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Best Neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale for Families
Once you have a family house hunting becomes much more stressful and complicated. You no longer can fit all your stuff in that 2 bedroom apartment on the beach.  It doesn’t seem like family and Fort Lauderdale would be synonymous, but Fort Lauderdale boasts some amazing family neighborhoods.  Let’s explore some of the best places to raise your family in Fort Lauderdale.  
Don’t stress we have done the research
Listen, the last thing you want is another thing on your plate.  You’ve already decided that you want to move, and you have targeted Fort Lauderdale, but now what?  It’s important to find a neighborhood perfect for your family and as Fort Lauderdale’s premier moving experts we have moved people into and out of the best neighborhoods in the area.  
We have taken it upon ourselves to do the research finding the best neighborhoods for your tribe and take this little piece off your plate.  In order to qualify we looked for neighborhoods that were family-friendly (obviously) low crime rates, reasonable home prices, and overall popular areas.
Best Neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale for Families
Las Olas Isles
Starting off we have Las Olas Isles.  We are beginning with a higher-end neighborhood with an exclusive waterfront. Located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale’s intercoastal waterways. You’ll also be within walking distance of the popular Las Olas Boulevard. So whether you choose land or sea the best of Fort Lauderdale is at your fingertips. This neighborhood is the pinnacle of luxury.
Things to do:
  • Las Olas Boulevard: A local favorite, this popular street runs through the city featuring boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, bars, and cafes.
  • Fort Lauderdale Beach Park: Enjoy stunning views of the Atlantic ocean along this scenic strip of sand with all types of family activities, from volleyball and watersports to playgrounds and cooking grills. 
  • Museum of Discovery and Science: the kids will love exploring 300 interactive exhibits spread across two floors and ready to educate the next generation on science and the world around them.
Sailboat Bend
Sailboat Bend is a wonderful place to start calling home. Most homes are vintage being built between the 1920s and 1930s, the neighborhood mostly features Bungalows and Mission-style homes. Sailboat Bend is the perfect blend of suburban and urban living. Located west of Downtown Fort Lauderdale, this historic community has risen in popularity in recent years. If you are looking to be close to Downtown but without the hustle and bustle, this could be just the place for you. Full of local eateries, movie theaters, parks, gazebos, and of course a great nightlife.
Things to do:
  • Broward Center for Performing Arts: Catch your favorite artists or the hottest broadway musicals.
  • Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District: From festive restaurants, bars, and cafes to museums and art galleries, come find out why it’s called Florida’s most beautiful mile.
  • The Chimney House: This is a must-eat featuring Latin American fare.  Open Tuesday-Sunday for lunch and dinner.
Rio Vista
Originally established in the 1920s, the neighborhood of Rio Vista is now making a resurgence in popularity. Located near the waterfront Rio Vista is the perfect centralized location. You’ll find tree-lined streets, parks, and modern estates in this historical neighborhood. Many homes feature their own docks and boat access to the Intracoastal Waterway. Rio Vista still has that small-town vibe, but with a resort-like feel. Experience Old Florida’s charm and allure with recreational centers, coffee shops, and quaint cafes. 
Things to do:
  • Lauderdale Yacht Club: Hidden in the heart of Fort Lauderdale the Yacht Club has been around since 1938 and focuses on creating a family-friendly environment.
  • Virginia Young Park: Bring the dog and the kids this park features great views, wide open green spaces, picnic tables, and park benches.
Coral Ridge
Known to have larger single-family homes and bigger lots of land, make this is an ideal place for families. Beachside living paired with multiple country clubs, premier shopping, and dining. Coral Ridge has top amenities with a safe and convenient upscale community. Coral Ridge is home to some of the best public and private schools in the area. 
Things to do:
  • Butterfly World: The world’s largest butterfly park has more than 20,000 varieties of butterflies coming from all over the world.
  • Bonnet House Museum & Gardens: See one of the finest orchid collections in the entire United States, and then enjoy a guided tour of the house, outbuildings, and all of the grounds.
  • Cafe Seville: Amazing serving staff topped only by this cuisine straight from the heart of Spain.
Raise the family in the coolest neighborhoods
It’s hard to determine which is the best option for your family, but all the neighborhoods feature great upside and are perfect for raising a family.  Explore each neighborhood and determine which is the ideal fit for your family. When you have decided which is the best let us know so we can make your move a breeze.
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