Rio Vista

The historic luxurious community that incorporates both an Old Florida and a modern luxury ambiance in one.

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Rio Vista, FL was one of the first communities established in Fort Lauderdale and is now a key component of the luxury real estate market in Fort Lauderdale. Today this lovely neighborhood is rich with the ambiance of Old Florida yet gives residents access to all the conveniences of modern life; nestled between the Intracoastal Waterway to the east and the New River to the north, downtown Fort Lauderdale, Las Olas dining, shopping, entertainment and arts district as well as the International Air and Seaports and major highways are just minutes away.


What makes Rio Vista's homes for sale appealing? The tranquil, tree-lined streets of Rio Vista feature the unique architecture of historic homes and sprawling waterfront estates with direct ocean access. Rio Vista's real estate is comprised of homes that can either be waterfront or inland, but are mostly found along wide and deep canals, perfect for yacht dockage. Featuring some of the most luxurious real estate offerings in the area, Rio Vista offers homes for sale of various styles from historic to new construction to unique architectural styles and range in price from around $1,000,000 to over $10,000,000 with an average listing price of $3,181,565.


Born in the era of prosperity following World War I, Rio Vista was transformed and maintains its identity as a resort town. The naturally stunning waterways that make up Rio Vista Florida real estate make boating and yachting a large part of the culture and an important way residents and visitors spend their time. Leisurely pursuits include watersports, fishing, spending time relaxing on the water, and enjoying the grandeur of the waterfront estates that make up Rio Vista and the surrounding areas. The Fort Lauderdale lifestyle is truly one that is hard to find fault with.


Hotels and Resorts
As a small, mostly residential area, Rio Vista does not offer many hotel options, however there are plenty of upscale accommodations in Fort Lauderdale and surrounding communities that are easily accessible from Rio Vista. This area does have a high rental market, making it the ideal place to spend your winter or even a year away from your home base.

Located just south of Las Olas Boulevard, Rio Vista is in close proximity to a huge number of fine dining and evening entertainment options in an open air environment. Try Johnny V for more casual bistro dining, Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille for upscale contemporary seafood, or BAO bar + Asian kitchen for canal-front outdoor dining. With the variety and great ambiance of the Las Olas area, you can’t go wrong with any selection.

Beaches and Nature

The Rio Vista real estate community does not have any direct beach access, however, Harbor Beach and Las Olas are very close by and offer residents close proximity to the beach while giving them optimal privacy, helping to avoid the beach crowds. The Las Olas beach and marina are within a couple miles, as well as the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach where you will find The Club at Harbor Beach, a members-only beach club with many amenities that are definitely worth exploring if you are looking to make Rio Vista your next home.

For the best shopping in the area, visit Las Olas Boulevard nearby or The Harbor Shops plaza. These spots offer Rio Vista residents some of the best variety and unique stores in the Fort Lauderdale area all within miles of your private community. Every day needs are also very close by, with Winn Dixie, the local grocery store, just a few minutes from your front door and other smaller specialty markets within reach.

Art and Culture
Minutes away from Las Olas Boulevard, where a variety of art galleries and a few museums can be found, Rio Vista provides residents with numerous opportunities to enjoy local and international art. A staple of the Fort Lauderdale lifestyle, art and culture are always easily accessible from all communities in the area.

List of Schools

Virginia Shuman Young Elementary School
Bayview Elementary School
St. Anthony School
Harbordale Elementary

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Overview for Rio Vista, FL

2,653 people live in Rio Vista, where the median age is 48 and the average individual income is $88,338. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Rio Vista, FL

Rio Vista has 990 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Rio Vista do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 2,653 people call Rio Vista home. The population density is 10,246.909 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Bethany Christian School
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