunrise Key

If you own a larger yacht with a deep draft then Sunrise Key will provide the best waterfront homes in Fort Lauderdale for you. This is a gated island neighborhood just off of Victoria Park near downtown Fort Lauderdale. Due to it’s location, the neighborhood is a well kept secret, but anyone with an interest in deep water canal knows this is the place to be. Drafts of up to 10 feet are accommodated on some of the canals in Sunrise Key. The open views from many of the homes are of expansive open water that offer incredible views of the sunrises to the east. Private, gated and deep water canals make Sunrise Key the location of some of the best waterfront homes in Fort Lauderdale.
Where to Find Best Gated and Waterfront Homes for Sale in Fort Lauderdale

Featured Properties

600 5th Key Dr in Sunrise Key is listed for $9,995,000. This modern, custom-made masterpiece offers 8.500SF of living space, 7 bedrooms and 8.5 bathrooms

2300 Sunrise Key Blvd in Sunrise Key is listed for $3,850,000. The elegant estate with classic and luxurious design offers 5 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms and 7,991 SF of living space

Waterfront Homes for Sale in Fort Lauderdale: Seven Isles

Fort Lauderdale is voted best in the neighborhood for multiple years in a row.  Seven Isles is an obvious inclusion to our selection of where the best waterfront homes in Fort Lauderdale are located.  Seven Isles is a guarded secure neighborhood located off of Las Olas Blvd near the beaches and downtown Fort Lauderdale. The homes here offer a mix of architectural styles and are perfectly presented on generously sized lots. The islands are connected with charming bridges that offer long views down the canals. You will always feel welcomed home to this exceptional waterfront neighborhood.
Where to Find Best Gated and Waterfront Homes for Sale in Fort Lauderdale

Featured Properties

This single story waterfront estate featuring over 8000 SF of living luxury offers 6 bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms. 2325 Desota Dr. is listed for 6,995,000

39 Pelican Dr in the Seven Isles community is listed for $5,525,000. This 6 bedroom, 6.5 bathroom home is a brand new and modern construction in one of the best neighborhoods of Seven Isles with 100′ of waterfront

Contact us at the David Siddons Group for additional information about where to find the best waterfront homes in Fort Lauderdale

Elaine Tatum | (305).793.0540 | Elaine@siddonsgroup.com
David Siddons | (305).508.0899 | David@siddonsgroup.com


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