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Fort Lauderdale Neighborhood Overview: Victoria Park and Colee Hammock

System - Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Fort Lauderdale is a beautiful city with many desirable, vibrant, and attractive neighborhoods to live in. If you are thinking of moving to the area, contact a property management company like Mayfair Property Management, LLC, and we will get you moved into the new home that is perfect for you. If you are a property owner, hiring a property management company will make renting out your space, maintenance, marketing, financial reporting and much more a breeze for you.

No matter where you are in Fort Lauderdale, a good property management team like Mayfair can help you make the best of your location. However, these are two neighborhoods that make our jobs easy. Here are a two of the hippest and nicest neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale.

Migration into neighborhoods around downtown Fort Lauderdale starting in the early 1990s has made certain areas become very trendy places to live. Victoria Park is a shining example of one of these neighborhoods in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Victoria Park is home to more than 10,000 “diverse and tolerant” residents, according to the neighborhood’s website. The residents of Victoria Park take great pride in their homes, and the neighborhood is full of old houses that have been meticulously restored by devoted owners.

If you were lucky enough to buy property in the neighborhood fifteen years ago when homes were under $100,000 than you really made an incredible investment. The website Zillow lists Victoria Park as one of the most expensive neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale. The median value for a home in Victoria Park is $454,600, according to the site.

Victoria Park also has many large estate-style homes that have been placed into smaller lots. The neighborhood association has very active committees covering a range of topics from aesthetics, children, traffic, and zoning. The neighborhood association publishes a newsletter where you can find advice and insider-tips for someone who is living in or visiting Fort Lauderdale, one of South Florida’s most attractive areas.

Victoria Park is minutes from the beach, shopping and dining, and the Intracoastal Waterway. The area is geared towards everyone. Victoria Park welcomes families, singles, couples of any sexual orientation, and seniors. Everyone can feel at home and will definitely feel lucky to be living in such a special place.

Neighboring Victoria Park is the next super trendy neighborhood in Fort Lauderdale, Colee Hammock. It is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale and in keeping with its name, the community was built on a hammock. This means that the area was constructed on a rise in the ground amongst the marshes and the waterways that used to cover the Fort Lauderdale terrain.

The Colee Hammock neighborhood borders the Intracoastal Waterway and the New River, yet remarkably, it is only a mile and half from the ocean! If you are worried about flooding in the neighborhood because of its hammock location, you will be very relieved to know that the majority of the streets in Colee Hammock are not on a floodplain. Moreover, most of the streets have sidewalks, and the city has recently completely redone the sewer system.

This downtown neighborhood has also recently experienced a renaissance as the homes there, some of them more than seventy years old, have been marvelously and beautifully restored.

The Colee Hammock community has the living space for whatever you may be in the market for. The neighborhood hosts very large new homes, small lots, apartments, condos, and restored historic residences. If you are looking to move into the vibrant community of Colee Hammock, contact a property management company to find the right home for you.

Another major perk to the Colee Hammock neighborhood is that it encompasses Las Olas Boulevard. Las Olas is teeming with life, culture, luxury, and entertainment. The boulevard is internationally recognized for its unique boutiques, entertainment venues, and sidewalk café dining. If you are planning on visiting Fort Lauderdale, you will find one of a kind and beautiful fashions, home furnishings, jewelry, and works of art while taking a stroll down Las Olas Boulevard.

Living in Colee Hammock gives you walkable access to dozens of five-star restaurants, museums, the theater, art galleries, the New River and the Atlantic Ocean. According to writers Ray Brasted and Susan Lazarus of Great American Country, “[In Colee Hammock] on a 15-minute stroll, you can go to the post office, pick up a freshly baked loaf of Italian bread, stop by the pharmacy, visit a card shop and then stop in at your neighborhood news emporium.”

The civic association in the community of Colee Hammock, unlike in neighboring Victoria Park, can be very active or completely dormant. It has been known for there to be more civic disputes in the Colee Hammock neighborhood than Victoria Park because of its increased diversity and close proximity to the urban heart of Fort Lauderdale. For example, traffic and parking issues sometimes create disagreement among the locals, who do not always agree on the same solution for what is best for their neighborhood.

Nonetheless, in Colee Hammock, the working-class and the wealthy share and enjoy the same beautiful amenities. Colee Hammock is repeatedly listed as one of the most vibrant and up-and-coming neighborhoods in which to live in Fort Lauderdale.

At Mayfair Property Management, LLC we can help you market your property or find a rental that ensures your happiness and success wherever you choose to live in Fort Lauderdale or the South Florida region.