By Beth Daly, Realtor®
Flagler Village Our “Live/Work/Play Community”
“….where Housing, Business, Arts & Technology can thrive…”
Flagler Village is only steps away from downtown Fort Lauderdale, Las Olas Boulevard, and the historic Riverfront area. It is here that you will notice a landmark revival of a once bedraggled, unkempt, and forgotten neighborhood. Historic Flagler Heights has undergone a major overhaul to become one of the most innovative and trend setting areas in Broward County. Flagler Village encompasses 151 acres of what is the eastern portion of the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Community Redevelopment Area, was merely a dream to the developers who began to purchase and assemble properties in the downtrodden neighborhood some years ago.
The boundaries of Flagler Village are Broward Boulevard on the south end, north to Sunrise Boulevard on the north end, and from US 1 (Federal Highway) west to the East Coast Railway Corridor.
The western most section (about 4 blocks) of the neighborhood is called “FAT Village” – Flagler Art & Technology Village. The borders are NW 6th Street on the north side, to NW 4th Street on the south side, and from North Andrews Avenue on the east side, to the railroad tracks on the west side. Join us for Art Walk; the last Saturday of each month. Stroll around the village, walk by the Flagler Village Community Garden and see how you can be part of this awesome addition to our neighborhood, make new friends, be inspired, visit a wonderful selection of our local artist studios, playhouses and if you’re lucky, catch an impromptu puppet show. Flagler Village is becoming more and more pedestrian friendly with shaded sidewalks, furniture along the way, and a light rail system for which the Downtown Development Authority has received funding. The light rail system will be called The Wave,
and it will be comprised of a group of trolleys and proposed solar
powered stations. The proposed rail loop will include a 2.7 mile stretch
connecting Andrews Avenue, 2nd Street, 3 Avenue, and Las Olas
Boulevard. Click the logo below for more up current information as this
project is really starting to come together.
One of the areas most prominent developers, Alan Hooper is a native resident. Alan is very respectful of our history, incorporating brick facades from the 1920’s and those along the Florida East Coast Railroad tracks, into his new buildings and landscapes. Incorporating the old with the new – preserving a bit of history and revitalizing the downtown Fort Lauderdale historic areas. Alan Hooper and his architect for many of the new loft projects in the Village, Mike Krupnick “are not looking at the buildings individually, but at the Flagler Village as a whole composition” new streets, sidewalks, lighting, and a whole new ambiance are planned as this “Live/Work/Play Community” begins to "come into it's own".
Flagler Village has a great vibe, a great spirit in this trendy village and the merchants and neighbors who have begun to live and thrive here. The energy in the redevelopment and planning of this pedestrian friendly, integrated “Live/Work/Play Neighborhood” is absolutely infectious!
Avenue Lofts 425, 435 & North Andrews Ave. & 434 & 444 NW 1st Ave.
This 5 phase trendy community; Avenue Lofts is home to 100 trend setting loft units; 5 buildings, connected by suspended walkways to the expansive rooftop amenities area where you will enjoy the beautiful pool and fitness center, the rooftop sundeck and the soaring views of downtown...all 50' above the sidewalk on the roof of building 2.
These industrial style lofts offer 12 - 20' ceilings, and expansive, open living spaces with polished concrete floors, huge working windows, European style kitchens and stainless steel appliances. Sizes of the lofts range from 1,262 - 2,417 sq.ft. on average. There is retail space on the ground level.
Avenue Lofts creator; Alan Hooper is one of the most instrumental developers of the trendy Flagler Village neighborhood. Avenue Lofts is actually located in the west end of the Village in a section called FAT Village (Flagler Arts & Technology). The neighborhood offers pedestrian friendly, landscaped walkways, great art walks on the last Saturday of every month. Even more exciting news; a light rail system is proposed in the Village and so much more!
Avenue Lofts is a unique and popular choice of those seeking the unobstructed space, the bright & natural light, the raw finishes from the concrete floors to the exposed duct work in the ceiling and the exposed concrete block walls. The residents who have chosen to call Avenue Lofts home are thrilled with their decision to move into such a trendy and exciting complex and they are enjoying the unrestrained lifestyle of the industrial loft.
