Neighborhood Spotlight: Fort Lauderdale’s Rio Vista

The city of Fort Lauderdale has many great neighborhoods but Rio Vista is one that is even more special.  Rio Vista is situated near downtown Fort Lauderdale and is popular for its charm and tree lined streets. It is bounded by Federal Highway on the west, and the Intracoastal Waterway on the east, south of the New River and north of SE 12th Street.

There is a unique blend of architecture and it has some of the more beautiful older homes within the city limits. The growth here came after the close of World War I and Fort Lauderdale only had a little over 2,000 residents. This was an era of prosperity and expansion of the local agriculture industry. Residential community of Rio Vista began to develop as many new residents were attracted to the area as it was lush with beautiful trees and nearby waterways.

The neighborhood by 1923 had already laid over 5,000 feet of sidewalks and new streetlights. This expansion continued over the next couple of decades as more people were attracted to the area. Today the Rio Vista area is now one of the most sought after communities as few areas can match its charm. Homes in Rio Vista can vary widely in size and price but a starter home will most likely be around 1,100 sq. feet and cost in the high $300,000’s and larger homes can be as big as 4,000+ sq. feet and cost into the million+ range easily.


About the Author:

Keith Hasting
Keith has extensive advertising and internet marketing expertise and is a Project Manager at Times Ten Creative, a premiere Fort Lauderdale marketing and advertising agency. This experience makes Keith an excellent choice if you are looking for an agent who knows how to market your property and bring potential buyers through the internet. Clearly, once Keith list your property, he goes well beyond the typical realtor and knows how to market it to sell. As an original Midwesterner, Keith specializes in helping clients who want to relocate from colder climates or simply want to purchase a tropical winter retreat. He is happy to take the time and effort to walk buyers through this process with comfort and ease. In Keith’s free time he enjoys cycling, running, kayaking, traveling, architecture and Florida’s beaches. Keith currently lives in Oakland Park and is excited of the many new things happening in his city.

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