Subdivision Spotlight: Thinking about Living in Rio VistaSeptember 14, 2012
Fort Lauderdale is famous for its’ canals and intracoastal properties and neighborhoods. Unlike other cities with clearly delineated suburban and urban areas, Fort Lauderdale has many neighborhoods in the middle of the action, but with an exclusive and unique feel of suburban living. Offering residents the best of both worlds; incredible nightlife, short commutes to downtown, as well as large lots, waterfront homes, sidewalks, and plenty of room for children playing in the streets. The neighborhood we are pleased to feature today is the Rio Vista neighborhood. It is a few minutes from downtown, European style thoroughfare Las Olas, and the SE 17th Street Causeway. The waterfront homes in Rio Vista offer virtually immediate access to the Intracoastal Waterway and are within minutes of the Inlet and Atlantic Ocean.This provides easy access to the Fort Lauderdale airport as well. Its live oak lined streets are enchanting accompaniments to the incredible real estate located in this neighborhood.
Rio Vista has US 1 to the west, Intracoastal to the east, SE 12th Street to the South, and the New River to the north. Within its’ bounds are 1,000 homes that rarely come on the market, due to the charm of the neighborhood and its incredibly convenient location. The developer who started this neighborhood at the end of World War 1 was C.J. Hector and it was originally named New River, which is Rio Vista in Spanish. Most homes were designed by famed architect Francis Abreu, which were Mediterranean in style and some are still in the neighborhood today. More homes were built in the 1950’s which are characterized by flat roofs and single story. Some of these homes are on the market, however many have been torn down to make way for new constructions. In the center of the neighborhood is Virginia Young Park, which has stood the test of time and continues to be a favorite of residents with children. Homes in this neighborhood range from just above half and million dollars to well in the multi-million dollar range depending on where in the neighborhood the home is located. The further east a home is, the more expensive it is. For more information on this neighborhood and for complete listings, contact either Peter Barkin or Mark Gilman today!