Colee Hammock 2January 6, 2012
Colee Hammock is one of the oldest and most charming neightborhoods in Fort Lauderdale. It boasts one of the densest concentrations of historic homes which are meticulously restored and maintained. With the character of old Florida and a lush canopy of oak trees, Colee Hammock is only steps from the heart of downtown. The location can’t be beat. Colee Hammock is located near gorgeous beaches, fabulous shopping, and some of the finest restaurants in the world. It is also easy access to I-95, the Turnpike, international airports, and Port Everglades.
The name Colee Hammock came from two sources. Hammock, from the lush cluster of trees that line the banks of the New River, and Colee from James Louis Colee, an engineer who worked for Mary Brickell. Mary pruchased land in the area in 1916 and vigorously worked to create an upscale residential neighborhood stretching from Broward Blvd. to the river between Sospiro and Himmarshee Canals.
The intracoastal Waterway and Birch State Park are just blocks away offerring a variety of outdoor activities and watersports. Nearby schools include the top-rated Harbordale Elementary, Bennett Elementary School, Bayview Elementary, Charter School Of Excellence, and the Virginia Shuman Young Elementary School.
Colee Hammock residents work hard to preserve it’s historic character. Homes in the neighborhood exhibit a variety of Florida Styles, including Bungalow, Mediterranean, Art Deco/Mordern, Mission, and more. The price of homes for sale typically ranges between $250,000 to over $6 million.