Foundry Lofts and Mill Lofts are two more of the awesome industrial loft projects from one of Flagler Village's most proactive and creative Developers, Alan Hooper.
The founder of the outrageously popular Avenue Lofts project, built two more trendy loft properties adjacent to Avenue Lofts on the south side. Foundry Lofts and The Mill Lofts . Foundry Lofts offers 36 Vintage "Hard" Loft spaces complete with fabulous cracks and imperfections and all that is necessary to achieve the "Vintage 1930's Factory Loft Conversion Look".
These lofts range in size from 1,050 square feet to approximately 1,600 square feet. As would be true to the vintage theme, the floors are hardwood and the windows are over-sized with steel frames.
This wonderful complex called Bamboo Flats is a beautiful, modern loft-type project comprised of 57 European Style Flats. The community offers 8 live/work flats on the NE 3 Avenue side, with spacious office space on the ground level and a staircase to the residence above. There are 4 unique models, 3 and 4 level living spaces with rooftop terraces, and reinforced decks allowing residents to enjoy a hot tub or Jacuzzi on the deck. The interior spaces are open, minimalistic, and bright with natural light, enjoying 11′ ceilings. Each resident at Bamboo Flats has the convenience and storage of an oversized 2 car garage. The gardens in the center of the flats are lush with Bamboo and tropical foliage, complete with relaxing waterfalls to create a peaceful escape from the city only a few short minutes away. This is a wildly popular complex as it is moments away from downtown Fort Lauderdale and offers expansive living space as well as the oversized 2 car garages in a gated community for a fantastic price.
Strada 315 is the only project in Flagler Village offering a full featured amenities deck. Set on the seventh floor deck, this area includes a heated, outdoor pool, with a waterfall feature and a Jacuzzi. In the confines of the air conditioned space, residents and guests enjoy a State-of-the-Art Fitness Center, a Jogging Track, a Walking Trail, Plasma TV's, a magnificent Stereo System, a Coffee and Juice Bar, and a terrific Relaxation Room with Kitchen Facilities. Residences at Strada 315 range in size from a 607 square foot studio, to a 1,579 square foot 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath unit.
NOLA Lofts is a contemporary building offering 54 open concept loft units, with a beautiful pool area to relax and enjoy. Only steps to downtown, this project was one of the first loft projects in the emerging Flagler Village .
Solé Condo 533 NE 3 Avenue
Mid-May '05 was the announcement date for this Condo-Conversion called Solé. What was once a rental property became a condominium. This downtown Fort Lauderdale mid-rise building with 243 units is a vibrant part of Flagler Village. The residences offer panoramic view of the city and exciting, ever changing Flagler Village. The spacious units each have a washer/dryer, a breezy balcony, microwave, oversized closets, ceiling fans, cable, and high speed Internet access. With amenities such as a resort style swimming pool and spa, a state-of-the-art Cardio and Weight Training room, a well equipped Business Center, a Meeting room, and so much more. All of this and only steps to downtown, Las Olas, Riverfront, the Arts and Entertainment District, and just a quick bike ride to the beach! Solé allows 7 and 12 month leases. Pets up to 35 pounds are allowed with a pet deposit.
The Exchange Lofts is the only "Retrofitted" Loft Conversion in the Flagler Village Area. This former 1930's Southern Bell Switching Station has undergone a transformation that is nothing less than miraculous. Exchange Lofts has proven to be one of the most sought after and popular rental complexes in Flagler Village. Exchange Lofts offers 6 stories of Vintage 14'5" Ceilings with massive Concrete Columns, Exposed Duct Work and Pipes. There are 87 unique residences in the building; some offering a ground floor walk in entry. Exchange also offers a state of the art fitness center on site and on the rooftop residents enjoy a beautiful stainless steel swimming pool and fabulous bungalow cabanas with outrageous city views. Call me if you would like to go visit or if I can provide you with further information.
All of the information presented in this website is derived from research and personal diligence. As I do not represent any one developer, I am able to objectively present several different products to you, and assist you in becoming an informed buyer with the best representation and information possible.
Flagler Village is in a fabulous transformation mode. I am currently researching several new projects slated for our new Downtown Urban Neighborhood, the "Live, Work, Play" Neighborhood called Flagler Village. Be sure to stay in touch!
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