Harbor Beach, Harbour Heights
& Harbour Inlet, Del Lago, Lucille Island, Isla Bahia & Laguna Isle
By Beth Daly, Realtor®
Perhaps Fort Lauderdale's best kept secret. Here you will find the highest number of the most expensive and exclusive homes in Fort Lauderdale and surrounding areas. Located on the east side of the Intracoastal Waterway south of Las Olas and west to the Intracoastal, from the ocean west to the Intracoastal are a few special beachside neighborhoods. Originally developed in the 1940's by L.C. Judd. Judd saw the value of the land and the proximity to Port Everglades. As he developed the deep water properties on the west side of A1A, he plotted larger home sites and had the canals dug deeper to accommodate larger boats and mega yachts.
Beautiful Harbor Beach is on the west side of A1A, the lots are expansive as is the waterfrontage for most properties; ample for a yacht of almost any size. This is also where you will find tiny subdivisions named; Lucille Island, Laguna Isle, Isla Bahia, Del Lago. For those requiring a certain level of privacy and security, guard gated Harborborage Isle is the most exclusive of these neighborhoods. Located at the north end of the Harbor Beach enclave, this guard gated island is home to only 17 private residences. The views are breathtaking and the security and peace of mind unparalleled. Rarely do these properties come on the market. The lots on Harborage Isle measure from just over .35 acre to approximately 1.35 acre offered by a triple lot home. With waterfrontage at a minimum of 100".
As you cross A1A over to the beach side you will find an interesting mix of all sorts of residential property types. From dry lot single family homes to single family homes on a waterfront lot (usually approx. 80' on the water here) with a fixed bridge which measures 10' clearance at mid tide, from condominiums to beachfront townhomes and villas, there's something for everyone! You can even find a few mid century modern cooperatives down by Port Everglades at the southeast end of this sweet beachside community. This is a special part of our city. The beaches across A1A are some of the most beautiful in South Florida offering wide expanses of beautiful sand and access to watching the ships enter and exit Port Everglades
When your guests come to visit you can direct them to one of our oceanfront landmark properties, The Lago Mar Resort and Club
. Owned and operated by the Banks family for over 50 years this unique and elegant property is a favorite with locals and tourists as well.
The Marriott also has a beautiful, beachside property in Harbor Beach as well. The Harbor Beach Marriott
offers 16 oceanfront acres of beautiful beaches, a 22,000 sq.ft. European style spa offering a variety of treatments, swimming pools, eateries and activities for all ages.
Folks also have the option to join The Club at Harbor Beach
, an exclusive club at The Marriott Harbor Beach offering a private beach, tennis, water sports, recreation, spa pampering at the full service European style spa and Surf Club - a play area for children from 5-12 years of age. A wonderful place to relax and enjoy one of Fort Lauderdale's most beautiful and expansive beaches, network with others and make new friends.
Direct Cellular Phone (954) 663-3180
E Mail: Beth@LiveByTheSea.com