The neighborhood of Venice Isles in vibrant Fort Lauderdale was originally started by Virginia farmer Charles Rodes in 1907. On this land plot of land, he grew beans, peppers, tomatoes, and eggplant. The farmer gradually acquired a great deal of land until the 1920’s when “finger islanding” development style became a popular technique for development . Around this time, Venice, Coral Isles, and Rio Vista Isles came into existence. Venice Isles is on the south side of Las Olas, to the east of Colee Hammock and consists of three isles, Mola, Isle of Capri, and Bontona. From the its’ infancy each lot had an avenue and canal frontage, which allowed people to have cars parked in front and a boat moored in the back.
Today, the majority of homes that remain on the isles are from the 1950’s building era and beyond. The homes found on these isles can be aptly described as palacial and luxurious. Given given their canal location and access to Las Olas, Downtown Fort Lauderdale, and the Atlantic Ocean these homes are some of the most coveted in Fort Lauderdale. The homes range from just under $2 million to over $8 million in asking prices and are in a variety of architectural styles ranging from the popular Mediterranean style to Modern. It has been a long time since you could purchase a tract for $7,000 lot that Charles Rodes paid! For more information on homes available on the Venice Isles, contact us today!