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Making Rio Vista The Right Choice For Your Next Home

December 7, 2015

Looking to relocate? Wanting to find a picturesque neighborhood in the Fort Lauderdale area? Rio Vista may be the right choice for your family!

The Rio Vista neighborhood is an affluent community of more than 1,000 homes, situated next to downtown Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Its name means "River View" in Spanish. It is one of the oldest communities in Fort Lauderdale and features tree-lined streets, sidewalks and unique architecture.

Safely nestled near downtown and in walking distance to Las Olas shops and restaurants, the community is bounded by Federal Highway (U.S. 1) on the west, bordered on the east by the Intracoastal Waterway south of the New River and north of SE 12th Street (north of the neighborhoods of Harbordale and Lauderdale Harbours.) Rio Vista has the Rio Vista Civic Association which is a volunteer organization, governed by a board comprised of 12 elected representatives from Rio Vista. The RVCA was created to preserve the value and desirability of Rio Vista and strives to enrich the quality of life in Rio Vista through community projects and representation of its residents to other organizations.

Each year, Rio Vista hosts a handful of social events for their neighborhood. All residents are welcome to join in the fun and/or volunteer for the events. Some of the annually held events include: Holiday Party at VY Park, Boat Watching Parade, Movie Nights and Camp outs at VY Park, Golf Cart Parades, and an Annual Car Show.

Through its membership and subscription dues, Rio Vista created The Protect Rio Vista program which hires off-duty Fort Lauderdale police officers to patrol in the neighborhood. The officers are in uniform when on duty and have full authority to take official action action should a crime take place while on patrol. The officers patrol in a marked car leased by the civic association and will be dispatched by FLPD for any 911 call received from the neighborhood.

Barkin-Gilman & Associates sells Rio Vista. Check out our latest listing in Rio Vista and/or call us for more details. www.barkingilman.com/fort-lauderdale-mls-listing/A2196854.htm

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