Waterfront Homes

There are so many wonderful options of Fort Lauderdale waterfront homes that you’re sure to find one that fits your lifestyle! Fort Lauderdale waterfront real estate includes single-family homes, townhomes and condos that can be located on the Atlantic Ocean, Intracoastal Waterway, canals, rivers or lakes. Let’s find your perfect waterfront home!

Let’s find your perfect waterfront home!

Fort Lauderdale Waterfront Real Estate Considerations

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 direct ocean access. Fort Lauderdale waterways are arranged so that canals with ocean access feed into the Intracoastal Waterway, which leads to the Atlantic Ocean. Let’s not forget about the beautiful New River, Stranahan River and Tarpon River, which all run through Fort Lauderdale lead to the Intracoastal Waterway!

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

Fixed Bridges

Some homes are located on canals or rivers with fixed bridge restricted access to the Intracoastal Waterway – the main waterway to the ocean. For these canals or rivers, you should consider the clearance height of the fixed bridge(s) and the height of your vessel. Visit the City Data website for more information on Fort Lauderdale bridges, including height, length and condition.


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.

Waterfront Homes Wake Zones

Wake Zones

Some homes on the Intracoastal Waterway 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.


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.

Waterfront Homes Existing Seawall

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.

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