The Fort Lauderdale Riverwalk is a tropical pedestrian only walkway that winds along the north and sound sides of the New River in Downtown Fort Lauderdale.
** Watch my YouTube Video on the Riverwalk here! ** (link is also at the bottom of this page)
The Riverwalk links together the neighborhood high rises, restaurants, parks, shops, entertainment districts, museums and more. Most of these businesses are on Las Olas Blvd. For more on Las Olas, check out my separate YouTube video.
The south side of the Riverwalk is half a mile long stretching from North Rio Vista Boulevard (directly above the Federal Highway/US1 tunnel) to just west of Andrews Ave in front of the New River Yacht Club luxury apartment rental building. The north side of the Riverwalk stretches from the historic Stranahan House to the east and winds along the river past city parks and high rises, ultimately ending just past the Symphony Condominium building.
Both the south and north sides of the Riverwalk are accessible from one another via the pedestrian friendly Andrews Ave and SE 3rd Ave bridges. Regardless of which side of the Riverwalk you choose to enjoy, you can’t go wrong with the incredible scenery that makes this area so unique: The luxury yachts, tropical vegetation, high rise condos, luxury apartment buildings and more.
All of this makes it so easy to forget that you’re in the heart of a city’s downtown district.
If you love watching boats, there’s a never-ending parade of them cruising up and down the river along the Riverwalk. You’ll truly be astonished at some of the ships you’ll see. Luxury yachts of all sizes, including some over 200+ feet are constantly cruising to and from their slips or shipyards down the river. Spend just a short period of time on the Riverwalk and you’ll quickly see why Fort Lauderdale is known as the Yachting Capital of the World.
With a home located on the Riverwalk and New River, you can step out of your building and you’re within walking distance to all of the restaurants, parks, shops, entertainment districts, museums and more.
There are plenty of luxury condos and apartments including units that boast panoramic river, city and even ocean views. Homes along the Riverwalk are available for sale and rent – Both from private owners and leasing offices. Each property has its own set of unique resort style amenities and the high rises you see in this video offer everything from studio to 3.5 bedrooms, spanning all price points. Contact me and I’ll find the perfect home along the Riverwalk for you.
Have a boat or yacht? Dockage along the Riverwalk is available directly from the city.
From the Riverwalk, enjoy countless views like this. And at nighttime, the views are just as spectacular.
The Riverwalk has a bunch of pickup locations for the Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi and Water Trolley – Which provide transportation up and down the river and also offer a fun way to experience the local sights from the water.
At the west end of the Riverwalk, you’ll find the Broward Center For Performing Arts, home to a constant schedule of events ranging from concerts, ballets, plays and more.
If you like waterfront dining and entertainment, there are a variety of restaurants and bars along the Riverwalk – Offering everything from casual to fine dining, hand crafted cocktails, seafood and more. Whether you’re docking your boat in front of the restaurant or walking in directly from the Riverwalk, the scenery never disappoints.
The Riverwalk is also located directly next to city parks of all sizes – From large to medium to small. Outdoor workout equipment, pavilions, benches and more are commonplace and in addition to the parks there are many public spaces along the Riverwalk, perfect for all sorts of outdoor activities. Many of the popular city sponsored events throughout the year take place at the large parks. Charity runs, food and beverage events, festivals and concerts are just some of the activities that call these public parks home.
The Riverwalk allows for plenty of outdoor exercise space along the river – Perfect for taking in all of the awesome scenery.
For history buffs, there are a variety of historical sights and attractions on the Riverwalk. Guided tours are available and there’s a lot to learn about the history of the area. These historical 1901 to 1905 riverfront settlements were some of the first buildings to have ever been built here in Fort Lauderdale, including the oldest surviving structure in Broward County – The Stranahan house.
There’s also an 1804 British Navy anchor located on the north side of the river and the 9/11 Monument that showcases a piece of wreckage from the PATH rail station directly below the World Trade Center in New York City. The monument honors all of the lives lost that tragic day, their families and first responders.
As you can see, the Fort Lauderdale Riverwalk, in the heart of Downtown Fort Lauderdale, is a local gem with plenty to do and plenty to see.
Whether you’re looking for a home directly on the Riverwalk or within walking distance, contact me today and I’ll find the perfect home for you to call home sweet home.
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