Fort Lauderdale is called the Venice of America for good reason. The Intracoastal Waterway runs north and south carrying boat traffic 365 days a year; the navigable New River winds it’s way through the city along with several smaller tributaries; and hundreds of miles of canals extend far into neighborhoods giving many happy homeowners the opportunity to park their boat right in the backyard! With one resident yacht for every 4 residents, it’s obvious that many people find this tropical water haven the perfect place to call home. Even if they can’t spend the whole year here, at least their boat can.
There are so many choices in waterfront living in Ft. Lauderdale you’ll feel like a kid in a very big candy store. There are elegant high-
rise condos on the beach with rented dockspace close by; there are 8000+ SF luxury estates on huge lots right on the intracoastal waterway with hundreds of feet of waterfront for multiple mega-yachts; there are elegant old-world homes on the New River in historic downtown neighborhoods; there are beautifully renovated mid-century modern homes on wide canals on quiet leafy streets; and there are even diamonds in the rough, smaller homes on canals in need of renovation for pennies on the dollar. Even if you don’t own a boat, living on the water here is the only way to go!
For many people looking to purchase a home or condo in the area, it is just as important if not more important to have the best possible dockage for your boat than it is to be the right neighborhood with the right schools, etc. I started this website mainly to give people who are looking for a new waterfront home in the area access to the kinds of information important to them: Will my boat fit? How long does it take to get to the ocean? How many bridges do I need to pass under, are any of them fixed, and if not, will they open on demand?
Start below with the overall map and explore the many different neighborhoods that the city has to offer. Enjoy!
email any questions you have about the Fort Lauderdale area, boating, waterfront property, etc. and I’ll do my best to answer them.