$1.2 Million

4bed / 4bath / 2800sf

80’ riverfront compound

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ave. sale price: $387,000

ave. size: 1540 SF


historic downtown neighborhood

charming and eclectic

walk to shops, restaurants, and clubs

sailboat bend

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Downtown Fort Lauderdale Tarpon River Riverside Park

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Sailboat Bend just can’t help it if it’s the hippest neighborhood around! The North Fork of the New River makes up the southern edge of the neighborhood and it is just west of downtown. Close to downtown, gracious homes in lush settings dot the riverfront. These are not the mansions of the east side, but many beautiful and sometimes funky historical homes. On the west side of the neighborhood, the homes get smaller yet, with some waterfront in the Village of Sailboat Bend townhouse complex. Further yet, there are small homes set alongside a nature preserve, some beyond that just before the North Fork goes under the first fixed bridge making this the furthest ocean access land with no fixed bridges on the North Fork.

The overall neighborhood is a wonderful mix of single family homes, older apartments, newer condos and townhomes, artist’s lofts, a corner store, some blossoming commercial areas on the east and north sides, and even a historic fire station. The historical Swing Bridge on SW 11th Ave. connects Sailboat Bend with Riverside Park. The area closer to Broward on the north side can be a bit rough and the whole neighborhood is “in transition” as they say but it’s still fairly affordable, you can walk to the bars and restaurants on Himmarshee across SW 4th Ave. and it’s older trees create a nice little oasis. The Riverwalk starts at public marina on the eastern edge, the beach is 20 minutes away, and the International Airport is 10.

The waterfront property is all on the river except for one tiny canal. From Sailboat Bend, you have to go under all of the downtown bridges to get to sea, as well as the Swing Bridge west of 11th Ave., but they all open on demand. It takes about 35 minutes to get out to sea from here. The SW 4th Ave bridge has a 20’ clearance, the railroad bridge is left up unless there is a train passing through, the S. Andrews Ave. bridge has a 21’ clearance, and the SE 3rd Ave. bridge is 16’. After this, you will still have to pass under the 17th St. Causeway with its 55’ clearance when it’s closed. It will open upon request anytime at 15 min. intervals if necessary. The river varies widely from 100’ to over 300’ wide. You can take up 1/3 of the width including your dock and boat. Most lots have only 50-65’ of waterfront but there are a few huge lots available. You need 5’ of space on either side so if you have 60’ of waterfront, your dockage is only 50’. Depth varies so if you have a sailboat with a deep draft, check the nautical charts for accurate information. Click here for a customized list of homes available in Sailboat Bend emailed directly to you.

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