The Rio Vista neighborhood, just south of downtown Fort Lauderdale and Las Olas Blvd, is comprised of about 1,000 homes. Located on the south side of the New River and north of SE 12st St (Davie Blvd turns into SE 12st St once you cross east over Federal Highway) – And from east to west bordered by Federal Highway and the Stranahan River / Intracoastal Waterway.
Because the neighborhood is bordered by 2 large waterways, it’s popular for those in the boating and yachting community who seek deep water docking and quick ocean access with no fixed bridges. Many of the waterfront homes in Rio Vista are some of the most expensive luxury estates in Fort Lauderdale, however there are also homes available in the neighborhood for significantly less.
In addition to the large waterfront luxury estates, Rio Vista is also known for its tree lined streets and unique architecture ranging from ultra modern to Key West, Mediterranean and Spanish style properties.
Wayne Huizenga, (1937-2018), prominent businessman and founder of AutoNation, Waste Management (and co-owner of Blockbuster Video, the Miami Dolphins, Florida Panthers and Florida Marlins) – called the neighborhood home with his 18,000 square foot home sitting on 60,000 square feet of land.
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