Fort Lauderdale is an exciting and fast-developing city with a diverse and dynamic real estate market which is as cosmopolitan as the South Florida residents who live here.
Increasingly know as the “Venice of America,” the beach and waterways create a beautiful focal point and playground for real estate ranging from magnificent waterfront and oceanfront estates, historic residences on tree-lined streets to fully resort-amenitized condominium communities and the latest luxury condominium-hotel opportunities. Fort Lauderdale ranks fifth in the US in percentage of homes in excess of $1 Million.
The spring break stigma has been replaced by a city boasting a thriving downtown commercial district, vibrant cultural arts and entertainment centers. Fort Lauderdale is home to the annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival. Home choices range from oceanside residential communities, the navigable waterways of Las Olas, the private and secure gated waterfront communities of Harbor Beach, Sea Ranch Lakes and Bay Colony. Suburban waterfront communities such as The Landings, Coral Ridge Country Club and Coral Ridge offer great schools and fast access to shopping and fine dining, major highways and preference of international and executive airports.
Fort Lauderdale has also earned international recognition as the yachting capital of the world with over 42,000 resident yachts and as the host of the annual International Boat Show. Serious yacht owners are drawn by the deep waterways, easy access to the Bahamas, and other island destinations.
Averaging 249 days of annual sunshine while enjoying 23 miles of beaches, fine shopping and dining, a flourishing arts and cultural foundation and ever-expanding business potential, Fort Lauderdale is the perfect place to live!
It is my pleasure to extend a warm welcome and virtual real estate introduction to you. I look forward to opening the door to your luxury real estate residence.
The beautiful beaches of Fort Lauderdale’s barrier island are almost as diverse as the city itself and one of the premier public access urban beaches in the world, recently recognized as Florida’s first “Blue Wave” beach by the national non-profit Clean Beaches Council.
A drive along Fort Lauderdale Beach from South of Oakland Park Boulevard past Las Olas Boulevard will take you alongside the ionic Wave Wall and some of the world’s most luxurious and prestigious hotels. The rejuvenation of the beach intends to carry five star standards from the lobby to the sand.
Whether your choice is the convenience and resort amenities of the condominium developments, the carefree ownership of a hotel-condominium or the privacy of a single family beach house, it is all here for you.
The allure of Fort Lauderdale Beach is well understood by such famous names as Trump, the Ritz-Carlton, Atlantic Hotel, the W, and the Hilton. These major developers are participating in building Fort Lauderdale into a world-class destination. Nestled between the hotel developments is a seaside village of select retail and residential areas.
The Northern end of the beaches offers another set of outdoor cultural and recreational activities, the historic Bonnet House, the 20th Century winter home of the Bartlett family. Biking, fishing, canoeing and hiking can be enjoyed at the Hugh Taylor Birch State Park at 3109 East Sunrise Boulevard. The park is linked by tunnel to the beach.
If you are in search of peace and tranquility the North end of Fort Lauderdale Beach offers only forty nine single family residences directly on the sand. The direct oceanfront houses form part of a delightful enclave of private residences with beach access. These range from single story beach houses to Mediterranean and contemporary styled newer construction. The choice is yours.
If you would like to be closer to the action Fort Lauderdale Beach Extension and Las Olas By The Sea offer residences across the street from the sand, facing out to A1A. There is a delightful oceanside community along these side streets offering easy access to the beach, Las Olas and downtown Fort Lauderdale.
Imagine the convenience of beautiful beaches less than a mile away from Fort Lauderdale’s bustling urban center.
Located on the Southeast side of Fort Lauderdale between vibrant Las Olas Boulevard and SE 17th Street Causeway. The highly desirable communities of Harbor Beach literally span from the beautiful Fort Lauderdale beach to a wide open bay which is home to the Harbor Beach Marina. Harbor Beach is one of Fort Lauderdale’s most prestigious addresses.
Magnificent waterfront estates enjoy wide, deep sites located on deepwater canals. The close proximity to Port Everglades makes Harbor Beach and the neighboring community of Harbor Inlet an extremely popular choice for the serious boater. Imagine walking out onto the terrace of your multi-million dollar residence, straight onto your motor yacht for a luxurious sail to the island of Bimini, just hours away.
