About Rio Vista
Rio Vista is located close to downtown Fort Lauderdale and is known as one of the most affluent and oldest communities in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. With over 1000 homes in a luxurious community that sports properties with great architectural design and tree-lined streets, there’s everything to love about Rio Vista.
Rio Vista, which literally translates to ‘Riverview’ in Spanish, is an upscale residential area with the New River by the south, the Intracoastal waterway by the east and U.S 1 Federal highway on the west.
Rio Vista developed in the 1920’s after Fort Lauderdale commenced the change from an agricultural community to a resort town. A major landholder, Mary Brickell, began the development of Rio Vista into a residential area. Upon her death, the rights to the land were bought by C.J. Hector who then proceeded with the development of Rio Vista.
Rio Vista is a picturesque area that boasts lush tropical landscaping and beautiful tree-lined streets. It features many luxurious waterfront homes along the Intracoastal Waterway with some properties on water and others on land. The homes are located on the Isle along the wide and deep canal that allows for easy yacht dockage. The homes offer direct access to the ocean via the 17th street causeway bridge.
Real Estate Insights
Rio Vista offers a wide range of homes and prices of various unique architectural styles. From contemporary design to colonial and historical design, to Mediterranean inspired and Spanish design, Rio Vista is a true plethora of style and architecture. This upscale residential area constitutes one of the hosts of the most expensive real estate available in Fort Lauderdale. Homes can range from under $1,000,000 for non waterfront properties to $10,000,000+ for waterfront estates.
Rio Vista Lifestyle
Naturally, as residents of Rio Vista are bordered by waterfronts which include the Intracoastal front, the New River and ocean access canals, activities like boating, fishing and yachting constitute a large part of their way of life. Residents and tourists spend a lot of their leisure time relaxing on the water and boating, and as a resident, you may want to join the Fort Lauderdale Yacht Club, located within Rio Vista.
Rio Vista holds art in high esteem as this is evident from the varieties of art galleries and museums located near the Las Olas Boulevard. There, residents and tourists are offered both local and international art for their pleasure.
One of the high points of Rio Vista is its proximity to exotic restaurants and other evening entertainment options. Prominent among these is the Las Olas Boulevard.
Shopping is a breeze in Rio Vista as there are a variety of unique stores and small specialty markets just within minutes of the community. The residents have quick access to golf courses, private schools, outdoor dining and they get to dine outdoors, browse boutique and peruse galleries.
And what more, Rio Vista is only minutes away from the Interstate 95 and the Fort Lauderdale International Airport.
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