Rio Vista and Lauderdale Harbors Homes
Fort Lauderdale, 33316 and 33301
RIO VISTA and LAUDERDALE HARBORS
Located in the southern part of the city between the North Fork of the New River to the North, the Intracoastal Waterway to the East, 17th Street Causeway to the South, and US-1 (Federal Highway) to the West, Rio Vista is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale.
Rio Vista is known for unique upscale charm with mature tree growth, and an old Florida feel. The neighborhood is essentially half waterfront homes and half dry lot homes, with the range of houses going from tiny old Florida two bedroom bungalows on small lots, all the way up to custom built mansions on oversized lots, and everything in between. The location is preferred by many residents who work in the city or commute to the South of Fort Lauderdale on a regular basis.
The neighborhood is also a big attraction for serious boaters as its one of the three major waterfront locations in the city along with Las Olas and Harbor Beach. Water enthusiasts enjoy the quick access to the Port Everglades Inlet, and can be out to the ocean from their back yards in 10 to 15 minutes on average.
Rio Vista is a diverse neighborhood that embodies what Fort Lauderdale city living is all about. It‘s close to everything; shopping, entertainment and the arts, restaurants, the downtown area, the beach, the airport, and the highways, while giving off an upscale old Florida charm in a boating community. Some buyers find their money goes farther in the North of the City than in the south, and this often means they must accept smaller lots, square footage, kitchens, bathrooms, and closets in order to live in Rio Vista. However there are many larger homes that buyers feel are properly valued when all of the virtues of the neighbor are taken into consideration. Regardless of whether a buyer ends up choosing to live in Rio Vista or not, almost everyone who visits leaves feeling impressed with the neighborhood and the lifestyle it offers.