Gated and security patrolled Harbor Beach also enjoys the added benefit of the Harbor Beach Surf Club, a tree lined canopy and footbridge down to the 300 feet of private beach with a bar-b-q area and outdoor amenities. The Harbor Beach Surf Club is a popular choice for families and residents.
The Harbor Beach Marina can be utilized by Harbor Beach owners of dry lot properties or those boaters whose yacht is too large to fit behind their residence, especially if you do not wish to block your fabulous view!
Harbor Beach is one of Fort Lauderdale’s premier luxury communities with some of the highest recorded real estate sales of signature properties among the three hundred residences.
Why not take a boat ride along the Rio Barcelona? Or drop anchor in Sunset Lake. The Las Olas waterways extend over a canal system with twenty-nine finger canals, flanked by waterfront residences architecturally inspired by the Mediterranean, Key West, the British West Indies, etc.
The isles were dredged from the original mangrove swamps in the 1920’s and abandoned until after World War II when development started in earnest.
Incredible pool designs, tropical landscaping, summer kitchens, full service private docks are just some of the luxury amenities to be found in these fabulous waterfront residences. Such residences are designed for easy outdoor living to take advantage of the Florida sunshine and serious boating. These navigable waterways have no fixed bridges leading to the Intracoastal Waterway then on to Port Everglades or the Hillsboro Inlet.
Residences range from picturesque ranch-style, single family designs to luxurious two story estates finished to the highest specifications, hurricane preparedness and in-house technology. Alternatively, you may consider acquiring land and building your own custom residence.
Explore the private and security patrolled community of Seven Isles, an island retreat within our bustling city. Accessed by a narrow bridge and with Spanish inspired isles such as Barcelona, Castilla and Aragon, this is a neighborhood with its own association and a relaxing island ambiance.
The Nurmi Isles (named after its owner/developer, Victor Nurmi) comprises five finger isles off East Las Olas Boulevard. Closest to the city are Hendricks and Isle of Venice which have been developed into luxurious townhouse and condominium communities. Fiesta Way unfolds with residences of varying sizes, age and architectural influences. Enjoy the grandeur of the majestic royal palm tree-lined isles of Nurmi, or Royal Palm Drive, where the utility lines have been buried. Signature properties are proudly located on point lots of many of these isles, doubling your water frontage and creating an island atmosphere.
Idlewyld is a neighborhood consisting of only eight streets bordered by Las Olas Boulevard and the Intracoastal Waterway. Idlewyld has enjoyed some of the most significant real estate activity over the years and is home to buyers seeking a private and secure family compound environment with deepwater dockage. Idlewyld also has some of the oldest residences in town with a mixture of Spanish and mission architecture, blended with Mediterranean styles and mid-century Florida ranches.
The South Las Olas Isles are pretty and secluded, lined with magnificent Royal Palms and water frontages averaging 100 feet or more. Italian influences such as Lido, Luna, Oriente and Venezia are home to large waterfront estates and lushly landscaped villas.
The Las Olas Isles offer easy access to the beach, the fine shopping and dining along the highly cosmopolitan, Las Olas Boulevard. In addition to the plentiful array of boutiques and restaurants, the boulevard hosts holiday festivals, craft shows and a farmer’s market for outdoor enjoyment. The downtown commercial district of Fort Lauderdale is also only minutes away, further benefited by easy access to the local school system, major highways and choice of airports. Fort Lauderdale’s highly active Museum of Art and the Broward Center for Performing Arts add to year-round entertainment.
Nestled alongside Lauderdale By The Sea and enjoying 300 feet on the ocean, Sea Ranch Lakes is one of the area’s best kept secrets.
Gated and secured by its own private police force, Sea Ranch Lakes is a popular choice for those seeking an oceanside village community environment. There are approximately two hundred residences, an enticing blend of dry lot, lakefront and direct Intracoastal properties. Winding lanes, picturesque bridges and pride of ownership create a special environment for this active community.
The Sea Ranch Lakes Club is extremely well organized and centers around the recently remodeled Beach Club which is deeded to the owners. Enjoy an oversized swimming pool, bar-b-q facilities, playground and extensive Club House, perfect for private enjoyment or large scale entertaining. Year round social events also create a sense of community and entertainment for the many family residents.
Close proximity to the local schools, shopping and easy access to major highways and airports make Sea Ranch Lakes a popular choice for a select few.