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.  

Neighborhood Spotlight: Victoria Park

There are always popular and sought after neighborhoods in every city: Atlanta has Ansley Park , Boston has South End, Houston has Montrose, and Fort Lauderdale has Victoria Park. With its amazing location that is just a few blocks from Las Olas, Downtown and five minutes to the beach and The Galleria how can you lose. The big attraction is also the assortment of style of homes: want something "Old Florida" you can find it here, want something "Modern and Trendy in the Miami or Los Angeles style" that's here as well, do you want a "Key West Style" or "New Orleans Style home" you can find it here. Yes Victoria Park has a diverse and unmatched selection of homes. If you are looking for a true walking neighborhood and like top rated restaurants and art galleries Victoria Park delivers. The homes range widely in sizes as small homes can start at or around 1,000 sq. feet and then larger homes can go up to or exceed 3,500 sq. feet. Expect price ranges from the low $500,000's and that go up to $3,500,000 or higher depending on features. Call Fort Lauderdale realtor Keith Hasting for a recent list of active listings at 305.778.0244 or email me at  - looking to list and sell?> Call for a free no obligation appointment today.

Neighborhood Spotlight: Imperial Point

Greater Fort Lauderdale is full of many neighborhoods and has many options for todays home buyers but one neighborhood is particular really stands out: Imperial Point.  This is one of the most desirable areas to live in the Fort Lauderdale real estate market.  Today there are approximately 1,470 homes with well kept streets and tropical landscapes. Located in the northeast corner of the city ( north of N.E 56th Street, east of N.E. 18th Avenue, and south of McNab Road) and is surrounded by excellent shopping and some of the cities top rated schools. Along with good shopping and schools are a excellent variety of restaurants and two of the regions top rated hospitals. In the last 50 years Imperial Point has always managed to maintain its reputation as being a sought after neighborhood and high on any home shoppers list of places to live. This is a community where neighbors stride to help each other and take pride in where they live. Home sizes can range from smaller ones around 1,300 sq. feet and larger homes around 2,700 sq. feet with a median around 1,900 sq. feet. The prices currently start around $320's and top out at or around  $625,000 range. There are several streets that have canal front properties and these will sell for even higher. There is still opportunity to find a good deal in Imperial Point. Call Fort Lauderdale realtor Keith Hasting when you are ready to sell for a free no obligation appointment and find out what your home is worth.