Waterfront Homes


Fort Lauderdale waterfront real estate offers so many wonderful options of waterfront homes that you are sure to find one that fits your lifestyle! Waterfront real estate in Fort Lauderdale includes single-family homes and condos on lakes, canals, the New River, the Intracoastal waterway and the Atlantic Ocean.To view waterfront properties for sale in Greater Fort Lauderdale, select an option from the list below. You can also search waterfront homes for sale by using our Interactive Map or Detailed Home Search.

Waterfront Real Estate For Sale By Price

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$200,000 – $500,000 $200,000 – $500,000
$500,000 – $1M $500,000 – $1M
$1M – $2M $1M – $2M
$2M – $5M $2M – $5M
$5M + $5M +


Fort Lauderdale Waterfront Real Estate For Sale By Neighborhood

Waterfront Single-Family Homes Waterfront Condos & Townhomes
Bal Harbour Bal Harbour
Bay Colony Bay Colony
Bermuda Riviera Bermuda Riviera
Citrus Isles Citrus Isles
Colee Hammock Colee Hammock
Coral Ridge & Coral Ridge Country Club Coral Ridge & Coral Ridge Country Club
Harbor Beach Harbor Beach
Imperial Point Imperial Point
Las Olas Area Las Olas Area
Las Olas Isles Las Olas Isles
Poinsettia Heights & Lake Ridge Poinsettia Heights & Lake Ridge
Rio Vista Rio Vista
Riverland & Riverland Woods Riverland & Riverland Woods
Sunrise Intracoastal Sunrise Intracoastal
Victoria Park Victoria Park

Fort Lauderdale is commonly referred to as the Venice of America for its many intricate waterways. The majority of waterfront homes in East Fort Lauderdale are located on canals with ocean access. Fort Lauderdale waterways are arranged so that canals with ocean access lead to the Intracoastal waterway, which leads to the Atlantic Ocean. Let’s not forget about the beautiful New River, which runs through Fort Lauderdale and also leads to the Intracoastal waterway!

Waterfront homes in the central and western sections of Greater Fort Lauderdale are located mostly on lakes and canals with no ocean access. These homes offer the serenity of waterfront living in more serene suburban-style neighborhoods.

Fort Lauderdale Waterfront Real Estate Considerations

When thinking of Fort Lauderdale waterfront real estate, here are a few things to consider before making the leap:

  1. Fixed Bridges – Some homes are located on canals with fixed bridge restricted access to the Intracoastal – the main waterway to the ocean. For these canals, you should consider the clearance height of the fixed bridge(s) and the height of your vessel.
  2. Depth – If you have a boat, or are thinking of purchasing one, you should consider canal depths leading to and from the home you are thinking of purchasing. Canal depths vary greatly from neighborhood to neighborhood.
    Wake Zones – Some homes on the Intracoastal are located in Wake Zones, which can be inappropriate for docking larger vessels. Some homes in wake zones feature lifts for docking small boats and other personal watercraft.
  3. Width – The width of waterfront areas like canals and the Intracoastal vary. If you’re interested in docking a vessel, make sure the home’s waterfront is wide enough. In addition, required set-back widths are important as well.
  4. Existing Seawall and/or Dock – Verify that the existing seawall and/or dock are sufficient to meet your needs. Sometimes it is more advantageous to find a home with a seawall and/or dock that meets your needs, rather than investing in upgrades.

If you have any questions about Fort Lauderdale waterfront real estate, don’t hesitate to contact us!

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