This pretty neighborhood of classic Florida houses, red tile roofs and mostly waterfront homes sits on canals leading to the Stanahan River area of the Intercoastal Waterway, so there's easy large boat access to the ocean. The southern part of the community is next to the Southport Shopping Center, and the 17th Street Causeway leading to the beach. Desirable schools include Harbordale Elementary, a magnet school with a student/teacher ratio of 11/1 and the public charter magnet Academy of Technology and the Arts middle school.
Lauderdale Harbours is a small neighborhood made up of four fingers islands in-between the Rio Vista neighborhood and the SE 17th St. business district. Technically only SE 12th Ct., 13th, and 14th Streets are Lauderdale Harbours which are all single family homes but we are including SE 15th St. which is all condominiums, apartments, a hotel, and the amazing 15th St. Fisheries restaurant where they have nightly tarpon feeding. This neighborhood generally feels more casual than Rio Vista or Las Olas Isles even though it is the closest neighborhood to the open sea and has its share of large, elegant estates on the water.
Every home is waterfront either on the isles or along Cordova Rd. on the mainland. The only bridge between you and the open sea is the 17th St. Causeway with its 55' clearance when it's closed. It will open upon request anytime at 15 min. intervals if necessary. It only takes about 10 minutes to get out to sea. Most lots have 70'-80' of waterfront with some larger lots but remember that you need 5' of space on either side so if you have 80' of waterfront, your dockage is only 70'. Depth varies so if you have a sailboat with a deep draft, check the nautical charts for accurate information. The canals are some of the widest in the city from 125' to 155' width. You can take up 1/3 of the canal including your dock and boat so this area gives you plenty of space for any sized boat. Depth varies from 4-10' so check the nautical charts for more accurate information on specific canals.
- Square Miles:
- Population: 266
- Households: 154 (44% families)
- Median List Price: $993,000
- Median Sale Price:
- Median age: 42